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Executive Sweet takes flight during open house

Posted November 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Nellis hosted an open house Nov. 8 and 9, which celebrated the 21st century Air Force and it's accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. During this celebration, several military aerial demonstration teams, including the American Aeronautical Foundation with their B-25J Mitchell, participated.

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Northrop Grumman receives $210 million to sustain Joint STARS fleet

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The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a $210 million contract to continue sustaining its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The contract is a continuation of Northrop Grumman’s Joint STARS sustainment contract, which was first awarded in 2000. Northrop Grumman is responsible for the logistics, engineering, training, mission support, supply…

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Report: Major federal lab misused contract funds

Posted November 14, 2014 by Susan Montoya Bryan

Managers at one of the nation’s premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab’s $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General said in a report Nov. 12. A review of documents determined that…

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New technology to reduce soldier’s load

Posted November 14, 2014 by David Vergun

Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert.

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Research laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted November 14, 2014 by Derek Hardin

Air Force Research Laboratory honored 12 outstanding scientists and engineers at the 2014 AFRL Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet recently for their exceptional contributions to advancing technologies for the war fighter. Eight were awarded fellow status, the laboratory’s highest award for career contributions, which has only been given to a total of 172 AFRL…

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Northrop Grumman B-2 program manager honored for leadership in stealth technologies

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Northrop Grumman photograph The National Defense Industrial Association has selected David G. Mazur, vice president and B-2 program manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, to receive its 2014 Rear Adm. Robert H Gormley Combat Survivability Leadership award. Mazur accepted the award on Nov. 13 during NDIA’s annual Aircraft Survivability Technical Forum held at Johns Hopkins University…

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Teams announced for NASA 2015 robotics operations competition

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Eight universities have advanced to the next round of “RASC-AL Robo-Ops,” a planetary rover robotics engineering competition sponsored by NASA and organized by the National Institute of Aerospace. The teams selected are California State University Long Beach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; San Jose State University in California; University of Buffalo in New York; University…

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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted November 14, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Sanjay Allen

More than 176,000 people attended the Nellis Open House and practice show Nov. 7, 8 and 9 to celebrate the 21st century Air Force and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace.

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Headlines November 12, 2014

Posted November 12, 2014 by

News: U.S. Air Force discussing A-10 compromise with Congress – The U.S. Air Force is trying to work out a compromise with Congress to retire a percentage of the A-10 fleet in order to move maintainers to the F-35 joint strike fighter, according to two service officials.   Business: Obama funds to fight in Iraq to…

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Boeing stacks two satellites to launch as pair

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service. The…

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