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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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Officials: U.S. Missile Defense System outpaces threat

Posted  June 9, 2017

The defense system that protects the United States from ballistic missile attacks now outpaces the threat from adversaries out to 2020, and the Defense Department is advancing the capability to stay ahead of the threat into the future, defense officials said on Capitol Hill June 7.

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NASA selects three aeronautics teams to explore ‘ambitious’ ideas

Posted  June 9, 2017

NASA photograph by Andrew Carlsen Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch to a group of NASA aeronautics managers for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR, which will explore how to embed reliability into algorithms that are used over time to inform autonomous systems in aviation. Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions…

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Contract Briefs

Posted  June 9, 2017

U.S. Special Operations Command AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., is being awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a $475,000,000 maximum combined order ceiling for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services at multiple locations worldwide. This multiple award contract supports competition at the task order level.  This award action includes both firm-fixed-price…

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The proving ground: Marine pilots put the F-35 through its paces

Posted  June 9, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers An F-35B is prepped for a test flight at Pax River Integrated Test Force in Patuxent River, Md., May 24, 2017. The air station is the testing sight for the F-35’s capabilities. This site will be responsible for the overall design and improvements to the F-35 throughout…

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Headlines – June 8, 2017

Posted  June 8, 2017

News Russian fighter jet ‘dispatched’ to intercept U.S. heavy bomber over Baltic Sea – A Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. B-52 bomber over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry told Russian media outlets June 6.   THAAD deployment faces delay due to new environment assessment – South Korea’s defense ministry began preparations for…

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