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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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NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on ISS

Posted  April 13, 2016

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station April 16.

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News Briefs – April 13, 2016

Posted  April 13, 2016

German army wants recruits checked over extremist concerns Germany’s Defense Ministry is proposing better screening of new recruits over fears Islamic extremists could be joining the Bundeswehr to get military training. News agency dpa reported April 12 that a proposal to institute background checks on all recruits should be presented later this month. Citing a…

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Headlines – April 13, 2016

Posted  April 13, 2016

News U.S., Philippines, united by China, ramp up military alliance – After a rocky patch of 25 years, the United States and the Philippines will solidify a new, increasingly complex military relationship this week, driven partly by China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea. An agreement that allows the United States to build facilities…

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Events for April 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

April 13-16 — Horizon 2020 EURO-CARES WP3 Meeting: Designing a European Extraterrestrial Sample Curation Facility, Vienna, Austria April 14 — Colloquium: Time-dependent Global MHD Studies of the Solar Wind Interaction with Mars, Tucson, Ariz. April 14 — Lecture: Stellar Forensics with Explosions – Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and their Environments, Ithaca, N.Y. April 14-15 — ESA…

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Business

Navy awards Lockheed contract for Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds

Posted  April 15, 2016

Lockheed Martin has received a $25.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver ELGTRs, as well as refurbish reusable shipping containers and provide associated technical data, extending ELGTR production into late 2018. The award represents the last of four options under…

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