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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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DOD photograph by PO1 Daniel Hinton
U.S. News

President urges national moment of remembrance on Memorial Day

Posted  May 27, 2016

DOD photograph by PO1 Daniel Hinton President Barack Obama bows his head after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. In issuing his Memorial Day proclamation yesterday, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to observe a National Moment of…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Perry Aston
Defense

DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

Posted  May 27, 2016

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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News

News Briefs – May 27, 2016

Posted  May 27, 2016

Navy: Two fighter jets collide off NC coast RALEIGH, N.C.–Two Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission May 26, sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, Va., collided about 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape…

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Headlines – May 27, 2016

Posted  May 27, 2016

News Navy aircrew recovered, receiving treatment after two Super Hornets crash – Two pilots and two flight officers whose jets crashed off the coast of North Carolina May 26 were recovered and are receiving medical attention, according to a Thursday release from Naval Air Force Atlantic.     Business Boeing’s KC-46A tanker braces for another…

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Business

GA-ASI, CBP successfully test airborne detect, avoid system aboard Guardian

Posted  June 1, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced June 1 the successful operational testing of a Detect and Avoid system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Guardian Unmanned Aircraft System, a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator® B RPA. The DAA system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System…

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