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Record-breaking NASA astronaut sets new milestone for time in space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m., EDT, April 24, and with the recent extension of her stay at the International Space Station, she has five months to rack up a new one.

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Protecting the soldier: U.S. Army orders more Q-53 counterfire radars from Lockheed

Lockheed Martin will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.

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McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

When the F-35A Lightning II deployed to Europe for the first time April 15, it was made possible by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy Defense

Goldfein presents two Air Force Crosses

Two Air Force Crosses were simultaneously presented to Airmen at the special tactics memorial as a result of a service-wide review of medals at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 20, 2017.

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Navy scientists use WWII test tunnel to develop high-energy laser weapons for fleet

The Navy's top laser experts transformed a tunnel crucial to gun range operations during World War II into a vital new capability for testing laser technologies, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced April 21.


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Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted  November 23, 2016

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Defense

MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational assessment

Posted  November 30, 2015

Navy photograph The MQ-8C Fire Scout completes a test flight Nov. 19 at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California. This flight was one of 11 operational assessment events to validate the system’s performance, endurance and reliability. The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed has three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County…

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Northrop Grumman submits proposal for ground based strategic deterrent program

Posted  October 19, 2016

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has submitted a proposal to the United States Air Force to modernize the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile system with the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program. GBSD will replace the existing ICBM missile system, including the weapon systems command and control; flight, launch and ground systems; and cyber elements. “The ICBM system…

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Defense

Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits

Posted  June 6, 2016

Eight F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base, Idaho, will depart this week for rigorous operational testing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, through June 17. This marks the first time Hill's operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.

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Local

Eagles gather in Lancaster for annual gathering

Posted  October 30, 2015

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the U-2 and the 25th anniversary of the SR-71 Smithsonian Speed Run, legendary SR-71 and U-2 pilots shared a few of their experiences during the 27th Annual Gathering of Eagles at the Hunter Pavilion, Lancaster, Calif.

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