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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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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy unveil MQ-4C Triton

Posted  June 22, 2012

Greek mythology tells the story of Triton, a sea-god and the son of Poseidon. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., made history June 14, 2012, as they...

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ISAF aircraft makes forced landing in Afghanistan

Posted  June 21, 2012

An International Security Assistance Force aircraft made a forced landing in eastern Afghanistan June 21, military officials reported. ISAF is investigating the incident, officials said. Initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area. All personnel on the aircraft were recovered and there were no civilian or ISAF fatalities, officials said. In other…

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Air Force officials announce milestone Atlas V launch

Posted  June 21, 2012

As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to maintain assured, affordable access to space through 2030, the Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral on June 20, Air Force officials said.

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Budget approved for Mojave Air Space Port

Posted  June 21, 2012

At the June 19 meeting of the East Kern Airport District, the board, which operates the Mojave Air and Space Port approved the 20212-2013 budget. The airport financial years runs July 1 to June 30. The budget totals $12,608,778 and revenues equal expenses. In the absence of CEO Stuart Witt who was on a business…

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U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

Posted  June 21, 2012

U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

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Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

Posted  June 21, 2012

In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army’s Network…

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News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Admin discipline recommended in Quran burning The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February. U.S. military officials say the classified report and recommendations for…

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Lockheed Martin commemorates centennial, addresses future, sequestration

Posted  June 21, 2012

Lockheed Martin’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens, President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Kubasik and other senior leaders commemorated the corporation’s…

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Mental Health America presents Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans

Posted  June 21, 2012

Mental Health America is holding its fundraiser, Swingin’ Salute To Our Veterans, to benefit services supporting returning military personnel, veterans, and their families in the Antelope Valley. The 1940s USO-style event starts at 6 p.m., June 29 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, Calif. Dennis Anderson, editor of the Antelope Valley…

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NASA space launch system core stage moves from concept to design

Posted  June 21, 2012

The nation’s space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System, the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before. The core stage is the heart of the heavy-lift launch vehicle. It will stand more than 200…

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