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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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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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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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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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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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