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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.


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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

Posted  September 23, 2016

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

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Business

PAC-3 destroys tactical ballistic missile target

Posted  September 23, 2016

Two Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missiles successfully intercepted two tactical ballistic missile targets Sept. 21 as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test demonstrated the hit-to-kill interceptor’s unique ability to detect, track and destroy an incoming threat. “The PAC-3 Missile continues to be successful against today’s…

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Beale identifies U-2 pilot killed in crash

Posted  September 23, 2016

The deceased pilot involved in a U-2 Dragon Lady crash on Sept. 20th, 2016, has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie. Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. and was on a training mission with another pilot when the two-seater U-2 crashed.  The other pilot sustained non-life-threatening…

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Defense

ONR to lead team of ‘unmanned warriors’ to United Kingdom

Posted  September 23, 2016

Autonomy and unmanned systems experts from across the naval science and technology community will converge on the shores of the United Kingdom next month for the first-ever Unmanned Warrior joint exercise hosted by the British Royal Navy. The U.S. Navy contingent, led by the Office of Naval Research, will experiment with 10 technology projects to…

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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Posted  September 23, 2016

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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