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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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VA announces funding opportunity for community partners working to end veteran homelessness

Posted  December 14, 2016

Building on President Obama’s commitment to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the availability of funding for non-profit organizations and other groups that serve veterans through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. The SSVF program assists very low-income veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These…

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Hamagawa Elementary School students, SOFA children gather for basketball game

Posted  December 14, 2016

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon Phillip M. Bennet coaches members of a basketball game during a Friendship Basketball event Dec. 3, 2016, at the Ironworks Fitness Center aboard Camp Courtney Okinawa, Japan. The Friendship Basketball event strengthened the relationship between Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members through a day of…

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Trump targets F-35, but aircraft means jobs in 45 states

Posted  December 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to corral the “out of control” cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But congressional Republicans and Democrats, aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states, will be wary of any plans by Trump to cut the program. A Dec. 12 morning tweet from…

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Veteran finds fulfillment with custom-built truck

Posted  December 14, 2016

Courtesy photograph Jason Velez poses next to his custom built Dodge Ram 2500. Velez, a retired Airman, who served multiple tours in Iraq, rebuilt the truck to resemble a vehicle halfway between a personal vehicle and tactical military vehicle. Velez hopes the hybrid vehicle will help other veterans transition from military to civilian life. After…

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Headlines – December 12, 2016

Posted  December 12, 2016

News Government shutdown averted with spending through April – President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that keeps the government open and funded through April 28 and includes the Pentagon’s highest procurement priorities.   Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team at the Pentagon is looking into loosening…

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