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Space and Missile Systems Center successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Posted May 20, 2015 by

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., May 20, at 11:05 a.m., EST.

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Events

Headlines May 18, 2015

Posted May 18, 2015 by

News: Marine dead, 21 hospitalized in Osprey hard landing in Hawaii – The Marine Corps has said one Marine has died after an Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii and the 21 other people on board were taken to hospitals. Corps identifies six Marines killed in Nepal helicopter crash – The Marine Corps identified the…

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Defense

Navy declares IOC capability for new rolling airframe missile

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Navy photograph by Seaman Shelby M. Tucker The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) participates in training exercises with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway conducting aqmphibious integration exercises.   The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability or the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile aboard…

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Defense

Navy lays keel for PCU Indiana

Posted May 18, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Indiana (SSN 789) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., May 16.

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Defense

Air Commandos bid farewell to MC-130P Combat Shadows

Posted May 18, 2015 by SSgt. Katherine Holt

The final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in front of more than 400 people, during an MC-130P heritage flight May 15.

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Space

NASA names winners of student launch challenge

Posted May 18, 2015 by

For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tenn., has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge, earning the $5,000 prize.

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Headlines May 15, 2015

Posted May 15, 2015 by

News: Six Marines dead as chopper found in Nepal – Nepalese rescuers May 15 found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.   Business: Study…

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News Briefs May 15, 2015

Posted May 15, 2015 by

European officials sing ‘We Are the World’ at NATO meeting In a distinctly different note for a military alliance meeting, European officials ended a NATO meeting with a spirited rendition of “We Are The World.” Taking a break from issues such as the war in Ukraine and instability in the Middle East, NATO and other…

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Business

Northrop Grumman establishes science advisory board for Venus mission

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman graphic Artist’s concept of the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform is shown here flying through the thick clouds surrounding Venus. A delta-wing shaped inflatable air vehicle with a 55 meter wing span, VAMP bears a strong resemblance to the Northrop Grumman-designed Flying Wing, B-2 Spirit and X-47B air vehicles. VAMP will cruise through the…

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Defense

Nomination for next Chief of Naval Operations announced

Posted May 15, 2015 by POC Julianne Metzger

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced May 13 during a Pentagon press briefing that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations.

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