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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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Northrop Grumman awarded contract for nine GaN G/ATOR systems

Posted  September 7, 2016

Northrop Grumman has received an award from the U.S. Marine Corps for an additional nine AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar low rate initial production systems. These nine additional systems and all subsequent G/ATOR systems incorporate advanced Gallium Nitride technology, providing the Marine Corps with nearly $2 million in life cycle cost savings per system. GaN technology…

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Lost, found, repatriated

Posted  September 7, 2016

Courtesy photograph Raymond Odom, U.S. Army Air Forces veteran, joined the service during World War II on Feb. 23, 1943. In early May of 2016, a groundsman from RAF Hontington, England, found a dog tag that belongied to Odom while metal detecting on what use to be known as RAF Knettishall, England. The tags are…

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Lockheed Martin delivers 2,000th JASSM® to U.S. Air Force

Posted  September 7, 2016

Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile to the U.S. Air Force. Completed under the 12th production lot, the 2,000th missile is a baseline JASSM. Lot 12, which began production in January 2016, includes 150 baseline JASSM cruise missiles and 60 JASSM-Extended Range missiles.  “U.S. and allied warfighters rely on JASSM and…

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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

Posted  September 7, 2016

Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , Calif., along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards have deployed to Eglin Air Force Base, Calif.,  to complete operational test  missile shots.

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NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

Posted  September 7, 2016

NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth Sept. 6 after his U.S. record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station.

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