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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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VA announces contract award for program for a faster care mobile app for veterans to schedule medical appointments

Posted  May 19, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a contract for a commercially available, off-the-shelf online patient self-scheduling system through a mobile application, or app, that will help improve access to care for veterans. Awarded to Document Storage Systems on April 14, the contract supports the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016, which requires VA…

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SOFIA Cycle 6 call for proposals released

Posted  May 19, 2017

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, issued its Cycle 6 Call for Proposals, May 1, 2017, soliciting observing proposals from the U.S. and international astronomical communities. Approximately 500 hours of observing time will be awarded. The call for proposals was issued by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) on behalf of NASA. There will…

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AEROCOMM holds monthly meeting at Mojave Air & Space Port

Posted  May 19, 2017

AEROCOMM, an aerospace defense industry and base support committee with its foundation in the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, recently held its monthly meeting at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Posted  May 19, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Monika L. Hanreich 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 also earn four…

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U.S. Marine Corps graduation

Posted  May 19, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren Pvt. Tessa D. Watts, honor graduate for Platoon 4015, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parish Island, S.C., graduated boot camp April 28, 2017. Watts is from Tehachapi, Calif.

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