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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

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Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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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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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile repeats success in second flight test

Posted  December 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a second modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile in a flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test follows closely behind the successful first flight of a modernized TACMS in late October. Five more flight tests are planned in coming months for the modernized TACMS program. Launched from a…

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TPS Class 16A Test Eagles ready to soar to new heights

Posted  December 12, 2016

Twenty new test pilots, flight test engineers and combat systems officers enter the test world Dec. 9 as Class 16A graduates from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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DCS wins $40 million Naval Research Laboratory contract

Posted  December 12, 2016

DCS was awarded an Enhanced Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensor and System Capability Development contract Nov. 16, 2016. This single award contract has a 5-year period of performance to provide support to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Under this contract, DCS will conduct research that will ultimately provide a capability to reduce intelligence…

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Lockheed Martin, ULA encapsulate EchoStar XIX satellite for Dec. 18 launch

Posted  December 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The EchoStar XIX satellite has been encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing. It is scheduled to launch Dec. 18 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 431 rocket contracted through Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services. For encapsulation, EchoStar XIX was connected to an adapter and then enclosed in the four-meter fairing…

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Headlines – December 9, 2016

Posted  December 9, 2016

News California Guard officials acknowledge bonus scandal hurt military’s reputation – California National Guard officials acknowledged their moves to recoup decade-old bonuses from troops has hurt public faith in their operations, but they believe military leaders are on the right path to fixing the problem.     Business Airbus awarded $2.3 billion Canadian search-and-rescue project…

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