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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Local

City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.


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Space

NASA contract extends Lockheed Martin-built IRIS space observatory for deeper look at sun

Posted  September 19, 2016

Delivering the most detailed images of the sun's lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver groundbreaking space science.

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Defense

NAWCWD capabilities yield explosive results

Posted  September 19, 2016

The Salt Wells facility at the China Lake Propulsion Laboratory at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., has a long and distinguished history of developing energetics dating back to Project Camel, the code name for China Lake’s involvement in the Manhattan Project.

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Business

U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract for Paveway™ II Plus laser guided bombs

Posted  September 19, 2016

Lockheed Martin received an $87.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits.  The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2016 funding and the 8th consecutive majority win for Lockheed Martin in the annual Air Force competition. Deliveries include the guidance and…

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Veterans

POW preserves promise, resilience during adversity

Posted  September 19, 2016

Imagine flying an F-4 Phantom with a copilot over North Vietnam during wartime in 1967. Now picture getting shot down by a surface-to-air missile, having to eject and parachute into downtown Hanoi, Vietnam, before being swarmed by a crowd.

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News

Headlines – September 16, 2016

Posted  September 16, 2016

News Congress’ inaction is hindering veterans health care reform, VA secretary says – Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told Senate lawmakers Sept. 14 that Congress’ inaction threatens to undermine the department’s reform efforts. During testimony before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, McDonald said that VA embraces 15 of 18 proposals set forth by a congressional…

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