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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways Nov. 24 finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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PAC-3 Missile intercepts target in flight test

A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile successfully intercepted an incoming target Nov. 19, as part of a U.S. Army-led missile defense flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope receives first mirror installation

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.

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Upcoming Events – November 2015

Posted  November 20, 2015

Nov. 20 — Lecture: Human Colonisation of Mars, London, United Kingdom Nov. 22-27 — XVII IAG/USP Advanced School on Astrophysics: 3D Spectroscopy and Spectral Synthesis, Sao Paulo, Brazil Nov. 23 — Phobos and Deimos Webcast: Space Weathering and Regolith, DusSpace Weathering and Regolith, Dust Nov. 23-25 — The 1st Colombia-ICRANet Julio Garavito Armero Meeting, Bogota,…

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Military women honored at Antelope Valley memorial wall

Posted  November 20, 2015

Hundreds of guests visited the Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Nov. 6-12 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, with special ceremonies honoring eight military women who died in the Vietnam War.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis – November 19, 2015

Posted  November 19, 2015

This time of the year we are all being reminded to get that flu shot. If you are in the ranks of Uncle Sam, it’s just a part of your yearly duties. However, back in World War II the way they handled illness looked a lot different than it does today. Santa Ana Army Air…

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Headlines – November 18, 2015

Posted  November 18, 2015

Business: Beyond U.S. budget deal, defense faces uncertainty – Beyond 2016, the budget is expected to experience pressure related to modernization and procurement, absent a “grand bargain.” Airbus to compensate Germany for late A400M deliveries – European aircraft manufacturer Airbus will have to pay substantial compensation to the German Ministry of Defense due to the…

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News Briefs – November 18, 2015

Posted  November 18, 2015

Canada to increase Iraq trainers, but will remove jets Canada will send more military trainers to Iraq but remains committed to removing its fighter jets from the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Nov. 17, sticking with his campaign pledges for the region despite the Paris attacks. He added that he stands by his goal…

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