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Lockheed Martin completes assembly of Near Infrared Camera for space telescope

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Lockheed Martin, under a contract from the University of Arizona, has completed assembly of the Near Infrared Camera Instrument Modules. NIRCam is the prime near-infrared imaging instrument for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The work was done at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, Calif., where environmental testing is about…

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Los Angeles AFB CFC Campaign kicks off

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  Air Force photograph by Jim Gordon Col. Sam McNiel, 61st Air Base Group commander and CMSgt. Carol Dockery, SMC command chief master sergeant, are joined by other base leaders to sign their Combined Federal Campaign pledge cards at the CFC kickoff, Sept. 27. This year’s CFC drive runs until mid December in the greater…

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Boeing delivers Royal Air Force’s 8th C-17

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Boeing delivered the United Kingdom’s eighth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force May 18 during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “I’m honored...

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Gate closure at Fort MacArthur

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Fort MacArthur’s 24th Street Gate Closure The 24th Street Gate at Fort MacArthur is closed through April 18. The 30th Street Gate will be open for all traffic during this period. This closure is necessary to facilitate construction across Meyler Road for the ongoing electrical distribution project to improve the reliability and efficiency of Fort…

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Northrop Grumman to develop new atom-based magnetic sensor

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to develop a new cost-effective atom-based magnetic sensor, or magnetometer, for antisubmarine warfare operations. The highly sensitive magnetometer will be part of a magnetic anomaly detection system mounted on helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles or submarines. Whether in the air above…

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Northrop Grumman donates printers to Los Angeles area schools

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility recently donated more than 60 lightly used printers and copy machines to Value Schools, a nonprofit corporation that operates two...

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Crews rush to clean up former California nuke lab

Posted August 23, 2013 by Alicia Chang

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – The sun was barely up at a former Cold War rocket test site when crews in hard hats, neon vests and steel-toe boots collected jars of dirt as part of a massive effort to clean up from a partial nuclear meltdown a half century ago. Parties that inherited the toxic mess…

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Northrop Grumman, Space Foundation to create Science Center at Space Foundation headquarters

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Northrop Grumman is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs, Colo., world headquarters. To be known as the Northrop Grumman Science Center, the facility will include a Science on a Sphere(TM) laboratory and a teaching facility that will be used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off

Posted October 26, 2012 by Joe Juarez

National Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off with a reading of the presidential proclamation and cake cutting ceremony at the Los Angeles Base Exchange Oct. 1. Left to right: Valerie Robinson, Corey Webber, Capt. Meo McGrath, Nina Smith, Myra Ford, Linda Vanifh, Augustin Velez and Tommy McInnis.  

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Boeing receives DARPA airborne satellite launch study contract

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing has been awarded an 18-month study contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to evaluate technologies for on-demand small satellite launch systems. Under the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access contract, worth about $4.5 million, Boeing will analyze affordable, aircraft-based satellite launch platforms that can quickly deploy small satellites or…

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