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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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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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Making Christmas memories while ensuring mission success

Posted  December 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne Airman 1st Class Jake Goff of Palmdale, Calif., 436th Security Forces Squadron defender, checks an ID card Dec. 12, 2016, at the base housing gate on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Defenders ensure year-round security coverage of the installation and its assets. Most holidays celebrated in…

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Former soldier’s service dog offers sign of hope, compassion

Posted  December 14, 2016

The black, coiled-haired puppy released a deep bellow while napping under a conference table at the feet of his new owner.

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Boeing, Air Tanzania confirm order for 787 Dreamliner

Posted  December 14, 2016

Boeing photograph Boeing and the United Republic of Tanzania have confirmed an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner, valued at $224.6 million at list prices. The aircraft will be operated by Air Tanzania, the flag carrier of Tanzania. Seen here is an artist’s rendering of the airplane in the carrier’s livery. Boeing and the United Republic…

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Mobility Airmen ensure tradition of Operation Christmas Drop continues

Posted  December 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann Leaders move a box of donated goods into the back of a C-130 Hercules during the 65th Operation Christmas Drop push ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2016. Left to right: Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, commander, Joint Region Marianas, Brig. Gen. Douglas Cox, 367th…

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U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems $368 million contract to support weapons systems on submarines

Posted  December 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth up to $368 million to provide systems engineering and support services to the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs office. SSP oversees the Strategic Weapons System and Attack Weapons System on board current U.S. Ohio and UK Vanguard class submarines, as well as on future Ohio…

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