Goodfellow Air Force Base Announces Maternity Support for New Moms

The 17th Training Wing implemented new Expectant Mothers’ parking areas near the Norma Brown building and base commissary, here Sept. 2. Expectant Mother parking spaces are not required by law. Creating the parking spaces for Expectant Mothers and Spouse of a Deployed Member is one way the Air Force takes care of its people at…

UN Chief: Embrace Technology for Better Future, Human Rights

Amidst a technological era that “beckons with vast opportunity”, new risks exist to global peace, stability and development, the UN chief told a side event of the General Assembly on Wednesday, aiming to help ensure access to digital technologies for all. The UN was founded 75 years ago, at the outset of the nuclear era,…

Iraqi President: War Against Extremists Far From Won

Before and after the emergence of the coronavirus, Iraq faced epidemics that were “no less deadly and dangerous to the world – terrorism and corruption,” President Barham Salih told world leaders in a pre-recorded address to the UN General Assembly.  “If we have defeated the terrorists militarily, the war is far from won,” the President…

Justice Department Announces Guilty Plea in Obstruction of Religious Freedom Case

The Justice Department today announced that Ronald Wyatt, 22, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to intentionally threatening physical harm to a female victim, T.P., to obstruct T.P.’s free exercise of religion. As part of his plea agreement, Wyatt admitted that he targeted T.P., who is African-American, because…

NASA Tests Superfoods, Space Tech on Suborbital New Shepard Rocket

It’s no surprise to most of us that regularly eating fresh produce is a great way to support a healthy diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables benefit astronauts on the International Space Station, too – and soon the Moon and beyond. Scientists are investigating sustainable ways to grow highly nutritious foods in microgravity, to give space…

NASA Testing New Artemis Lunar Exploration Spacesuit

NASA engineers are laying the foundation for the moonwalks the first woman and next man will conduct when they land on the lunar South Pole in 2024 as part of the Artemis program. At the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, teams are testing the tools and developing training approaches for lunar surface operations. As…

Marines Field New, Service-Wide Pistol, M-18

For the first time since former President Ronald Reagan’s Administration, the Marine Corps is fielding a new service-wide pistol replacement. Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M18 Modular Handgun System in September. This striker-fired, semi-automatic, 9-mm pistol is based on the Sig Sauer Model P320. The M18 will replace all other pistols in the…

Army Research Looking to Power Air, Ground Vehicles on Any Type of Fuel

The U.S. Army recently awarded the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign an $8 million, four-year cooperative agreement to develop key technologies that may allow the Army’s unmanned air and ground vehicles to run on any type of fuel. Researchers at the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory expect new technologies to increase unmanned…