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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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Marines, Sailor killed in KC-130T crash identified

Posted  July 17, 2017

It is with great regret that the Marine Corps announces the names of those who perished in the KC-130T Hercules crash in Mississippi July 10. Full name: Ryan M. Lohrey Pay entry base date: Sept. 26, 2007 Rank and date of rank: Petty Officer 2nd Class/ Dec. 16, 2012 Home of record: Middletown, Ind. Present…

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Headlines – July 14, 2017

Posted  July 14, 2017

News White House against ‘Space Corps’ and other House plans, fueling policy bill debate – The Trump administration is registering more than two dozen objections to the House’s 2018 defense policy bill, including a new space-focused branch of the military.     Business GPS III Satellite Rematch Between Lockheed and Boeing Readied – The Air…

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News Briefs – July 14, 2017

Posted  July 14, 2017

Remains of Vietnam MIA set for Montana arrival More than 48 years after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War, a Montana man is coming home. The Montana Standard reports Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton of Butte, whose remains were excavated from the crash site earlier this year and recently verified, are…

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Avengers assemble

Posted  July 14, 2017

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, began participating in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10.

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Lockheed Martin receives Army contract for guided MLRS rocket production

Posted  July 14, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

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