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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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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Headlines – August 24, 2016

Posted  August 24, 2016

News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province – A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province Aug. 23 after his patrol triggered a roadside bomb. The blast also wounded another American and six Afghan soldiers.   Turkey open to Russian planes at U.S. Incirlik hub – Could U.S. warplanes soon…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2016

Posted  August 24, 2016

Iran parliament pushes back on military for Russian base use Iran’s parliament has pushed back against the military dismissing its oversight following Russia using an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes on Syria. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani brought up the topic Aug. 23 as lawmakers gathered in Tehran, a day after Iranian officials announced Russia’s…

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B-52 deploys to Europe

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Greg Steele An Air Force Reserve Command B-52H Stratofortress takes on for an evening mission on June 8, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft is assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and is at Nellis in support of the 340th Weapons Squadron….

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Lockheed Martin delivers NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite to launch site

Posted  August 24, 2016

NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-R, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for a Nov. 4 launch.

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NRL demonstrates new technology for structural health monitoring systems

Posted  August 24, 2016

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have demonstrated new fiber optic sensor technology suitable for an in-situ structural health monitoring (SHM) system. This technology enables autonomous monitoring of key structural parameters such as acoustic emission, temperature, and strain. The information can be used to monitor for damage due to impacts and cracks…

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