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A different look at history

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.

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A 95th Birthday for D-Day ‘Screaming Eagles’ paratrooper

Get to 95, and pretty soon you are looking at a century. So, it was nearly a century ago, Feb. 3, 1923, that Henry Ochsner entered the world.

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Black History: Month Civil rights pioneer proved her mettle in World War II

Millie Dunn Veasey, now 100 years old, said her life changed in ways she never could have imagined when she joined the Army. That an African-American woman enlisted during World War II was the most unlikely of events, she said, recounting her childhood leading up to that moment. "We weren't heroes; we just did what needed to be done."

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Army aviators testing next generation air-to-ground missile

Aviation testers here are deep into testing the latest Army aviation missile, known as the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort.


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Business

General Dynamics awarded $358 million for 150 M1A1 SA Abrams tanks for Morocco

Posted  September 30, 2015

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $358 million Foreign Military Sales contract to refurbish and upgrade 150 M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks to the M1A1 SA (situational awareness) configuration for sale to the Kingdom of Morocco. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. Under…

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Defense

US bomber fleet unifies under 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command leadership

Posted  September 30, 2015

Two bomb wings from the Air Combat Command ceremonially realigned Sept. 28 to Global Strike Command’s 8th Air Force, bringing all of the service’s bomber fleet under a single command. The move strengthens the Air Force’s entire long range strike fleet by joining B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base,…

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Boeing receives order from India for 22 Apache, 15 Chinook helicopters

Posted  September 30, 2015

The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions.

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Space

NASA, Boeing extend ISS contract

Posted  September 30, 2015

NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing, the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel to the program through Sept. 30, 2020. The contract, valued at $1.18 billion, extends for five-years.   NASA and its 16 international partners are analyzing the ability to sustain station operations through…

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U.S. Army awards Honeywell $41 million For APN-209 radar altimeter

Posted  September 30, 2015

The U.S. Army awarded Honeywell Aerospace $41 million to continue supplying its combat-proven radar altimeters for use across the Army’s full fleet of helicopter platforms. Honeywell’s lightweight, compact APN-209 radar altimeter is a critical piece of safety and awareness equipment designed to work well in a helicopter’s operating environment, specifically in the hover phase and…

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