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DARPA funds brain-stimulation research to speed learning

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.

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Lightning strikes first

The Lightning Team of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took the First Quarter Weapons Load Competition title, which was held April 3, 2017, at Hangar 1600.

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Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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New hypoxia trainer saves time, money and lives

Pilots and aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training.

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Lockheed Martin delivers new capabilities for F-35 logistics system

Lockheed Martin's next iteration of the F-35s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) has been approved for installation at U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy F-35 sites.


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Navy’s Fifth Lockheed Martin-built MUOS satellite now supporting troops

Posted  April 24, 2017

The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency radios. The U.S. Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command, configured one of MUOS-5’s two communications payloads – its legacy UHF payload – to provide additional support for the Navy’s legacy UHF…

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

Posted  April 24, 2017

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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President signs bill to extend Veterans Choice health care law

Posted  April 24, 2017

President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act on April 18, ensuring military veterans can continue receiving health care in the civilian sector when care is not easily accessible from a Veterans Affairs Department provider. “The veterans have poured out their sweat and blood and tears for this country for…

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Navy reviews physiological episodes

Posted  April 24, 2017

Navy photograph The Navy announced April 24 it is conducting a comprehensive review of the facts, circumstances and processes surrounding the recent physiological episodes involving T-45 and F/A-18 aircrew, to include how these issues have been addressed. On April 21, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran directed Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Scott…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  April 24, 2017

Navy   Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $95,550,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-2128) for the manufacturing of 17 tactical missile tubes in support of the Columbia Class Submarine (formerly known as the Ohio Class Replacement).  This is a joint U.S./United Kingdom Common Missile Compartment program and this modification…

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