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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Lockheed Martin wins aerial intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance contract

Posted  June 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin has officially been awarded the Sensor Systems – Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (SS-AISR) task order on the R2-3G indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle by the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG). Under this one-year base/two one-year options contract valued at $733 million, Lockheed Martin will support the ACC-APG…

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National Guard chief nominee says new world requires agile forces

Posted  June 22, 2016

Today’s National Guard is in the best shape it’s been in for its almost 380 years of history, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 21.

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Local

RAF swoops to Palmdale to salute Queen’s 90th

Posted  June 22, 2016

Children at risk and recovering from abuse in the Antelope Valley may never know it, but some of the good angels who swooped in to try and provide them with brighter days include aviation troops and pilots of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

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Defense

DOD releases policy for civilian employee Phased Retirement Program

Posted  June 22, 2016

Defense Department officials June 22 released a departmentwide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity. As more employees become eligible for retirement, the program will assist DOD components and agencies with the…

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News Briefs – June 22, 2016

Posted  June 22, 2016

Boeing says it signs sales agreement with Iran Air Boeing has confirmed signing an agreement with Iran Air “expressing the airline’s intent” to buy its aircraft. In a statement July 21 to The Associated Press, Boeing says it signed the agreement “under authorizations from the U.S. government following a determination that Iran had met its…

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