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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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Patriot nation awards Raytheon more than $600 million to upgrade missile defense system

Posted  December 30, 2016

An undisclosed member of the 13 nations which owns and operates the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System has awarded Raytheon a direct commercial sales contract worth more than $600 million to upgrade the system to the most current configuration. “Patriot saves lives,” said Ralph Acaba, Raytheon vice president of Integrated Air and…

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Air Force Test Center

Posted  December 30, 2016

In 2012, Air Force Materiel Command redesignated the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the Air Force Test Center. As the AFTC, the center assumed responsibility for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards, the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex…

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Space & Technology

A new home on Mars: NASA Langley’s icy concept for living on Red Planet

Posted  December 30, 2016

When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions to the moon.

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Air Force Plant 42

Posted  December 30, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit John Esch addresses an audience filled with U.S. Air Force Plant 42 employees during a ceremony. Plant 42 has been around for a long time. At its birth the plant was owned and operated by the U.S. Army, it was used by the Army and the U.S. Army Air…

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Veterans

How to file a Notice of Disagreement on your VA compensation claim

Posted  December 30, 2016

If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree. I received my rating and it’s wrong “I received my rating and it’s wrong” is a statement our call center agents hear every day. You may think that VA shouldn’t have…

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