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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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Lockheed Martin awarded third gen Air Force logistics contract

Posted  March 8, 2017

The Defense Logistics Agency has named Lockheed Martin as the Industrial Product-Support Vendor (IPV) for the U.S. Air Force Generation III logistics program. Lockheed Martin will continue to enable rapid replenishment of consumable parts to U.S. Air Force Air Logistics Complexes at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and Robins Air…

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Lightning in the skies

Posted  March 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kristin Stewart A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A takes off Feb. 27 to conduct sorties over the 724 square miles of land ranges and 120,000 miles of over water airspace at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter providing unmatched capabilities to military forces around…

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Pilots eject from A-29A Super Tucano

Posted  March 8, 2017

Two pilots from the 81st Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., ejected safely from an A-29A Super Tucano aircraft during a routine training flight near Homerville, Ga., at about 2:50 p.m., March 6, 2017. Both pilots were recovered and taken to Clinch Memorial Hospital in Homerville for medical evaluation and have been released. The…

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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Posted  March 8, 2017

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.

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Pentagon: U.S. troops play new role in Syria

Posted  March 8, 2017

The U.S. military has carved out a new role in Syria, with small numbers of troops now positioned to prevent an escalation of violence among an array of militias and other forces that have converged on an increasingly complex battlefield. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, March 6 said the U.S. troops are on…

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