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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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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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Boeing, U.S. Army sign $3.4 billion contract for 268 AH-64E Apache helicopters

Posted  March 20, 2017

MESA, Ariz.—Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches while…

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Posted  March 20, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman Akeem A. Richardson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Veteran Helps Others Find Peace Through Horses

Posted  March 20, 2017

Army Reserve photograph by Maj. Michelle Lunato Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Rhodes was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 30-straight months in Iraq starting in 2003. Upon returning home, he discovered that horses helped him regroup. Now, he runs a nonprofit organization, the Warrior Outreach Ranch, which helps veterans and their families…

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Read thy word: Desert Christian celebrated Read Across America with the help of some very special guests

Posted  March 20, 2017

“For nothing can bring pleasure to a room, like a big ol’ skunk and a bird named KaBoom!” Each year, on March 2 – the birday of Dr. Seuss — an estimated 45 million students, parents, teachers and caring citizens participate in National Read Across America Day. “A book can take you anywhere. If you…

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Headlines – March 15, 2017

Posted  March 15, 2017

News Trump gives CIA new authority for drone strikes – President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported March 13, citing U.S. officials.   Moscow moves to absorb rebel Georgian region’s military – Russian President Vladimir Putin March 14 ordered…

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