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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Seventy-three years ago, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.


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Trimble launches new airborne LiDAR systems

Posted  February 19, 2014

Trimble has announced two new additions to its airborne LiDAR portfolio. The TrimbleÆ AX60i and AX80 are highly capable, versatile systems that meet the demands of aerial survey operators for corridor and wide area mapping projects. The new airborne systems, together with flight planning and analysis software tools, have been designed to provide rapid and…

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NASA completes first ATTREX science mission

Posted  February 19, 2014

NASA photograph NASA’s unmanned Global Hawk is pushed out of a hangar on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in preparation for an ATTREX science flight over the Western Pacific. NASA’s Global Hawk No. 872 completed a 17.5-hour science flight Feb. 14, it’s first for the 2014 Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) mission. The unmanned aircraft,…

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Flight Opportunities Program busy in 2013; even more so in 2014

Posted  February 19, 2014

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate accomplished its busiest year in 2013 since its inception in late 2010, and 2014 promises to be even busier.

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Veteran Reunions

Posted  February 19, 2014

Feb. 21-23 Vietnam Heli Pilots Assn Ohio River LZ Chapter Louisville, Ky. For more information, contact Bob Hamilton at (502) 845-2914 or email captbob757@aol.com. Feb. 21-23 East Coast All-Seabee Reunion Hampton, Va. For more information, contact Bruce MacDougall at (804) 921-4753 or email seabeemacd40@verizon.net . Feb. 23-25 11th Abn Div Assn Mid-Atlantic Chapter – 11th…

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Headlines – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

News: Two U.S. troops killed, 4 wounded in Afghan attack – Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded in an attack Feb. 12 by gunmen wearing Afghan security force uniforms in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. defense officials said.  Hagel to preview Pentagon’s budget for 2015 on Feb. 24 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to preview…

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News Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Suspicious packages sent to U.K. army centers Bomb-disposal teams have been dispatched and streets cordoned off after suspicious packages were sent to several British Army recruitment offices in southern England. Counter terrorism police said packages were found Feb. 13 in the towns of Oxford, Slough and Brighton, while similar packages were found earlier this week…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted  February 14, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. We have assured Airmen…

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Northrop Grumman awarded U.S. military contract for navigation systems

Posted  February 14, 2014

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for purchase and sustainment of its embedded global positioning/inertial navigation systems.

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works awarded contract for Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter program

Posted  February 14, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $21.4 million contract for the Offshore Patrol Cutter program. Bath Iron Works is one of three shipyards chosen from a field of eight competitors to proceed to Phase I design work on this next-generation cutter program. The Bath Iron Works team includes L-3…

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‘Backbone’ of Real Thaw 14 pushes through final week of exercise

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Allie Delury In preparation for a Feb. 9, 2014, Atlantic storm, 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing were lined up on the Monte Real Air Base flight line to protect them from overhanging foliage and debris. Whether loading training munitions by day or turning wrenches at…

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