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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Aerotech News and Review April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry, and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Aerospace Valley, and we have a full issue of news and features for you. The military and veteran community marked…

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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.”

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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.


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Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies

Posted  May 8, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who…

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Lockheed Martin UAS supports ISR with software by TrellisWare Technologies

Posted  May 8, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph Indago 3 is a military-grade, all-weather quadrotor UAS equipped with TrellisWare Technologies software to provide a long-range, secure ISR platform for sensitive military operations. The newest version of Lockheed Martin’sIndago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS), Indago 3, now enables military customers to securely complete sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions with…

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USS Ronald Reagan departs for sea trials

Posted  May 8, 2017

The Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) May 7, 2017. Ronald Reagan’s crew shifted colors at 11:54 a.m. and made way to conduct sea trials in the final phase of the ship’s selective restricted availability (SRA) maintenance period, which began January 10. “I am extremely…

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Contract briefs

Posted  May 8, 2017

Defense Logistics Agency   Kipper Tool Co., Gainesville, Ga., has been awarded a maximum $377,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for water well drillers. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with 15 responses received. Locations of performance are Georgia and Colorado, with a May 5, 2022, performance completion…

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Veterans

TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted  May 8, 2017

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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