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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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Veterans

Talking spiritual about moral injury

Posted  July 27, 2016

Courtesy photograph Chaplain John Schultz. “Hi. I’m Chaplain John. Would you like to talk?” Most patients say “Sure,” says Chaplain-Resident Schultz describing the practice to meet with patients shortly after they are admitted to VA’s St. Albans, N.Y., campus, a residential facility. While Schultz is Catholic, Harbor’s Chaplaincy Clinical Education Program is interdenominational, including full-time,…

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Unique C-5 completes Major ISO inspection

Posted  July 27, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Zachary Cacicia A C-5M Space Cargo Modified (SCM) Super Galaxy, sits on the flight line July 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This C-5 has just completed a Major Isochronal Inspection and is ready to return to its home station, Travis AFB, Calif. Dover Air Force Base, Del.,…

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New heart, DNA research in space benefiting health

Posted  July 27, 2016

NASA photograph Astronaut Kate Rubins works to set up a new microscope for the Heart Cells study. New science unloaded from the latest SpaceX Dragon to visit the International Space Station is under way. The variety of new and ongoing space research is designed to benefit life on Earth and astronauts on long duration missions….

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Raytheon launches NSA-certified, next-generation Ethernet encryption system

Posted  July 27, 2016

The National Security Agency has certified Raytheon’s KG-350 Ethernet encryption system to protect network communications for sensitive information up to Top Secret/SCI classification. The Type 1 certification gives Raytheon authorization to sell the groundbreaking KG-350 encryptor to commercial, military and government customers immediately. The KG-350 expands Raytheon’s leadership in the Layer 2 Ethernet encryption market,…

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Vets 4 Veterans Classic Car, Motorcycle Show, Poker Run 

Posted  July 27, 2016

PALMDALE, Calif.–Vets 4 Veterans Seventh Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and Poker Run for the seventh year running will provide fun day filled with motorcycles, hot rods, and classic cars, food and entertainment for the whole family. The Poker Run starts Sept. 18, at 9 a.m. at Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, 1759 West Ave. J-12.     …

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