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News Briefs July 29, 2015

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U.S. Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said July 28. The Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and…

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News Briefs July 27, 2015

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Putin OKs maritime code calling for strong Atlantic presence Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new version of the country’s maritime doctrine that calls for maintaining a strong Russian presence in the Atlantic Ocean amid concerns about NATO expansion. The doctrine, which covers naval, merchant marine and scientific maritime issues, also adds the Antarctic…

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Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

Posted July 22, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds.

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Scaled Composites celebrates historic New Horizons mission with SpaceShipOne memento

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MOJAVE, Calif. — The first privately-funded vehicle to reach space and one of the most innovative crafts ever flown is part of space history again. A three-inch piece of SpaceShipOne was selected by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to accompany eight other mementos on the New Horizons spacecraft’s extraordinary journey to Pluto.   “SpaceShipOne is…

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Blue Stars Mothers help stuff a hummer

Posted July 17, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Blue Star Mothers and members of the community came together recently to stuff a Humvee full of goodies including toiletries, batteries and snacks for troops who are serving in all branches of the military.

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Can you see me now? Lakebeds ‘restriped’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Edwards Air Force Base is a prime location for flight test, but not just because of the high caliber of test pilots, engineers and maintenance professionals who train and work here. In fact, it's the natural resources like the 64.55 square miles of dry lakebeds that make the area so ideal.

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Van drivers need to help Veterans

Posted July 17, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Retired Lt. Cmdr. Fred Barthe, 81, and Danny Bazzell are happy to announce that once again the DAV (Disabled American Veteran) is in business to take veterans to their medical appointments in Sepulveda. The free service ended last year due to van parking issues. Barthe signed up to become a driver and help fellow veterans….

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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards AFB in California July 10 for a look at the flight test mission.

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NASA taking part in Thursday Night on the Square

Posted July 17, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA Armstrong's Office of Education is taking part in Palmdale’s Thursday Night on the Square at Aero Institute through Aug. 18.

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News Briefs July 15, 2015

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Panel: Shifting cargo likely caused 2013 Afghanistan crash Federal transportation officials say a military vehicle aboard an overloaded plane in Afghanistan broke free, likely leading to the 2013 crash that killed all seven crew members. The National Transportation Safety Board said July 14 an improperly secured Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle went through the bulkhead….

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