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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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Northrop Grumman swards scholarship funds to winning teams of CyberPatriot IX

Posted  April 10, 2017

Northrop Grumman awarded $50,000 in scholarships last week to high school students on the winning teams of the CyberPatriot IX National Finals Competition. Winners were announced during the CyberPatriot IX Awards Banquet, April 5, at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor, in Baltimore, Md., following an intensive daylong competition, April 4. The Northrop Grumman Foundation…

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NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, ISS crewmates return to Earth

Posted  April 10, 2017

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA is among three crew members from the International Space Station who returned to Earth April 10, after 173 days in space, landing in Kazakhstan at approximately 7:20 a.m.

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U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin demonstrate manned/unmanned teaming

Posted  April 10, 2017

PALMDALE, Calif.–Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, the Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and Calspan Corporation have successfully demonstrated manned/unmanned teaming to improve combat efficiency and effectiveness for the war fighter. “This demonstration is an important milestone in AFRL’s maturation of technologies needed to integrate manned and unmanned aircraft in a strike…

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Around the Air Force: April 10

Posted  April 10, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, a team of communication specialists travel to Kodiak Island, Alaska, to provide communication assistance and Air Force Global Strike Command stands up a nuclear command, control and communications center.

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Headlines – April 7, 2017

Posted  April 7, 2017

News Military brass warn Congress of budget gridlock’s impact – The U.S. military’s top brass warned lawmakers April 5 it will mean lost lives, halted training and sidelined equipment if Congress punts on spending legislation for this year and forces the military to operate for the next five months under fiscal 2016 levels.   Navy…

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