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USS Nimitz completes homeport change

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Navy photograph by Coast Guard PO3 Amanda Norcross The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish (WPB-87358), homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., escorts the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the carrier’s homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash.   The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived…

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Veterans

Applications accepted for 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Posted January 14, 2015 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for the 2015 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Registration began in early January and will close April 15. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service Veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological…

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Business

Boeing, Embraer open joint aviation biofuel research center

Posted January 14, 2015 by

SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, Brazil – Boeing and Embraer Jan. 14 opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. At the Boeing-Embraer Joint Research Center in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian…

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Headlines January 12, 2015

Posted January 12, 2015 by

News: SpaceX rocket nails launch, but narrowly misses landing test – An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off Jan. 10 to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station, but narrowly failed a novel test to land itself on a platform in the ocean, the company said.   Business: Defense industry running out of time; mergers…

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Lockheed awarded $68M contract for F-22 work at Hill AFB

Posted January 12, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $67.8 million contract to help finish a year's worth of maintenance and repair work for the F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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Lightweight antenna increases Army agility

Posted January 12, 2015 by Amy Walker

Inflatable ground satellite antennas are aiding the expeditionary nature of U.S. and coalition forces, enabling them to achieve high-bandwidth network connectivity anywhere in the world from small deployable packages.

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Space

RS-25 engine testing blazes forward for NASA’s Space Launch System

Posted January 12, 2015 by

The New Year is off to a hot start for NASA's Space Launch System.

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Veterans

Consolidation of POW/MIA mission moving forward

Posted January 12, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Jan. 9 the Defense Department will, effective Monday, consolidate into one new agency the organizations that account for U.S. military prisoners of war and those missing in action. Hagel called for a review early last year to bring together the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint Personnel Accounting…

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Headlines January 9, 2015

Posted January 9, 2015 by

News Pentagon seeking 20 percent cut in U.S. war funding to $51 billion The Pentagon will request about $51 billion in war funding for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, a 20 percent reduction from the $64 billion Congress approved this year and the least since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials and congressional aides…

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Lakenheath selected to host first F-35s in USAFE

Posted January 9, 2015 by SSgt. Ryan Crane

Royal Air Force Lakenheath in England has been selected as the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe base to host the F-35A Lightning II.

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