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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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Local

Test team looks at new parachute for ACES II ejection seat

Posted  June 28, 2017

Members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are testing a new parachute canopy for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II, or ACES II.

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Business

Sikorsky delivers second S-92® helicopter to South Korea Coast Guard

Posted  June 28, 2017

The South Korea Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its second S-92® helicopter for search and rescue following a ceremony June 27. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company. The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014.  To date, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving more…

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Business

BAE Systems and Leonardo to collaborate on new precision-guided munitions

Posted  June 28, 2017

BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced an initiative to pursue collaborations on new precision-guided solutions that will offer U.S. and allied military forces a range of low-risk, cost effective, advanced munitions for advanced, large caliber weapon systems.

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Defense

Famed World War II P-51B Mustang ‘Berlin Express’ to make transatlantic flight to perform in England with F-22

Posted  June 28, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle An F-22 Raptor and an P-51 Mustang perform a twilight show during the Wings Over Golden Isles Air Show in Brunswick, Ga., March 24, 2017. The duo performed a Heritage Flight, which is a performance of current fighter and attack aircraft flying with World War II, Korea…

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Memorial ceremony

Posted  June 28, 2017

Navy photograph by PO2 Raymond D. Diaz III Sailors fold seven American flags during a memorial ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan, June 27, 2017, to honor the seven sailors assigned to the destroyer USS Fitzgerald who were killed in a collision at sea.

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