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NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Aug. 12 to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission.

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Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle

In a high-intensity conflict against a sophisticated adversary, the speed and accuracy of long-range fires could be the difference between advance and retreat.

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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced Aug. 9.

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NRL’s sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker solar probe

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system. 

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Northrop Grumman opens new facility bringing innovation, jobs to Oxnard, Calif.

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined Northrop Grumman executives and local officials Aug. 10 for the formal opening of Astro Aerospace’s new facility in Oxnard, Calif.

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In unique mission, Soldiers give identity back to fallen troops

Posted  August 8, 2018

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen, a morgue NCOIC for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, examines personal effects that potentially belong to fallen service members inside a laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2018. When her duty day is over, Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen often reflects on…

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Air Force releases Light Attack Aircraft draft request for proposal

Posted  August 8, 2018

The Air Force shared a draft request for proposal for the Light Attack Aircraft with Sierra Nevada/Embraer and Textron Aviation following the conclusion of the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment. This is the first step in working with industry towards the final RFP release that is expected in December 2018. Air Force acquisition…

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NASA awards $15 million to small businesses for competitive research, development program

Posted  August 8, 2018

NASA has selected 20 research and technology proposals — valued at $15 million — from 19 American small businesses. Each is partnering with research institutions for Phase II of NASA’s competitive Small Business Technology Transfer program. STTR supports NASA’s future missions into deep space and benefits the U.S. economy. Selected proposals will support the development…

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Headlines – August 6, 2018

Posted  August 6, 2018

News The lone dog tag recovered from North Korea had a name, and now the family knows – The military has contacted the family of a service member missing from the Korean War whose dog tag was found among the 55 cases of war remains returned to the U.S. Aug. 2.     Business A…

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News Briefs – August 6, 2018

Posted  August 6, 2018

Army using drug waivers, bonuses to fill ranks The U.S. Army is issuing more waivers for past drug use or bad conduct by recruits, and pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that nearly one-third of all the waivers granted by…

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