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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Pancho Barnes - what more can be said about the woman that tamed the sky on her own terms.

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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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Civ-Mil welcomes new arrivals

The Edwards Civ-Mil group held its third annual meet and greet recently where new arrivals to Edwards Air Force Base and those attending the Mojave Test Pilot School got a chance to visit with 44 vendors and learn what the Antelope Valley has to offer.

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Next stop: Mars

Posted  December 18, 2015

On Dec. 16, Lockheed Martin delivered NASA’s InSight spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The lander will now undergo final processing in preparation for a March launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket.

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Upcoming Events – January 2016

Posted  December 18, 2015

Jan. 3-4 — Workshop for Early-career American Astronomical Society Members: Resources & Techniques for Effective Outreach to Students & the Public, Kissimmee, Fla. Jan. 4-8 — 227th American Astronomical Society Meeting, Kissimee, Fla. Jan. 4-8 — 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, Calif. Jan. 4-8 — AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, San…

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Headlines – December 16, 2015

Posted  December 16, 2015

News Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face court-martial for desertion, misbehavior charges – Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been recommended for trial by general court-martial, the Army announced Dec. 14.     Business Boeing announces additional share buybacks – Boeing’s board of directors approved additional share buybacks and increased its dividend, the company announced Dec. 14.  …

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News Briefs – December 16, 2015

Posted  December 16, 2015

Tensions test U.S.-Thai relations as strategic talks resume The U.S. this week holds its first formal strategic dialogue with ally Thailand since a military coup. The top U.S. east Asia envoy, Daniel Russel, is hoping for better news coverage than on his last visit to Thailand a year ago, when local media branded him an…

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WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability

Posted  December 16, 2015

The Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, or WIN-T Inc 1, which will increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.

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