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Now it can be told -– The 10percent rule -– about the F-117 ‘stealth fighter’

A group gathered recently to be honored for their once-secret work weren’t the “Men In Black” with cool shades who do battle with interplanetary extraterrestrial threats. They were the men in cool shades in the black planes who dealt with the Cold War existential threat.

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Homegrown Vietnam Memorial Wall a grassroots drive that worked

Across the nation, several veteran-oriented non-profits built traveling half-scale tributes to the Vietnam Memorial on the Mall in Washington, each serving their own need and purpose, arriving in towns across the nation for display.

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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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Lancaster, Calif. native serves aboard warship named after United States of America

A 2007 Lancaster High School Graduate and Lancaster, Calif., native is playing a key role in supporting the newest and largest amphibious warship in the Navy.

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NASA takes next step in green aviation X-planes plans

At the 39th meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization Oct. 6, 191 countries reached a global climate deal to reduce carbon emissions from aviation.

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Deployment

Posted  October 21, 2016

Navy photograph by Seaman Joshua Murray Seaman Eddy Ramirez, from Palmdale, Calif., brings a refueling hose onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ramirez serves aboard Ike as an aviation boatswain’s mate, operating fuel transfer systems. Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of…

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NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic ice change airborne survey

Posted  October 21, 2016

NASA photograph by John Sonntag The mountains of northern Alexander Island in the Antarctic Peninsula, passing under the left wing of the DC-8 aircraft carrying Operation IceBridge¹s scientists and instruments on Oct. 14, 2016. At the southern end of the Earth, a NASA plane carrying a team of scientists and a sophisticated instrument suite to…

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VMM-364 Change of Command

Posted  October 21, 2016

Courtesy photograph Lt. Col. Paul Kopacz, left, former commanding officer of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364, and Lt. Col. Stephen Conley, commanding officer for VMM-364, pose for a photo after Conley’s boot camp graduation aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif. Kopacz and Conley have been friends since their sophomore year of high…

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U.S., U.K. start mine countermeasure exercise in Arabian Gulf

Posted  October 21, 2016

Navy photograph by PO2 Victoria Kinney U.S. Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) ships USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Gladiator (MCM 11) and USS Dextrous (MCM 13) steam in formation with Royal navy ships RFA Lyme Bay (L 3007), HMS Middleton (M34), HMS Chiddingfold (M37), HMS Penzance (M106) and HMS Bangor (M109) with two MH-53 helicopters from…

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Divers practice Orion water recovery techniques in giant pool

Posted  October 21, 2016

NASA photograph by James Blair U.S. Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion recovery techniques Sept. 21, at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The recovery team is practicing underway recovery techniques using a test version of the Orion spacecraft. Training will help…

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