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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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Christmas comes early for some Edwards’ children

Posted  December 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Brand new bicycles arrived at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Exchange parking lot Dec. 13, 2016, to be handed out to dozens of children as an early Christmas gift. Volunteers from Northrop Grumman at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., unloaded small, super hero-themed tricycles, boys’…

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A season of giving

Posted  December 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Airmen at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., line up for some holiday dining and fellowship in the Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center to take part in a holiday meal Tuesday. The holiday meal was organized and presented to the dormitory residents by Edwards Top Three and the…

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VA grants full practice authority to advance practice registered nurses

Posted  December 16, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Dec. 14 that it is amending provider regulations to permit full practice authority to three roles of VA advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full extent of their education, training, and certification, regardless of State restrictions that limit such full practice authority, except for applicable State restrictions…

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Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers

Posted  December 16, 2016

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Tax Center is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax season officially starts early February and ends April 18, 2017. The Volunteer Income…

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Requirements outlined for registration, storage, transport of weapons on base

Posted  December 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Senior Airman Preston Pearce, 412th Security Forces Squadron armorer, checks out a weapon to another SFS member. The SFS recently briefed privately owned weapons registration, storage and transportation requirements at a town hall meeting at Edwards AFB, Calif. Nearly all military members are required at some point to qualify…

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