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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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Events

Retiree Appreciation Day set for May 16

Posted  May 8, 2015

Edwards AFB will host its 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day 8-11 a.m., May 16. The event will be held at the Oasis Community Center in Bldg. 2500 at 205 West Popson Ave. All military retirees and their spouses are invited to attend. After the opening ceremony, attendees will have the opportunity to visit a variety…

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Deployed Airman’s rosy return to Edwards

Posted  May 8, 2015

Araceli Martinez, a military spouse and Commissary employee, expected an ordinary day on the job May 5.

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Space

NASA announces Journey to Mars Challenge

Posted  May 8, 2015

What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth? NASA is embarking on an ambitious journey to Mars and May 5 announced a challenge inviting the public to write…

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Defense

First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted  May 8, 2015

The Department of Defense welcomed its first female F-35 Lightning II pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5.

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Tech

NASA’s Langley Research Center named Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Posted  May 8, 2015

NASA photograph by David C. Bowman In a May 8ceremony, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was formally designated a Vertical Flight Heritage Site by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International. From left to right: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Langley Center Director Dave Bowles, AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg and NASA’s Aeronautics Research…

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Business

Excalibur Ib fired from M109A2/A3 howitzer in first-time test

Posted  May 8, 2015

The U.S. Army and Raytheon successfully fired two Excalibur Ib projectiles from a M109A2/A3 howitzer during recent tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. Using the M185 cannon and M119A2 propelling charge with Excalibur for the first time, both rounds guided precisely to their targets more than 20 kilometers away. The M109A2/A3 is an early variant of…

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Veterans

VE Day marked end of long road for World War II troops

Posted  May 8, 2015

When President Harry S Truman, British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin simultaneously announced that Nazi Germany had surrendered on May 8, 1945, the joy Americans felt was tempered by where they were. The war that began with Germany invading Poland Sept. 1, 1939, ended with the total defeat of the…

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Defense

Air defense artillery Soldiers apply ‘train as you fight’

Posted  May 8, 2015

“Train as you fight" is a phrase familiar to soldiers. Whether they are preparing for an upcoming mission or keeping their skills honed to perfection, training in this manner is crucial to maintaining proficiency.

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Defense

Test Ops bids farewell, consolidates into three other units

Posted  May 8, 2015

Since 2014, efforts have been underway to consolidate the 445th Flight Test Squadron into three other Combined Test Forces, and May 1, base leadership and 445th FLTS personnel were on hand to finally bid farewell to the historic squadron known as "Test Operations" during an inactivation ceremony at Club Muroc.

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Headlines May 6, 2015

Posted  May 6, 2015

News: President nominates Gen. Joseph F. Dunford as Joint Chiefs chairman – President Obama nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford May 5 as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calling the commander of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan “a proven leader.”   Business: U.S. Air Force says may revisit rocket plan if firms do…

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