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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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Headlines – November 30, 2016

Posted  November 30, 2016

News Over Obama’s objection, Congress agrees on a bigger military pay raise, more troops – Military personnel would see a 2.1 percent pay raise starting in January and a significant manpower boost within the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps as part of Congress’ annual defense spending bill unveiled Nov. 29.     Business Report…

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News Briefs – November 30, 2016

Posted  November 30, 2016

Pilot dead after Canadian fighter jet crashes A pilot is dead after a Canadian CF-18 fighter jet crashed in western Canada during a training mission. Canadian Forces spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier confirmed that the pilot died in the Nov. 28 crash. He said the plane was based out of Alberta’s Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake,…

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NAWCWD teams complete second Innovation Challenge, offer war fighter solutions

Posted  November 30, 2016

Two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams, Urban Reconnaissance and Situational Awareness (URSA) at Point Mugu, Calif., and Swarm View at China Lake, Calif., wrapped up their projects for the Naval Air Systems Command’s second annual Innovation Challenge on Oct. 12.

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GA-ASI’s type-certifiable Predator B takes flight

Posted  November 30, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Nov. 28 that its Type-Certifiable Predator ® B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 17.

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Defense

Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

Posted  November 30, 2016

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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