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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Aerotech News and Review April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry, and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Aerospace Valley, and we have a full issue of news and features for you. The military and veteran community marked…

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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.”


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Events

McCarthy to Hold U.S. Service Academy Forum

Posted  October 21, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Congressman Kevin McCarthy will hold a forum in Bakersfield for students in the 23rd Congressional District interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies on Oct. 29, 2016.   “Our nation’s Service Academies provide our students with the opportunity to obtain an excellent education and also equip our young people with…

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Prototypes rapidly deliver cyber capabilities

Posted  June 21, 2017

Serving as "test drives" for possible Army systems of the future, prototypes are playing an increasingly vital role as a natural bridge between emerging technologies and more mature solutions that are part of official programs of record.

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Technology

AEDC analysts present on importance of computational fluid dynamics to research and development

Posted  November 22, 2016

Two Arnold Engineering Development Complex analysts specializing in computational fluid dynamics recently provided insight on how technology has been beneficial to their areas of expertise during a technical excellence seminar held at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Jason Klepper, CFD analyst who has worked at AEDC for 18 years, presented on the dynamic inlet simulation…

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Defense

Navy’s most advanced warship, USS Zumwalt commissions in Baltimore

Posted  October 17, 2016

The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore.

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Now it can be told -– The 10percent rule -– about the F-117 ‘stealth fighter’

Posted  October 21, 2016

A group gathered recently to be honored for their once-secret work weren’t the “Men In Black” with cool shades who do battle with interplanetary extraterrestrial threats. They were the men in cool shades in the black planes who dealt with the Cold War existential threat.

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