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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

‘Ghost Brigade’ soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted  May 27, 2016

Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world.

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Lockheed Martin to continue LRASM integration, test program

Posted  May 27, 2016

Lockheed Martin ) has received a $321.8 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Navy for the continuation of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) integration and test phase.   The integration and test contract funds continuation of LRASM flight testing and integration onto the U.S. Air Force B-1B and the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. LRASM…

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Defense

Kendall: F-35 program shows continuing progress in all aspects

Posted  May 27, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Joshua D. King An F-35A Lightning II takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2014. The F-35 Lightning II program is on track and demonstrating “continuing progress in all aspects,” Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said May 24. Kendall spoke during a…

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force adjust KC-46 tanker schedule

Posted  May 27, 2016

The U.S. Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46 tanker program—known as Milestone C—from June 2016 to August 2016 to allow additional time to implement the solution to a refueling boom loads issue identified during flight testing earlier this year. The Air Force also released an updated projection from Boeing for…

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Defense

U.S. A-10s, tankers fly Syria missions 24/7 from Incirlik

Posted  May 27, 2016

DOD photograph by Cheryl Pellerin In a hangar off the flightline at Incirlik Air Base in southeastern Turkey, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, greets representatives from a Marine Corps EA-6 Prowler Squadron, a KC-135 tanker crew, and several aircraft maintainers, May 23, 2016. Votel was accompanied by 447th Air Expeditionary…

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