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Vice Adm. Raquel Bono: DoD to Start Consolidating Military Hospitals Under DHA in October

The Department of Defense will begin to transition the management of hospitals and clinics of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army to the Defense Health Agency on Oct. 1 in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, the Air Force reported Tuesday.

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GAO: DoD Needs to Boost Oversight of Physical Access Control Systems

The Government Accountability Office has issued recommendations regarding the Department of Defense's use of physical access control systems. GAO said Thursday that it found the service branch has not monitored the use of these PACS, and as a result, DoD is not aware of how much these systems are used.

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Raytheon Supporting USAF’s GPS III Satellite Launch with GPS OCX; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

During the U.S. Air Force’s launch of the GPS III satellite, Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, supported the launch. The ground system will spend the next 10 days maneuvering the satellite into its final orbit, demonstrating GPS OCX's ability to simultaneously support multiple GPS III spacecraft on-orbit throughout the checkout and calibration process. 

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Travis Air Force Deploys FAA-Certified 3D Printer

Travis Air Force Base has fielded an industrial-sized 3D printer to manufacture nonstructural aircraft components. Accredited by the Air Force Advanced Technology and Training Center as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Stratasys F900 3D printer uses Ultem materials to produce plastic parts, the U.S. Air Force said Monday

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USAF Concludes Effort to Replace A-10 Aircraft Wings

The U.S. Air Force's 571st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has concluded an effort to replace the wings of a certain close air support aircraft. The group installed 162 wing pairs on A-10 Thunderbolt II units at Hill Air Force Base for the A-10 Enhanced Wing Assembly replacement program's final wave, Hill AFB said Saturday.

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