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AFTC commander lauds community heroes

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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U.S. Navy accepts fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite

The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office,at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test

Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided,…

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NASA completes review of first SLS, Orion Deep Space exploration mission

NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.


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Sikorsky opens testing facility for Combat Rescue Helicopter

Posted  December 7, 2016

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Lab to begin testing key systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter, the new aircraft being built for the U.S. Air Force.  The SIL encompasses 2,500 square feet located within the company’s main manufacturing facility in Stratford, Connecticut. The SIL complex includes four laboratories for testing…

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On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, remembering the tragedy

Posted  December 7, 2016

In the decades that followed World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor had faded somewhat in the American public's memory.

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Headlines – December 5, 2016

Posted  December 5, 2016

News Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, the president-elect announced Dec. 1, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the…

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News Briefs – December 5, 2016

Posted  December 5, 2016

Carter: U.S., partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group. Carter said Dec. 3 the U.S. and its coalition partners must, in his words, “endure…

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Deputy Defense Secretary praises innovation after Raytheon, Boeing visits

Posted  December 5, 2016

Defense Department recommendations in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget heavily emphasize increased munitions acquisitions, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Dec. 4.

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