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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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‘Saturday Night Live’ alumnus Dean Edwards brings laughs to Edwards

Posted  May 5, 2017

Courtesy photograph Comedian Dean Edwards performed at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center April 27, 2017. Comedian Dean Edwards, star of MTV2’s “Guy Code” and a “Saturday Night Live” alumnus, entertained 85 members of the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community April 27, 2017. The free comedy show was brought to Edwards AFB by…

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Lockheed Martin recognizes extraordinary work of small business suppliers

Posted  May 5, 2017

Lockheed Martin recognized 32 small business suppliers, out of thousands from across the nation, who have made significant contributions to its Missiles and Fire Control business area’s products and services. For more than 20 years, Lockheed Martin has annually celebrated small business suppliers providing quality goods and services, and outstanding support. “Lockheed Martin is fortunate…

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It’s getting hot in here, time for fire extinguisher training

Posted  May 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Mike Sears, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, takes lead as the first person to douse a fire during a mass fire extinguisher training event for the squadron. The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a mass fire extinguisher training event May 3, 2017. About…

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Leading the way

Posted  May 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit ing commander, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., meets with Airman Leadership School students April 27, 2017. Schaefer takes time to visit each ALS class, which consists mainly of senior airmen who are taking their first Air Force Professional Development course. The general talked about his and the Air Force’s leadership…

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Dunford helps ‘Chosin Few’ dedicate monument to Korean War Battle

Posted  May 5, 2017

It’s a measure of the men who are the “Chosin Few” that they all stood when the Marine Corps color guard trooped in with the American flag.

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