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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 3, 2017

Posted  April 3, 2017

Boeing plans $18.7 million in radar work at Mississippi factory The U.S. Air Force has given Chicago-based Boeing an $18.7 million change order to an earlier contract to maintain radar systems for the Air Force, the Air National Guard and the Royal Saudi Air Force. The work is expected be completed by July in Forest,…

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Proposed Expert Action Badge to honor, motivate Soldiers

Posted  April 3, 2017

While tackling concerns about the Expert Action Badge, senior enlisted leaders stressed Thursday in a virtual town hall that the goal of the badge is to enhance readiness, not discount the efforts of infantrymen or medics with similar skill badges.

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Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner completes first flight

Posted  April 3, 2017

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time March 31 at Boeing South Carolina.

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Army Corps of Engineers making ‘significant progress’ in cleanups

Posted  April 3, 2017

Army Corps of Engineers photograph U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participate in cleanup of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Painesville site in Ohio. The Army Corps of Engineers has made “significant progress” in the cleanup of chemicals, toxins, radiation and other types of pollution at 5,357 sites across the United States, according to…

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Lockheed Martin LRASM conducts successful jettison flight test from F/A-18E/F

Posted  April 3, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) was successfully released from a U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at NAS Patuxent River, Md. The jettison release of the first LRASM from the Super Hornet is used to validate the aerodynamic separation models of the missile. This successful test event paves the way for flight clearance to…

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