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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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A Shark in the desert

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.


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HT July 1st

Posted  July 1, 2016

U.S. Air Force Amn. Sian K. Lendsey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Events for July 2016

Posted  July 1, 2016

July 2-10 — Conference: Starlight, Beyond Light Pollution, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain July 3-8 — International Symposium and Workshop on Astrochemistry, Campinas, Brazil July 3-8 — Exoplanets 1 Conference, Davos, Switzerland July 3-8 — Alpine Cosmology Workshop, Dolomites, Italy July 3-8 — 2016 Astronomical Society of Australia’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia July 3-8…

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MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability

Posted  July 1, 2016

The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar.

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Navy veteran finds recovery, healing in water

Posted  July 1, 2016

Katie Ray glides through the water, arms slicing and feet kicking, churning a wake of bubbles and ripples in the swimming pool at Arvin Gym. She practices swim strokes, trying to improve her time and technique, but what she's really doing is finding the person she used to be.

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Senate confirms Goldfein as next AF chief of staff

Posted  July 1, 2016

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing June 16, 2016, in Washington, D.C., following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff. Goldfein was confirmed by the Senate…

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