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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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Navy secretary names three vessels during ceremony

Posted  December 16, 2016

During a ceremony Dec. 14 at the District of Columbia city hall, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally announced the first ship of the new fleet ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), formerly known as the Ohio-class replacement, will be named USS Columbia (SSBN 826) in honor of the District of Columbia. Ballistic missile submarines are…

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FRCSW paints its first MV-22 Osprey

Posted  December 16, 2016

All roads lead to the paint complex in Bldg. 466, where Fleet Readiness Center Southwest aircraft products are concerned.

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Lockheed Martin wins $60 million in contracts for ballistic missile reentry system sustainment

Posted  December 16, 2016

Lockheed Martin won a new contract and extended a second contract to sustain and modernize the U.S. Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile reentry systems. The company won a competition in June to produce seven units of reentry field support equipment and four sets of additional support equipment for the Air Force’s Minuteman III ICBM system….

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Edwards ALS graduates largest class ever

Posted  December 16, 2016

The 412th Force Support Squadron’s Airman Leadership School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., ended 2016 on a high note by graduating 44 senior airmen and one civilian Dec. 8.

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Mojave Air and Space Port celebrates Voyager December 17th

Posted  December 16, 2016

Dick Rutan will be the guest speaker for “Plane Crazy,” a monthly event sponsored by the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation and starting at 11 a.m., December 17th.

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