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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

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Critical NASA research returns to Earth aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m., EDT, May 21 with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

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Soldiers participate during Flags In at Arlington Cemetery

After a long, unseasonably cold and wet day of conducting burial services, about 1,000 Old Guard soldiers made their way across the soggy hills and flats that make up Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to place miniature flags in front of each grave marker, May 21.


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Turkish Airlines takes delivery of 125th Boeing airplane

Posted  May 15, 2015

Boeing and Turkish Airlines celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 125th airplane purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900ER – and one of 12 airplanes the Turkish flag-carrier will take delivery of this year. Boeing and Turkish Airlines’ relationship stretches back to 1968 when the airline first purchased one McDonnell Douglas DC-9….

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NASA scientist inspires local children

Posted  May 15, 2015

You would expect that 7th and 8th grade students would be interested and impressed with stories about space from NASA Ames Chief Scientist, Dr. Jacob Cohen.

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Combat aviation brigade master control of drones

Posted  May 15, 2015

Unmanned aircraft is one of the fastest growing sectors in civilian and military aviation.

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Veterans resource center needs volunteers

Posted  May 15, 2015

The new Lancaster Library Veterans Resource Center is looking for a few good men and women. The VRC is looking for staff volunteers. Anyone who has served in the U.S. armed forces and would like to help fellow veterans is encouraged to volunteer. Veterans use the center to learn about the veterans they and their…

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Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status

Posted  May 15, 2015

A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry. Following Japan’s defeat in World War II, its defense manufacturing industry was confined to the domestic market apart from some joint projects…

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NASA study shows Antarctica’s Larsen B ice shelf nearing its final act

Posted  May 15, 2015

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

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Sikorsky announces supplier of the year awards

Posted  May 15, 2015

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. May 13 announced its 2015 Supplier of the Year awards and 14 Gold Suppliers recognized for best-in-class performance. The companies all were initially recognized at Sikorsky’s annual Supplier Summit held recently in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The 2015 Supplier of Year award winners are:…

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Antonovich announces grant for AVC early childhood education program

Posted  May 15, 2015

Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and his Chief of Staff Kathryn Barger have joined Los Angeles Universal Preschool Board Member Bishop Henry Hearns and community leaders to announce a $200,000 grant to the Antelope Valley College Child Development Center

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President nominates Forces Command chief to lead Army

Posted  May 15, 2015

Gen. Mark Milley, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the new chief of staff, or CSA, of the Army.

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Graduation ceremony

Posted  May 15, 2015

Pfc. Nina N. Sassano, with Platoon 4015, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., earned the company’s highest physical fitness and combat fitness score. Sassano, a native of Santa Clarita, Calif., earned a score of 599 out of 600 points and graduated boot camp May 1, 2015.

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