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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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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman
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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Veterans

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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Business

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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