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Space

NASA selects research teams for new virtual institute

Posted November 13, 2013 by

NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning space science and human space exploration. The teams participating in the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute will address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth asteroids, the…

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Business

Northrop Grumman delivers LITENING G4 targeting System to Royal Danish Air Force

Posted November 13, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman has delivered LITENING G4 advanced targeting systems to the Royal Danish Air Force for its F-16 aircraft following a rigorous flight test and evaluation program.

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Business

General Dynamics C4 Systems receives 2013 Nunn-Perry Mentor-Protege Award

Posted November 13, 2013 by

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received the 2013 Nunn-Perry Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Small Business programs in recognition of its commitment and performance as a mentor to nFocus Solutions, a woman-owned small business headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. The Nunn-Perry award recognizes superior performance in the areas of quality, technical assistance,…

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Veterans

President, VA secretary pledge support for U.S. veterans

Posted November 13, 2013 by Donna Miles

President Barack Obama commemorated Veterans Day Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery, calling the holiday a reminder of the nation’s “sacred obligation” to those who have “fought for our freedom and stood sentry for our security” throughout America’s history.

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Veterans

Airmen, French community honor WWI aviators

Posted November 13, 2013 by TSgt. Benjamin Wilson

Representatives of the U.S. Air Force and the local French community came together to honor the members of Lafayette Escadrille during a Veterans Day ceremony in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, Nov. 11.

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Veterans

Doolittle Raiders honored with ‘final toast’

Posted November 13, 2013 by Desiree N. Palacios

The Air Force hosted the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony Nov. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

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Headlines November 4, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013 by

News: Hagel calls for smaller force delays picking among weapons – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is outlining his vision of a smaller, better equipped military while anticipating tough choices about some multi-billion dollar weapons systems that declining Pentagon budgets may force President Obama’s administration to make.   Business: KC-46 came within 24 hours of contract…

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News Briefs November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013 by

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,151 As of Nov. 5, 2013, at least 2,151 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,782 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Defense

Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

Posted November 6, 2013 by David Vergun

Technologies are being developed and tested that enable soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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Defense

AFRL engineers conduct rain erosion testing

Posted November 6, 2013 by

Materials and coatings created for aerospace systems that travel at high rates of speed are repeatedly exposed to rain droplets could make the systems, materials and coatings susceptible to damage or erosion. Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Systems Support Division conducted testing on mission critical components for a Navy…

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