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Russian aircraft flies near U.S. Navy ship in Black Sea

Navy photograph by Seamn Edward Guttierrez III Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 11, 2014. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald…

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft powers through first integrated system testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 - later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely.

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Navy to christen future USS Zumwalt, new class of destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974. Secretary…

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Future USS America delivered

Navy photograph by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) march to the ship to take custody of it. The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula,…

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Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air…


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Joe Engle recalls legacy of the X-15 rocket plane

Posted  August 7, 2012

On the eve of one of NASA's major space science milestones - the landing of its Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover on the red planet - retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle...

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DOD officials detail defense posture in Asia-Pacific

Posted  August 7, 2012

The Defense Department remains focused on building and strengthening defense initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to reach the goals outlined in the U.S. defense strategic guidance, senior DOD officials said Aug. 1. Robert Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defense for plans, and David F. Helvey, acting deputy assistant defense secretary for East Asia, testified before…

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Lockheed Martin performs first ever outdoor flight test of laser powered UAS

Posted  August 7, 2012

PALMDALE, Calif. – Lockheed Martin and LaserMotive, Inc., have completed a series of flight tests of the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System to further validate the performance of an innovative laser power system. These tests mark the first-ever outdoor flight of a UAS powered by laser. Stalker is a small, silent UAS used by Special Operations…

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Health & Safety

New imaging technique detects changes in veins that may better illuminate brain injury

Posted  August 7, 2012

A new dimension in imaging technology detects minute levels of vascular damage in the form of bleeding, clots and reduced levels of oxygenation that may better illuminate our...

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Law allows VA health benefits for Camp Lejeune water victims

Posted  August 7, 2012

President Barack Obama signed into law Aug. 6 a bill enabling the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide health benefits to veterans and families diagnosed with diseases related to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C. “I think all Americans feel we have a moral, sacred duty toward our men and women in uniform,” Obama said…

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Raytheon-led team enters fifth year of Warfighter FOCUS program support

Posted  August 7, 2012

Raytheon recently celebrated its fourth successful year of continued support to customers at more than 600 locations around the world on the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support program. The Raytheon-led Warrior Training Alliance team has processed more than 5,250 task orders since Warfighter FOCUS began in May 2008. The 10-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity U.S. Army…

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NASA lands car-size rover beside Martian mountain

Posted  August 6, 2012

NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Aug. 5 to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing…

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NASA’s Curiousity Rover caught in act of landing

Posted  August 6, 2012

An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot-wide parachute as it descended...

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Democrats reject GOP move to force layoff notices

Posted  August 6, 2012

Senate Democrats rejected a Republican effort to force defense contractors to send out notices of possible job layoffs four days before the election, calling the move politically driven and purely speculative based on looming spending cuts. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 17-13 against an amendment by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The provision would have overturned…

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Defense official: Cuts hit war fighters, weapons

Posted  August 6, 2012

War fighters heading to Afghanistan would receive less training while the Navy would be forced to buy fewer ships if lawmakers fail in the next five months to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan, a Pentagon official said Aug. 1. Imploring Congress to act, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the White House’s acting…

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