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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 releases report on Reaper crash

Posted  July 11, 2016

A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released July 11. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was assigned to the 432nd…

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New era of airpower exhibited at world’s largest air show

Posted  July 11, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Zachary Bumpus An F-35A Lightning II flies alongside a P-51 Mustang during a heritage flight at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The air show took place from July 8-10, 2016. RIAT 16 afforded an opportunity for new aircraft, like the F-35, to be…

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Sikorsky S-76D™ VIP helicopter receives expanded EASA validation

Posted  July 11, 2016

The European Aviation Safety Agency has completed a second phase of validations for new capabilities and expanded performance of the Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, made the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show and expects to make its first delivery to a European VIP customer this year. The newly validated capabilities…

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U.S. Army enlists Raytheon to help develop next-generation radar

Posted  July 11, 2016

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has entered into a collaborative alliance via a $1.1 million grant with Raytheon to develop Scalable, Agile, Multimode, Front End Technology, or SAMFET, for the Army’s Next Generation Radar program. As part of a 24-month cooperative research agreement within ARL’s Advanced RF Technologies Program, Raytheon will work with ARL to…

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U.S. to deploy THAAD missile battery to South Korea

Posted  July 11, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system pictured here provides the ballistic missile defense system with a globally transportable, rapidly deployable capability to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during its final phase of flight, according to DOD’s Missile Defense Agency website. Based on recent consultations, the United States…

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