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Defense secretary visits China Lake

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., on Feb. 2 for a tour and discussion about the innovative work going on at the command.

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Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Pancho Barnes - what more can be said about the woman that tamed the sky on her own terms.

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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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Standardizing base camps could achieve efficiencies, save money

Posted  February 1, 2016

As a former Army officer, Dave Roy knows that commanders seek to upgrade base camps as time passes. "We're taught, it is ingrained in us," Roy said. "If you're going to be in any one place for any amount of time, you improve your position."

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Pratt & Whitney’s first engine named historic engineering landmark

Posted  February 1, 2016

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has designated Pratt & Whitney’s R-1340 Wasp A engine as a historic engineering landmark, recognizing its technical significance in engineering and aviation. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. The Wasp engine joins nearly 260 ASME landmarks around the world, only nine of them in Connecticut, including…

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Headlines – January 29, 2016

Posted  January 29, 2016

News Marines fired commander days before deadly helicopter crash in Hawaii – The Marine Corps helicopter squadron reeling from the recent deaths of 12 colleagues saw its commanding officer removed from his job three days prior to the tragedy because senior officials determined he had failed to keep the unit operating at acceptable standards, Marine…

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News Briefs – January 29, 2016

Posted  January 29, 2016

Syrian defense chief in Moscow for talks on military ties Syria’s defense chief is visiting Moscow for talks on military cooperation with his nation’s key ally, Russia. The Russian military says Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Syrian counterpart, Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij, have underlined their “shared intention to further boost multi-faceted cooperation” between the…

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Latest HCC tour all about electronic warfare

Posted  January 29, 2016

The Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders tour Jan. 22 was all about the 412th Electronic Warfare Group.

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