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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


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Health & Safety

PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment

Posted  June 27, 2016

Air Force graphic The Wright-Patterson and Dayton VA medical centers are working together and separately to create greater understanding and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder as well as other mental health challenges. Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers,…

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Defense

Quality assurance strengthens foreign military efforts

Posted  June 27, 2016

When an international customer purchases something from the U.S. government, quality assurance plays an important role in ensuring the equipment or service provided meets the same standards required for the American war fighter.

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Business

Raytheon completes milestone for next-generation GPS controls

Posted  June 27, 2016

Raytheon has achieved another test milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security. OCX’s development is delivered in…

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Defense

F-35A nearly combat ready

Posted  June 27, 2016

The first deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year.

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Veterans

Veteran with PTSD finds coping skills through ‘dot’ art

Posted  June 27, 2016

Courtesy photograph Army veteran Greg Mullen has created animal figures, Southwestern sun faces, vases, as well as a life-sized suit of armor and a coffee table with a “dot” art technique he developed to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. While a small item takes him a half day to fill with about 400…

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