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Dr. Valerie Nelson, Dr. Aziza Jefferson, and Dr. Philicity Williams (Photo: NSA)

Women in STEM areas are often front and center to help defend the nation.
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DARPA’s SideArm research effort seeks to create a self-contained, portable apparatus able to horizontally launch and retrieve unmanned aerial systems (UASs) of up to 900 pounds. Aurora Flight Sciences recently tested a full-scale SideArm technology demonstration system that repeatedly captured a Lockheed Martin Fury UAS accelerated to representative flight speeds via an external catapult.

DARPA’s SideArm will create a self-contained, portable apparatus able to horizontally launch and retrieve unmanned aerial systems.
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The United States Marine Corps has landed on mobile devices with its official application, Marines Mobile, which puts the story of the Corps in the hands of users. The free app is designed for anyone, who wants access to: news, press releases, videos, photos, Marine administrative messages, directives and orders and a social pulse which combines official social media feeds from Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter all found under one icon.

Technology is proving to be a fulfilling career field for many veterans. Find out how the military gave them an edge.
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MAYPORT, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2016) – Petty Officer 1st Class Andres Caceres transfers a patient’s blood for testing at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport’s laboratory. NBHC Mayport is one of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville’s six health care facilities located across Florida and Georgia. It provides primary care for about 22,000 enrolled patients at Naval Station Mayport. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs/Released).

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are studying how to stop the spread of infection.
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Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians at Cannon Air Force Base conduct hostage situations training by utilizing specialized robots. (Screenshot: Airman 1st Class Treven Cannon)

Robot training gives airmen the edge in tense situations.
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Charles Drew, ca. 1949-1950. (Photo courtesy: U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Dr. Charles Drew revolutionized blood banking in the face of racism and segregation.
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Eckenrod, 97th Air Mobility Wing command chief, observes children playing with scientific learning materials, December 6, 2016, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The STEM initiative hopes to inspire the next generation to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson N. Haddon/Released).

The Air Force hopes to inspire a new generation of STEM scholars with its new lab.
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Marine Corps Cpl. Habtamu Sharew displays a 3-D printed part made during his weeklong project at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo Credit: David McNally, ARL Public Affairs)

Army engineers worked closely Marines to devise a 3-D printed flexible tube that can be shaped on site.
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