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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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Security forces cracking down on speeders

Posted  June 16, 2017

Air Force photograph Airmen from the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., pull over a vehicle for speeding. The community at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a huge problem on its hands that security forces and others are looking to rectify. There has been a large number of speeding violations cited…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  June 16, 2017

Army   Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $471,731,858 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales (Finland, France, Germany, and Singapore) contract for guided Multiple Launch Rocket System full-rate production 12 for alternative warhead (2,868 rockets); unitary warhead (648 rockets); low-cost reduced-range practice rocket (370 pods);  and integrated logistics support. Bids were…

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Surviving Khobar Towers: An Airman’s Story

Posted  June 16, 2017

Courtesy photograph President Bill Clinton shakes 1st Lt Michael Harner’s hand during a visit with the survivors of the Khobar Towers attack at Eglin Air Force Base, July 4, 1996. President Clinton asked those at the memorial service including Secretary of the Air Force Shelia Widnall and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Ron Fogleman…

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Headlines – June 14, 2017

Posted  June 14, 2017

News Trump gives Mattis authority to send more troops to Afghanistan – President Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, three administration officials said Tuesday, opening the door for sending more American forces to a war that the Pentagon chief acknowledged the United States was “not winning.”…

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News Briefs – June 14, 2017

Posted  June 14, 2017

Veterans search for home for WWII submarine A group of military veterans in New Jersey is desperately trying to save a World War II submarine. The Navy gave the U.S.S. Ling to the group of veterans, who wanted to use it for a naval museum, The New York Times reported. The Borg family, which owned…

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