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Veterans

Thousands gather to honor fallen veterans for Wreaths Across America Day

Posted December 15, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

DOD photograph by Sebastian Sciotti Jr. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses service members and volunteers during the opening ceremony on Wreaths Across America Day in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Dec. 13, 2014. Battaglia read a letter co-written with Army Gen….

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Headlines December 12, 2014

Posted December 12, 2014 by

News: After dramatic day, House approves $554 billion for Pentagon – The U.S. House of Representatives Dec. 11 narrowly approved a $1 trillion government-wide spending bill, but only after shouting on the floor, the changing of votes and arm-twisting behind closed doors.   Business: Musk’s SpaceX closer to certification for launches, U.S. says – Billionaire Elon Musk’s…

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Business

Lockheed Martin opens facility to accelerate MUOS secure radio terminal, government application development

Posted December 12, 2014 by

With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS’ new capabilities into warfighters’ hands faster.

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Events

Thunderbirds release 2015 show schedule

Posted December 12, 2014 by

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have finalized their 2015 show schedule. In its 62nd season, the team is slated to perform 71 demonstrations at 39 locations.

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Navy photograph by JoAnna Delfin
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Defense

Navy moving forward with LCS

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Navy photograph by JoAnna Delfin The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is moored at Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam. Fort Worth is conducting its maiden 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy “to move forward with a multi-mission…

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Tech

Help U.S. cope with climate change: Enter NASA-USGS data app challenge

Posted December 12, 2014 by

NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change.

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Army photograph by J.D. Leipold
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Veterans

Arlington National Cemetery continues improvements, director testifies

Posted December 12, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

In testimony on Capitol Hill, the executive director of Army National Cemeteries said as the pace of interments remain at an all-time high, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, continues process improvements.

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Headlines December 10, 2014

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News: Chinese national accused of transporting U.S. Air Force program information – A Chinese national has been arrested while carrying sensitive proprietary information on titanium used in a U.S. Air Force program, most likely the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.   Business: Boeing KC-46 tanker on track…

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Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend
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Defense

Technical interchange meeting focuses on hypersonic capabilities

Posted December 10, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

An Air Force and Navy Technical Interchange Meeting on ground testing of materials for high-speed aerospace applications was held here last month to discuss needs across the community in terms of current tools and methodologies.

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Space

Northrop Grumman to supply navigation system for SBIRS GEO-5 satellite

Posted December 10, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected by prime contractor Lockheed Martin to provide its space inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System's fifth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite.

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