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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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LONGBOW LLC receives $89 million contract for Apache radar upgrades

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Army awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company an $89.8 million contract to upgrade the Apache attack helicopter’s LONGBOW Fire Control Radar. The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.  The contract includes the production of 84 Radar Electronics Units as well as software upgrades. Production at Lockheed Martin’s…

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Carter offers details on troop deployment, Iraq campaign

Posted  July 14, 2016

DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with service members during a troop event in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and one of his senior commanders offered some details about the role of the 560 additional U.S. troops the Defense Department announced yesterday will deploy to Iraq…

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Boeing, Airbus offer rosy outlooks for aircraft demand

Posted  July 14, 2016

Boeing and Airbus offered upbeat forecasts July 11 for the aircraft market over the next 20 years, trying to tamp down worries that a long boom in plane-making could be ending. The world’s top plane makers see demand driven by a growth in travel, especially in Asia, leading to a doubling of the world’s aircraft…

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Scout snipers, Marines with VMM-164 conduct initial fast-rope training

Posted  July 14, 2016

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164 “Knightriders” supported initial fast-rope training with scout snipers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2016.

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $291 million for AIM-9X

Posted  July 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $291 million contract award for production of the AIM-9X Sidewinder® missile, one of the most advanced infrared-tracking, short-range, air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles in the world. The contract is for All Up Round Tactical Full Rate Production Lot 16 of the Block II missiles for the U.S. Navy, Air…

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