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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

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Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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Mojave — thinking outside the box

Posted  December 30, 2016

To many around the world, the Antelope Valley is considered the epicenter of aviation. And a new generation of ‘thinking outside the box’ has exploded -- Mojave Air & Space Port is where it’s happening.

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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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