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NASA’s Space Launch System booster passes major milestone on journey to Mars

A booster for the most powerful rocket in the world, NASA’s Space Launch System, successfully fired up June 28 for its second qualification ground test at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Justin D. Pyle Defense

AF introduces first fully built HH-60G Ops Loss Replacement helicopter

The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Ala.

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe Veterans

Montana’s last Doolittle Raider honored

Seventy-four years after the historic Doolittle Tokyo Raid, former SSgt. David J. Thatcher, one of two remaining Doolittle Raiders, was laid to rest June 27 in Missoula, Mont.

DOD photograph by Army SFC Clydell Kinchen Defense

U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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Passed the test: Q-53 radar demonstrates counter-UAS capability

The Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar recently demonstrated its ability to identify and track unmanned aerial systems and pass that information to a command and control node, a key capability as the battlespace rapidly becomes more crowded with emerging air threats.


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Defense

Face of Defense: First Marine completes aviator immersion program

Posted  June 24, 2016

Courtesy photograph Marine Corps Capt. Jason Grimes, a UH-1Z Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Squadron 369 and a Hibbing, Minnesota, native, who is the first pilot to complete the Aviator Immersion Program, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2016. Grimes completed the training with 2nd Battalion, 4th…

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Defense

Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

Posted  June 24, 2016

Boeing photograph by John D. Parker The KC-46A Pegasus deploys the centerline boom for the first time Oct. 9, 2015. The boom is the fastest way to refuel aircraft at 1,200 gallons per minute. Air Force officials announced fives bases as candidates for the next round of active duty-led KC-46A Pegasus basing on June 23….

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Space

NASA extends Hubble Space Telescope science operations contract

Posted  June 24, 2016

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. This action will extend the period of…

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Defense

Sikorsky accepts prototype Turkish utility helicopter

Posted  June 24, 2016

Sikorsky photograph Just two weeks after the Turkish Government announced the start of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program to build a fleet of multi-role T70 utility helicopters based on the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company has accepted the program’s prototype aircraft produced by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec. Sikorsky and Aselsan…

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Veterans

Warrior Games conclude with medal ceremony, concert

Posted  June 24, 2016

After a week of intense international competition, the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games drew to a close at West Point, N.Y., June 21, 2016, with a medal ceremony and concert, followed by fireworks.

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