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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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Labs connect virtually to rapidly test integrated capabilities

Posted  May 31, 2017

Much like a smartphone all but eliminates the need for separate personal devices such as a calculator, alarm clock, map and radio, the Army is bringing different technologies together to deliver warfighting systems, such as fires and navigation, as software "apps."

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Vet Briefs May 31

Posted  May 31, 2017

Minnesota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally laid to rest EMMONS, Minn.–A Minnesota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has received a hometown burial. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Glaydon Iverson were laid to rest May 27 alongside his parents at Oak Lawn…

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Navy SEAL dies during airborne demonstration

Posted  May 31, 2017

Special Operator 1st Class Remington J. Peters, of Colorado, died of injuries sustained during an airborne demonstration at Liberty State Park for New York Fleet Week May 28. Peters was a Navy SEAL who had been a member of the parachute team, the Leap Frogs, for more than a year. He is a veteran of…

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New master sergeants celebrate

Posted  May 31, 2017

Edwards Air Force Base personnel gathered at Stripes Lounge to congratulate and celebrate the base’s newest master sergeants May 24, 2017. “The good news is we promoted above the Air Force average,” Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. “I can say we have one of the largest master sergeant promotions for…

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U.S. Air Force CRH reaches milestone, paving way for assembly, test, evaluation

Posted  May 31, 2017

Lockheed Martin announced May 30 it successfully reached a key milestone – the Air Vehicle Critical Design Review – for the U.S. Air Force's Combat Rescue Helicopter program. This event prepares the program to proceed to assembly, test, and evaluation of the HH-60W helicopter.

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