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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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Space

Two NASA astronauts inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Posted  May 23, 2017

NASA photograph Ellen Ochoa Two veteran NASA astronauts joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 19. 2017. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel to space and current director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Michael Foale, the only U.S. astronaut to serve on both the International…

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Defense

US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities

Posted  May 23, 2017

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct a test of a C-130J Super Hercules engine prior to a sortie in support of exercise Juniper Falcon May 14, 2017, at Nevatim Air Force Base, Israel. Juniper Falcon 17 represented the combination…

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

Posted  May 23, 2017

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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Lockheed Martin’s modernized TACMS missile successfully completes sixth consecutive flight test

Posted  May 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s modernized Tactical Missile System missile successfully completed a long-range mission in its sixth consecutive successful flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The TACMS missile used in this test, launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher, was “hot-conditioned” (the launcher was held in an environmental chamber until just prior to launch…

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Defense

Coordinated response: Coalition forces conduct first joint crash exercise

Posted  May 23, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden Members of the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group medical operations flight prepare a pilot for transport, with the assistance of French security forces, during a joint crash exercise at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 16, 2017. Coalition first responders worked together to provide joint response…

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