Three Storms

The current Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-13 captured this image of Hurricane Danielle heading for the north Atlantic (top center), Hurricane Earl with a visible eye hitting the Leeward Islands (left bottom) and a developing tropical depression 8 (lower right) at 1:45 p.m. EDT on Aug. 30. Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

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Air Force officials urge operational security vigilance

Fraudsters continue to hijack accounts on social networking sites and spread malicious software, FBI officials said. One technique entices users to download an application or view a video that appears to be sent from users' "friends", giving the perception of being legitimate. Once the user responds to the phishing site, downloads the application, or clicks on the video link, their computer becomes infected.

With the influx of social media, Web 2.0 platforms and subsequent ease in sharing of sensitive and personally identifying information, Airmen should consider the risks and vulnerabilities in both personal and official activities, Air Force officials said.
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Beautiful pavers serve purpose, handle storm water runoff

The colored interlocking bricks, called pavers, on Thule and Payne streets are pretty and they serve a purpose: handling storm water runoff.

Dealing with storm water runoff is important because of Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Defense mandates. Engineers are charged with developing ways to reduce storm water runoff, which would otherwise flow into streams, rivers, or lakes carrying possible contaminants and erode stream beds.

In 2009, the Energy Independence and Security Act established into law new storm water design requirements for federal development and redevelopment projects. The new requirement is to reduce storm water runoff associated with new construction.
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O’Malley Award

O'Malley Award
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command receives the Air Force Association’s General Jerome F. O’Malley Distinguished Space Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership as the commander of Air Force Space Command. Also pictured are Kevin Estrum, AFA Lance P. Sijan Chapter president, and Gayle White, AFA O'Malley Award coordinator. (Air Force photo by Duncan Wood)
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Discovery Preps Focus on Landing Gear Tires

The tires on space shuttle Discovery will be pressurized for the final time before flight today as the careful march toward launch continues at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery is targeted to lift off Nov. 1 at 4:40 p.m. Eastern time on the STS-133 mission.

Discovery's crew will practice deorbit burn techniques and contingency scenarios in the motion-base simulator today at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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