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F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September.

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Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

The Defense Department is partnering with a large-scale consortium in the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Aug. 28 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.

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U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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Arming the RPAs

Airmen from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron provide every munition that is loaded onto an MQ-1B Predator or MQ-9 Reaper at Kandahar Airfield; without them, the RPAs wouldn’t be able to provide combat airpower in Afghanistan.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.


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ATK awarded contract to provide UltraFlex solar arrays for upcoming Mars InSight mission

Posted  June 25, 2014

NASA/JPL-Caltech image This artist’s concept depicts the InSight Mars lander at work studying the interior of Mars, powered by ATK’s UltraFlex arrays. ATK has received a contract from Lockheed Martin Space Systems to provide the UltraFlex solar arrays for NASA’s InSight Lander mission, which will place a lander on Mars in 2016 to study the…

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NASA launches Earth science challenges with OpenNEX cloud data

Posted  June 25, 2014

NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency’s Earth science satellites. The challenges will use the Open NASA Earth Exchange. OpenNEX is a data, supercomputing and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific results, knowledge and expertise to…

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Universal Space Network awarded long-term gateway contract by Boeing

Posted  June 25, 2014

Boeing recently contracted with Universal Space Network to design, build, operate and maintain a Mil-Ka Gateway for Boeing Commercial Satellite Services in support of the Global Xpress program.  Universal Space Network, acting as the prime contractor, brought together a team consisting of SSC Chile, ViaSat, and Telefonica/MoviStar to win the contract in a competitive environment. …

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U.S. advisers arrive in Iraq to begin sssessment

Posted  June 25, 2014

The first U.S. service members ordered to Iraq to help the Iraqi military counter a terrorist threat have arrived in the country, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said June 24. About 90 troops have arrived in Baghdad, where they will join some 40 others attached to the U.S. Embassy to establish assessment…

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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for SBIRS missile defense satellites

Posted  June 25, 2014

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.86 billion fixed-price contract to complete the production of the fifth and sixth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellites, known as GEO-5 and GEO-6, for the Space Based Infrared System.

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Arotech Battery, Power Systems division unveils new hybrid power system

Posted  June 25, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Arotech Corporation announced June 25 a new Man Portable Hybrid Power Management System that its Battery and Power Division’s UEC Electronics subsidiary unveiled to the United States Department of Defense. This latest 3.5kW system is a prototype which satisfies an upcoming solicitation for the Mobile Electric Hybrid…

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Parachutes for NASA’s Orion spacecraft hit no snags in most difficult test

Posted  June 25, 2014

NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft June 25.

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100th anniversary of start of World War I approaches

Posted  June 25, 2014

ìOne day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.î This prophecy, from German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, came in 1888, and he was spot on. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Duchess Sophie, were visiting Sarajevo, the…

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AEHF-3 protected communications payload, built by Northrop Grumman, completes on orbit testing ahead of schedule

Posted  June 25, 2014

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.†- The protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force’s third Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite has completed on orbit testing ahead of schedule without any discrepancies, matching the high performance levels of others the company has provided. Launched Sept. 18, 2013, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V…

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Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

Posted  June 25, 2014

Army photograph by SFC Josh Edson Soldiers of the 501st Special Troops Battalion go on a ruck march June 19, 2014, at Camp Carroll, South Korea. Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army. This authorization…

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