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Now it can be told -– The 10percent rule -– about the F-117 ‘stealth fighter’

A group gathered recently to be honored for their once-secret work weren’t the “Men In Black” with cool shades who do battle with interplanetary extraterrestrial threats. They were the men in cool shades in the black planes who dealt with the Cold War existential threat.

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Homegrown Vietnam Memorial Wall a grassroots drive that worked

Across the nation, several veteran-oriented non-profits built traveling half-scale tributes to the Vietnam Memorial on the Mall in Washington, each serving their own need and purpose, arriving in towns across the nation for display.

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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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Lancaster, Calif. native serves aboard warship named after United States of America

A 2007 Lancaster High School Graduate and Lancaster, Calif., native is playing a key role in supporting the newest and largest amphibious warship in the Navy.

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NASA takes next step in green aviation X-planes plans

At the 39th meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization Oct. 6, 191 countries reached a global climate deal to reduce carbon emissions from aviation.

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Navy’s common control system validates interoperability during tri-service demo

Posted  October 19, 2016

The Navy recently tested its Common Control System during a tri-service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations.

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Northrop Grumman submits proposal for ground based strategic deterrent program

Posted  October 19, 2016

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.–Northrop Grumman has submitted a proposal to the United States Air Force to modernize the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile system with the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program. GBSD will replace the existing ICBM missile system, including the weapon systems command and control; flight, launch and ground systems; and cyber elements. “The ICBM system…

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Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska

Posted  October 19, 2016

Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1.

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NASA space station cargo launches from Virginia on Orbital ATK resupply mission

Posted  October 19, 2016

The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Oct. 17 aboard NASA’s latest commercial resupply services mission from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft lifted off at 7:45 p.m., EDT, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A…

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Posted  October 19, 2016

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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