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F-35A completes first live air-to-air ‘kill’ test

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The F-35 Lightning II advanced its combat capability by launching an air-to-air missile and directly hitting a drone over a military test range off the California coast July 28.

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Junior Test Pilot School Summer Museum Program in session

Posted July 10, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Water parks and playgrounds are a great place to spend a few hours a day during summer vacation, but how cool is it to hang out with test pilots, engineers and aerospace folks, and make fun projects while learning about science, technology, engineering and math?

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USS Stennis operations

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Navy photograph by PO3 Joanathan Jiang Hospitalman Cristo Salazar, from San Antonio, treats Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Apprentice Jeanpaul Latorre, from Miami, during a mass casualty drill in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay. Stennis’ crew is currently preparing for fleet replacement squadron…

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Wounded vet raises funds for pet bills

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  QUARTZ HILL–Retired Army tanker Jerral Hancock and his wife, Adriana, are hosting a fundraiser 4-9 p.m., Sept. 13 to raise money to help veterans who have veterinary bills for their pets. The fundraiser will be at Vince’s Pizza and Pasta at 2833 West. Ave. L in Quartz Hill. “We are hosting this event for…

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Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy kicks off third year

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Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman Foundation Teacher Academy 2017 ‘Teacher Fellows’ working with Northrop Grumman Global Corporate Citizenship on curriculum development at a Teacher Academy workshop. Applications are now being accepted for the third annual Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. The program — designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5-8) — was established to…

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New master sergeants celebrate

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Edwards Air Force Base personnel gathered at Stripes Lounge to congratulate and celebrate the base’s newest master sergeants May 24, 2017. “The good news is we promoted above the Air Force average,” Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. “I can say we have one of the largest master sergeant promotions for…

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NASA licenses new auto-tracking mobile antenna platform

Posted August 12, 2016 by

NASA has designed an innovative antenna-mounting platform that meets the needs of the unmanned aircraft market by providing a low-cost, low-power mobile auto-tracking antenna.

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Four unlikely friends, a wedding, and no funeral

Posted July 10, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

It had to be hot in Baghdad on May 29, 2007, with summer temperatures rising into the 120s. It was hot in many other ways.

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SOFIA Cycle 6 call for proposals released

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NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, issued its Cycle 6 Call for Proposals, May 1, 2017, soliciting observing proposals from the U.S. and international astronomical communities. Approximately 500 hours of observing time will be awarded. The call for proposals was issued by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) on behalf of NASA. There will…

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Aerospace workers spruce up The Painted Turtle camp

Posted September 16, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy campers – Employees from Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, TSC, UTC Aerospace, Virgin Galactic and Woodward volunteered to help spruce up The Painted Turtle camp, right in time for the next session. The year-round camp is for children with serious and life threatening diseases. Armed with hoes,…

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