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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Spending time with the Aerotech crew this weekend at their production retreat to plan for the future I was inspired by all the great ladies that make the publication what it is today -- a success!

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Technology

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Local

Palmdale High School Solar Car team prepares for challenge

With only a few weeks left, The Solar “Falcon” race car team from Palmdale High School are busy preparing “Falcon 2.0” to compete in The Solar Car Challenge -- a race from For. Worth, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn., July 17-23.

Army photograph by Spec. Dakota Price Local

Navy veteran finds recovery, healing in water

Katie Ray glides through the water, arms slicing and feet kicking, churning a wake of bubbles and ripples in the swimming pool at Arvin Gym. She practices swim strokes, trying to improve her time and technique, but what she's really doing is finding the person she used to be.

Navy photograph Defense

MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability

The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar.


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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  June 29, 2016

Defense Logistics Agency   Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Mass., has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for monitors used to check vital signs. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year base contract with five one-year option periods. The maximum dollar amount is for the life of…

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News

Headlines – June 27, 2016

Posted  June 27, 2016

News Legal loophole allows companies to fire military reservists who go to war – Kevin Ziober was a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve in 2012 when he received deployment orders to Afghanistan. On his last day of work before leaving, dozens of co-workers gathered for a sendoff. There was a cake and balloons. And then,…

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News

News Briefs – June 27, 2016

Posted  June 27, 2016

Roswell newspaper to host 2-day event on 1947 incident ROSWELL, N.M.–A 1947 incident in Roswell that the military attributed to a weather balloon is the focus of a two-day event. The Roswell Daily Record has been covering the mystery since the beginning and will host its first gathering of experts from July 1-2. Publisher Barbara…

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  June 27, 2016

Navy   Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $357,018,057 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System (AEGIS) in-service combat systems engineering; computer program maintenance: annual inspection and regular overhaul execution support: in-country support: staging: replacement of legacy cathode ray tube character readout devices for Japan: logistics depot…

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DOD photograph by Army SFC Clydell Kinchen
Defense

U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Posted  June 27, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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