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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Local

City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Local

Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Veterans

Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.


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Defense

Around the Air Force: Sept. 20

Posted  September 21, 2016

On this look around the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Traci Keller takes us to the Air Force Association’s Air, Cyber and Space Conference where the name of the Air Force’s latest stealth bomber, the B-21, was announced.

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News

Headlines – September 19, 2016

Posted  September 19, 2016

News U.S. military commanders are ‘pissed off’ about the mission creep in Syria – The deal for U.S. military cooperation with Russia would expand the current mission in Syria far beyond its exclusive focus on the Islamic State group.     Business Navy awards contract for frigate IT – Lockheed Martin has been awarded a…

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News Briefs – September 19, 2016

Posted  September 19, 2016

Navy launches new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin The U.S. Navy has launched a new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin. The future USS Wichita was christened Sept. 17 at the shipyard in Marinette, where it was built. The ship’s sponsor, novelist Kate Lehrer, wife of former “PBS NewsHour” anchor Jim Leher, broke a champagne bottle…

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Defense

Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation

Posted  September 19, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Carter said innovation will ensure the American military remains the best in the world. Perry was instrumental in moving the Defense Department from…

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Business

Tata, Lockheed Martin joint venture delivers 50th C-130J Super Hercules Empennage

Posted  September 19, 2016

HYDERABAD, India, Sept. 19, 2016 – The 50th C-130J Super Hercules empennage assembly was delivered by Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited Sept. 16. TLMAL is a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Lockheed Martin Aeroframe Corporation located here. TLMAL was established in 2010, with production of C-130J Super Hercules airframe components beginning in…

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