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New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

Out with the old, in with the new, at least that's the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry AWACS.

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Boeing Oklahoma City expansion grows facilities, business presence

Boeing broke ground July 29 on a new 290,000 square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees.

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NTSB concludes SpaceShipTwo flight test accident investigation

Virgin Galactic photograph WhiteKnightTwo and the first SpaceShipTwo during a captive carry test flight over the Mojave Desert. MOJAVE, Calif.–The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the investigation of the Oct. 31, 2014, Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo flight test accident. The NTSB is finalizing the final recommendations and probable causes. At the time of the accident,…

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U.S., Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

Under the hot Ukrainian sun, soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, here, July 21.

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Astronaut Stephen Frick retires from NASA

Astronaut Stephen Frick has retired from NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Frick, who flew as both a shuttle pilot and commander, left the Agency July 13. Steve has been a great asset to the astronaut office and NASA, and we are sad to see him leave, said Chris Cassidy, chief of…


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Lockheed Martin-led team launches future USS Little Rock

Posted  July 20, 2015

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the nation's ninth littoral combat ship, Little Rock, into the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisc., shipyard July 18.

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Blue Stars Mothers help stuff a hummer

Posted  July 17, 2015

Blue Star Mothers and members of the community came together recently to stuff a Humvee full of goodies including toiletries, batteries and snacks for troops who are serving in all branches of the military.

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Can you see me now? Lakebeds ‘restriped’

Posted  July 17, 2015

Edwards Air Force Base is a prime location for flight test, but not just because of the high caliber of test pilots, engineers and maintenance professionals who train and work here. In fact, it's the natural resources like the 64.55 square miles of dry lakebeds that make the area so ideal.

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Van drivers need to help Veterans

Posted  July 17, 2015

Retired Lt. Cmdr. Fred Barthe, 81, and Danny Bazzell are happy to announce that once again the DAV (Disabled American Veteran) is in business to take veterans to their medical appointments in Sepulveda. The free service ended last year due to van parking issues. Barthe signed up to become a driver and help fellow veterans….

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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted  July 17, 2015

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards AFB in California July 10 for a look at the flight test mission.

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NASA taking part in Thursday Night on the Square

Posted  July 17, 2015

NASA Armstrong's Office of Education is taking part in Palmdale’s Thursday Night on the Square at Aero Institute through Aug. 18.

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NASA Armstrong leads team to test effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines

Posted  July 17, 2015

With approximately 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, more than 80 commercial aircraft have unexpectedly encountered volcanic ash in flight and at airports in the past 15 years, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Headlines July 15, 2015

Posted  July 15, 2015

Business: Pentagon says ‘closely monitoring’ potential Sikorsky sale – The U.S. Defense Department said July 14 it was “closely monitoring” the potential sale of helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft by its parent company, United Technologies Corp. and that it would evaluate any deal on a case-by-case basis. Japan becomes first V-22 export customer – Japan is…

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News Briefs July 15, 2015

Posted  July 15, 2015

Panel: Shifting cargo likely caused 2013 Afghanistan crash Federal transportation officials say a military vehicle aboard an overloaded plane in Afghanistan broke free, likely leading to the 2013 crash that killed all seven crew members. The National Transportation Safety Board said July 14 an improperly secured Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle went through the bulkhead….

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Teachers learn about NASA’s telescopes, Hubble, SOFIA

Posted  July 15, 2015

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's education office held a teachers' workshop in recognition of the 25th Hubble Space Telescope anniversary April 23, which included comparison to the German telescope mounted in the agency's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) 747 aircraft.

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