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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

Visualizing threats: A decade of threat modeling

Posted  July 6, 2016

Dynamic explosions, missile launches and air-to-air dogfights are just a few animations the National Air and Space Intelligence Center threat visualization team create to help communicate potential threats in the world.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft in orbit around mighty Jupiter

Posted  July 6, 2016

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m., PDT, July 4. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another…

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News

Obama: 8,400 U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan through January 2017

Posted  July 6, 2016

The situation in Afghanistan remains “precarious,” President Barack Obama said here today, and that is why he will keep 8,400 U.S. service members in country through the end of his term.

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Business

Unlocking Space Data: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS to supply infrared data for developers

Posted  July 6, 2016

For the first time, infrared data from the Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System will be made available for new military and civilian uses at the Air Force’s recently opened data utilization lab in Boulder, Colo. While SBIRS’ primary mission is strategic missile warning, the system can support a wide range of research and development…

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Defense

Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Posted  July 6, 2016

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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