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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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U.S. Air Force extends E-8C Joint STARS fleet support partnership with Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet.

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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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418th FLTS working to keep KC-135s flying

Posted  August 5, 2016

Air Force photograph by Chris HIggins Testers pack into a KC-135 Stratotanker’s cockpit to conduct ground testing of Traffic Collision Avoidance System version 7.1 last month. The Air Force’s KC-135 fleet will need the upgraded TCAS in order to fly over Europe beginning Jan. 1, 2017. By Jan. 1, 2017, the European Union is requiring…

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AFRL Damage Registration Sensor improves high-performance engine exhaust inspections

Posted  August 5, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, along with small business contractor Intelligent Automation, Inc., has developed and demonstrated a unique tool that will make routine aircraft engine exhaust inspections faster and more accurate.

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F-35A testing continues at Edwards

Posted  August 5, 2016

“I am proud to announce this powerful new weapons system has achieved initial combat capability,” Gen. Hawk Carlisle says. “The F-35A will be the most dominant aircraft in our inventory because it can go where our legacy aircraft cannot and provide the capabilities our commanders need on the modern battlefield.”

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Lockheed Martin establishes rotary, mission systems business area

Posted  August 5, 2016

Lockheed Martin has renamed its Mission Systems and Training business area, establishing Rotary and Mission Systems to reflect the recent growth of the business following the acquisition of Sikorsky and realignment of other parts of the company. The Rotary and Mission Systems portfolio features more than 1,000 programs, including helicopters, integrated air and missile defense,…

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Duck and cover …

Posted  August 5, 2016

Growing up here in the Antelope Valley in the 1950s and 1960s we had our fair share of reminders that the cold war was in full swing. From classroom drills of duck and cover, Saturday morning civil defense air raid siren testing to the fact we even had a company selling bomb shelters over on…

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