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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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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  August 31, 2016

Army   Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $158,431,341 modification (P00370) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for 14 UH-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016, 2015 and 2010 other funds in the amount of $158,431,341 were obligated at…

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Headlines – August 29, 2016

Posted  August 29, 2016

News Iranian boats escalate confrontations with U.S. Navy – Iranian paramilitaries in the Persian Gulf are ratcheting up their confrontations with U.S. warships in international waters, and the U.S. is taking notice.   Ground Zero in the new Cold War – The fraught frontier between Russia and the NATO-defended Baltics is full of surprises, not…

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News Briefs – August 29, 2016

Posted  August 29, 2016

Navy gets $2.7 billion attack submarine sponsored by Michelle Obama A Connecticut company has delivered to the U.S. Navy an attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state. General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois Aug. 27 after more…

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Defense

The latest Stryker vehicle is built for extremes

Posted  August 29, 2016

When Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were imperiled by the destructive power of improvised explosive devices, a variant of the armored Stryker combat vehicle sporting a specially-designed blast-diffusing hull saved countless lives.

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J-model shows why it’s king in recent rescue

Posted  August 29, 2016

When the phone rings and lives are on the line, rescue Airmen understand that at a moment’s notice they need to be in the air and prepared to do the mission. On Aug. 19 that call came. Within 13 hours an HC-130J Combat King II from the 79th Rescue Squadron and a pararescue team from…

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