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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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Defense

NATO chiefs discuss range of issues at military committee meeting

Posted  May 20, 2016

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone From left: Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe; Gen. Petr Pavel of the Czech army, the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee; and Gen. Denis Mercier of the French air force, the alliance’s supreme allied commander for transformation, brief reporters about the results of the Military…

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Former Air Force test pilot passes

Posted  May 20, 2016

Air Force photograph Col. Joseph F. Cotton stands in front of the XB-70 #1 aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aviation legend, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph F. Cotton has died at the age of 94 in Atherton, Calif. Cotton began his flying career as a World War II bomber pilot and later…

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Posted  May 20, 2016

U.S. Air Force Amn. Alashea Parker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an…

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Mayport, Fla., remembers fallen shipmates at Stark Memorial

Posted  May 20, 2016

Sailors held a ceremony of remembrance at Naval Station Mayport, May 17, to honor Sailors who were killed aboard guided-missile frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) 29 years ago.

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Business

Arkansas plant to restart production of rocket launchers

Posted  May 20, 2016

Lockheed Martin says it will restart production this year of rocket launchers at its facility in south Arkansas. The plant in East Camden previously built 480 rocket launchers but stopped production for the U.S. military in 2013. Officials say it will restart production later this year and have 12 built by the end of next…

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