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Australian – USN statement of cooperation to advance biofuels development

A statement of cooperation between the U.S. Navy and the northeastern state of Queensland was the culmination of a week of Great Green Fleet events in Australia to promote the Navy's energy efficiency and alternative energy initiatives.

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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Air Force successfully launches GSSAP 3/4 – AFSPC-6 from Cape Canaveral AFS

The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the third and fourth Orbital ATK built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., at 12:52 a.m., EDT.

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Antelope Valley veteran of World War II recalls D-Day jump

Soon after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, to liberate a suffering humanity in Europe from the iron boot of Nazi tyranny, the parents of Private First Class John L. Humphrey received that notification that any service family dreads, that their young son was declared Missing in Action.

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Harris emphasizes impact of flight test engineers at 46th Society of Flight Test Engineers Symposium

Posted  September 25, 2015

LANCASTER, Calif.  — Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, served as a keynote speaker Sept. 16 for the 46th Annual Society of Flight Test Engineers Symposium, a four-day gathering that ran from Sept. 14 through 17. The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a collaboration of aerospace and flight test professionals that share new technologies,…

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Research vessel Neil Armstrong delivered

Posted  September 25, 2015

ANACORTES, Wash. (NNS) — The Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), R/V Neil Armstrong, AGOR 27, delivered to the U.S. Navy, Sept. 23. R/V Neil Armstrong will carry on the legacy of the naval aviator and astronaut who stated, “Research is creating new knowledge.” AGOR 27 is a well-equipped modern oceanographic research platform capable…

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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

Posted  September 25, 2015

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They…

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Global Hawk maintainers deliver ISR capability to warfighters

Posted  September 25, 2015

SOUTHWEST ASIA — If you walked inside this massive hangar, your eyes would be drawn to the giant U.S. Flag displayed in the background. But beneath Old Glory, there is much else to focus on. A team of crew chiefs, avionics and ground communication specialists quietly work on a modern day weapon system. Their hard…

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Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states

Posted  September 30, 2015

Raytheon will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states. The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For…

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