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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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Atlas V booster lands at Vandenberg

Posted  November 30, 2015

One of the world’s largest cargo aircraft recently delivered an Atlas V booster to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Antonov AN-124 made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver the booster Nov. 20.

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational assessment

Posted  November 30, 2015

Navy photograph The MQ-8C Fire Scout completes a test flight Nov. 19 at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California. This flight was one of 11 operational assessment events to validate the system’s performance, endurance and reliability. The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed has three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County…

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U.S. Navy issues remaining funding for Freedom-variant LCS

Posted  November 30, 2015

The U.S. Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin-led industry team the balance of funding of $279 million for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The funding approved by Congress provides the financing required to maintain the cost and schedule of this critical national asset.  Congress provided $79 million in advanced procurement funding for…

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New facility shows path to future Army training

Posted  November 30, 2015

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne completes Centennial AJ60 solid rocket booster

Posted  November 30, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., announced Nov. 30 it has completed its 100th deliverable Solid Rocket Booster, AJ60, for United Launch Alliance in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle program. “This is a tremendous milestone – not just for Aerojet Rocketdyne but for our team of engineers and production personnel…

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