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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 – May 26, 2017

Posted  May 26, 2017

U.S., Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria A senior American Air Force commander says daily U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who is in charge of U.S. air…

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Space Fence System display unveiled at Heritage Center

Posted  May 26, 2017

Air Force photograph by Van De Ha A small-scale representational model of the Space Fence System was donated by Lockheed Martin to the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Heritage Center. The display will be maintained by the SMC History Office to inspire and educate students in the surrounding South Bay beach cities and local school…

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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Posted  May 26, 2017

From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., gets a visit from an old friend.

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MQ-9B SkyGuardian remains airborne for more than 48 hours non-stop

Posted  May 26, 2017

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced May 25 that its new MQ-9B SkyGuardianTM remotely piloted aircraft, a “Certifiable (STANAG 4671) version of its Predator® produce line had set a company record with the longest endurance flight of any Predator-series aircraft. Configured in an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) “clean wing” mode, the company-owned MQ-9B aircraft took…

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AF rolls out fiscal 2018 space budget

Posted  May 26, 2017

Air Force leaders met with media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal 2018 space investment budget at the Pentagon May 24, 2017. The request totals $7.75 billion, an approximately 20 percent increase from fiscal year 2017. Dr. David Hardy, the acting deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space, and Maj. Gen. Roger Teague,…

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