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Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes third flight

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 9:24 a.m., PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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Dassault Falcon Jet establishes new pilot operational support team

Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team in Teterboro, N.J., to support operators in the Western Hemisphere.

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Navy christens, launches future USS Detroit

The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Oct. 18.

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NASA’s Hubble finds extremely distant galaxy through cosmic magnifying glass

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

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Second Northrop Grumman-built Triton UAS completes first flight

The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first flight.


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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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Space

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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World

German air force brings Eurofighter, skills to Eielson AFB

Posted  June 21, 2012

After a nearly 5,000-mile trip across the world, 150 members of the German air force recently arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska...

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Defense

Agency officials praise new START Treaty progress

Posted  June 21, 2012

Work taking place under the 16-month-old new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia fosters transparency and predictability for the world’s two largest deployed nuclear arsenals, federal officials told a Senate panel June 21. Among those testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations were Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for…

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Veterans

Ranger seeks to help veterans, animals

Posted  June 21, 2012

Retired Army SSgt. Joseph Trainor's personal journey as an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran inspired him to create a nonprofit organization to reach out to other veterans while saving the lives of animals.

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Navy photograph by Cindy Mattingly
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Defense

First CH-53E trainer arrives in Hawaii

Posted  June 21, 2012

Escorted by military police and with a crowd of onlookers, Hawaii's first CH-53E Super Stallion containerized flight training device, or CFTD, made its debut recently at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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Business

Northrop Grumman demonstrates Joint Threat Emitter for NAS Whidbey Island

Posted  June 21, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced June 21 the successful demonstration of the company’s Joint Threat Emitter in an electronic warfare range concept test that took place at the U.S. Naval Station Everett Annex in Pacific Beach, Wash. During the demonstration, the JTE successfully engaged an E/A-18G Growler Electronic Attack Squadron from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island,…

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Space

NASA offers web, mobile links to follow space station, mission control

Posted  June 21, 2012

NASA is using the Internet and smartphones to provide the public with a new inside look at what happens aboard the International Space Station and in the Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Log onto the agency’s Space Station Live! web page or download the companion ISSLive! mobile application to get…

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World

U.S., Japanese defense officials to meet to discuss Osprey issues

Posted  June 21, 2012

Senior Defense Department officials will brief a Japanese delegation at the Pentagon tomorrow on recent incidents involving U.S. MV-22 and CV-22 Osprey aircraft variants, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 21.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Steven Schneider
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Westphal looks ahead to Army of 2020

Posted  June 21, 2012

Change, or rather, adaptation, is coming. Much of it is forced by budget cuts: The Army’s fiscal year 2013 budget request calls for about $18 billion less than fiscal year 2012, with additional cuts coming over...

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