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DHS student awarded DAR bronze medal

Posted June 10, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Cadet Lt. Col. Krista Antonio was awarded a bronze medal from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for her record of military and scholastic achievement as member of the Desert High School JROTC. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has presented…

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News Briefs June 10, 2015

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Governor vetoes bill limiting Nevada National Guard benefits Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has issued his first veto from the 2015 legislative session on a relatively obscure bill dealing with life insurance premiums for Nevada National Guard members. Sandoval opted June 8 to prevent AB472 from becoming law. The measure unanimously passed the Senate and Assembly…

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NASA’s LDSD project completes second experimental test flight

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NASA photograph by Bill Ingalls NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars: an inflatable donut-shaped device and a supersonic parachute. The launch tower helps link the vehicle to a balloon;…

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NASA releases detailed global climate change projections

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NASA photograph The new NASA global data set combines historical measurements with data from climate simulations using the best available computer models to provide forecasts of how global temperature (shown here) and precipitation might change up to 2100 under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide…

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Raytheon completes lab testing on AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS integration

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Raytheon has completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM├ć. The tests validate that AMRAAM-ER can be integrated and employed from the NASAMS launcher. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will be combined with AN/MPQ-64 F1Sentinel radar and the NASAMS launcher to provide increased air defense protection in…

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NASA Administrator visits Northrop Grumman to view Webb space telescope

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach facility May 28 to see the progress on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and leads the industry team that designs and develops the Webb Telescope’s optics, sunshield and spacecraft….

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VA launches community-based employment service for homeless veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 10 a new employment program aimed at helping job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness, and those on the brink of homelessness, gain stable and long-term employment. The new program, Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services, relies on Community Employment Coordinators who know their communities and can work with local employers to…

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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted June 10, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Northrop Grumman unveiled the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance system June 4 at its Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is…

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Global Vigilance CTF welcomes new director

Posted June 10, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Cory Naddy (right) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Rod Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander, June 5. The Global Vigilance Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., welcomed a new director June 5. Lt. Col. Cory Naddy is joining the GVCTF…

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News Briefs June 8, 2015

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OSHA says violations by companies, Navy led to worker deaths A federal agency says workplace safety violations led to the deaths of two workers at Pearl Harbor last December. Hawaii News Now reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines for two companies for the deaths of two men when a 7-ton…

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