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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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Defense

AETC’s 75th Anniversary and the birth of a professional Air Force

Posted  January 25, 2017

On Jan. 23, 2017, Air Education and Training Command celebrates its 75th anniversary — a date much more important in our nation’s heritage than a simple mark in time.

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Raytheon completes factory acceptance testing of flight operations system for NASA’s telescope

Posted  January 25, 2017

Raytheon has completed factory acceptance testing of the flight operations system for the James Webb Space Telescope. With seven times the light-collecting power of its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, this next-generation telescope will gather data and images of dust clouds, stars and galaxies deeper into space.   More than 800 requirements were successfully verified on…

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Defense

AETC loads, releases first live bombs from F-35A

Posted  January 25, 2017

The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released the Air Education and Training Command’s first live bombs from an F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017.

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Business

Lockheed tops fourth quarter forecasts

Posted  January 25, 2017

Lockheed Martin on Jan. 24 reported fourth-quarter earnings of $988 million. On a per-share basis, the Bethesda, Md.,-based company said it had net income of $3.35. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations, came to $3.25 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research…

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Turbans, beards, dreadlocks now permissible for some Soldiers

Posted  January 25, 2017

Female Soldiers may now wear dreadlocks and male Soldiers whose religious faith requires beards and turbans may now seek permanent accommodation.

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