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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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Carter opens second DOD innovation hub in Boston

Posted  July 27, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter July 26 rolled out the department’s second innovation hub, a new office in Boston that joins the technology outpost that he opened last year in Silicon Valley, Calif.

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News Briefs – July 27, 2016

Posted  July 27, 2016

Stepping in for weak ASEAN, Japan, Australia, U.S. chide China The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with Beijing in the resource-rich area. A joint…

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Headlines – July 27, 2016

Posted  July 27, 2016

News Marines to buy bulletproof panels for recruiting stations – A year after a terror-motivated mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., left four Marines and a sailor dead, the Marine Corps has begun the process of shoring up recruiting centers against the prospect of similar attacks in the future.     Business Embraer hopes systems, KC-390…

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New urgent care pilot program for prime beneficiaries

Posted  July 29, 2016

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program is for: • Active-duty service members, including National Guard or Reserve…

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Edwards airman named one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted  July 29, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Left to right: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents the 2015 Airman of the Year award to Senior Airman Raquel R. Caramanno, 412th Medical Group, along with Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, and Danny Bazzell, field representative for Military and Veterans Affairs…

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