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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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Tech

High school students learn STEM applications during outreach tour

Posted  February 5, 2014

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida Students in Desert High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program get up-close-and-personal with a hypersonic decelerator test article undergoing structural loads tests in NASA Dryden’s Flight Loads laboratory. About 30 students from Desert, Antelope Valley and Lancaster High Schools and several of their teachers got a first-hand…

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Mojave Air & Space Port to host business conference

Posted  February 5, 2014

Mojave Air & Space Port, birthplace of private sector leaps in aerospace technology, will be the site for the Southern California high desert and mountain region’s largest economic conference Feb. 21, 2014. The day-long 42nd annual Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference will include a regional economic forecast and presentations by leaders in business, industry, military,…

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Remembering those who sacrificed their lives for space exploration

Posted  February 5, 2014

NASA photograph by Robert Markowitz The flags of the State of Texas and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a wreath stand in tribute to the memorial tree planted in Fullerton’s honor at the Johnson Space Center’s memorial grove during JSC’s Day of Remembrance observance Jan. 30. Jan. 31, 2014, NASA commemorated the men…

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NAWCWD develops forward-firing miniature munition ‘in-house’

Posted  February 5, 2014

With the success of a forward-firing miniature munition, also known as Spike, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake, Calif., proved that the government can procure and deliver sophisticated guided missiles at a much lower cost than it is currently experiencing.

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Business

Raytheon marks delivery of 2000th Griffin missile

Posted  February 5, 2014

Raytheon has produced and delivered its 2,000th Griffin Missile.  Griffin production began in 2008 as a response to customer requests for a light, reliable, tactical weapon capable of precisely destroying targets with limited collateral damage.  The production milestone also highlights 70 consecutive months of on-time or early Griffin deliveries to the war fighter. “The Griffin…

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Veterans

VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  February 5, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are taking advantage…

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Headlines – February 3, 2014

Posted  February 3, 2014

News: NATO chief doesn’t see Karzai signing security pact – President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a pact for U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 and will probably leave the choice for his successor, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Feb. 1.   Business: Air Force looking for JSTARS recapitalization – The…

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News Briefs February 3, 2014

Posted  February 3, 2014

Updated online tour of Ohio’s Air Force museum Fans of Ohio’s National Museum of the U.S. Air Force don’t have to brave the snowy highways to see an updated showcase of aircraft and exhibits. An online virtual tour of the Dayton area museum’s Cold War Gallery has been updated. It’s a 360-degree, in-depth look providing…

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Hagel: Future requires renewed era of partnership

Posted  February 3, 2014

In a changing security and fiscal environment, the Defense Department will seek to collaborate more closely with European allies, especially to help build the capabilities of other global partners, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. He and State Department Secretary John Kerry formed a panel in Munich, Germany, at the Munich Security Conference, which ended Feb….

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Official discusses Chinese air force, missile trends

Posted  February 3, 2014

U.S. intelligence officials visiting Capitol Hill Jan. 30 reported to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the steady progress made by the Peopleís Liberation Army Air Force and the implications of that development to the United States. Donald L. Fuell, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center force modernization and employment technical director…

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