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Face of Defense: Air Force Captain, Veterinarian Wife Support Foster Animals

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Whether they are kept for a few weeks or a lifetime, animals in shelters and foster homes around the nation rely on dedicated and caring individuals that can help them find a forever home. To ensure these animals receive the support they need, Air Force Capt. Daniel Hale, the officer in charge of plans [...]

IAI studying follow-on opportunities for SpaceIL lunar lander

PARIS — As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is completing work on a lander for an Israel nonprofit organization, SpaceIL, a former competitor in the Google Lunar X [...]

SSL’s Amos-8 contract in doubt as Maxar eyes a GEO exit

PARIS — One of the two commercial satellite contracts Maxar’s Space Systems Loral (SSL) announced this year now appears in doubt. This setback comes as parent company Maxar Technologies contemplates exiting the geostationary communications satellite business long dominated by SSL. In March, SSL announced that it had been chosen to build the BSAT-4b satellite for Japan-based BSAT and the Amos-8 [...]

Northern Command Provides DoD Hurricane Support Update

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Northern Command provided an update last night as to the Defense Department support to Federal Emergency Management Agency along with state and local responders in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s landfall. In a release, Northcom said DoD has assigned 13,470 personnel to support hurricane relief efforts. The specific numbers continue to change as [...]

Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2

WASHINGTON — A Delta 2 rocket lifted off Sept. 15 carrying a NASA Earth science satellite on the final flight of a vehicle whose heritage dates back to the beginning of the Space Age. The United Launch Alliance Delta 2 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:02 a.m. Eastern. The primary [...]

U.S. Northern Command Positioned to Respond following Hurricane Florence

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (NNS) -- United States Northern Command, its component and subordinate commands, Department of Defense partners, the military services and the National Guard are actively supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, states and local partners in response to the recently-downgraded Hurricane Florence. "We have quite literally surrounded the affected area with DoD capability that will be critical [...]

22nd annual USAF Marathon hosts international field

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- This year marks the 22nd annual running of the U.S. Air Force Marathon. The warm and humid weather didn’t stop over 15,000 runners, walkers and spectators from all 50 states and more than 10 foreign countries from taking part at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base [...]

Sortied Navy Assets Return to Hampton Roads

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Nearly 30 ships and 128 aircraft will return to the Hampton Roads area starting Saturday, Sept. 15, and will continue to return to homeport over the next several days. Beginning today, aircraft will make their way back to Hampton Roads bases and surface ships will start to return Sunday, Sept. 16. The return plan for Norfolk-based aircraft [...]

NATO Chief Lists Benefits of Alliance to United States

WASHINGTON -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said here at the Heritage Foundation yesterday. The NATO chief spoke at the foundation following talks with U.S. security officials. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of the nearly 70-year-old organization to America. The alliance [...]

U.S. Navy Observes Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, highlighting the histories and accomplishments of Americans from Spanish-speaking areas. This year’s theme is “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” As of June 2018, approximately 59,000 active and Reserve Sailors of Hispanic heritage serve in the U.S. Navy contributing to the strength of the nation’s [...]

Northern Command Actively Supporting FEMA Hurricane Efforts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Northern Command, the National Guard and military services are actively supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency along with state and local responders in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s landfall. “We have quite literally surrounded the affected area with [Defense Department] capability that will be critical in hours and days following the storm's impact. Secretary [...]

A Day That Resonates

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- By looking at him you wouldn’t know it, but Tech Sgt. Trevor Brewer, 72nd Security Forces Squadron flight chief at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has deep scars from a day that took the lives of two fellow Airmen and severely wounded two others. His wounds are invisible. He has post-traumatic stress disorder from [...]

Air Force to award $7.2 billion contract to Lockheed Martin for 22 GPS satellites

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced Friday that Lockheed Martin will receive a $7.2 billion contract to manufacture 22 Global Positioning System satellites. The contract is for the satellites known as GPS 3 follow-on, or GPS 3F. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said the new generation of GPS satellites is more resistant to interference and electronic attacks. “These [...]

AF Announces selection of GPS III follow-on contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force announced selection of Lockheed Martin for a fixed-price-type production contract for 22 GPS III Follow-On satellites with a total estimated contract value up to $7.2 billion.“The world is dependent on GPS, from getting directions to getting cash from an ATM or trading on the stock exchange,” said Secretary of the Air Force [...]

Contracts For Sept. 14, 2018

ARMY AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $562,478,542 hybrid (cost and firm-fixed-price) contract for the procurement of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles ambulance. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 13, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is [...]