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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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Business

U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $413 million for JASSM®-ER production

Posted  June 2, 2017

PRNewswire Lockheed Martin has received a $413.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Lot 15 production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)-Extended Range (ER) version. The Lot 15 contract includes 360 JASSM-ER missiles, data, tooling and test equipment. These 360 missiles bring JASSM-ER missiles under contract to 910, and to more than 3,000…

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Community comes together to honor Memorial Day

Posted  June 2, 2017

Photograph by Diane Betzler Folks from all over the Antelope Valley attended Memorial Day services May 29 at the Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Palmdale. PALMDALE, Calif.—The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale Recreation & Culture joined this Memorial Day in hosting a tribute to America’s military men and women who…

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Defense

Future USS Gerald R. Ford delivered to Navy

Posted  June 2, 2017

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier in Newport News, Va., May 31, 2017. Delivery followed the ship’s successful completion of acceptance trials May 26. “Congratulations to everyone who has helped bring CVN 78 to this historic milestone,” said Rear Adm. Brian Antonio, program executive officer for…

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Elder vets recognized for their service at AV Senior Center

Posted  June 2, 2017

Photograph courtesy of AV Senior Center Vietnam War Navy Veteran Phil Roberts, who volunteers with the AV Veterans Community Action Coalition, recognizes Marine Corps veteran Theodore Melendrez, in a ceremony held at the Antelope Valley Senior Center in Lancaster, Calif. LANCASTER, Calif. – Dozens of very senior veterans of all eras of service and wars…

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Space

NASA names Patrick Forrester new chief of Astronaut Office

Posted  June 2, 2017

NASA’s Director of Flight Operations Brian Kelly has selected Texas native Patrick Forrester as the chief of the Astronaut Office. Forrester replaces U.S. Navy Capt. Christopher Cassidy, who has held the position since July 2015. Cassidy will return to the astronaut corps and resume his candidacy for flight assignment. “Chris is an American hero,” Kelly…

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