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NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Aug. 12 to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission.

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Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle

In a high-intensity conflict against a sophisticated adversary, the speed and accuracy of long-range fires could be the difference between advance and retreat.

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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced Aug. 9.

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NRL’s sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker solar probe

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system. 

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Northrop Grumman opens new facility bringing innovation, jobs to Oxnard, Calif.

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined Northrop Grumman executives and local officials Aug. 10 for the formal opening of Astro Aerospace’s new facility in Oxnard, Calif.


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Veterans ask court to reinstate lawsuits over open burn pits

Posted  May 11, 2018

RICHMOND, Va.–Veterans and their families asked a federal appeals court May 9 to reinstate dozens of lawsuits alleging that a government contractor caused health problems by using burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 60 lawsuits allege that KBR Inc. — a former Halliburton subsidiary — dumped tires, batteries, medical waste…

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Headlines – October 4, 2017

Posted  October 4, 2017

News Mattis reveals new rules of engagement – U.S. forces are no longer bound by requirements to be in contact with enemy forces in Afghanistan before opening fire, thanks to a change in rules of engagement orchestrated by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.   Families, congressman file lawsuit on deadly Osprey crash from 2000 –…

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Explore STEM at the Palmdale City Library’s ThinkShop

Posted  March 3, 2017

The Palmdale City Library continues its free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for kids ages 5 to 11 called “ThinkShop” at 5 p.m., March 14 at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd. This fun and free event will encourage kids to solve problems in creative ways in a hands-on environment and…

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AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine

Posted  August 10, 2017

Testing for the Graflight V-8, a high-efficiency, diesel engine designed and produced by Engineered Propulsion Systems, has brought about the reopening of the AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base., Tenn.

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Headlines – October 9, 2017

Posted  October 9, 2017

News Mattis warns DOD against leaks in new memo – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a new warning Oct. 5 to all military and Defense Department civilian personnel against information leaks, and directed personnel to report suspected leaks, guidance that government transparency advocates said would have a chilling effect on the public’s right to know….

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