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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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Defense

Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

Posted  August 24, 2016

A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one airman is acquiring his sea legs.

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Space

35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

Posted  August 24, 2016

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

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Defense

Board for Corrections of Naval Records, VA partner for online Q&A session

Posted  August 24, 2016

The Department of the Navy Board for Corrections of Naval Records (BCNR) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are teaming up Aug. 26 to host a live Facebook question and answer session. The Q&A will be held at noon, EDT,[9 a.m., PDT] on the Navy’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USNavy. The live chat will provide current…

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Japanese first lady pays tribute at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii

Posted  August 24, 2016

Japan’s first lady has visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for the first time to pay tribute to the victims of the Japanese attack 75 years ago. Akie Abe said in a Facebook entry Aug. 22 that she laid flowers and prayed at the USS Arizona Memorial. “I offered flowers and a prayer,” she wrote in…

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Carter: U.S. Servicemember’s death shows more work lies ahead

Posted  August 24, 2016

An improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member near Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Aug. 23, and wounded another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers, officials of NATO’s Resolute Support mission said. In a statement announcing the incident, officials said the service member was killed conducting activities with Afghan counterparts under NATO…

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