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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!

Photograph by Dennis Anderson Local

‘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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Events for May 2016

Posted  May 4, 2016

May 6-7 — 2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC Joint Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic May 6-13 — International Virtual Observatory Alliance Interoperability Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa May 9 — Lecture: Titan Cloud Modeling, Ithaca, N.Y. May 9-11 — XMM-Newton 2016 Science Workshop: The Next Decade, Madrid, Spain May 9-11 — Scientific Ballooning Technologies…

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Business

Keep on rockin’ – Little Rock AFB receives additional C-130J

Posted  May 4, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph by Damien A. Guarnieri. A U.S. Air Force crew ferried a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., April 29, 2016. This aircraft is assigned to the 61st Airlift Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The 61st, which has operated C-130s since 1956, is part…

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Air Force photograph by MSgt. Kevin Nichols
Defense

Total force Airmen complete Icelandic Air Surveillance mission

Posted  May 4, 2016

It seems like April flew by... much like the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft did throughout the skies of Iceland.

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Business

Raytheon ramps up deliveries of small unmanned air systems

Posted  May 4, 2016

Responding to growing war fighter demand, Raytheon has increased deliveries of its small unmanned aircraft systems. The company has also formed a new UAS directorate within the Advanced Missile Systems product line in Tucson, Ariz., that combines expertise in small UAS airframe and integration, with mission payload, command and control, and technology from across the…

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Defense

SMC creates remote sensing data lab

Posted  May 4, 2016

The Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate is opening a new data utilization laboratory in Boulder, Colo. The lab will provide an innovation environment to develop and demonstrate applications that can maximize utilization of remote sensing data to support joint warfighter operations in the field.  The lab will offer academia, industry and other…

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