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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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Poland selects Lockheed Martin’s HIMARS launcher for Homar program for exclusive further negotiations

Posted  July 10, 2017

The Polish Armament Group has selected Lockheed Martin for exclusive further negotiations to develop the Polish Homar program on the basis of the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The partnership will develop in-country defense technology modernization via transfer of technology, in-country production/manufacturing and future modernization. Lockheed Martin produces HIMARS launchers for the…

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Headlines – July 7, 2017

Posted  July 7, 2017

News North Korean missile advances put new stress on U.S. defenses – North Korea’s newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon’s missile defenses like never before. Even more worrisome, it may be only a matter of time before North Korea mates an even longer-range ICBM with a…

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News Briefs – July 7, 2017

Posted  July 7, 2017

One U.S. soldier killed, two wounded in southern Afghanistan One U.S. Army soldier was killed and two others were injured in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said July 5. The U.S. said that Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska, was killed July 3 by indirect fire in Helmand Province. He was assigned to…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  July 7, 2017

A recurring subject in my column here are my stories of Lancaster’s War Eagle Field, which was the training field for the English and American pilots in World War II, located at the corner of 60th Street West and Avenue I.

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Boeing, FedEx Express to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator testing

Posted  July 7, 2017

As part of the continuing effort to accelerate aerospace innovation, Boeing and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world's largest express transportation company, will work together to fly the next ecoDemonstrator.

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