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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Kilopower: What’s next?

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power.

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AFRL, small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.

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NASA picks up where it left off in 2017, tests RS-25 flight controller

NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on Jan. 16, 2018, on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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Continuing Resolutions create uncertainty in Defense Department

For the last nine years, DOD has been subject to continuing resolutions instead of having budgets, and the department needs stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.


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Veterans

Trump signs order to improve mental health resources for transitioning vets

Posted  January 10, 2018

Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed Jan. 9. The order, “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life,” directs the Defense,…

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Airbus, Chinese partners strengthen cooperation

Posted  January 10, 2018

In the presence of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Development and Reform Commission of China on the further development of industrial cooperation in Tianjin. The agreement was signed by He Lifeng, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of…

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Headlines – January 9, 2018

Posted  January 9, 2018

News Undersea cables the Achilles’ heel in lead-up to new cold war – It’s a little-known twist in the cyber-warfare between nations that carries potentially devastating consequences. At a time when more than 95% of everything that moves on the global Internet passes through just 200 undersea fiber-optic cables, potential adversaries such as the US,…

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News Briefs – January 9, 2018

Posted  January 9, 2018

Rotor issue caused U.S. helicopter emergency landing in Japan U.S. military personnel appeared to remove part of the main rotor from a Marine Corps helicopter Jan. 7, one day after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Japan’s southern Okinawa islands. Japanese television showed personnel in dark green uniforms using four metal stepladders…

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Space

NASA mourns passing of astronaut John Young

Posted  January 9, 2018

Astronaut John Young began his impressive career at NASA in 1962, when he was selected from among hundreds of young pilots to join NASA's second astronaut class, known as the "New Nine."

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