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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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Air Force awards Adaptive Engine Transition Program contracts

Posted  July 8, 2016

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Propulsion Directorate here has issued two separate contracts to design, develop, fabricate, and test complete, flight-weight, centerline, 45,000-pound thrust-class adaptive engines in the Adaptive Engine Transition Program . The contracts were awarded June 30 to General Electric Aviation and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation. Both contracts…

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New crew members, including NASA biologist, launch to space station

Posted  July 8, 2016

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m., EDT, July 6.

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News Briefs – July 8, 2016

Posted  July 8, 2016

Coroner ruled Death of Navy SEAL trainee a homicide A Southern California medical examiner says a Navy SEAL trainee was repeatedly dunked by an instructor in his first week of basic training and has ruled his death a homicide. The San Diego County autopsy report released July 8 says Seaman James Derek Lovelace’s cause of…

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Headlines – July 8, 2016

Posted  July 8, 2016

News Obama backtracks on Afghanistan withdrawal, cites ‘precarious’ security situation – President Barack Obama called the security environment in Afghanistan “precarious” and July 6 he will keep more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than previously planned. Obama repeatedly promised to end the U.S. mission in Afghanistan before the end of his administration in 2017,…

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U.S. Air Force selects Boeing for KC-46 Pegasus maintenance training

Posted  July 11, 2016

Boeing will help the U.S. Air Force train its KC-46 Pegasus maintenance personnel for the next seven years under a new $78 million contract, which includes contract options.

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