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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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Any Memorial Day we will remember Dan

Posted  May 31, 2017

PALMDALE, Calif.–By the shank of the afternoon, by the time shot glasses of Jack Daniels were distributed for the toast, there were still dozens of kin and comrades gathered to remember a man they knew as the spirit of the cavalry, a fine non-commissioned officer, an Army professional, but mostly, great husband, family man and…

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Lockheed Martin offers ultrarealistic simulation for training, virtual reality with Prepar3D® v4

Posted  May 31, 2017

Pilots, instructors, and enthusiasts can dive into immersive training as Lockheed Martin released Prepar3D® v4. Prepar3D (pronounced “Prepared”) is Lockheed Martin’s flagship simulation and training software solution that offers the most versatile, immersive and engaging training experiences for the next generation.  “Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® simulation software, and v4 provides unprecedented realism,” said…

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KC-46 Pegasus undergoes testing in Benefield Anechoic Facility

Posted  May 31, 2017

A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time.

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Pentagon declares success for key test of missile defense

Posted  May 31, 2017

The Pentagon scored an important success May 30 in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack.

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Northrop Grumman plans for new growth at Mississippi facility

Posted  May 31, 2017

Northrop Grumman, which recently extended its lease in Moss Point, Miss., will bring new high-tech manufacturing jobs to the region. In April 2004, Northrop Grumman broke ground in Moss Point with site construction beginning in 2005. In April 2006, Northrop Grumman contributed to aerospace industry growth in south Mississippi when the ribbon was cut on…

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