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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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Luke F-16 crashes in Arizona

Posted  January 22, 2016

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base crashed at approximately 8:45 a.m., Jan. 21 north of Luke AFB in the vicinity of Bagdad, Ariz. Luke AFB officials are working closely with local authorities in a search and rescue operation. Due to the remote location and rugged terrain,…

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Boeing begins digital flight deck upgrades to NATO fleet

Posted  December 14, 2016

Boeing Dec. 13 delivered to NATO the first of fourteen E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft with cockpit upgrades that improve mission-readiness, decrease customer costs and reaffirm Boeing’s overall commitment to the fleet.

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Lockheed Martin debuts upgraded MK 41 VLS production line

Posted  March 25, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin, Navy and elected officials cut the ribbon at the ceremonial reopening of the MK 41 Vertical Launching System. BALTIMORE, Md., March 24, 2016 – Lockheed Martin has officially unveiled an upgraded MK 41 Vertical Launching System production line at its Middle River, Md., facility. The MK 41 VLS program supports…

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Veterans

VA announces additional changes to improve veterans crisis line

Posted  March 2, 2016

Department of Veterans Affairs’ Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Feb. 26 improvements to enhance and accelerate progress at the Veterans Crisis Line, which serves as a life-saving resource for veterans who find themselves at risk of suicide. In his third trip to the Crisis Line in a year, Gibson announced that the Crisis Line would…

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Advanced structural health monitoring technology for weapon systems is one goal of new AFRL agreement

Posted  November 22, 2016

A new agreement between the Air Force and academia will help advance critical technologies, such as those used to reliably monitor structures of the next-generation munitions airframes and other weapons systems. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate recently signed an educational partnership agreement with Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The 28-month agreement…

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