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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Martian mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox Defense

Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard Defense

DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Defense

C-17 treads into new territory

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.


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News Briefs March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,176 As of March 11, at least 2,176 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,796 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of…

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Headlines – March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

News: Chinese raw materials also found on U.S. B-1 bomber, F-16 jets - After discovering China-made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major U.S. weaponry, including Boeing’s B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters, the U.S. Defense Department said.  U.S., Israel sign deal to continue financing…

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Lockheed Martin delivers first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Posted  March 17, 2014

The first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker assigned to a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve squadron was ferried March 17 from the Lockheed Martin facility located in Marietta, Ga.

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Hubble celebrates 24th anniversary with infrared image of nearby star factory

Posted  March 17, 2014

In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away.

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Air Force requests BRAC from House Appropriations Committee

Posted  March 17, 2014

The Air Force presented to the House Appropriations Committee panel its fiscal 2015 budget request March 12, showing it will take more risk with military construction and military housing and is requesting another round of base realignments and closures. In the (fiscal year) 15 President’s budget request, the Air Force attempted to strike the delicate…

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Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence recognized by City of Palmdale

Posted  March 17, 2014

The City of Palmdale, Calif., has recognized Northrop Grumman’s commitment to the Antelope Valley with a commendation for the company’s designation of its Palmdale site as one of two Aircraft Integration centers of excellence in the country. This month marks the anniversary of the site being named an Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. Northrop Grumman’s…

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $129 million for Mobile Landing Platform 3 AFSB

Posted  March 17, 2014

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $128.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of the Mobile Landing Platform 3 Afloat Forward Staging Base. NASSCO is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract, NASSCO will provide the detail design and construction efforts to convert the MLP…

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Investigation board determines cause of KC-135 crash in May

Posted  March 17, 2014

The U.S. Air ForceAir Mobility Command has released the results of an accident investigation that examined what caused the May 3, 2013, crash of a KC-135 Stratotanker in the Kyrgyz Republic. The crew of three, en route from the Transit Center at Manas to Afghanistan on a combat aerial refueling mission, perished in the mishap….

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Lockheed Martin earns three Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Posted  March 17, 2014

Lockheed Martin has been recognized with three 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards recognizing achievements in advanced manufacturing, environmentally friendly practices and customer relationships. The ML Awards are administered by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan ñ a global business leadership network. Were honored to receive this recognition for our focus on delivering quality products with…

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