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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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NASA concludes summer of testing with fifth flight controller hot fire

Posted  September 6, 2017

NASA engineers closed a summer of successful hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, being built to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, including Mars. The space agency capped off summer testing with a 500-second hot fire of a fifth RS-25…

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Defense

Air Force celebrates 60 years of the KC-135

Posted  September 2, 2016

The U.S. Air Force celebrated the 60th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 31, 2016.

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Military spouses are encouraged to use MyCAA

Posted  December 4, 2015

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over two years) of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in “portable career fields.”

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USS Stennis operations

Posted  November 6, 2015

Navy photograph by PO3 Joanathan Jiang Hospitalman Cristo Salazar, from San Antonio, treats Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Apprentice Jeanpaul Latorre, from Miami, during a mass casualty drill in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay. Stennis’ crew is currently preparing for fleet replacement squadron…

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First Lockheed Martin LM-100J reaches production milestones

Posted  April 20, 2016

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft has reached major production assembly milestones at Aeronautics sites located at Marietta, Ga.; Meridian, Miss.; and Clarksburg, W.Va.

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