Defense

April 2, 2014

Our Armed Forces in action

A quick look back at service men and women at the beginning of this year:
 

Army photograph by Sgt. Eric Provost

Supporting Jalalabad’s police

U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Perez helps secure the Afghan National Police Headquarters in Jalalabad Feb. 3, 2014, while Security Force Advise and Assist Team Blue with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, meets with their counterparts inside and introduces them to the advisors with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Perez hails from Palmdale, Calif., and serves as a guardian angel with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.
 

Navy photograph by PO1 R.J. Stratchko

Bataan Amphibious Group, 2014 deployment

Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Seaman Allen Stevenson, from Warrenton, Va., loads anti-ship missile defense chaff rounds in the decoy launcher system as Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Richard Dinio, from Lancaster, Calif., observes aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts.
 

Marine Corps photograph by Pfc. Carson Gramley

2014 Marine Corps Trials shooting competition

Cpl. Joshua Lopez, from Lancaster, Calif., with Wounded Warrior Battalion East, aims downrange during the air rifle shooting competition at the Marine Corps Trials aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 10, 2014. The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment enables wounded, ill, or injured Marines to focus on their abilities and to find new avenues to thrive. The fourth annual Marine Corps Trials is being held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 4-12. Athletes will compete in archery, cycling, shooting, swimming, track, field, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair basketball.
 

Navy photograph by PO3 Erin Devenberg

Navy Misawa sailors participate in career day

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Itza Lara, originally from Hidalgo, Texas, and Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Jake Lopez, a native of Lancaster, Calif., demonstrate baton strike safety during a Sollars Elementary School Career Day Fair on board Misawa Air Base, March 28, 2014. The school conducted the career day so students could learn about the basic aspects of numerous military career fields.
 

Marine Corps photograph by 1st Lt. James Stenger

U.S. Marine, Ghanaian sailors conduct boat maintenance

Lance Cpl. Tyler Jackson, a small-boat mechanic with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1, uses his digital technical manual to aid in troubleshooting a problem with a small-boat engine in Takoradi, Ghana, March 17. Jackson, a Lancaster, Calif., native, was responsible for creating classroom instructions and practical application courses designed to teach the Ghanaian sailors the best common practices to fix the engines on their fleet of boats. Established in 2011, the task force is charged with supporting U.S. Africa Command and Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa’s theater security cooperation requirements.




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Headlines December 17, 2014

News: U.S. Air Force tanker platform slated for year-end debut - Boeing is planning for first flight of its 767-2C – upon which the U.S. Air Force’s new KC-46 tanker will be based – by year’s end, six months late. Northrop Grumman wins $657.4 million deal to supply drones to South Korea - Northrop Grumman has won...
 
 

NASA launches new Micro-g NExT for undergraduates

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a new microgravity activity called Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 28, 2015. Micro-g NExT challenges students to work in teams to design and build prototypes of spacewalking tools to be used by astronauts for spacewalk training in the...
 
 
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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Allianc...
 

 
Coast Guard photograph

Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast...
 
 
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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerfu...
 
 

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates 3D printed rocket propulsion system for satellites

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System. The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office of Chief...
 




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