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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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Edwards schools secure $63.5 million DOD grant to modernize

Posted  April 7, 2017

Air Force photograph Irving L. Branch Elementary on Edwards was built in the 1950s. The future just got brighter for the schools at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., thanks to a $63.5 million Department of Defense grant that was approved last week. The grant will go to the Muroc Joint Unified School District, which oversees…

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NASA’s Cassini mission prepares for ‘grand finale’ at Saturn

Posted  April 7, 2017

NASA/JPL-Caltech image This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft above Saturn’s northern hemisphere prior to one of its 22 grand finale dives. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives…

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Three amazing female pilots break barriers

Posted  April 7, 2017

Other than at the Los Angeles County Air Show, nowhere in the world will you find four impressive Aeronautical History Panels.

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Navy members can now manage life insurance online

Posted  April 7, 2017

Navy members now have the opportunity to enroll or change their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance online. The Department of Veterans Affairs began enrollment for Navy members in the SGLI Online Enrollment System on April 5. SOES allows active-duty and eligible reserve and Guard members to manage their SGLI and Family SGLI coverage electronically at any…

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Paraclete High School athletes get ACE inspiration

Posted  April 7, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Students participating in ACE (Athletes for Excellence) get autographs and pictures taken with the legendary Joe Kittinger. Kittinger was the first man to free fall from outer space in 1960. He was a POW during the Vietnam war and his passion for balloons has furthered space exploration. Paraclete High School…

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