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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.”

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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Thrift store supports veterans and community

Posted  June 2, 2017

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy treasure hunters: Terri and Kristi frequent Red White Blue thrift shop in Quartz hill to look for various art supplies. Searching mostly for plates, the ladies mix, match and glue pieces together for glass garden flowers. Here, they find containers for an outdoor robot. Knowing that donating and shopping…

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Around the Air Force: May 31

Posted  June 2, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to increase command support staff and the vice chief of staff discusses the nuclear triad.

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SpaceShipTwo completes another successful glide flight

Posted  June 2, 2017

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, took to the skies June 1 for its fifth glide flight.

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Headlines – May 31, 2017

Posted  May 31, 2017

News ‘Direct collision’ for U.S. homeland missile defense test against ICBM target – A monumental intercept test for the United States’ critical homeland defense system designed to defend against intercontinental ballistic missile threats from North Korea and Iran was a success, the Missile Defense Agency announced May 30 shortly after the test.   ‘Shocked’ South…

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News Briefs – May 31, 2017

Posted  May 31, 2017

Australian to send 30 more military advisers to Afghanistan Australia announced on May 28 it would send an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expected other countries to increase their contributions to the restive Central Asian country. Defense Minister Marise Payne said the increase was requested by NATO and supported by the…

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