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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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New AC-130J completes first test flight

Posted  February 10, 2014

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the sky for the first time as a gunship at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31.

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Balance key to fiscal 2015 budget reductions, Hagel says

Posted  February 10, 2014

Balance is the key to handling budget reductions for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Feb. 7. Hagel has to cut $41 billion from the presidentís planned fiscal 2015 budget request, scheduled to be released March 4, and Pentagon planners are working with the White House and the…

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Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib demonstrates production maturity and effectiveness in milestone test event

Posted  February 10, 2014

The U.S. Army and Raytheon successfully fired 30 GPS-guided Excalibur Ib projectiles during an extensive First Article Test series at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. This test series validated performance and reliability of the Excalibur Ib production configuration, and moves the program toward full-rate production. “Excalibur gives the warfighter a pinpoint precision tool to eliminate enemy…

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NAVAIR charts a new course in virtual worlds

Posted  February 10, 2014

Courtesy Photo NAVAIR Leadership Development Program participants meet in a 3-D virtual world to chat about current leadership topics. NAVAIR uses virtual world technology in a variety of ways to increase collaboration and learning. Imagine engineers, program managers, shipyards, Sailors and Marines designing aircraft, analyzing parts, creating new tactics, training and models all together in…

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Unmanned QF-4 crashes near Holloman

Posted  February 10, 2014

An unmanned QF-4 Aerial Target assigned to the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., crashed Feb. 7. The crash site is located inside the White Sands National Monument, which was closed in advance of the test mission. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, and the incident is under investigation….

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POW receives medal seven decades later

Posted  February 10, 2014

For a former U.S. Army Air Force veteran, a seven-decade long wait ended when Col. James C. Hodges, the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and 87th Air Base Wing commander, presented the former prisoner of war the POW Medal for services during World War II, Jan. 27, 2014

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Boeing delivers first Peace Eagle aircraft to Turkish armed forces

Posted  February 10, 2014

Boeing is helping Turkey improve its self-defense capabilities with the recent delivery of the first Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. The Turkish Armed Forces now has advanced airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities, and can simultaneously track airborne and maritime targets, with the first of four AEW&C aircraft it has received from…

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Headlines – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

News: Defense spending after 2015: It’s anyone’s guess – The powers-that-be must soon make a decision on how to cut military spending before sequestration returns in 2016.  Yeager in Sacramento court as part of lawsuit – Retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Chuck Yeager could have thought of a few other things he’d rather be doing Feb. 4,…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest pending Israeli draft Israeli police say thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are blocking highways across the country to protest plans to enlist them in the military. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the simultaneous demonstrations Feb. 6 have caused large traffic jams. He says the demonstrators are clashing with police, who are dispersing them…

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Welsh thanks Edwards Airmen, talks keys to AF success

Posted  February 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks to Team Edwards about current issues and future challenges involving the service Jan. 30 in the base theater. Almost a thousand Airmen, government civilians and contractors filled the base theater to hear Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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