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News Briefs June 6, 2014

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Jet crashes into California homes but no injuries A military jet slammed into a Southern California neighborhood dense with homes and exploded in flames, but the pilot and everyone on the ground emerged unscathed, officials said. Moments after the pilot ejected to safety the afternoon of June 5, the Harrier jet went down in a…

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Iraq accepts first Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft

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Lockheed Martin photograph Iraq’s ambassador to the U.S., Lukman Faily, highlights the importance of partnership between Iraq and the United States during a ceremony marking the delivery of the first Iraq F-16 Fighting Falcon at Lockheed Martinís Fort Worth, Texas, facility. Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi…

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NASA selects minority student teams for 2014 microgravity research flights

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NASA has selected 13 undergraduate teams from minority-serving institutions across the United States to test their science experiments in microgravity conditions. The teams will travel on a Reduced Gravity Education Flight with NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project the week of July 7. Each team designs, flies and evaluates a reduced-gravity experiment that aims…

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Northrop Grumman awarded contract to develop miniaturized inertial navigation system for DARPA

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to develop a miniaturized navigation grade inertial system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA’s Chip-Scale Combinatorial Atomic Navigator (C-SCAN) program aims to integrate micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) and atomic inertial…

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U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

Posted June 6, 2014 by Sgt. Daniel Cole

Army photograph by Sgt. Daniel Cole Col. Trevor J. Bredenkamp, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, speaks to attendees during a ceremony held at Amfreville, France, June 4, 2014, commemorating Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, during the invasion of…

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2014 NASA advanced technology Phase I concepts selected for study

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NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact through pioneering technology development. The selected proposals cover a wide range of imaginative concepts, including: a submarine to explore the methane lakes of Titan; using neutrinos to perform measurements…

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Another C-130J Super Hercules heads to Little Rock AFB

Posted June 6, 2014 by Andrew McMurtrie

The 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, received another Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules airlifter June 5. A Little Rock AFB crew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., facility in Marietta, Ga. The 61st, which has operated C-130s since 1956, is part of Air Mobility Command’s 19th Airlift…

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News Briefs June 4, 2014

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Pentagon: Russian fighter intercepted U.S. plane The Pentagon says a Russian fighter jet intercepted an American reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Pacific in late April, prompting top officials to communicate their concerns to the Russian military. A Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said June 3 the Russian Su-27 fighter flew across the…

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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force breaks ground on new fourth building

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Air Force photograph by Don Popp From left to right: Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of Orville and Wilbur Wright; Col. Cassie B. Barlow, commander of 88th Air Base Wing;† Fran Duntz, chairman of the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Managers; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson, director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air…

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Trident II D5 missile reaches 150 successful test flights

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Navy photograph One of two Trident II D5 missiles tested June 2 by the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile, built by Lockheed Martin, has achieved 150 successful test flights, setting a new reliability record for large ballistic missiles. The Navy launched two unarmed missiles June 2 in the Atlantic…

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