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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

USAF on display at Africa Aerospace, Defence Expo

Posted  September 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane South African students tour a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., at the African Aerospace and Defense Expo at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, Sept. 14, 2016. The U.S. military is exhibiting a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker,…

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Former Army combat medic helps fellow Wounded Warriors

Posted  September 16, 2016

As the 100-degree Fahrenheit heat and humidity mercilessly held onto the day, the mountain bike riders slogged through the mud and then looked hopelessly up at the giant hill.

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Contract Briefs

Posted  September 16, 2016

Defense Logistics Agency   Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc., De Funiak Springs, Fla., has been awarded a maximum $360,448,495 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for the ownership, operation, and maintenance of the electric distribution system at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a 50-year contract with no…

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Headlines – September 14, 2016

Posted  September 14, 2016

News Massive U.S. airstrike hits suspected ISIS chemical weapons factory – Twelve U.S. warplanes, including a B-52 Stratofortress bomber and A-10 Thunderbolts, carried out a massive airstrike Sept. 12 on a suspected chemical weapons production complex in the ISIS-held stronghold of Mosul, Iraq, the commander of U.S. Central Command air forces said Sept. 13.  …

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News Briefs – September 14, 2016

Posted  September 14, 2016

Israel denies its aircraft harmed after raid in Syria The Israeli military struck artillery positions in Syria Sept. 13 after a projectile from that country’s civil war hit the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, but denied a Syrian claim that Syrian forces shot down two Israeli aircraft. The incident was the fifth case since…

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