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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty

NASA photograph by Brian Tietz Tensegrity research is able to simulate multiple forms of locomotion. In this image, a prototype tensegrity robot reproduces forward crawling motion. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor…

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USS Fort Worth conducts CUES with Chinese Navy

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572) Feb. 23 enhancing the professional maritime relationship between U.S. 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).

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Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as advertised, regardless if take off is from a home base or deployed location….

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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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Female soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colo., who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.


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Armstrong Flight Research Center reaches students.

Posted  February 6, 2015

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Norbert, NASAís Digital Learning Network mascot has a little fun with students at the Gregg Anderson Academy. Principal Shelly Dearinger believes the school is so successful due to the parents, teachers and community partners such as those from the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Catching and holding elementary children’s attention…

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Veterans

Edwards Airmen celebrate Super Bowl with local retired veterans

Posted  February 6, 2015

What better way to spend one of America’s most favorite past times than munching on a good meal and watching the Super Bowl with folks who understand what your service has meant to your country and fellow countrymen?

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Defense

Making sailors SAFFiR

Posted  February 6, 2015

Navy unveils firefighting robot prototype at expo Navy photograph by John F. Williams The Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) undergoes testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory’s ex-USS Shadwell in Mobile, Ala. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels….

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Business

Boeing, DLA exercise $223 million combat logistics support agreement

Posted  February 6, 2015

Boeing and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency signed the second phase of a performance-based contract that reduces combat logistics support costs while enhancing war fighter readiness. Under terms of the contract Boeing will provide support for 11 different aircraft including the F/A-18 Super Hornet; AH-64 Apache; AV-8B Harrier; B-52 Stratofortress; C-17 Globemaster III and associated…

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Health & Safety

Measles: Don’t wait, vaccinate

Posted  February 6, 2015

Air Force photograph The 412th Medical Group is urging individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children if they are not immunized. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus and is easily spread through droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or any direct contact with an infected person’s secretions…

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Headlines February 4, 2015

Posted  February 4, 2015

News: White House adds $21 billion for modernization – The Pentagon has been conducting a “running reset” on its aircraft, ships, nuclear assets and ground vehicles over the past two years due to the limits placed on defense spending by the Budget Control Act, senior defense leaders said Feb. 2, but the fiscal 2016 budget request…

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News Briefs February 4, 2015

Posted  February 4, 2015

POW/MIA command in Hawaii has new name The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii now has a new name that reflects a merger of offices. The new agency is called the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The change involves a merger between JPAC in Hawaii, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office in Washington, D.C., and some functions…

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ program begins ground tests

Posted  February 4, 2015

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Feb. 4 the start of bladed ground testing, a major milestone, for the S-97 Raider™ program.

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Space

With Boeing Inmarsat-5 launch, global broadband network closer to reality

Posted  February 4, 2015

Photograph courtesy of International Launch Services The second Boeing Inmarsat-5 satellite launched Feb. 1 and sent signals from orbit, the next step in establishing Global Xpress, the worldís first globally available high-speed mobile broadband service for government and commercial users. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The second Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite has sent its first signals from…

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Veterans

Reunions – February thru April, 2015

Posted  February 4, 2015

374th Field Maint Sqdn., PACAF Feb. 13-14; Biloxi, Miss. For more information, contact Larry Voss at (218) 410-2192 or email levs.22@hotmail.com. 11th Abn/Air Assault Div Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and 187th RCT Feb. 21-25; Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, contact Artie Heape at (843) 846-4693 or email artieheape@centurylink.net. Seabees in Ireland & Scotland, NMCB 62 Feb….

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