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Russian aircraft flies near U.S. Navy ship in Black Sea

Navy photograph by Seamn Edward Guttierrez III Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 11, 2014. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald…

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft powers through first integrated system testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 - later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely.

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Navy to christen future USS Zumwalt, new class of destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974. Secretary…

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Future USS America delivered

Navy photograph by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) march to the ship to take custody of it. The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula,…

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Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air…


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Letters from Hollywood show support to military

Posted  February 29, 2012

Cuba Gooding Jr. His films include “Men of Honor,” “Radio,” “American Gangster,” and “Red Tails.” He won an Oscar for his performance in “Jerry Maguire.” To my men and women warriors who put their lives on the line every day so that our glorious nation stays free and true, I say simply, thank you! Not…

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SAIC awarded DOD Nunn-Perry Award

Posted  March 20, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation has received the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award for mentor-protege excellence. Named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, the award recognizes outstanding mentor-protege teams formed under the auspices of the DOD Mentor-Protege program. SAIC received the award in recognition for its exemplary efforts…

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Northrop Grumman awarded LITENING post production support contract

Posted  March 20, 2012

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a post-production support contract by the U.S. Air Force. Under the terms of this five-year-delivery, indefinite quantity contract Northrop Grumman will provide the LITENING targeting pod program with G4 upgrade kits, updated Operational Flight Programs, integration and flight tests with the F-16 Block 30, F-16 Block 40/50, A-10C, F-15E, B-52…

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Navy issues Lockheed Martin contract mod to construct two Littoral Combat Ships

Posted  March 20, 2012

The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team a $715 million contract modification to add funding for construction of two Littoral Combat Ships – the third and fourth in a 10-ship contract awarded in December 2010. The contract modification is for construction of Little Rock and Sioux City. Construction on the first and…

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NASA, CSA robotic operations advance satellite servicing

Posted  March 20, 2012

NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission experiment aboard the International Space Station has demonstrated remotely controlled robots and specialized tools can perform precise satellite-servicing tasks in space. The project marks a milestone in the use of the space station as a technology test bed. “We and our partners are making important technological breakthroughs,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden…

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News Briefs March 19, 2012

Posted  March 20, 2012

Air Force disciplining two mortuary supervisors The Air Force is disciplining two supervisors after an investigation into retaliation against workers who blew the whistle on the mishandling of remains at the Dover Air Force Base, Del., mortuary. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel released a report March 16 that says three officials retaliated against four…

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Northrop Grumman signs teaming agreement with Quest Aircraft Company

Posted  March 20, 2012

Northrop Grumman has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Quest Aircraft Company to be the U.S. federal dealer of the Quest KODIAK, a single-engine short takeoff and landing aircraft, as well as their preferred special mission aircraft integrator. Under the terms of the agreement, Northrop Grumman and Quest are investing in integrating the Air Clawâ„¢…

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U.S., Turkish air forces complete Anatolian Falcon 2012

Posted  March 20, 2012

Anatolian Falcon 2012, a bilateral training exercise between the Turkish and U.S. air forces, ended at Konya, Turkey, March 16. The exercise was designed to strengthen military interoperability between the two nations and test the air forces’ abilities to conduct a variety of air missions to include interdiction…

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I need a home…

Posted  March 20, 2012

Theresa is a 2-year old Diluted Tortoiseshell Calico. She is a beautiful cat with her gray and peach coloring. She gets along well with other cats but does not like dogs as she had to fight off a dog to protect her kittens. Theresa is such a brave girl. The incident did not affect her…

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NASA astronaut to name global winners in YouTube space lab contest

Posted  March 21, 2012

NASA astronaut Suni Williams will announce March 22 the two winners of the YouTube Space Lab contest, a global science competition that challenges 14-18 year-old students to design a science experiment for the International Space Station. The awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., EDT, in the Newseum’s Knight Room at 555 Pennsylvania Ave….

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