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Palmdale High School Solar Car team prepares for challenge

With only a few weeks left, The Solar “Falcon” race car team from Palmdale High School are busy preparing “Falcon 2.0” to compete in The Solar Car Challenge -- a race from For. Worth, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn., July 17-23.

Army photograph by Spec. Dakota Price Local

Navy veteran finds recovery, healing in water

Katie Ray glides through the water, arms slicing and feet kicking, churning a wake of bubbles and ripples in the swimming pool at Arvin Gym. She practices swim strokes, trying to improve her time and technique, but what she's really doing is finding the person she used to be.

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MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability

The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar.

NASA photograph by Bill Ingalls Space & Technology

NASA’s Space Launch System booster passes major milestone on journey to Mars

A booster for the most powerful rocket in the world, NASA’s Space Launch System, successfully fired up June 28 for its second qualification ground test at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Justin D. Pyle Defense

AF introduces first fully built HH-60G Ops Loss Replacement helicopter

The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Ala.


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News

News Briefs – June 29, 2016

Posted  June 29, 2016

Russia: U.S. destroyer got too close to its ships in Europe The Russian defense ministry has accused a U.S. Navy ship of sailing dangerously close to its vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. The ministry says June 28 in comments carried by the Interfax news agency that the destroyer USS Gravely passed a Russian combat ship…

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NASA photograph by Bill Ingalls
Space & Technology

NASA’s Space Launch System booster passes major milestone on journey to Mars

Posted  June 29, 2016

A booster for the most powerful rocket in the world, NASA’s Space Launch System, successfully fired up June 28 for its second qualification ground test at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

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Defense

Tech Report: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Posted  June 29, 2016

Never leave an Airman behind. In this Air Force Tech Report, we look at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as they search far and wide for any remains of service members lost during conflicts to ensure closure is brought to their families.

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Space & Technology

SOFIA status update

Posted  June 29, 2016

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA’s flying telescope, was cleared to return to flight on June 27, 2016 (New Zealand date). On June 15, a crack was found in the thrust ring of one of SOFIA’s four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7J engines during a routine inspection. To rectify the problem SOFIA’s team sourced…

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Events

Living history at Planes of Fame

Posted  June 29, 2016

Three World War II veterans will be on hand for the July 2 Planes of Fame Air Museum ‘Living History Flying Day.” Tuskegee Airman and P-51 pilot Lt. Col. Robert Friend; P-51 Mustang pilot Walter Drake; and B-17 Flying Fortress ball turret gunner Wilbur Richardson will all be part of a speaker panel that will…

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