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Carter opens second DOD innovation hub in Boston

Defense Secretary Ash Carter July 26 rolled out the department’s second innovation hub, a new office in Boston that joins the technology outpost that he opened last year in Silicon Valley, Calif.

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Autonomous Global Hawk surpasses 200,000 flight hours

Northrop Grumman's autonomous Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system surpassed 200,000 flight hours, reinforcing its status as the most effective high altitude, long endurance intelligence gathering aircraft in the world.

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NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bringing this hunt closer to home.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes hot-fire tests

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed a series of hot-fire development tests on three Reaction Control System engines for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner service module propulsion system.

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Edwards Civ-Mil Support Group works to ‘tell its story’

Leaders of the Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group believe they have a good story, and they want to make sure it’s one of the greatest stories ever told about the Air Force Test Center.


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Vietnam vets commemorate 50th anniversary of ‘helicopter war’

Posted  September 4, 2015

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. — Hundreds of Vietnam combat helicopter pilots, their guests and Gold Star families planted a tree in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 28, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops entering the Vietnam War. The spectators gathered before the tree dedication in the cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater to remember…

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NASA Completes Key Milestone for Orion Spacecraft in Support of Journey to Mars

Posted  September 4, 2015

NASA’s mission to send astronauts to deep space destinations where no other human has traveled has taken another important step forward with the completion of a critical milestone for the Orion spacecraft currently in production. Agency officials have completed a rigorous technical and programmatic review, confirming continued support of the program and establishing NASA’s commitment…

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Raytheon’s combat-proven Excalibur moves closer to sea-based application

Posted  September 7, 2015

Raytheon successfully fired its new Excalibur N5 projectile during a recent live guided flight test at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. A company-funded initiative, Excalibur N5 is a 5-inch/127 mm naval variant of the combat-proven Excalibur precision projectile used by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and several international armies. It is expected to more…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis September 18, 2015

Posted  September 18, 2015

It was still dark at 4:30 in the morning on Aug. 27 as the P-38F was taking off from the Palmdale Army Airfield (Plant 42), heading east with famed Lockheed test pilot Milo Burcham at the controls. What was about to be undertaken was classified and the mission would push man and machine to their…

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Ceremony recognizes POWs, MIAs

Posted  September 18, 2015

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California (AFNS) — On the Air Force’s 68th anniversary, more than 100 Airmen attended a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event to hear a Soldier’s story of sacrifice and endurance. “I was beat, starved and humiliated,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Obie Wickersham, 90, sporting a full head of white hair and…

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