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July 20, 1969: One giant leap for mankind

July 1969. It's a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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Living in deep space

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center.

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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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Arizona ANG firefighters support blaze battle

Arizona’s wildfire season has been a tough one this year with more than a dozen fires raging throughout the state.

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.


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World War II veteran laid to rest after 75 years

Posted  September 2, 2016

World War II veteran Lt. Julian Jordan was laid to rest at the Lewis Funeral Chapel at Naval Base Kitsap, Wash., 75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Aug. 29.

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Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test of rocket

Posted  September 1, 2016

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.–A massive explosion rocked a SpaceX launch pad Sept. 1 during a routine rocket test for a planned weekend launch. There were no injuries, but the rocket and the satellite onboard were destroyed, SpaceX said in a statement. The company was conducting a test firing of its unmanned Falcon rocket when the blast…

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Headlines – August 31, 2016

Posted  August 31, 2016

News ISIS destruction of Iraqi base could hinder Mosul operation – The air base that Iraqi forces hope to use as a staging area to take Mosul back from the Islamic State group was almost completely destroyed by the retreating militants, raising new doubts over whether the long-awaited operation will begin this year.   U.S….

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News Briefs – August 31, 2016

Posted  August 31, 2016

Crashed fighter jet located in Swiss Alps; pilot missing Swiss authorities say they’ve located the wreckage of an air force fighter jet that went missing over the Alps but still have no news on the fate of the pilot. The Swiss Defense Department said in a statement that the F/A-18C jet that went missing the…

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Forging the KC-46: New training center opens to prepare tanker aircrews

Posted  August 31, 2016

A new training center for the KC-46 Pegasus was officially dedicated at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Aug. 30, 2016, along with the activation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, which will be the formal training unit for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling aircraft.

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