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2014-09-18 16:20:33

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Air Force Association and Air Force Sergeants Association, will host a 1 p.m. POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday, Sep 19, 2014, at the Air Force Memorial. Speakers from the host organizations as well as Ms. Ann Mills-Griffiths, Chairman of the Board, National League of POW/MIA Families will speak at the ceremony, which is open to the public. The focus of this ceremony is to ensure that America remembers its responsibility to...

2014-09-18 16:20:29

PALMDALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) facility in Palmdale to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to start its next phase of testing, moving the program closer toward operational assessment. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAS program....

2014-09-18 08:20:52

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle command system used by the Marines to manage and monitor airborne platforms, including fighters, bombers, tankers, unmanned aerial vehicles, and helicopters, will be maintained by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Under a contract worth approximately $18 million, Lockheed Martin will upgrade and sustain the USMC's Virtualized Theater Battle Management Core...

2014-09-18 08:20:48

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission ready. That was the verdict for the U.S. Army's A Battery, 3rd Air Defense Artillery, who were recently certified to operate Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) JLENS radar to protect the National Capital Region (NCR) from cruise missiles and drone threats. JLENS is a system of two aerostats, or tethered blimps, that float 10,000 feet in the air. The helium filled aerostats, each nearly as long as a football field, carry...

2014-09-16 23:12:30

Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, has deployed an advanced outdoor Mass Notification System (MNS), or Giant Voice System, at Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Acoustic Technology Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, has deployed an advanced outdoor Mass Notification System (MNS), or Giant Voice System, at Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan. Camp Shorabak is part of the immense...

2014-09-16 16:21:56

PERTH, Australia, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbital Corporation Limited (Orbital) has delivered the first purpose-built ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion system to Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for in-house testing and development. Designed specifically for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) class UAVs, it is the first reciprocating internal combustion propulsion system to be engineered from the ground up for unmanned aerospace application....

2014-09-15 12:21:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry...

2014-09-15 08:27:23

Tony Hawk® Circuit Boards(TM) to hit retail in Europe and North America this Fall GREENVILLE, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation First International, masterminds behind the widely recognized HEXBUG® brand, today announced the launch of its new Tony Hawk® Circuit Boards(TM) brand and product line due to hit shelves across Europe and North America this Fall. The new line of motorized remote control skateboards and ramp sets marks a giant leap in innovation for the...

2014-09-12 12:24:07

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of President Obama's announcement that the United States' war on terror is far from over, with new air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, and limited troops being deployed to support the Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the National Geographic Channel today releases a clip from its new documentary, American War Generals, in which retired Gen. Colin Powell reflects on the U.S. military's role in creating a democracy in Iraq and...

2014-09-11 16:24:17

KCOMM President and Organization Strategist Introduce New Brand Of Strategic Communications and Media Training For Texas State Legislators AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KCOMM President/Partner, Jeff Montejano and Organizational Strategist, Chuck Hahn were retained to conduct in depth communications training for the House Republican Caucus held in late August. The training included over 40 state legislators. Retreat speakers also included US Senator John Cornyn (TX),...


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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Bothriechis Guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species represents the 15th endemic species that occurs in the region. As a member of the genus Bothriechis,...

David Walker
2012-10-27 13:40:43

David Walker was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born David Mathieson Walker on May 20, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Eustis High School in Eustis, Florida in 1962. He then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. Upon graduation, he went through flight training in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas and was subsequently named a Naval Aviator in December 1967. His first...

Mark Lee
2012-10-25 11:41:36

Mark Lee is a former NASA astronaut and USAF Colonel. He was born Mark Charles Lee on August 14, 1952 in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate from the Class of 1970 at Viroqua High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1974. He then trained at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in preparation for his assignment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he...

Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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