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TACP-M ties it all together

Embedded deep within an Army maneuver unit lies an airman.

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler Defense

Nellis aggressor squadron inactivated

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler SSgt. Justin White signals to Maj. Sam Joplin to begin taxiing a 65th Aggressor Squadron F-15 Eagle to the runway Sept. 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The roles and responsibilities of the 65th AGRS, inactivated Sept. 26, 2014, will be filled by the 64th AGRS….

Army photograph by SSgt. Mary S. Katzenberger Veterans

82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

This year, as we honor the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, we remember the sacrifices soldiers and paratroopers made all those years ago.

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Orion spacecraft transfers To launch abort system facility

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j68mszdhTmY NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system. Once the launch abort system is integrated and functional testing concludes,…

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Boeing, Etihad Airways unveil livery of airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing Sept. 28 rolled out of its paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner that will be delivered to Etihad Airways.


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Lockheed Martin delivers last AMP C-5 to Air Force

Posted  April 30, 2012

Lockheed Martin completed delivery of the 79th and final C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the current Avionics Modernization Program at a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on April 27. “We are very proud of our AMP team,” said Greg Ulmer, vice president of the C-5 program, “This delivery continues the ever-growing legacy of the…

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Soldier missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted  April 30, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced April 30 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Capt. Charles R. Barnes of Philadelphia, Penn., will be buried May 2, in Arlington National…

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QinetiQ North America names senior VP, program manager of Engineering Services Contract

Posted  April 30, 2012

QinetiQ North America has named Mark J. Nappi as senior vice president and program manager of the Engineering Services Contract at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. In this role, Nappi will oversee the day-to-day activities of the contract and ensure all tasks are executed efficiently and effectively. Before joining QNA, Nappi spent 17 years with United…

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ATK receives $266 million in small caliber ammunition orders

Posted  April 30, 2012

ATK has received orders totaling more than $266 million for small caliber ammunition under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island. This order includes a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50-caliber military ammunition to be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. ATK has operated…

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Boeing celebrates 50 years in Alabama

Posted  April 30, 2012

April 30, Boeing celebrates 50 years in Alabama, where employees play a vital role in building and sustaining the United States’ space and defense programs. The largest aerospace company in the state of Alabama, Boeing maintains its Strategic Missile & Defense Systems headquarters in Huntsville, as well as its largest program, Ground-based Midcourse Defense. Huntsville…

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NASA’s Cassini finds Saturn’s moon Phoebe has planet-like qualities

Posted  April 30, 2012

Data from NASA’s Cassini mission reveal Saturn’s moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought. Scientists had their first close-up look at Phoebe when Cassini began exploring the Saturn system in 2004. Using data from multiple spacecraft instruments and a computer model of the moon’s chemistry, geophysics and geology, scientists found Phoebe was a…

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General Dynamics to convert of M2 crew-served machine guns

Posted  April 30, 2012

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $6.9 million contract by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to convert more than 3,500 M2 heavy barrel machine guns to the M2A1 configuration. The M2A1 offers the proven performance of the existing M2HB heavy barrel machine…

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Marine Corps places order for AeroVironment Raven small UAS

Posted  April 30, 2012

AeroVironment, Inc. received a firm fixed-price order valued at $3,653,519 March 15, 2012, from the U.S. Marine Corps through an existing U.S. Army contract. The order includes RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages. The systems and spares were scheduled for delivery before April 17, 2012. The RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft system…

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Enterprise to fly over New York City metro area

Posted  April 26, 2012

NASA managers, in consultation with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, have selected April 27, to ferry space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of…

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Lockheed Martin CEO Stevens plans to step down

Posted  April 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin said April 26 that CEO Bob Stevens plans to step down and that its president and chief operating officer, Chris Kubasik, will take on the role at the start of the new year. The announcement came as the aerospace and defense contractor reports its first-quarter earnings climbed 26 percent on a 6 percent…

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