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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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Headlines – June 12, 2017

Posted  June 12, 2017

News U.S. troops dead, wounded after apparent insider attack in Afghanistan – Three American soldiers were killed and another was wounded in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, allegedly at the hands of an Afghan soldier who opened fired on them.   All 6 U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2017 were in fight against ISIS –…

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News Briefs – June 12, 2017

Posted  June 12, 2017

<h3?Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas The Navy’s newest combat ship was put into active service following a commissioning ceremony June 10, named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was injured during a 2011 shooting. Giffords told a crowd at the ceremony in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Galveston that she was…

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Defense

Historic first for Air Force strategic bombers

Posted  June 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European…

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Business

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J will make international debut at 2017 Paris Air Show

Posted  June 12, 2017

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft will make its international debut at the 2017 International Paris Air Show. The aircraft will be on static display June 19-21 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

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Veterans

WWII veteran’s remains return home after missing 73 years

Posted  June 12, 2017

Army photograph In this 1944 photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford poses for an official portrait. The remains of Oxford, a World War II veteran, is returning home to Georgia after going missing 74 years ago following an aircraft crash during a supply mission to India. More…

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