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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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Technology

NASA seeks proposals to guide development of ultra-efficient transport X-planes

Posted  July 22, 2016

NASA photograph by Lillian Gipson NASA and its partners plan to design, build and fly X-planes fueled by green energy, that use half the fuel and are only half as loud. NASA is looking for partners in its efforts to design X-planes to help demonstrate greener, quieter airliner technologies. The agency has put out a…

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Defense

Airmen practice rescuing downed pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2

Posted  July 22, 2016

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs make low passes over mountaintops, providing cover fire for two HH-60 Pave Hawks carrying Air Force rescue teams as they all coordinate to find downed pilots behind enemy lines.

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Local

412th Maintenance Group change of command

Posted  July 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group guidon to the group’s new commander, Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13, 2016. Col. Robert Lepper relinquished command of the 412th Maintenance Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13. Brig….

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Defense

Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

Posted  July 22, 2016

Army photograph Aberdeen Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., employs an expansive inventory of “anthropomorphic test devices,” otherwise known as crash test dummies, to ensure armored vehicles will protect their occupants from roadside bombs. Employees working in the Anthropomorphic Test Device Laboratory spend upwards of two weeks repairing, In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen…

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Veterans

Carter inducts Vietnam vet Charles Kettles into Hall of Heroes

Posted  July 22, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter inducted Vietnam veteran retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes July 18, 2016, a day after President Barack Obama presented Kettles with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor. Vietnam Hero Carter said that for 50 years Kettles has been content to let his…

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