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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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News Briefs – July 10, 2017

Posted  July 10, 2017

North Korea calls U.S. practice bombing run a provocation North Korea has criticized a practice bombing run on the Korean peninsula by two U.S. B-1B bombers as a dangerous move raising the risk of nuclear war. A July 9 commentary in the ruling party’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper accused the U.S. of “reckless military provocations” that…

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Four unlikely friends, a wedding, and no funeral

Posted  July 10, 2017

It had to be hot in Baghdad on May 29, 2007, with summer temperatures rising into the 120s. It was hot in many other ways.

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Northrop Grumman Australia to deliver next-gen satellite communications

Posted  July 10, 2017

The Australian Defence Force has selected Northrop Grumman to provide systems that will expand Australia’s ability to fully realize its investment in the most advanced U.S. military satellites and increase communications coverage, capacity and connectivity for Australian troops and commanders worldwide. The ADF’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group awarded the $223 million (Australian) contract to…

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Junior Test Pilot School Summer Museum Program in session

Posted  July 10, 2017

Water parks and playgrounds are a great place to spend a few hours a day during summer vacation, but how cool is it to hang out with test pilots, engineers and aerospace folks, and make fun projects while learning about science, technology, engineering and math?

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Lockheed Martin to transform how U.S. Army trains vehicle crews

Posted  July 10, 2017

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $288 million contract to modernize its live training program. As the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin will partner with Saab (Stockholm: SAABB) to provide a simplified training solution that combines multiple vehicle crew training systems into a single product line. Managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office…

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