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Storm fails to quench liftoff of secret reconnaissance satellite

The fiery launch of an Atlas V (541), among the most powerful of the venerable Atlas family, briefly dispelled the gloom over Californiaís Central Coast on the evening of Dec. 12. A team of personnel from United Launch Alliance and the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base completed the countdown sequence at 7:19…

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Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1412/DOD_102145893/DOD_102145893-512×288-442k.mp4 Coast Guard photograph An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter…

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GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Forceís next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System. Successful completion of Exercise 4 on…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.


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Headlines August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

News: F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound laser guided bombs on ISIL – U.S. fighter jets have begun pounding artillery held by the al Qaeda-inspired militants in northern Iraq with laser guided bombs, a senior Defense official said Aug. 8. Obama signs VA bill top open outside care to veterans – President Obama signed into law a major overhaul…

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Defense

Deployed Airmen drop supplies into Iraq

Posted  August 11, 2014

The U.S. military conducted a fourth airdrop of food and water yesterday for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.

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ATK’s AARGM earns third full-rate production award from U.S. Navy

Posted  August 11, 2014

ATK, a world leader in precision-guided weapons, missile products and rocket motors, has been awarded a contract valued at $96.2 million by the U.S. Navy for the third full-rate production lot of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. The contract covers AARGM and Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force. “AARGM…

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Veterans

VA funds SoCal agencies in battle to end homelessness

Posted  August 11, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Aug. 11 the award of $23.1 million in homeless prevention grants to counties in Southern California. The grants will serve approximately 4,400 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. This award will serve Veteran families associated with 17 different…

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Defense

Air Force’s new maritime radar becomes operational

Posted  August 11, 2014

The Air Force Technical Applications Center has a welcome addition to its treaty monitoring capabilities – the Cobra King radar system aboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. Cobra King is a new, state-of-the-art mobile radar system consisting of S- and X-band phased radars that AFTAC employs to provide worldwide, high quality, high resolution, multi-wavelength radar…

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NAVAIR partners with industry on 3-D printing, develop a roadmap for the future

Posted  August 11, 2014

Navy photograph A plastic part, printed from a 3-D printer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., is used as a fit check to install an MH-60R instrumentation operatorís seat onto an MH-60S aircraft. The part, which will be replaced by a machined part, is one example of NAVAIR’s use of additive manufacturing. Naval Air…

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AFOSR explores basic research collaboration with South Africa

Posted  August 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Alea Stewart U.S.-South Africa Advanced Materials Working Group recently met in Arlington, Va., during the U.S. Joint Services and Office of the Secretary of Defense, African Technical Exchange, hosted by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Among the attendees are (from left to right) Dr. Sofi Bin-Salamon, Program Officer, International…

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101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

Posted  August 11, 2014

Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

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First pipeline class of F-35 crew chiefs graduates

Posted  August 11, 2014

Nine airmen became the first Air Force recruits to graduate initial skills technical training as F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs after completing Mission-Ready Airmen training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 7. “The opportunity to be the first of something so important means a lot. I know many people are looking at us to…

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Army photograph by Capt. Jesse Paulsboe
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Team Eglin supports Army Apache testing

Posted  August 11, 2014

Similar to popular cell phone advertisements, engineers at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., engineers are demonstrating how they provide a connection between different contacts to create a joint network.

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