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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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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completes hot-fire tests

Posted  July 27, 2016

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has successfully completed a series of hot-fire development tests on three Reaction Control System engines for Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner service module propulsion system.

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Department of the Army announces upcoming deployment

Posted  July 27, 2016

The Department of the Army announced today the deployment of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, with about 800 soldiers to Afghanistan in the summer of 2016. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “I could not be more proud of…

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Lockheed Martin’s ELGTR releases for first time from U.S. Air National Guard F-16

Posted  July 27, 2016

A U.S. Air National Guard unit successfully released eight Lockheed Martin Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds during recent flight evaluations at the Barry M. Goldwater Ranges near Gila Bend, Ariz. These flight evaluations marked the first time an ANG unit has flown the training round and completes the evaluation of ELGTR on their F-16C/D Block…

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NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

Posted  July 27, 2016

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bringing this hunt closer to home.

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Autonomous Global Hawk surpasses 200,000 flight hours

Posted  July 27, 2016

Northrop Grumman's autonomous Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system surpassed 200,000 flight hours, reinforcing its status as the most effective high altitude, long endurance intelligence gathering aircraft in the world.

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