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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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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.


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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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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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Headlines – June 29, 2016

Posted  June 29, 2016

News Pentagon on Benghazi: Faster response wouldn’t have mattered – In response to harsh criticism that it failed to act during the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon conceded June 28 that the U.S. military reaction could have been faster, but that nothing it could have done would have saved the lives of the…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted  June 30, 2016

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  July 1, 2016

Air Force   Raytheon Co. – Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded an $118,526,926 firm-fixed-price contract for Lot 9 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer vehicles and support equipment. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition….

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