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News Briefs March 6, 2015

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Man charged with theft of military documents seeks release An engineer who worked for a defense contractor who’s been charged with attempting to travel to China with stolen documents on the development of advanced titanium for U.S. military aircraft is asking a judge to free him while he awaits trial. A hearing on Yu Long’s…

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AFRL offering prize for turbine engine development

Posted March 6, 2015 by Diane Kofoed

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Discover meetings to be held in Ohio on March 24-25. The Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the first Air Force technology prize, issuing a challenge to develop a small, efficient turbine engine for a shot at $2 million. Developers from across the United States, including individuals, teams and…

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Army Research Laboratory lays out science and technology priorities through 2019

Posted March 6, 2015 by Joyce P. Brayboy

Army photograph Dr. Rick Beyer, propulsion science expert, aligns a sample in a Bruker Wide-angle X-ray scattering camera at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. The laboratory recently released its technical implementation plan to guide the science and technology portfolio for the next four years. U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, director Dr. Thomas…

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Boeing, Cargolux Airlines celebrate 30th direct delivery of a 747 Freighter

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Boeing and Cargolux Airlines are celebrating the 30th direct delivery of a 747 Freighter to the Luxembourg-based cargo carrier. To mark the occasion, Cargolux’s latest 747-8 Freighter carries a special decal of the Father of the Boeing 747, Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who led the team that designed the airplane. We have built our…

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NASA spacecraft becomes first to orbit a dwarf planet

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA image Ceres is seen from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around the previously unexplored dwarf planet. The image was taken at a distance of about 30,000 miles. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft…

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AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress March 4. Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16….

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Greenert: Sequestration threatens readiness, modernization

Posted March 6, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

As the Navy faces a projected shortfall of about $25 billion below the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, sequestration and the continuing funding resolution have degraded the service’s readiness and capabilities, the chief of naval operations told Congress March 4. In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert…

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News Briefs March 4, 2015

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General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August, the top general overseeing the coalition said March 3. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said the Islamic State, which…

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Turning up the heat

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Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. Latest evolution of Lockheed Martin laser stops truck in field test Lockheed MartinĂ­s 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field…

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USO Visit

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Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Actor Vince Vaughn speaks with Edwards Airmen and 412th Security Forces Squadron members at the base library before introducing an advance screening of his new movie, “Unfinished Business,” at the base theater Feb. 28.

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