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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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Space & Technology

NASA Wallops successful launch rocks with student experiments

Posted  June 24, 2017

A NASA suborbital sounding rocket carrying multiple student experiments was successfully launched at 5:30 a.m., EDT, June 22, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Defense

Flight simulation test facility expanding test envelope and reaching more test customers

Posted  June 24, 2017

The Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot transonic wind tunnel, or 16T, at the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., is expanding its test envelope by achieving conditions previously not reached in the facility, and as a result, will be able to support more test customers. This expansion, known as notch operations…

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Defense

ATACMS ready to test-fire at White Sands Missile Range

Posted  June 24, 2017

Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment will undergo intensive training here on the latest versions of software before operational testing.

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Air Force contract

Posted  June 24, 2017

Calspan Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded a $20,907,828 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the F-16 variable stability in-flight simulator test aircraft (VISTA). Contractor will provide all maintenance and curriculum development for all Air Force Test Pilot School student sorties for the VISTA, as well as special projects. Work will be performed at Edwards…

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Veterans

Air Force salutes ‘Flying Tiger’ after 75 year journey home

Posted  June 24, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. perform a missing man flyover during the funeral of John Dean Armstrong, a member of the Flying Tigers, June 17, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kan. The A-10s are from the 23rd Fighter Group, which traces its lineage to the…

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