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Northrop Grumman photograph Space

Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

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Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance Health & Safety

A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

nasa-industry Space & Technology

NASA will seek partnership with U.S. industry to develop first gateway element

As part of the agency’s Exploration Campaign, NASA’s Gateway will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will support exploration on and near the Moon, and beyond, including Mars.


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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  June 28, 2017

U.S. Special Operations Command   Arcturus UAV, Rohnert Park, Calif., is being awarded one of three indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for a maximum of $475,000,000 for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS III) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $150,000 are being obligated at time…

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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted  June 28, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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News

Headlines – June 27, 2017

Posted  June 27, 2017

News House poised to add billions to Trump’s military budget – The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says it’s not President Donald Trump’s fault his defense budget proposal is billions below what the military needs.   Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets – Western technology companies,…

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News Briefs – June 27, 2017

Posted  June 27, 2017

Offutt Air Force Base planes damaged by June 16 tornado Officials at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha, Nev., say a tornado that tore through the base recently damaged 10 military planes –including two of the Pentagon’s four “doomsday” planes. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the tornado June 16 knocked out two of the…

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Defense

Laser weapons bring sharp advantages to the battlefield

Posted  June 27, 2017

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

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