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Former astronaut criticizes lunar gateway plans

WASHINGTON — A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. Appearing on a panel during the meeting at the White House, Terry Virts said that the proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, [...]

Former astronaut criticizes lunar gateway plans 2018-06-19T14:11:41+00:00

DoD Halts Planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, Spokesperson Says

WASHINGTON -- Consistent with President Donald J. Trump's commitment to North Korea and in concert with South Korea, the United States military has suspended all planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian, this August's defensive war game, Dana W. White, chief Pentagon spokesperson, said in a statement today. “We are still coordinating additional actions,” she said. “No [...]

DoD Halts Planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, Spokesperson Says 2018-06-19T14:09:56+00:00

Contracts For June 18, 2018

Press Operations Release No: CR-114-18June 18, 2018 PRINT  |  E-MAIL CONTRACTS   ARMY   Harris Corp., Lynchburg, Virginia (W52P2J-18-D-0008); Motorola Solutions Inc., Linthicum Heights, Maryland (W52P1J-18-D-0009); Icom America Inc., Kirkland, Washington (W52P1J-18-D-0010); E.F. Johnson Co., Irving, Texas (W52P1J-18-D-0011); and Relm Communications Inc.,* Melbourne, Florida (W52P1J-18-D-0012), will compete for each order of the $495,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract [...]

Contracts For June 18, 2018 2018-06-19T14:10:50+00:00

World War II Veterans Hold Reunion at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

STARKE, Fla. -- For years, veterans of the Army’s 66th Infantry Division have reunited to reminisce about their time together fighting in World War II, to share stories of how their lives have changed since then, and to recall fond memories of those brothers they lost along the way. They have taken many journeys together, [...]

World War II Veterans Hold Reunion at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center 2018-06-18T14:08:45+00:00

Trump: ‘We are going to have the Space Force’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday threw a wrench into the Pentagon’s carefully laid out plans to analyze how best to reorganize the military’s space forces. In remarks kicking off a meeting of the National Space Council, Trump pointedly directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force as a “separate but equal” branch of the [...]

Trump: ‘We are going to have the Space Force’ 2018-06-18T14:09:33+00:00

Eagle Vision program highlights International and Total Force partnership

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Eagle Vision, a collection of deployable satellite downlink stations that process commercial satellite imagery in near-real time, has enabled Air Force Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts for nearly three decades.The stations’ ability to quickly collect and disseminate the latest satellite imagery to Airmen, combatant commands, U.S. government agencies and international partners [...]

Eagle Vision program highlights International and Total Force partnership 2018-06-18T14:10:51+00:00

USS Truman Sailors Feel the Heat During Damage Control Drills

MEDITERRANEAN SEA -- The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s alarm system announces general quarters. It’s another damage control drill, and the Truman’s crew head to their stations. Then, for one sailor, everything goes black. “I couldn’t breathe and my body started to hurt … you couldn’t tell I was sweating because of the firefighting [...]

USS Truman Sailors Feel the Heat During Damage Control Drills 2018-06-18T14:08:47+00:00

Face of Defense: Former Monk Trades Robes for Air Force Uniform

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- For most people, spending a day without their cell phone is an impossible feat. To spend 30 days without a phone, writing, reading, talking or even eye contact would seem unfathomable, but for Thailand Buddhist monks, this is their world. After spending 18 years in that world as a [...]

Face of Defense: Former Monk Trades Robes for Air Force Uniform 2018-06-18T14:08:55+00:00

Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the months of May and June. Since the May 1 start of Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces resumed major offensive operations in [...]

Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria 2018-06-18T14:08:52+00:00