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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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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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Defense

Colombian general acts as CFACC during annual PANAMAX exercise

Posted  August 10, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Sergio Andrés Garzón Vélez, Combined Forces Air Component Commander for PANAMAX 16, and his aid Lt. Col. Ricardo, receive an update during a commander’s update briefing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., July 31, 2016. PANAMAX is an annual exercise sponsored by U.S….

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CEO: Layoffs expected in Wounded Warrior Project overhaul

Posted  August 10, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–The Wounded Warrior Project’s new CEO says he expects layoffs at the veteran’s charity scrutinized for its spending. Michael Linnington took over the Jacksonville-based nonprofit in July. In an interview with The Florida Times-Union, Linnington said layoffs and cuts to funding for smaller veterans groups are expected as part of a restructuring. The charity…

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Defense

Surge in engine testing at AEDC

Posted  August 10, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan An F-35A Lightning II taxies from the runway onto the flightline after successfully completing a sortie, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy and Australia. With the System Development and Demonstration Phase for the F135, engine…

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In LVC first, Northrop Grumman, and U.S. Air Force link fifth-, fourth-generation fighters

Posted  August 10, 2016

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force have achieved the first integration of fifth- and fourth-generation fighter aircraft – a critical capability to prevail in combat — during a live, virtual and constructive training event. As part of Distant Frontier training at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Northrop Grumman integrated two virtual F-22 Raptor…

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Defense

The Blackhorse assault

Posted  August 10, 2016

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski BMP-1s from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment advance on the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division during rotation 16-08 at the National Training Center, Aug. 3, 2016. The Ironhorse troopers tested the 1st ABCT’s ability to conduct a deliberate defense while defending their Tactical Operations Center….

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