Featured Headlines

Lockheed Martin photograph Space

Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

sikorsky-assembly Business

First Sikorsky combat rescue helicopter enters final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission.

army-modernization Defense

Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

Courtesy photograph Local

A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

nasa-moon Space

NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Northrop Grumman photograph
Business

Space telescope reaches major milestone in path to launch

Posted  May 25, 2016

Northrop Grumman's delivery of the fully integrated Optical Telescope Element for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks another major milestone toward the October 2018 launch of the largest telescope ever built for space.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Gonsier
Defense

Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

Posted  May 25, 2016

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.

Full Story »

Veterans

Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

Posted  May 25, 2016

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China’s growing influence in the region. Fellow Vietnam veteran Ned Foote said Americans long ago forgave Germany and Japan for World War II, so there’s no reason not to do the same with Vietnam….

Full Story »

DOD photograph by Stephanie Dreyer
Defense

Carter: Maintaining military superiority requires work, funding, technology, people

Posted  May 25, 2016

DOD photograph by Stephanie Dreyer Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses service members at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., May 24, 2016. Carter commended them for their work and asked them to help in attracting and retaining their successors. Protecting the nation and much of the world is a U.S. duty because of…

Full Story »

News

News Briefs – May 25, 2016

Posted  May 25, 2016

U.S. says flight over Sea of Japan was safe, lawful The U.S. says an Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan that triggered a Russian protest was conducted safely and according to international law. Russia’s Defense Ministry protested the May 22 flight by the U.S. RC-135, saying it jeopardized air safety. The ministry…

Full Story »