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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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Holiday Greetings

Posted  December 19, 2016

GS12E Jennifer Faux wishes her friends and family in Lancaster, Calif., a happy holidays.   Senior Airman Ross Gruenberg from the 91st Missile Maintenance Group greets his family and friends from Lancaster, Calif., and Atwater, Ohio.   Spec. Luis Moran sends a holiday greeting to friends and family in Palmdale, Calif.   Debi Bacor with…

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E-2D Advanced Hawkeye with new refueling capability completes first flight

Posted  December 19, 2016

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight of an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye equipped with aerial refueling.

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Defense

50-year old Minuteman motor passes static fire test

Posted  December 19, 2016

As part of its mission of storing and maintaining decommissioned solid Intercontinental Ballistic Missile stages, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Rocket System Launch Program, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., routinely conducts robust aging surveillance efforts including conducting static fire tests.

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Lockheed Martin launches EchoStar XIX for HughesNet high-speed internet

Posted  December 19, 2016

Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services has successfully launched the EchoStar XIX communications satellite. An Atlas V 431 blasted off at 2:13 p.m., EST, Sec. 18 from Space Launch Complex 41, placing EchoStar XIX in orbit for customer Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company, and marking the 139th consecutive successful Atlas launch to date….

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Sports

Air Force Marathon registration

Posted  December 19, 2016

Air Force photograph Rachel Harley from Birmingham, Ala., crosses the finish line Sept. 17, 2016, to become the winner of the 20th U.S. Air Force Marathon women’s full marathon division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with a time of 2:58:34. Registration for the 2017 race begins Jan. 2 at 9 a.m., EST.  

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