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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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News Briefs – April 7, 2017

Posted  April 7, 2017

Top general on Congress’ failure on budget: Malpractice The Army’s chief of staff says Congress is committing professional malpractice by failing to pass a defense spending bill for the current fiscal year. Gen. Mark Milley and the chiefs of the other military services are testifying April 5 before the House Armed Services Committee. The four-star…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  April 7, 2017

I have to admit that I’m a pretty blessed guy when it comes to being able to experience the passion I have had since I was a young lad. Something about growing up in the 1950s and 1960s most of us found ourselves intrigued with planes, trains and automobiles.

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Potential Mars airplane resumes flight

Posted  April 7, 2017

Flight tests have resumed on subscale aircraft that could one day observe the Martian atmosphere and a variant that will improve collection of Earth’s weather data.

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White Knights and starry skies: Toward commercial space travel

Posted  April 7, 2017

Visitors to the recent Los Angeles County Air Show at Fox Field in Lancaster, Calif., were treated to a presentation by two test pilots from Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS.

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World’s most capable X-band ballistic missile defense radar upgrades to gallium nitride technology

Posted  April 7, 2017

Ballistic missiles will soon be easier to detect and defeat. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a $10 million contract modification to continue the development of hardware and software that will add gallium nitride, or GaN semiconductor technology to the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar. GaN increases the radar’s range, search capabilities and…

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