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Northrop Grumman photograph Space

Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman has successfully powered up the two main parts of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a significant event in the test and integration phase of the program.

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Defense

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

af-C17 Defense

Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance Health & Safety

A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

nasa-industry Space & Technology

NASA will seek partnership with U.S. industry to develop first gateway element

As part of the agency’s Exploration Campaign, NASA’s Gateway will become the orbital outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will support exploration on and near the Moon, and beyond, including Mars.


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Defense

Air Force releases new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile solicitation

Posted  August 3, 2016

The U.S. Air Force released July 29 a request for proposals for its Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program. Up to two contract awards are expected in 4th quarter fiscal year 2017. GBSD is the follow-on to the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM. The launch systems and weapon system C2 physical infrastructure being…

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Local

Edwards gets new top cop

Posted  August 3, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Col. George Tromba (left), 412th Mission Support Group commander, hands the guidon and reins of the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Lt. Col. David Watts July 29, 2016. Watts will lead the force that protects the base populace, aircraft and other assets, along with…

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Business

Lockheed Martin’s mini-missile successfully completes second flight test

Posted  August 3, 2016

Lockheed Martin’s Miniature Hit-to-Kill interceptor was successfully launched in an engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The demonstration on Friday, July 29, was part of the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center’s Extended Area Protection and Survivability program. The flight demonstrated the agility and aerodynamic capability of the MHTK…

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
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Exercise Desert Wind 16-05 tests response to active shooter

Posted  August 3, 2016

On Aug. 1, defenders from the 412th Security Forces Squadron responded to Bldg. 2850 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., after a report of shots fired, what they arrived to were people screaming and a mass shooting situation leaving carnage everywhere.  

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Air Force photograph by A1C Kevin Tanenbuam
Defense

Triple Nickle participates in Green Flag 16-8

Posted  August 3, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Kevin Tanenbuam SrA. Manuel Jimenez, 555th Fighter Squadron crew chief, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2, 2016. The 555th FS flew to Fort Irwin, Calif. to participate in Green Flag 16-8. F-16s assigned to…

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