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Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base at White Marsh, Md., just north of Baltimore.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Defense

AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jordan Castelan Iraqi air force captain Hama conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon Dec. 17, 2014, located at the nearby Tucson International Airport, Ariz. Hama was part of the first class of Iraqi students training with the 162nd Wing to further enhance interoperability…

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Derek VanHorn Defense

Short-notice: A new way to exercise

When 1st Lt. Matt Lavigne's phone rang late Dec. 10, he knew it was time to scramble into action.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe Defense

Japan, Australia to provide F-35 maintenance sites in Pacific region

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific…

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NASA’s Kepler reborn, makes first exoplanet find of new mission

Image courtesy of NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle The artistic concept shows NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. Using publicly available data, astronomers have confirmed K2’s first exoplanet discovery proving Kepler can still find planets. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using…


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Reunions

Posted  June 4, 2014

Air Force June 10-12: 3rd Air Rescue Sqdn Det 1 (Korea, 1951-1952) Branson, Mo. For more information, contact William Price at (205) 339-0960 or email wpprice@bellsouth.net. June 11-14: 55th and 58th Weather Recon Squardons Branson, Mo. For more information, contact C.R. Layton at (918) 446-6945 or email conradlay@aol.com. June 12-15: 351st Bomb Group/The Mighty 8th…

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NASA, Virgin Galactic announce payloads for SpaceShipTwo flight

Posted  June 4, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Mars Scientific/Clay Center Observatory Telescopic image of Virgin GalacticĂ­s SpaceShipTwo during a supersonic test flight in 2013. NASA has selected 12 technology experiments to fly on the first commercial research flight on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. Through NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program within the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, officials have been working with…

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NASA declares SOFIA Observatory fully operational

Posted  June 4, 2014

NASA photograph by Jim Ross The door to the SOFIA observatory’s 2.5-meter telescope is wide open during a developmental test flight in 2010. On June 2, 2014, during the 224th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Boston, Mass., Paul Hertz, NASA’s Astrophysics Division director, announced that the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has passed…

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Lockheed Martin receives contract award for vertical launching system

Posted  June 4, 2014

The U.S. Navy recently awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to provide engineering design services for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System that helps protect the fleet from numerous naval warfare threats. This $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract includes options, which if exercised would bring the total contract value to $182 million. As the only system capable…

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The End of an Era: 376th Air Expeditionary Wing inactivation ceremony

Posted  June 4, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Capt. Cory O’Brien Honor Guard Airmen lower the United States and Kyrgyz Republic flags as part of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing inactivation ceremony June 3, 2014, at transit center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Airmen assigned to the Transit Center during its tenure loaded and flew 42,000 airlift missions, hauling 1.4 billion pounds…

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Veteran’s job fair

Posted  June 4, 2014

RecruitMilitary is hosting a veteranĂ­s job fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m., June 19 at Dodger Stadium. The purpose of the job fair is to connect veterans with veteran-friendly employers. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with veteran-friendly employers including USAA, Home Depot, Waste Management, Verizon Communications, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Wells Fargo, Starbucks…

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Loads tests validate design of hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator

Posted  June 4, 2014

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Technicians prepare the “donut” test article for the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator structural loads testing in NASA Armstrong’s Flight Loads Laboratory. A new donut-shaped inflatable device designed to more effectively slow down a spacecraft upon atmospheric re-entry to Earth or other planets could not only be more economical than current…

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Raytheon selected to demonstrate next generation, modular radar system

Posted  June 4, 2014

Raytheon has been awarded a $6 million study and demonstration contract by the Office of Naval Research to further develop an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar. Raytheon’s EASR concept leverages proven Radar Modular Assembly architecture matured on Air and Missile Defense Radar. EASR’s flexible approach meets the performance needs of different candidate ship classes for ship…

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Exercise Angel Thunder

Posted  June 4, 2014

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Bradley Church SSgt. Christopher Lindsay, a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialist with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., familiarizes his self with a map during Exercise Angel Thunder, Papago Army Air Field, Phoenix, Ariz., May 8, 2014. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports…

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June 2014

Posted  June 4, 2014

June 6 – 10th Meeting of the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group, Boston, Mass. http://exep.jpl.nasa.gov/exopag/exopag10/ June 7 – Chinese/Soviet Technical Forum, London, United Kingdom www.bis-space.com/2013/11/27/12174/chinesesoviet-forum-2 June 8-13 – Goldschmidt 2014 Geochemistry Conference, Sacramento, Calif. http://goldschmidt.info/2014/index June 8-14 – Conference: Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, Giardini Naxos, Italy https://indico.skatelescope.org/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=270 June 9 – Meeting: Exploration…

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