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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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U.S. conducts airstrikes against ISIL in Sirte, Libya

Posted  August 1, 2016

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1608/DOD_103521504/DOD_103521504-512×288-442k.mp4 On Aug. 1, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord, the U.S. military conducted precision airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Sirte, Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a news release. The airstrikes were in support of GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in…

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

Posted  August 1, 2016

The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010.

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Raytheon opens new cyber center in Augusta, Ga.

Posted  August 1, 2016

Raytheon has opened its newest cyber facility in Augusta, Ga., to deliver a wide range of cybersecurity capabilities to the U.S. Department of Defense, particularly the U.S. Army Cyber Command as it relocates to Fort Gordon. “Our DOD customers have come to rely on Raytheon to solve their toughest cybersecurity challenges – from cyber hardening…

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NAVAIR marks first flight with 3-D printed, safety-critical parts

Posted  August 1, 2016

Naval Air Systems Command marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing techniques, July 29, 2016.

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Centerpiece of the Ballistic Missile Defense System recognized for ‘game changing’ advancements

Posted  August 1, 2016

Ensuring the Ballistic Missile Defense System operates as a unified, secure network amid emerging threats is the mission of the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications team led by Lockheed Martin.

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