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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.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb Defense

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.

Navy photograph by Brandy Plucker Defense

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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Army helicopter crashes into golf course; 1 dead, 2 injured

Posted  April 19, 2017

LEONARDTOWN, Md.–A Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Maryland during a routine training flight, killing one crew member and injuring the two others on board, the U.S. Army said. The cause of the April 17 crash is under investigation, the Army Military District of Washington said in a statement. One witness described…

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Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science

Posted  April 19, 2017

Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  April 19, 2017

Air Force   Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Fla., has been awarded a $100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) production support. Contractor will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM, Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (Air Force Inventory), JASSM-Extended Range and any JASSM variant in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment,…

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Headlines – April 17, 2017

Posted  April 17, 2017

News Trump adviser’s Afghanistan visit catches many by surprise – Donald Trump’s national security adviser arrived in Kabul April 16 for a series of talks meant to help shape the administration’s strategy toward Afghanistan where the high-level visit, announced by the president last week, appears to have caught several Afghan and American officials by surprise….

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News Briefs – April 17, 2017

Posted  April 17, 2017

Navy: Jets will be modified as it determines oxygen problem A fleet of U.S. Navy training jets will fly again after oxygen problems grounded the planes for more than a week. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker said in a statement April 15 that T-45C aircraft will resume flights as early as Monday. Instructors and students in…

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