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Navy to commission submarine North Dakota

The Navy will commission its newest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

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Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration Laboratory

As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important.

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Close encounters: Comet Siding Spring seen next to Mars

A composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m., EDT, Oct. 19.

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New application aims to improve analyst’s performance

Members from Air Force Research Laboratory's Panning & Direction, Collection, Processing and Exploitation, Analysis and Production, and Dissemination - Experimental team collaborated to create a new tool suite which could be used by the Air Force intelligence community around the globe.

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Wolf Pack soars at RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1

Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, recently participated in Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A)15-1 from Oct. 6 to 17at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.


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DOD budget request reflects tough choices

Posted  May 10, 2012

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conduct a press conference in the Pentagon press briefing room, May 10, 2012. As Congress marks up the military budget, the nation’s defense leaders…

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Raytheon completes first flight test of improved SM-3

Posted  May 10, 2012

Raytheon has completed the first successful flight test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IB, which is the cornerstone of phase two of the administration’s Phased Adaptive Approach. This is the 20th successful intercept for Raytheon’s SM-3 program. “This next-generation variant of the SM-3 is critical to the ballistic missile defense of the U.S. and our…

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Vets home to host fundraiser for fighter plane

Posted  May 10, 2012

In honor of its namesake and the aerospace community that it serves, the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., recently acquired a F-100 Super Sabre for permanent display. The Board of Director of the East Kern Airport District voted in December of last year to donate the surplus supersonic jet fighter to…

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Second-generation Aegis BMD system completes successful intercept flight test

Posted  May 10, 2012

A Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target…

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Space

NASA Dawn spacecraft reveals secrets of large asteroid

Posted  May 10, 2012

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and relation to the terrestrial planets and Earth’s moon. Vesta now has been revealed as a special fossil of the early solar system with a more varied, diverse surface than originally thought. Scientists…

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Military crippling sequester must be stopped

Posted  May 10, 2012

Last year, as the federal government approached a limit on how much it could legally borrow, the Obama administration asked Congress to rubber-stamp an increase in the government’s borrowing authority without any spending cuts to match. When House Republicans made clear that any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by an even greater…

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HIFiRE scramjet research flight will advance hypersonic technology

Posted  May 10, 2012

An international team that includes NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is celebrating the successful launch of an experimental hypersonic scramjet research flight from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. NASA, AFRL and…

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News Briefs May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Air Force whistle-blowers to get protection Air Force officials say there will be no actions taken against two whistle-blower pilots who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet, including comments made during a recent “60 Minutes” television interview. Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, told a Senate subcommittee…

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Boeing completes first flight of QF-16 aerial target for U.S. Air Force

Posted  May 10, 2012

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force completed the first manned flight of the QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target May 4 at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The QF-16 took off at 3:05 p.m., EDT, and climbed to an altitude of 41,000 feet during its 66-minute flight.

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Civ-Mil Spring Mixer set for May 16

Posted  May 10, 2012

It is not too late to reserve a spot at the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support group Spring Mixer May 16. The event brings together civic leaders and Air Force senior officers. Any monies raised are used to fund Civ-Mil’s charities benefiting Edwards’ military personnel and their families. The 2011-2012 project provided carpeting for the Airman’s…

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