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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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Soldiers, communities around the world celebrate the Army’s 242nd birthday

Posted  June 16, 2017

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Chris McCullough U.S. Army Pacific held a Family-Soldier Fun Run/Walk on June 12 at Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to celebrate the Army’s 242nd birthday. The two-mile run consisted of Army units and Family members stationed on Oahu. Army installations around the world are celebrating the Army’s 242nd birthday…

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31st TES to celebrate 100 years of existence

Posted  June 16, 2017

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community is invited to attend a special all-hands event at Hangar 1600 on June 23. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron is holding its centennial celebration. Festivities will run from noon to 4 p.m. The gala will feature food, static displays and historical items, squadron representatives said. The 31st…

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Space & Technology

Plants to feed this, other worlds

Posted  June 16, 2017

NASA photograph NASA astronaut Steve Swanson harvests red romaine lettuce on the space station, the first fresh produce grown and eaten in space. The Veggie project, which is ongoing, uses Florikan’s controlled-release fertilizer to nourish the growing plants. Astronaut ice cream may be an exotic treat for kids, but for real space explorers, a fresh,…

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‘Voice’ winner launching AF tour

Posted  June 16, 2017

Photograph courtesy of Meredity Truax Soul-country singer/songwriter Sundance Head launches his tour of 10 U.S. Air Force installations on June 30. He will perform at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 4. Sundance Head, winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season 11, is ready and eager to bring his original soul country music to Air Force…

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Bronze star presented to family of first OSI fallen hero

Posted  June 16, 2017

Air Force photograph by Michael Hastings Col. Kirk B. Stabler, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, presents fallen Special Agent Lee Hitchcock’s Bronze Star Medal to his brother, Craig Hitchcock, during the OSI headquarters inaugural Celebration of Life Remembrance Ceremony May 22, 2017, at Quantico, Va. The Headquarters, Air Force Office of Special…

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