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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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BAE Systems providing EW suite for U.S. Special Operations Command C-130s

Posted  July 12, 2017

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft.

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Four Lockheed Martin facilities recognized with top security award

Posted  July 12, 2017

The Defense Security Service recognized Lockheed Martin sites in Chelmsford, Mass.; Marietta, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; and Palmdale, Calif., with the 2017 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. The award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on industry contractors that are cleared to protect U.S. Department of Defense information. Out of approximately…

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Air Force releases first-term Airman retraining quotas for FY18

Posted  July 12, 2017

Eligible active-duty first-term Airmen may choose from more than 1,400 approved retraining quotas in over 20 career fields for fiscal year 2018. Retraining allows enlisted Airmen, to include staff and technical sergeants on their first enlistment, to retrain into skills where a shortage exists, in conjunction with a reenlistment. “A first-term Airman can apply to…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation announces Space Camp® scholarships for students, teachers

Posted  July 12, 2017

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend Space Camp®, July 9-14 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® in Huntsville, Ala. The awards include one teacher and one student scholarship for Desert Junior-Senior High School at Edwards…

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AF selects 8,167 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted  July 12, 2017

Air Force officials selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible for a selection rate of 31.9 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers July 20, 2017, at 8 a.m., CDT. On July 21, Airmen can also access their score notices…

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