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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

NASA parachute drop at Yuma Proving Ground aborted

Posted  July 11, 2016

Army photograph Many tests of the parachute system to be used aboard NASA’s Orion space capsule have taken place at Yuma Proving Ground in the past. This is what the test would have looked like had it not been aborted. Conducting an individual test can be an unbelievably complicated undertaking, particularly when dealing with an…

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Carter salutes Iraqi forces, announces 560 U.S. troops to deploy to Iraq

Posted  July 11, 2016

During his visit to Baghdad July 11, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi leaders, coalition commanders and U.S. troops and also announced that the United States, in close consultation with the Iraqi government, will deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and…

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Business

Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE interceptor destroys air-breathing target

Posted  July 11, 2016

Army photograph A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE missile blasts out of its launcher en route to an airborne target intercept during a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. A Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missile successfully intercepted a full-scale air breathing target at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., July 8, 2016, as part…

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Defense

Obama: U.S. commitment to European security is unwavering in pivotal time for NATO

Posted  July 11, 2016

As NATO faces an unprecedented range of security, humanitarian and political challenges, the alliance always can count on the United States, President Barack Obama said during a press conference July 9 on the final day of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland.

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Space

Transport of Saturn V rocket stage to Stennis a matter of real history

Posted  July 11, 2016

History both repeated and foreshadowed itself with transport of the S-IC-15 Saturn V rocket stage to NASA’s Stennis Space Center last month.

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