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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

Posted  August 31, 2016

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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Javelin joint venture signs letter of intent with India’s Tata Power

Posted  August 31, 2016

The Javelin™ Joint Venture team, a partnership between Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin, signed a letter of intent with Tata Power Company Limited operating through its Strategic Engineering Division, to explore co-development and production of the Javelin anti-armor missile system. “This agreement brings together three world leaders in aerospace and defense technology to extend Javelin…

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Desert Medics get new commander

Posted  August 31, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Norman West poses for a photograph with his wife, Michelle, and one of his daughters, Allie, following a change of command ceremony held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 26, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. West takes over the 412th Medical Group from Col….

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Training Exercise Integrates Real World Lessons at Pacific Endeavor 2016

Posted  August 31, 2016

The Pacific Endeavor 2016 exercise is in full swing after it began Aug. 22, and military communicators from 22 Indo-Asia Pacific nations, nongovernment organizations, and academic advisors have come together to focus on improving humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the region. 

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Raytheon, U.S. Navy collaboration improves mine detection

Posted  August 31, 2016

Raytheon and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Division Newport [Rhode Island] have enhanced Raytheon’s AN/AQS-20A mine-hunting sonar for better performance and reliability, including higher-quality imaging of objects deep under the sea, improving the system’s ability to identify and classify mines. Raytheon and NUWC formally launched the AN/AQS-20A collaboration last year, under a ‘work for…

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