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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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Local AFSA chapter wins big

Posted  April 15, 2017

Courtesy photograph Members of Team Edwards at the AFSA Division 6 Convention in Las Vegas. Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., dominated the competition at the AFSA Division 6 Convention held in Las Vegas April 2-4, 2017. As 1 of 21 chapters within the division, eight award nominations were…

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A toast for the ages: WWII fighter pilots reunite

Posted  April 15, 2017

It was a pact made many years ago when the aging members of the 510th Fighter Squadron from World War II decided they could no longer attend their annual reunions.

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Contract Briefs

Posted  April 15, 2017

Navy   L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $202,164,280 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for depot level maintenance, logistics, and sustaining engineering services in support of the C-12 utility lift aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps.  Services to be provided include site support maintenance, aircraft depot maintenance, engine depot maintenance, aircraft…

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Headlines – April 12, 2017

Posted  April 12, 2017

News Mattis offers blurred line on chemical weapons in Syria – Future use of chemical weapons in Syria will trigger a strong response from the United States, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said April 11 — but just what constitutes a “chemical weapon” is unclear.   CBS News investigation exposes drug abuse among Navy SEALs…

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News Briefs – April 12, 2017

Posted  April 12, 2017

Family sues government over 2015 midair collision deaths The family of a father and son killed when their small plane was hit by an Air Force jet nearly two years ago is suing the federal government. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ) the lawsuit contends the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controller failed…

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