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NAWCWD teams complete second Innovation Challenge, offer war fighter solutions

Two Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams, Urban Reconnaissance and Situational Awareness (URSA) at Point Mugu, Calif., and Swarm View at China Lake, Calif., wrapped up their projects for the Naval Air Systems Command’s second annual Innovation Challenge on Oct. 12.

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GA-ASI’s type-certifiable Predator B takes flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Nov. 28 that its Type-Certifiable Predator ® B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif., on Nov. 17.

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Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.

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U.S. Navy releases logo for 75th anniversary of World War II

The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) released a logo to kick off its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's experiences in World War II, officials announced Nov. 29.


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Headlines – November 30, 2016

Posted  November 30, 2016

News Over Obama’s objection, Congress agrees on a bigger military pay raise, more troops – Military personnel would see a 2.1 percent pay raise starting in January and a significant manpower boost within the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps as part of Congress’ annual defense spending bill unveiled Nov. 29.     Business Report…

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NASA scientist inspires local children

Posted  May 15, 2015

You would expect that 7th and 8th grade students would be interested and impressed with stories about space from NASA Ames Chief Scientist, Dr. Jacob Cohen. Maybe you wouldn’t expect that they would laugh, engage in reciprocal discussions and leave with life lessons, but that is certainly what occurred during a presentation April 30 at…

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Olympic Athletes make it special for everyone

Posted  May 15, 2015

Athletes from the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and the greater Tri Valley areas participated in the Special Olympics May 2 at the Palmdale High School where they competed in basketball, track-and-field, swimming and other events. “I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes, our volunteers, our cheerleaders in the stands and especially our military for…

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Air Force successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Posted  May 22, 2015

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., May 20, at 11:05 a.m., EST. There were no issues reported with the launch. “Today’s successful launch is the direct result…

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

Posted  May 22, 2015

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs. “We are…

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