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Record-breaking NASA astronaut sets new milestone for time in space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m., EDT, April 24, and with the recent extension of her stay at the International Space Station, she has five months to rack up a new one.

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Protecting the soldier: U.S. Army orders more Q-53 counterfire radars from Lockheed

Lockheed Martin will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.

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McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

When the F-35A Lightning II deployed to Europe for the first time April 15, it was made possible by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy Defense

Goldfein presents two Air Force Crosses

Two Air Force Crosses were simultaneously presented to Airmen at the special tactics memorial as a result of a service-wide review of medals at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 20, 2017.

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Navy scientists use WWII test tunnel to develop high-energy laser weapons for fleet

The Navy's top laser experts transformed a tunnel crucial to gun range operations during World War II into a vital new capability for testing laser technologies, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced April 21.


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ISS Cargo launches aboard Orbital ATK resupply mission

Posted  April 21, 2017

NASA photograph Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station launched at 11:11 a.m., EDT, April 18, 2017, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations…

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Locals in action

Posted  April 21, 2017

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Navy photograph by Seaman Zach Sleeper Airman Eddy Ramirez, from Palmdale, Calif., hauls a fuel hose on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its carrier strike group are underway conducting a sustainment exercise in support of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan….

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Contract Briefs

Posted  April 21, 2017

Army   Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va., (W91QF4-17-D-0001); Cubic Global Defense, San Diego, Calif., (W91QF4-17-D-0002); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., (W91QF4-17-D-0003); Logistics and Technology Services, Huntsville, Ala., (W91QF4-17-D-0004); Beshenich Muir and Associates, Leavenworth, Kansas (W91QF4-17-D-0005); nFocus Solutions (SWMG), Phoenix, Ariz., (W91QF4-17-D-0006 ); Training Technologies and Support, Leavenworth, Kansas (W91QF4-17-D-0007); Trideum, Huntsville, Ala., (W91QF4-17-D-0008); Yorktown…

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Officers’ Spouses Club hands out scholarships

Posted  April 21, 2017

The Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club held their annual scholarship dinner and award ceremony April 12, 2017, at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center. Eight local high school students were recognized and presented scholarships that will help pay for some of their college expenses. The EOSC provided scholarships to seven of the students while the…

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HT AV April 21

Posted  April 21, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine A. Webster 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…

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