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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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News Briefs – June 8, 2017

Posted  June 8, 2017

Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords to be commissioned in Texas The 421-foot USS Gabrielle Giffords will be commissioned this weekend in Texas. Navy officials say ceremonies will be held June 10 in Galveston, Texas, to commission the ship named for the former Arizona congresswoman, who in 2011 was shot but survived an assassination attempt in Tucson….

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Two D-Day Veterans in one D-Day Anniversary

Posted  June 8, 2017

Seated in my office at High Desert Medical Group on June 6, 73-years after D-Day, Henry Ochsner hardly looked to be 94. He could pass for a kid of 80 years.

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AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s

Posted  June 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to depart Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Oct. 30, 2016. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force, with four turbo fans and mounted under 35-degree wings, the KC-135 is capable of take-offs at gross weights of up to…

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Road construction delayed

Posted  June 8, 2017

Air Force photograph Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. has been delayed due to unexpected problems with the existing roadbed. Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is delayed due to unforeseen conditions on the base course layers below the old pavement.  The purpose of this project is to replace failed pavement…

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Marines and Love Eternal – the Joey Lopez-Pratti 5K

Posted  June 8, 2017

Joseph was born Joseph Lopez, but people who loved him knew him as Joey.

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