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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!

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‘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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Lockheed Martin to transform how U.S. Army trains vehicle crews

Posted  July 10, 2017

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $288 million contract to modernize its live training program. As the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin will partner with Saab (Stockholm: SAABB) to provide a simplified training solution that combines multiple vehicle crew training systems into a single product line. Managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office…

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WAREX 91-17-03

Posted  July 10, 2017

Army photograph by Spec. Sean McCallon U.S. Army Spc. Johnathan Alvarado, 491st Military Police Company out of Riverside, Calif., points his weapon out towards the road during a security checkpoint training exercise as part of the 91st Training Division’s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 91-17-03 on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on June 15, 2017. Alvarado of Lancaster,…

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Australia’s future sub program reaches major international milestone

Posted  July 10, 2017

Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and Lockheed Martin Australia July 9 welcomed the official opening of Australia’s Future Submarine Office by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Cherbourg France. In collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence, in what will be Australia’s largest defence capital investment program in history, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia will deliver…

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Aboard the USS Eisenhower

Posted  July 10, 2017

Navy photograph by Seaman Jessica L. Dowell Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., stands watch on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike). Ike is underway conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).

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Bahrain to buy Lockheed Martin’s Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod

Posted  July 10, 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the program. Under the $22.45 million contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ATPs, spares and support equipment for integration. To meet the BDF’s urgent…

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