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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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News Briefs – December 2, 2016

Posted  December 2, 2016

EU unveils defense action plan amid Trump criticism The European Union unveiled plans Nov. 30 to promote defense cooperation and wiser military spending as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump warns NATO’s European allies to start paying their fair share. The European Commission said the multibillion-euro plan would fund research into areas like encrypted software or robotics…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  December 2, 2016

Santa Ana winds blow mostly in autumn and winter, but can also arise at other times of the year.

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California Guard soldiers won’t be forced to repay bonuses

Posted  December 2, 2016

Thousands of California National Guard troops will not have to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they received a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a deal between House and Senate negotiators. The agreement is included in a must-pass defense policy bill filed Nov. 30 and awaiting an expected…

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Lockheed Martin begins T-50A flight operations in South Carolina

Posted  December 2, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Lockheed Martin T-50A is soaring over Greenville, South Carolina with flight operations now underway. The initial test flight took place Nov. 19, 2016. The Lockheed Martin T-50A is soaring over Greenville, S.C., with flight operations now underway. The initial test flight took place Nov. 19, 2016. The T-50A was announced as…

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