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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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Space

Worldview-4 satellite to launch from Vandenberg

Posted  September 16, 2016

The 4th Space Launch Squadron and United Launch Alliance are set to propel the Worldview-4 satellite into a Sun Synchronous orbit, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 16.

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds
Local

Aerospace workers spruce up The Painted Turtle camp

Posted  September 16, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy campers – Employees from Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, TSC, UTC Aerospace, Virgin Galactic and Woodward volunteered to help spruce up The Painted Turtle camp, right in time for the next session. The year-round camp is for children with serious and life threatening diseases. Armed with hoes,…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño
Defense

Joint STARS fleet achieves 1 million hours of flight time

Posted  September 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño An E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System returns from a mission Sept. 12, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Joint STARS fly daily at various times and average around 11 hours per flight to support combat operations. The 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control…

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds
Local

Cycles of Change helps addicts

Posted  September 16, 2016

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Joe Hunter (far right), CEO of Cycles of Change Recovery Service, welcomes clients who are beginning treatment for addiction. Seated next to Hunter are recovering addicts from Santa Barbara that Hunter invited to mentor and encourage the new guests. When it comes to addiction, nobody is immune. Age, race, financial…

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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
Defense

Service Chiefs: Budget Uncertainty, Funding Levels are Biggest Challenges

Posted  September 16, 2016

The military service chiefs today unanimously named budget uncertainty and reduced funding levels leading to gaps in readiness as their most critical long-term budgetary challenges.

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