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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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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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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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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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