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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Don’t get sick, get stuck

Posted  November 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, receives his flu shot from Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu according to the Air Force Medical…

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Pearl Harbor survivor: USS Arizona came ‘completely out of the water’

Posted  November 16, 2016

DOD graphic by Regina Ali “I remember everything, all of it. … Just like it happened yesterday.” That’s what a witty and alert Melvin Heckman, a 92-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran, told me when I asked him about his memories from the “date that will live in infamy.” And remember he did, from the amount of…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted  November 16, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.

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Licking their wounds: Trained dogs assist, comfort wounded Airmen

Posted  November 16, 2016

Constant back pain from an injury suffered years ago in combat still troubles Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison. It wakes him up at night when his medication wears off. It triggers his depression and anxiety, leading to angry outbursts.

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Northrop Grumman smart node pod provides airborne gateway

Posted  November 16, 2016

Northrop Grumman demonstrated how its Smart Node Pod improves battlefield communications and information sharing across a wide variety of networks and mission threads during Bold Quest, a coalition capability demonstration and assessment event sponsored twice yearly by the Joint Staff at the Department of Defense. Bold Quest 16.2 was conducted in the Savannah area from…

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