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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

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Goldfein: Airpower crucial for joint warfighter

Posted  September 21, 2016

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein outlined his top three focus areas -- revitalizing squadrons, strengthening joint leaders and teams, and advancing command and control -- during his Air Force Update address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20.

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U-2s flight routine before crash, killing pilot

Posted  September 21, 2016

A U-2 spy plane’s flight path was routine before something went wrong and the high-flying aircraft slammed into a mountain range in Northern California, the military said. The two pilots ejected, leaving one dead and another injured. The U.S. Air Force is investigating what caused the plane, assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, to go…

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Carter hosts worldwide ‘Troop Talk’

Posted  September 21, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a worldwide troop talk to highlight and explain how key Defense Department initiatives such as the Force of the Future and building bridges between DoD and the tech community will benefit service members, Sept. 21, 2016.

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Navy names ship in honor of Robert F. Kennedy

Posted  September 21, 2016

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Sept. 20 that the next ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). A ceremony marking the announcement was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. T-AO 208 is part of the John Lewis-class…

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Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod completes first F-15C flight test

Posted  September 21, 2016

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod® completed its first flight test on an F-15C aircraft, successfully demonstrating its ability to provide long-range detection and tracking of airborne threats for the U.S. Air Force.             The flight test began at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base in Florida. Using its common interface, Legion Pod was rapidly integrated onto the…

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