February 17, 2019

Do Your Tweets Have the Right Stuff?

Right Stuff

NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility wants to know if you have the right stuff to be among 50 social media users selected to help document their April 17 rocket launch. You have until Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 to apply.

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Air Force Tries New Hypoxia Fix for T-6

hypoxia

After years of T-6 hypoxia scares the Air Force thinks it has the fix with a completely redesigned On-Board Oxygen System that takes design ideas from the F-15E Strike Eagle, in which hypoxia is virtually unheard of, and from the A-10 Warthog.

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F-35 Brings Billions to Md.’s Economy

F-35

The F-35 is expected to add $2 billion to Maryland’s economy over the next decade, and almost 6,000 civilian and military jobs to the region.

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DoD Still at Risk of Cyber Intrusions

Fifty cybersecurity assessments of combatant commands and the military services by the Department of Defense reveal its missions and systems continue to be at risk of cyber intrusions, despite improvements in network defenses.

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Rare Moon & Earth Photo from Chinese Satellite

moon & earth

A Chinese satellite in lunar orbit captures an image of the far side of the Moon, with a tiny Earth hanging out in the background. A rare perspective of Moon and Earth.

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VA Health Care Could Merge with DoD’s

VA Health

Parts of the VA health care system are being considered for merging into the DoD health care system, potentially impacting 19 million military personnel, retirees, dependents, and vets.

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Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight, Feb. 5, is expected to call for an end to America’s ongoing wars overseas, building on his recent comments suggesting troop drawdowns in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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Navy’s First Female Jet Pilot Dies

Female Jet Pilot

The US Navy’s first female jet pilot, Rosemary Mariner, died last week. She was 65.

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Question of Bias Disrupts Fitz’s CO Court-Martial

court-martial

The judge in the court-martial against the Fitzgerald’s former CO ruled the admiral who brought charges failed to remain neutral. Seven sailors drowned in the June 27, 2017, Fitzgerald accident.

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Navy Getting Out of Missile Defense

missile defense

The US Navy has long wanted out of the missile defense business. Plans for a space-based sensor layer could let that happen.

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