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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

NASA photograph by Kim Shiflett Space

NASA Planet Hunter on its way to orbit

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Laiqa Hitt Defense

DOD must be more agile in technology development, official says

The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers April 17.

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Stormy Mendez Defense

3-D printer-capable Marines print replacement part for F-35

Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing.  This innovative technique is the process of replicating a digital 3-D model in the real world. 3-D printing software breaks the digital model down into layers which can be reproduced by the printer. The printer then builds the model from the ground up, layer by layer, creating a tangible object.


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News Briefs – April 22, 2016

Posted  April 22, 2016

New game offers Army training on sexual harassment, assault An interactive video game has been developed to train Army command teams on how to respond to accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. ELITE SHARP CTT was introduced at the beginning of April. Army members can download the game for free. The Leavenworth Times reported…

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Headlines – April 22, 2016

Posted  April 22, 2016

News Top general wants more soldiers in Europe – The general nominated to lead U.S. European Command said April 21 the Army should move another combat brigade to Europe to counter Russian aggression and also consider a range of military options that “keep everything on the table.”     Business Malaysia buys Thales drones for…

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Defense

Army experiments on providing ‘unlimited magazine’ to 2025 Soldiers

Posted  April 25, 2016

A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill, Okla., trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities.

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Defense

F-22 Raptors arrive in Romania

Posted  April 25, 2016

Two F-22 Raptors and one KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base on April 22.

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Business

Airbus delivers its first aircraft produced in United States

Posted  April 25, 2016

The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place today, April 25, in Mobile, Ala.

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