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Airbus photograph by Andreas Zeitler Business

Tornado successor: Team Eurofighter presents offer to Germany

On the eve of the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018, Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH have submitted their offer to the German Ministry of Defence for a replacement of the Bundeswehr’s ageing Tornado combat aircraft, which was developed in the 1960s, and have established the Eurofighter as its ideal successor.

Army photograph by Sgt. Gregory T. Summers Defense

Air cavalry, ‘sky soldiers’ test new air assault concept

As the setting sun marked the start of another spring evening at the training area in Hohenfels, Germany, the roar of helicopter turbine engines competed against the thrumming rhythm of rotor blades beating the air as 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division soldiers began their work.

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NASA engineers dream big with small spacecraft

Many of NASA's most iconic spacecraft towered over the engineers who built them: think Voyagers 1 and 2, Cassini or Galileo -- all large machines that could measure up to a school bus.

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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Cargo spaceship set for departure from ISS

After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station May 2.


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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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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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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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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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