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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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Space & Technology

NASA celebrates air, space at EAA AirVenture 2016

Posted  July 22, 2016

EAA AirVenture photograph NASA’s Super Guppy cargo aircraft pulls in the crowds at a previous EAA AirVenture in Wisconsin. When Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisc., becomes the busiest airport in the world for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture fly-in, July 25-31, 2016, NASA will be there to show thousands of attendees how NASA innovation…

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Veterans

Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients

Posted  July 22, 2016

Courtesy photograph A technician demonstrates how a patient with a traumatic brain injury uses the computer assisted rehabilitation environment virtual reality to help with movement and balance at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Md. Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain…

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Defense

C-21 mission has critical role

Posted  July 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Gwendalyn Smith Maj. Brian Jones, 458th Assistant Chief of Training, works on pre-flight checks July 6, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The visual inspection or walk around is done by the pilot as the final airworthiness check. From the F-15 Strike Eagle to the X-51 Waverider, every aircraft…

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Children prep for Women’s Equality Day

Posted  July 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by Taylor Steele On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified enabling all American women to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Edwards Air Force Base in California is celebrating this milestone through a series of community events in July and August leading up to Women’s Equality Day…

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  July 22, 2016

Defense Health Agency   Humana Government Business Inc., Louisville, Ky., has been selected to provide managed care support (MCS) to the Department of Defense TRICARE program in the East Region.  The MCS contractor will assist the Military Health System in operating an integrated health care delivery system combining the resources of the contractor and the…

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