Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work speaks with military dependents during the Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar in Washington, June 28, 2016. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released)
An Atlas 5 rocket from United Launch Alliance lifts off July 28 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Credit: ULA
DMSP spacecraft
SSL has won a $20 million contract from DARPA to build two robotic arms that could  help repair or inspect damaged satellites. Credit: SSL.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force/SpaceNews
A humble blue tarp of the sort commonly used to protect all manner of possesions from the elements is implicated in the damage a Japanese military satellite suffered during its flight to the launch pad. Credit: Bill Smith/Flickr
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond speaking July 15 at the Future Space 2016 luncheon at the Reserve Officers Association in Washington. Credit: Future Space Leaders
The 2015 SMC Diversity Day event at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., on August 8th, 2015 showcases free live cultural entertainment, educational presentations, diversity booths, ethnic foods, and giveaways.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice.)
MUOS SV 3 (MUOS 5) final SAWA installation in B/159 deployment stand. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
JSpOC collections officer
The Air Force said work on a new ground control system for GPS 3 satellites has triggered a Nunn-McCurdy breach. | Credit: Raytheon video grab
DARPA’s new Hallmark program seeks to provide improved capabilities to rapidly plan, assess, and execute the full spectrum of U.S. military operations in space.  Credit: DARPA.
A Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: Josh Dinner/SpaceNews
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $886 million contract in 2010 to develop the next-generation GPS ground system, or GPS OXC. Credit: Raytheon graphic
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept

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