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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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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted  May 25, 2016

This look around the Air Force discusses the deferment of the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1. Air Force leadership also introduces a flight plan for unmanned aircraft, and a chief…

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American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Posted  May 25, 2016

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.

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Business

Boeing, Vietjet finalize Vietnam’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Posted  May 25, 2016

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation. His Excellency Mr. Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and U.S. President Barack Obama, witnessed the historic agreement, valued at approximately $11.3 billion at…

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Joint Strike Fighters land in Netherlands

Posted  May 25, 2016

A white Gulfstream jet carrying Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert joins up with two Dutch F-35As and a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 refueler May 23 on the final leg of a transatlantic trip that began at Edwards AFB, Calif.

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General Dynamics delivers new digital Manpack radios for U.S. Army testing

Posted  May 25, 2016

General Dynamics Mission Systems delivered 30 new two-channel Manpack networking radios to the U.S. Army for evaluation. The digital radios are the first to be delivered by General Dynamics under the Army’s production contract awarded in March. The digital radios by General Dynamics are based on the rigorously tested, evaluated and fielded AN/PRC-155 two-channel networking…

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