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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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NASA employees go ‘above and beyond’

Three NASA employees recently received the Exception Engineering Achievement Medal at Armstrong NASA Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Educating future workers

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy recently hosted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade business luncheon for September and the featured guest speaker was Christos Valiotis, physics professor at the Antelope Valley College.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.


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Dempsey, Japanese counterpart bolster partnership across domains

Posted  August 24, 2012

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff welcomed his Japanese counterpart to the Pentagon Aug. 23 as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen military ties between both countries. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey met with Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, chief of joint staff for Japan Self Defense Forces, to discuss ways to further enhance the…

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Transportation Corps hosts Vietnam War commemoration

Posted  August 24, 2012

The Transportation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Army Quartermaster and Women’s museums, hosted a 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War Aug. 17. Hundreds of Vietnam veterans joined with the soldiers at Fort Lee, Va., to pay tribute to those who served during the war. “When the Vietnam War veterans came home, there were no…

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DOD organizations launch inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute

Posted  August 24, 2012

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office partnered with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory to launch its inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute July 28 to Aug. 10. The two-week residential program,…

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CNO returns to submarine capital of the world, discusses future of U.S. Navy

Posted  August 24, 2012

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Submarine Base New London, the Submarine Capital of the World, and spoke with more than 1,300 sailors during an all hands call, Aug. 22. During the nearly two-hour conversation with Groton-based Sailors, which was streamed live online via livestream.com, Greenert spoke on a variety of topics…

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‘Joining Forces’ initiative exceeds hiring goals for vets, spouses

Posted  August 24, 2012

The White House initiative to hire veterans and military spouses has surpassed its goals, having led to the hiring or training of more than 125,000 veterans and spouses in the past year, First Lady Michelle Obama announced Aug. 22. Speaking to sailors and their families at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., the first lady…

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New CSEL capabilities provide additional communication options

Posted  August 24, 2012

Recent improvements to the capabilities of the Combat Survivor Evader Locator radio are enhancing communications between an isolated person and rescue assets. CSEL is a hand-held survival radio used with base stations located across the globe that provides critical search and rescue infrastructure for the joint services. Currently, it provides over-the-horizon and line-of-sight voice capabilities….

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NASA administrator announces new commercial crew, cargo milestones

Posted  August 24, 2012

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Aug. 23 announced new milestones in the nation’s commercial space initiatives from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The latest advances made by NASA’s commercial space partners pave the way for the first contracted flight of cargo to the International Space Station this fall and mark progress toward a launch…

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NASA hosts first social media event at Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex

Posted  August 24, 2012

Sixty-five of NASA’s social media followers will have a rare opportunity to tour the agency’s Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California’s Mojave Desert during a NASA Social on Oct. 15, 2012. Goldstone is one of three NASA Deep Space Network complexes strategically placed around the world. The complex provides the ability to communicate with…

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Ceremony marks 70th anniversary of Eighth Air Force

Posted  August 24, 2012

U.S. and Royal Air Force leadership; local community leaders from Kettering, United Kingdom; and veterans marked the 70th anniversary of the first 8th Air Force bombers participating in World War II with a ceremony at Boughton House and a memorial service at Grafton Underwood Aug. 17. At Boughton House 70 years ago, the Duke of…

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News Briefs – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

No injuries in MH-53 hard landing No one was injured when an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 15 made a hard landing Aug. 22, following an engine malfunction. The hard landing at Bahrain International Airport caused damage to the tail section of the aircraft. Airport operations remain normal. The incident is…

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