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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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F/A-18C crashes, pilot safely ejects

Posted  August 3, 2016

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, Detachment Fallon, crashed into an open field near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., at approximately 10:50 a.m., PDT, Aug. 2. The Navy pilot, who is assigned to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, ejected safely from the aircraft, was recovered by emergency response personnel, and has been…

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Challenger crew recognized with monument

Posted  August 3, 2016

Space Shuttle Challenger and its seven-member crew were lost Jan. 28, 1986, when the orbiter came apart 73 seconds after its launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Defense

Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted  August 3, 2016

Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first.

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FAA awards Virgin Galactic operator license for SpaceShipTwo

Posted  August 3, 2016

MOJAVE, Calif.–The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation has awarded Virgin Galactic an operating license for SpaceShipTwo. The license award comes as the new vehicle, VSS Unity, begins to stretch its legs with the first tests conducted out of the hangar. Unity conducted the first taxi test Aug. 1 to evaluate and…

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Milestones reached for enlisted women on submarines

Posted  August 3, 2016

Navy photograph by CPO Kenneth G. Takada Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, assigned to USS Michigan (SSGN 727), is pinned with her enlisted submarine qualification during a ceremony at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Saavedra the first female enlisted Sailor to earn the “dolphins.” One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine…

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