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NASA’s InSight passes halfway to Mars, instruments check in

NASA's InSight spacecraft, en route to a Nov. 26 landing on Mars, passed the halfway mark on Aug. 6. All of its instruments have been tested and are working well.

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Space Soldiers ready to defend the homeland against threats from the sky

In recent decades, the possibility of attacks from the other side of the world -- missiles soaring through outer space -- has become a real threat to the United States. As these threats continue to evolve and advance, so do the capabilities to track and defend against them.

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High Desert Hangar Stories

Of the many people I have met in my life, not one has quite the story that Steve Pisanos has — full of twists and turns, the tale of a poor boy from Athens, Greece and his desire to become a pilot and a U.S. citizen.

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New airborne system to save Soldiers’ lives

Jumping out of a plane may be a routine part of an airborne Soldier's training, but if the equipment doesn't function properly, it can be deadly.

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Aug. 16 marks 50th anniversary of first Minuteman III launch

Fifty years ago, 1968 was a tumultuous year, from North Vietnam’s surprise “Tet Offensive” to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination;, from race riots in major U.S. cities to the first humans orbiting the moon.


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Defense

Airmen, Marines partner in postal operations

Posted  August 17, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable Airman 1st Class Ladavion Humphrey, 407th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron postal mail clerk, operates a forklift to unload a mail delivery truck, Aug. 6, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The post office processes and sorts over 1,000 pieces of incoming mail each day….

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Student-developed aircraft system provides key data

Posted  August 17, 2018

Abbigail Waddell leaned over bundles of wires and circuit boards to see if a system she had helped develop with other interns for two summers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California was ready for testing.

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Wing fires F-35A cannon for first time

Posted  August 17, 2018

Air Force photograph by Todd Cromar Pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational unit to fire the F-35A’s 25 mm cannon in a strafing run during training. The two-ship formation fired on two sets of ground targets on the Utah Test and Training range Aug. 13. Loading and firing…

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Posted  August 17, 2018

U.S. Air Force Airman Rudy Villasenor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an…

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AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology

Posted  August 17, 2018

AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.

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