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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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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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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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