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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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Rolls-Royce testing jet engine at Arizona airport

Posted  July 18, 2012

London-based Rolls-Royce is testing a new jet engine at the Tucson International Airport. The modified 747 Boeing jumbo jet isn’t taking on any passengers yet. The plane is at the airport as part of a project with Raytheon Technical Services to test an engine designed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Raytheon spokeswoman Melissa Clearly says…

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NASA’s Spitzer find evidence for an explanet smaller than Earth

Posted  July 18, 2012

Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of Earth. The exoplanet candidate, called UCF-1.01, is located a mere 33 light-years away, making it possibly the nearest world to our solar system that is smaller than our home planet. Exoplanets circle stars beyond our sun. Only…

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Sequestration threatens fiscal 2013 funds, official says

Posted  July 18, 2012

While current Defense Department contracts funded with fiscal year 2012 dollars remain unaffected by sequestration, the looming threat of the budget-cutting maneuver means funding for all DOD contracts in fiscal year 2013 is at risk of being cut, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today. Little responded to questions about the fate of DOD…

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Air Force’s national museum to receive NASA’s Crew Compartment Trainer

Posted  July 18, 2012

After many months of intensive planning, the first steps have been put in motion to move NASA’s first Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer from...

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Sikorsky delivers 500th ‘M’ Model Black Hawk

Posted  July 18, 2012

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and the U.S. Army celebrated July 18the delivery of the 500th H-60M Black Hawk helicopter. The deliveries to date comprise 400 UH-60M utility and 100 HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft, the latter used exclusively as an air ambulance by the U.S. Army to rush wounded soldiers to field…

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MAFFS request modified for four C-130s

Posted  July 18, 2012

The U.S. Forest Service has modified its request for assistance for the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems-equipped C-130 Hercules. The new request, received late July 17, releases two of the six C-130s using MAFFS to assist with fires. The C-130s have been stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and at Boise Air Terminal, Idaho,…

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NASA completes another successful Orion parachute test

Posted  July 18, 2012

NASA completed another successful test July 18 of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the spacecraft's orbital flight test in 2014.

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Boeing opens information security innovation lab in California

Posted  July 18, 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Boeing on July 17 opened a state-of-the-art Information Security Innovation Lab in Huntington Beach, Calif., that will be used to prototype innovative cybersecurity technologies using live networks in a secure yet real-world environment. The lab’s Wide Area Network backbone, coupled with Boeing Information Solutions’ Cyber Range-in-a-Box, allows modeling and simulation of…

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Innovative partnerships expand NASA’s summer education reach

Posted  July 18, 2012

NASA’s Office of Education has selected more than 200 organizations across the country to receive Summer of Innovation mini-grants. Each award has a maximum value of $2,500. This investment is designed to expand NASA’s education network and help the agency keep middle school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities throughout the summer…

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VA improves online access to benefits information

Posted  July 18, 2012

Nearly 1.7 million veterans and service members have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense web portal, eBenefits, which provides online information and access to a wide variety of military and veteran benefits resources. A VA news release issued July 18 says about 1.67 million users have signed up, and notes the strong…

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