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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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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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Defense

Army chief of staff wraps up Asia-Pacific tour

Posted  August 24, 2016

Army photograph by SFC Charles E. Burden Gen. Jang Jun-Kyu, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army, shows Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, his headquarters before a meeting in Seoul Aug. 19, 2016. The chief of staff of the Army wrapped up a 10-day tour of the…

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Air Force releases investigation results on F-16C crash

Posted  August 24, 2016

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa officials have released the results of the accident investigation into the Aug. 11, 2015, crash of a U.S. F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft near the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. At the conclusion of the accident investigation, the board president, Col. Jill A. Long, 603rd Air Operations Center…

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USAF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman celebrate 100 years of protected satellite communications

Posted  August 24, 2016

When it comes to transmitting sensitive information in highly contested areas, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and Milstar satellites are proving their value, achieving 100 years of combined successful operations. Designed as a protected, global network, the first Milstar launched in 1994 aboard a Titan IV rocket. Since then, the constellation has served as…

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by Marleah Miller About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, said Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. Shown here, soldiers in a tactical critical care evacuation team prepare for a patient transfer mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun East, Afghanistan. About 92 percent of soldiers…

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Navy small business expo to explore advancing fleet innovation

Posted  August 24, 2016

The Navy’s premier small business event, focusing on how such companies can inject agility and innovation into fleet capabilities, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center Aug. 24-25. The Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event is cosponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association and will feature Space…

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