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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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101st Airborne soldiers train with Air Force counterparts on lifesaving water training

Posted  July 14, 2017

Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted Airmen near Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in completing lifesaving overwater training on June 29.

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General: Plane was at cruising altitude before problems, crash

Posted  July 14, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ The military transport plane that slammed into soybean fields July 10 in the Mississippi Delta, killing 15 Marines and a Navy sailor, appears to have developed problems while high in the air, a Marine general said July 12. “Indications are something went wrong at cruise altitude,” Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James…

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AEDC: 25 years of supporting the warfighter for AFMC

Posted  July 14, 2017

With more than two decades now under its wing, Air Force Materiel Command has provided 25 years of support to America’s war fighters.

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Headlines – July 12, 2017

Posted  July 12, 2017

News 15 Marines, one sailor killed in the Corps’ deadliest crash in more than a decade – Fifteen Marines and a Navy corpsman were killed July 10 when their KC-130T from a reserve unit in New York crashed in a field in Mississippi, Marine Corps officials said.   Satellites reveal secret U.S. bases emerging in…

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News Briefs – July 12, 2017

Posted  July 12, 2017

NATO military drills in Eastern Europe begin in Bulgaria Major NATO exercises in Eastern Europe began in Bulgaria July 11 involving 25,000 military personnel from more than 20 allied and partner countries as the U.S. seeks to reassure NATO’s European allies. The Saber Guardian 17 exercises are being led by U.S. Army Europe and run…

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