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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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Posted  May 5, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cheyenne E. Cox graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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AFSA 1328 lends some hands

Posted  May 5, 2017

Courtesy photograph Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently sent 20 volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity in Santa Clarita, Calif., build homes for veterans. After being greeted with breakfast by the project managers, the 20 volunteers quickly got to work digging ditches and helping build the stone…

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Love is in the air: Edwards engineers get engaged at tower

Posted  May 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Daniel Ciolkosz, 775th Test Squadron, gets on one knee to propose to Amarachi Egbuziem, 772nd Test Squadron, at the Edwards control tower April 19, 2017. Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is known as the premier location for improving today’s military aircraft and the development of the aircraft capabilities of…

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Headlines – May 3, 2017

Posted  May 3, 2017

News China’s secretive J-31 stealth fighter revealed – It has been said to rival the United States’ F-35 fighter jet and now, China could soon add its secretive J-31 jet to its arsenal as the nation’s stealth fighter for aircraft carriers – as it is currently undergoing tests.     Business Australian troops to be…

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News Briefs – May 3, 2017

Posted  May 3, 2017

Defense contractor BAE Systems expanding, adding 530 jobs A defense contractor that makes tanks and other fighting vehicles for the U.S. military plans to expand a central Pennsylvania plant and add 530 jobs. BAE Systems announced the plans May 1 at the company’s West Manchester Township operation in York County, Penn. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office…

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