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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community and one of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program.

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Ninth CMSAF laid to rest

Posted August 19, 2015 by TSgt. Daniel DeCook

“If you've met Chief Binnicker, you've met an icon -- a hero, a legend," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody.

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NASA begins to build satellite mission to improve hurricane forecasting

Posted August 19, 2015 by

SwRI photograph Engineers begin construction of the first of eight microsatellites for NASAís Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Communication antennas, attitude control, GPS receiver, and other instrumentation will be installed on the satellite frame in the coming weeks. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted August 19, 2015 by Jay Levine

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space.

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DOD, National Guard support efforts to fight western wildfires

Posted August 17, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

More than 440 California National Guard soldiers and airmen have been activated to help the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, fight fires throughout the state, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Aug. 17.

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Three-time spaceflight astronaut Steven Swanson retires from NASA

Posted August 14, 2015 by

With nearly 200 days of spaceflight experience, astronaut Steven Swanson has retired from NASA to share his experience and expertise in an academic setting. Swanson will join Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, as a distinguished educator in residence. His last day with NASA is August 30.

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Secretary of the Air Force, SMC commander visit Northrop Grumman facility

Posted August 14, 2015 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman recently hosted the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, and commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, on an in-depth tour of the company’s Space Park manufacturing capabilities and research and development facilities. The secretary and Lt. Gen. Greaves were also briefed…

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Buttoned Up: Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-4 secure comm satellite encapsulated for Aug. 31 launch

Posted August 14, 2015 by

The fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing Aug. 10.

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First sunshield layer completed for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The first of the five sunshield layers that will make it possible for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created more than 13.5 billion years ago, was delivered to Northrop Grumman's Space Park facility April 24. 

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Navy accepts delivery of LCS 6

Posted August 12, 2015 by

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Aug. 11. Jackson is the fifth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy, the third of the Independence variant to join the fleet. Capt. Warren R. Buller II, commander, Littoral…

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