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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…

NASA photograph by Dan Casper Space

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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First full company of Gray Eagle UAS now deployed

Posted  June 25, 2012

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced June 25 the recent deployment...

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Boeing delivers 100th modified Chinook to U.S. Army

Posted  June 25, 2012

Boeing delivered the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army June 22 in a ceremony at the company’s modification center in Millville. N.J. “The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support….

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Pearl Harbor survivor laid to rest at USS Utah Memorial

Posted  June 25, 2012

A special ceremony was held at the USS Utah Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in memory of a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. The ashes of Chief Warrant Officer Harry E. Chase returned to Pearl Harbor and were scattered over the site of the Utah Memorial, where his remains will now…

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Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

Posted  June 25, 2012

Serving as an Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems operator once meant providing video feed and hoping someone was looking at the computer screen besides you.

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Northrop Grumman hires 100th veteran through Operation IMPACT program

Posted  June 25, 2012

Last week Northrop Grumman successfully hired its 100th severely injured veteran or family member through its Operation IMPACT...

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Precision Aerospace Components acquires FDMC

Posted  June 25, 2012

Precision Aerospace Components, Inc., a growing provider of fasteners and components to the military and aerospace industries under its Freundlich Supply and Tiger-Tight companies, has acquired the assets of Fastener Distribution and Marketing Company. FDMC is the parent company of Aero-Missile Components, and Creative Assembly Systems. AMC provides fasteners and other components to the military…

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Navy’s floating research platform ‘flips’ for 50th anniversary

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Department of the Navy’s Floating Instrument Platform is celebrating its 50th year of service June 29. Scores of scientists have deployed aboard the 355-foot research vessel, owned by the Office of Naval...

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Pratt & Whitney celebrates inauguration of new Middle East Propulsion Company facility

Posted  June 25, 2012

The Middle East Propulsion Company, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney’s parent company United Technologies Corporation, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Mohawearean Aviation Services Company and MTU Aero Engines has opened a new aircraft-engine maintenance facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to handle increasing needs for maintenance and repair of military aircraft engines in the region. The…

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Allies conduct exercise to mark Korean War anniversary

Posted  June 25, 2012

American and South Korean forces conducted a large live-fire exercise to mark the anniversary of the Korean War at a range close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. More than 2,000 South Korean and U.S. troops...

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NASA extends contract for mission, crew operations support

Posted  June 25, 2012

NASA has awarded a contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. The $17.4 million extension of the Integrated Mission Operations Contract covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This contract includes support for mission…

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