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Space

NASA study shows Antarctica’s Larsen B ice shelf nearing its final act

Posted May 15, 2015 by

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

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Business

Sikorsky announces supplier of the year awards

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. May 13 announced its 2015 Supplier of the Year awards and 14 Gold Suppliers recognized for best-in-class performance. The companies all were initially recognized at Sikorsky’s annual Supplier Summit held recently in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The 2015 Supplier of Year award winners are:…

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Local

Antonovich announces grant for AVC early childhood education program

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Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and his Chief of Staff Kathryn Barger have joined Los Angeles Universal Preschool Board Member Bishop Henry Hearns and community leaders to announce a $200,000 grant to the Antelope Valley College Child Development Center

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Defense

President nominates Forces Command chief to lead Army

Posted May 15, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Gen. Mark Milley, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the new chief of staff, or CSA, of the Army.

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Graduation ceremony

Posted May 15, 2015 by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert

Pfc. Nina N. Sassano, with Platoon 4015, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., earned the company’s highest physical fitness and combat fitness score. Sassano, a native of Santa Clarita, Calif., earned a score of 599 out of 600 points and graduated boot camp May 1, 2015.

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Business

Air and missile defense radar sails through critical design review

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The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar critical design review. The outcome confirms Raytheon’s design and technologies as mature, producible and low risk; on track to meet all radar performance requirements, on schedule and within cost.  The CDR assessed all technical aspects of the program, from hardware specifications,…

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Veterans

Two World War I soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Courtesy photograph Sgt. William Henry Johnson, left, of the 369th Infantry Regiment, and Sgt. William Shemin, with the 4th Infantry Division, are to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for valorous acts during World War I. President Barack Obama announced May 13 that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I soldiers,…

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Business

Lockheed Martin receives $174 million contract for ATACMS missile production

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Lockheed Martin received a $174 million Foreign Military Sales contract for Army Tactical Missile System production for the U.S. Army and the United Arab Emirates.

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Veterans

VA waives resident-rate requirements

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In order to make it easier for veterans and their families to receive their GI Bill benefits where they choose, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has used his authority to waive the provisions of Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. This action will ensure all GI Bill® students are…

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Defense

Update: JSTARS Recap moves to next phase

Posted May 15, 2015 by Justin Oakes

A senior Department of Defense official signed a key acquisition memo May 7 that will allow the Joint STARS Recapitalization program office here to begin awarding contracts.

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