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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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Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate

Posted  June 16, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has approved the reorganization of the Air Force headquarters to establish a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, who will be a three-star Air Force general officer. “This is the next step in our effort to integrate, normalize and elevate space operations in the Air Force,” said…

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End strength increase to save units, fill shortfalls

Posted  June 16, 2017

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, part of the 25th Infantry Division in Alaska, was all but shut down before recently receiving a reprieve.

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Test Pilot School graduates Class 16B

Posted  June 16, 2017

Air Force photograph Twenty officers from the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and from Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia, completed the one year curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to graduate as Class 16B June 9, 2017. Class 16B includes 11 experimental test pilots, seven flight…

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Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader

Posted  June 16, 2017

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use.

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Falcon 9 scheduled to launch from Vandenberg

Posted  June 16, 2017

The Iridium NEXT satellite is scheduled to launch at1:25 p.m., June 25, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place at Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This will be the first launch for Col. Michael S. Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, who took command on June 9th. “I’m…

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