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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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First Light: Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS satellite successfully transmitting images

Posted  March 22, 2017

From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a milestone known as "first light."  

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Navy modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Posted  March 22, 2017

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System to the fleet.

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Northrop Grumman delivers advanced technology simulator for Gripen JAS 39 fighter aircraft

Posted  March 22, 2017

Northrop Grumman’s Amherst Systems business unit has delivered a Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator to SAAB AB, Surveillance in Jarfalla, Sweden. CEESIM will perform aircraft testing on the Gripen JAS 39 multirole fighter. The CEESIM system includes the advanced pulse generation capability, which uses the latest digital technology to generate advanced waveforms. It also features the…

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A-29s arrive at Kabul in time for fighting season

Posted  March 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan Air Force’s inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission,…

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Rocket Lab raises $75 million in funding for scaling up production of electron rocket

Posted  March 22, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–Rocket Lab, a private American-New Zealand space company, announced March 21 closing a Series D financing round of $75 million. The round was led by Data Collective, with additional investment from Promus Ventures and an undisclosed investor, and with renewed participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures and K1W1. The closure of the…

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