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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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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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Headlines – August 8, 2016

Posted  August 8, 2016

News U.S. releases redacted drone strike ‘playbook’ – The U.S. government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed “the playbook” that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process.     Business India inks $300 million helicopter upgrade deal with Russian firm…

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Business

Northrop Grumman delivers mission critical hardware for enhanced polar system ground station network

Posted  August 10, 2016

Northrop Grumman successfully deployed the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) Control and Planning Segment hardware in December 2015 to operational sites at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska and Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. — paving the way for System Acceptance Testing in the spring of 2017. The U.S. Air Force’s EPS provides secure, jam-resistant satellite communications…

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Veterans

Full circle: Iraq veteran draws on his own struggle to heal others

Posted  August 10, 2016

When Patrick Hogg first sets out to teach a new group of soldiers coping skills to deal with their depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, he knows they will be nervous about sharing. Some might be downright reluctant.

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Defense

Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted  August 10, 2016

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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Business

U.S., Raytheon go three-for-three in first firing of AIM-9X Sidewinder from F-35

Posted  August 10, 2016

The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully test-fired three AIM-9X® Block I missiles from an F-35A aircraft at airborne targets, resulting in direct hits.

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