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NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m., EDT, May 21 launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

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Air Force budget request builds on momentum, addresses great power competition

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, Air Force leaders said May 18.

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Lockheed Martin’s fifth AEHF protecting comm satellite completes launch environment test

Lockheed Martin recently put its fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite through its paces in realistic simulations of its future launch experience. The satellite completed the tests successfully and is now in system-level testing in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force in 2019.

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A Shark in the desert

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.


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HT July 7

Posted  July 10, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman Elie Ward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits…

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Poland selects Lockheed Martin’s HIMARS launcher for Homar program for exclusive further negotiations

Posted  July 10, 2017

The Polish Armament Group has selected Lockheed Martin for exclusive further negotiations to develop the Polish Homar program on the basis of the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The partnership will develop in-country defense technology modernization via transfer of technology, in-country production/manufacturing and future modernization. Lockheed Martin produces HIMARS launchers for the…

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Headlines – July 7, 2017

Posted  July 7, 2017

News North Korean missile advances put new stress on U.S. defenses – North Korea’s newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon’s missile defenses like never before. Even more worrisome, it may be only a matter of time before North Korea mates an even longer-range ICBM with a…

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News Briefs – July 7, 2017

Posted  July 7, 2017

One U.S. soldier killed, two wounded in southern Afghanistan One U.S. Army soldier was killed and two others were injured in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said July 5. The U.S. said that Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska, was killed July 3 by indirect fire in Helmand Province. He was assigned to…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  July 7, 2017

A recurring subject in my column here are my stories of Lancaster’s War Eagle Field, which was the training field for the English and American pilots in World War II, located at the corner of 60th Street West and Avenue I.

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