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Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft. The flight demonstrated Integrator’s expanded endurance at an increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The event is the first of several planned milestones…

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Lockheed Martin selected for U.S. Air Force’s satellite hosted payload initiative

Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites.

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President awards Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant

Army photograph by Lisa Ferdinando President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts at the White House, July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation’s highest military honor for his actions on July 13, 2008, in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment,…

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.


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General Dynamics NASSCO awarded $104 million contract mod for USS Comstock modernization

Posted  August 23, 2012

General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $104 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to renovate and modernize the dock landing ship USS Comstock. General Dynamics NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. General Dynamics NASSCO received funding to begin modifications to USS Comstock in April 2012 and began performing onboard renovation and…

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Airman missing in action from World War II identified

Posted  August 23, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Aug. 22 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, has been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces SSgt. John E. Hogan, of West Plains, Mo., will be buried Aug. 24, in Arlington…

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NASA aircraft to fly over Los Angeles area Aug. 25

Posted  August 23, 2012

NASA, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, will conduct training and photographic flights over the Los Angeles area Aug. 25. Two NASA jets, a T-38 and an F-18, will fly approximately 1,500 feet above Los Angeles starting at 8 a.m., PDT. If delayed by weather or other circumstances, the jets will fly at 12:30…

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Solution to weapon development problem: HALO, Mass Effect

Posted  August 23, 2012

Picatinny manager David Musgrave seeks more data on how the M109 Paladin is used in the field, information that would help engineers improve the system. David Musgrave is a man with a problem. His latest project is undergoing field testing and he’s just not getting the data he wants on how the weapon system he…

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Two NAWCWD chemists earn Navy’s top scientist award

Posted  August 23, 2012

Two chemists at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., recently accepted a 2011 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award for their technical advancements in the field of renewable energy....

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Congressman hosts academy information night

Posted  August 23, 2012

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center. Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of the service academies and who lives in California’s 25th Congressional District should plan on attending. This meeting is for academy classes starting…

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DCS wins ACCESS task order supporting Global Hawk international programs

Posted  August 23, 2012

DCS Corp. has been awarded a task order to provide advisory and assistance services for Global Hawk International Programs (Global Hawk Foreign Military Sale) under the U.S. Air Force’s Acquisition of Consolidated Enterprise Support Services contract. Work on the Global Hawk FMS task order will occur over a three-year period and is valued at approximately…

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Fund helps Pentagon add clinics for veteran care

Posted  August 23, 2012

Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is getting a hand from a private foundation that is building medical centers specializing in the signature physical and psychological injuries of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon has a partnership with the Intrepid…

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AFA’s 2012 Air & Space Conference upholds Air Force heritage

Posted  August 23, 2012

In the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1950, six columns of North Korean forces stormed across the 38th parallel into South Korea. Ninety thousand communist troops augmented by armored columns and close air support rapidly overwhelmed South Korean soldiers. The newly-created U.S. Air Force swung into action, and by June 27, an F-82 crew claimed…

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Ball Aerospace leads green propellant technology demo mission for NASA

Posted  August 23, 2012

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract from NASA to lead a government-industry team in the demonstration of an alternative fuel option for future space vehicles. The Ball team will develop and fly the Green Propellant Infusion Mission to demonstrate a high-performance, non-toxic fuel alternative to conventional hydrazine. The mission will demonstrate…

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