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Marine Corps Company K graduation

Posted June 5, 2015 by timchisham

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Bethanie Sahms U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew B. Eckmann (center), of Platoon 3225, Company K, 3d Recruit Training Battalion (RTBN), poses for a photograph with his Senior Drill Instructor Sgt. Joseph B. Stoker (left), of Platoon 3225, Company K, 3d RTBN, and his recruiter Sgt. Christopher Corona (right), Recruiting…

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Report: Black Hawk pilots lost control, crashed in thick fog

Posted June 5, 2015 by Kevin McGill

A Black Hawk helicopter crashed last March, killing 11 servicemen, because two veteran Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter pilots got disoriented and lost control after failing to switch from visual-based to instrument-based flight procedures in a thick fog during a training exercise, the military said Thursday. The pilots, two other Louisiana guardsmen and seven Marines…

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Astronaut Nicole Stott retires from NASA

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After 27 years with the space agency, Astronaut Nicole Stott is retiring from NASA. Stott, who flew two spaceflight missions, including a long-duration mission on the International Space Station, plans to pursue a career as a full-time artist and advocate for science, technology, engineering, math and art education. NASA’s Flight Operations team wishes Nicole the…

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Arlington denies burial of guardsman killed in chopper crash

Posted June 5, 2015 by Bill Fuller

Arlington National Cemetery says a Louisiana National Guardsman who was killed in a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico can’t be buried at the hallowed grounds because he was killed during a training exercise. The burial plots are only for service members who die on active duty and space is limited, the cemetery says….

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News Briefs June 3, 2015

Posted June 3, 2015 by

Army sergeant accused of taking bribes in Afghanistan An Army sergeant from Fort Campbell, Ky., has been accused of taking $100,000 and a Rolex watch in bribes from vendors seeking contracts in Afghanistan. A document filed June 1 in U.S. District Court in Paducah, Ky., charges 43-year-old Ramiro Pena Jr. with conspiring to commit bribery…

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Northrop Grumman awards scholarships to two San Fernando Valley students

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Northrop Grumman photograph Huong (Kimberly) Au (left) and Andy Wang are recipients of the Northrop Grumman Woodland Hills facility’s annual Engineering Scholars award, which honors promising high school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math. The students were honored at an awards reception on May 21 at the Warner Center Marriott in…

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Honeywell provides Dassault Falcon 5X with new cockpit technologies

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Building on its long-standing relationship with Dassault, Honeywell Aerospace is supplying its advanced Primus Epic cockpit technologies to Dassault’s newly unveiled Falcon 5X. Primus Epic’s latest enhanced features have been customized for Dassault’s EASy III cockpit. The new plane combines safety, performance and new capabilities while achieving the lowest fuel consumption in its category. “Dassault…

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Bunch readies for departure with ‘fini flight’

Posted June 3, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, poses for a photo with his wife, Carolyn, following his last proficiency flight at Edwards May 27. Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, took to the skies one last time over Edwards AFB May…

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Northrop announces OpenPod, next generation of podded sensor systems

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Changing, integrating or upgrading sensors on a military aircraft can be an expensive, time-consuming and complex endeavor. Northrop Grumman’s new OpenPod(TM) sensor system, unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., overcomes these challenges by making it possible for maintainers to swap sensors in theater. The OpenPod system consists of line-replaceable units and a…

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Australia, US. alliance on display

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More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in Australia July 4-19. Talisman Sabre, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command, will incorporate U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy, Australian…

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