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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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Headlines – December 14, 2016

Posted  December 14, 2016

News Marine Osprey crashes near Okinawa, crew members rescued – An MV-22B Osprey crashed in shallow water off Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 13, the latest in a series of Marine aviation mishaps.   Boeing Defense headquarters moving to D.C. – Leadership of Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security unit will be leaving St. Louis, Mo., for the…

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News Briefs – December 14, 2016

Posted  December 14, 2016

Romania to beef up military spending due to Russia Romania’s defense minister says his country will be strengthening its defenses after being faced with Russia’s growing military presence in the Black Sea. Minister Mihnea Motoc told The Associated Press Dec. 13 that the NATO member will start spending 2 percent of its gross domestic product…

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Crew members rescued after Osprey lands in shallow water off Okinawa

Posted  December 14, 2016

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey takes flight after a static display presented by Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to South Korean marines and sailors at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 30, 2016. An Osprey with five crew members aboard landed in shallow water off the…

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U.S. defense secretary in Israel as country gets F-35 jets

Posted  December 14, 2016

The vanguard of Israel's new fleet of F-35 fighter jets roared onto the Nevatim air base Dec. 12, ushering in a new era for Israeli air power and sharpening its military edge in a volatile Mideast.

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Strike Eagle still soars after 30 years

Posted  December 14, 2016

The U.S. Air Force considers the F-15E Strike Eagle to be one of the most proficient multi-role, air-to-air and air-to-ground strike fighters active today since its maiden flight Dec. 11, 1986.

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