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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Army to test new armored vehicles as it updates older platforms

Posted  December 14, 2016

Courtesy photograph The first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, is scheduled to be handed over to the Army Dec. 15, 2016, for testing. The first armored multipurpose Vehicle, or AMPV, is scheduled to be handed over to the Army Dec. 15 for testing. The AMPV demonstrator will roll out of the BAE Systems plant in…

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Seymour Johnson’s Strike Eagle undergo radar upgrade

Posted  December 14, 2016

The F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. With 30 years under its belt, the F-15E is receiving a Radar Modernization Program; its first major upgrade of its radar system in more than 20 years.

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Northrop Grumman delivers 30,000th LN-200 inertial measurement unit

Posted  December 14, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has delivered the 30,000th LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit, a lightweight and highly reliable navigation aid that supports a broad range of applications. Northrop Grumman in Woodland Hills, Calif., has reached a significant milestone by delivering its 30,000th LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit. Used for some of the most challenging applications on…

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VA announces funding opportunity for community partners working to end veteran homelessness

Posted  December 14, 2016

Building on President Obama’s commitment to end veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the availability of funding for non-profit organizations and other groups that serve veterans through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. The SSVF program assists very low-income veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These…

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Hamagawa Elementary School students, SOFA children gather for basketball game

Posted  December 14, 2016

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon Phillip M. Bennet coaches members of a basketball game during a Friendship Basketball event Dec. 3, 2016, at the Ironworks Fitness Center aboard Camp Courtney Okinawa, Japan. The Friendship Basketball event strengthened the relationship between Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members through a day of…

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