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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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U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems $54 Million to modernize USS America, USS Cape St. George

Posted  February 2, 2018

BAE Systems has received two U.S. Navy contracts totaling $54.8 million to modernize the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). Both contracts include options that, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of the awards to $62.2 million. “These contracts are important…

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First A321LR takes to the skies for its maiden flight

Posted  February 2, 2018

The first A321LR (Long Range) took off on its maiden flight from Hamburg, Germany, at 11:06, local time, Jan. 31, commencing its flight test program. The aircraft, MSN7877, is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft’s crew comprised: Experimental Test Pilots Yann Beaufils and Peter Lofts as well as Flight Test Engineers Frank Hohmeister,…

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America’s premier space wing completes SBIRS baseline constellation

Posted  February 2, 2018

“Nobody does what we do; other organizations and nations perform missile warning to some degree, but only the 460th Operations Group does so on a global scale every second of every single day,” said Capt. Ryan Griggs, 2nd Space Warning Squadron assistant director of operations at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. It’s no secret that…

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MiG-21UM arrives at National Test Pilot School

Posted  February 2, 2018

A warm, sunny day and a bright blue sky were a perfect backdrop for the grand arrival of a MiG-21UM piloted by Jim “JB” Brown, vice president and chief operating officer of the National Test Pilot School, at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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BAE Systems awarded 40 Mk4 Naval Gun contract for Finland

Posted  February 2, 2018

BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Guns for the Finnish Navy and its Hamina Class Squadron 2000 fast attack craft, under a contract with Patria, the prime contractor for the vessel’s mid-life upgrade and overhaul program. With this contract, Finland adds the 40 Mk4 to its installed base of BAE Systems…

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