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Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 begins in Ukraine

Posted July 22, 2015 by

The "Warriors" of Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 began their multi-national exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center with an opening ceremony here, July 20.

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NASA satellite camera provides ‘EPIC’ view of Earth

Posted July 22, 2015 by

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

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Optimism helped Vietnam vet survive as POW

Posted July 22, 2015 by Karen Abeyasekere

When 2nd Lt. John "Spike" Nasmyth climbed into his F-4 Phantom II on Sept. 4, 1966, to fly a combat mission over Vietnam, he never foresaw that he'd be blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile.

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GPS IIF-10 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral

Posted July 20, 2015 by

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the tenth Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 11:36 a.m., EDT.

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Hughes demonstrates hi-def video over satellite from rotary wing aircraft

Posted July 20, 2015 by

Hughes Network Systems announced July 20 that its Defense and Intelligence Systems Division successfully demonstrated the transmission of real-time, high definition video through helicopter blades with no signal disruption using its unique beyond-line-of-sight technology. Conducted on July 6-8, the testing of the Hughes end-to-end SATCOM solution for airborne platforms was performed on a NorthStar Aviation…

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Major savings occur as part of AEDC wind tunnel improvement program

Posted July 20, 2015 by

Replacing the test article control system and Data Acquisition System feedthrough assemblies used at the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel is saving Arnold Engineering Development Complex more than $1 million this year.

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NASA’s New Horizons discovers frozen plains in heart of Pluto’s ‘heart’

Posted July 20, 2015 by

In the latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes.

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Lockheed Martin-led team launches future USS Little Rock

Posted July 20, 2015 by

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the nation's ninth littoral combat ship, Little Rock, into the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisc., shipyard July 18.

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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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