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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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Business

Aurora successfully flies subscale X-plane aircraft

Posted  April 20, 2016

Aurora Flight Sciences announced April 18 that a subscale vehicle demonstrator of its LightningStrike, Vertical Take-Off and Landing experimental plane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was successfully flown at a U.S. military facility.

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Defense

633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted  April 20, 2016

"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six …”

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Business

Long-lead components contract awarded for CH-53K LRIP

Posted  April 20, 2016

Sikorsky photograph The most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense, the CH-53K is a new-build helicopter that will expand the fleet’s ability to move more material, more rapidly throughout the area of responsibility using proven and mature technologies. Designed to lift nearly 14 tons at a mission radius of 110 nautical miles in Navy…

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Technology

NASA preparing for fourth series of flight tests of unmanned aircraft

Posted  April 20, 2016

NASA and its partners, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell International and the RTCA Special Committee (SC)-228, are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop the regulations to allow integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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Defense

Fuel efficiency testing on modified MC-130J

Posted  April 20, 2016

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Earl Haun, a Lockheed Martin maintenance contractor with the 413th Flight Test Squadron, walks around a modified MC-130J during preflight checks at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft was fitted with vertical fins on each wing, called winglets. The 413th Flight Test Squadron aircrew and engineers tested…

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