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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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412th Security Forces Squadron hosts National Police Week events May 15-19

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball 412th Security Forces Squadron members at last year’s National Police Week retreat ceremony. Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 15-19, 2017. Police week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and…

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SMC awards four study contracts for weather mission

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center recently awarded four study contracts worth approximately $500,000 each to Electro Optical Vista, Millennium Space Systems, Orbital ATK, and Raytheon Company – Space and Airborne Systems. These companies will provide concept reports to address space-based cloud characterization and theater weather imagery solutions by the end of…

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Headlines – May 10, 2017

Posted  May 10, 2017

News Rumored US troop increase in Afghanistan draws praise, worry on Capitol Hill – Reports of a proposed significant increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan brought praise from critics of the drawdown of forces in the region but renewed concerns from Democrats unsure of the president’s strategy for the war.   U.S.-made…

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News Briefs – May 10, 2017

Posted  May 10, 2017

U.S. navy ship collides with South Korean fishing boat A U.S. navy ship has collided with a South Korean fishing boat but there are no reports of injuries. Yonhap news agency says the cruiser USS Lake Champlain was engaging in training May 9 when it collided with the 9.8-ton fishing boat off South Korea’s east…

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AEDC hypervelocity range ‘back in action’ after 10 years

Posted  May 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Deirdre Ortiz Pictured is the inside of the target chamber of the AEDC Range S-1 where hypervelocity impacts take place. S-1 wasn’t active in a decade but is currently undergoing checkout operations in preparation for three upcoming test projects. Several successful test launches have recently been performed in S-1. Though it…

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