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Global Hawk earns unprecedented third consecutive sustainment award

Northrop Grumman photograph A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk on a runway in Palmdale, Calif. For an unprecedented third year in a row, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program was officially awarded the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness…

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test

Northrop Grumman photograph An MQ-8C Fire Scout†conducts its†final†developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy’s new, larger unmanned helicopter†has†completed 327 flights and logged†over 450 hours. The system has met all of its†performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test…

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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.


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NASA invests in hundreds of U.S. small businesses to enable future missions

Posted  May 1, 2015

NASA has selected research and technology proposals from 254 small businesses and 39 research institutions in the United States for grants to develop new technologies that will further NASA’s journey to Mars. The proposals are solicited, vetted and managed through NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Proposals that lead to…

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Mojave Air & Space Port seeking new CEO

Posted  May 1, 2015

The man who built a former Marine Corps Air Station into the nation’s first FAA-certified commercial spaceport is retiring, and the search is on to find a replacement. Stuart O. Witt, a former Navy Top Gun pilot, test pilot, and businessman, has informed directors of the Mojave Air and Space Port that he plans to…

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Jobs Daughter’s pave way for Super Sabre

Posted  May 1, 2015

The William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans home is preparing for a new resident -– an F-100 Super Sabre that is undergoing restoration.

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Moms, Pops and Tots about to upgrade

Posted  May 1, 2015

Moms, Pops and Tots is continuing to grow with the help of a $1,000 donation from the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group.

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One Herc, Two Herc: Lockheed Martin delivers additional C-130Js

Posted  May 1, 2015

  A KC-130J assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 (VMGR-234) at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, was delivered in April 2015.

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Air Delivery Platoon performs night drop

Posted  May 1, 2015

SSgt. Cristian D. Irula, a platoon sergeant with Air Delivery Platoon, 2nd Transportation Support Battalion and a native of Palmdale, Calif., has his parachute and gear checked during a night jump and cargo-drop exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 21, 2015. The unit, along with Marines from Bravo Company, 2nd Radio Battalion performed the quarterly…

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Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard A1C David A. Garcia 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 earn four credits toward an associate in…

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USS Bonhomme Richard: Sailors repairing equipment

Posted  May 1, 2015

  SASEBO, Japan–Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Jaden Orlino, from Canyon Country, Calif., troubleshoots the crew mess refrigerator on the mess decks of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group.

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Headlines April 29, 2015

Posted  April 29, 2015

News: Out of control Russian spacecraft plunging back to Earth – The Russian spacecraft that went rogue April 28 has already begun an unstoppable descent into Earth’s atmosphere, experts have claimed.   Business: V-22 tilt-rotor manufacturer Bell Helicopter to cut 1,100 jobs – Citing declining production of its V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft and a soft market for commercial…

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News Briefs April 29, 2015

Posted  April 29, 2015

High court rejects appeal from protester at military base The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a man who was convicted of protesting outside a military base in California. The justices April 27 let stand an appeals court ruling that said officials did not violate the First Amendment rights of John Dennis Apel when…

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