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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Space

New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Business

Research laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted  November 14, 2014

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

Posted  November 14, 2014

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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Tech

Teams announced for NASA 2015 robotics operations competition

Posted  November 14, 2014

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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Events

Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted  November 14, 2014

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

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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News Briefs Nov 12, 2014

Posted  November 12, 2014

California candidate leads in race after death A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash. Kern County Elections Chief Karen Rhea told the Bakersfield Californian Nov. 10 that votes are still being counted, but 68-year-old Michal Hill is a…

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Business

Air Force awards Lockheed majority share of Paveway II Plus

Posted  November 12, 2014

Lockheed Martin has received a $40.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2014 funding and the eighth award under the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Deliveries will begin in June 2015 and will…

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Elbit subsidiary to provide logistics support to U.S. Air Force’s F-16 head-up displays

Posted  November 12, 2014

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Nov. 11 that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed price contract valued at approximately $29 million by the U.S. Air Force for logistics support of the F-16 head-up display electric module assemblies. The contract will be performed by Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary…

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Defense

ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted  November 12, 2014

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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Veterans

Hagel says Vietnam Wall teaches sacrifice, need for questioning policies

Posted  November 12, 2014

DOD photograph by PO2 Sean Hurt Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with a Vietnam War veteran after a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2014. The Vietnam War Memorial teaches Americans to honor those who sacrificed, but also to be honest and to question the policies that…

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