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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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Leader of Band is Veteran of the Year: Pilot, trauma specialist, songwriter recognized

Posted  August 31, 2016

Antelope Valley's Veteran of the Year, selected by the California State Assembly, is a two-tour Iraq War veteran, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and military parachutist. She is also a singer-songwriter who leads the Hous Band.

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Speaking to American Legion, Dunford honors service, sacrifice of military

Posted  August 31, 2016

Praising the bravery, service and sacrifice of those who wear the nation’s uniform, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the American Legion’s annual convention Aug. 30 he is confident about the nation’s future.  “Today’s men and women, just like their predecessors, attack their mission, and do what must be done,” Marine Corps…

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Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Uzbekistan Airways

Posted  August 31, 2016

Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways, the flag carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Aug. 31 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. “The delivery of our first Dreamliner marks a new and exciting chapter in our long-standing relationship with Boeing that began back in 1996,” said Valeriy Tyan, Director General, Uzbekistan Airways. “We are delighted that as…

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Air Force lab investigating microscopic crack formation for aircraft

Posted  August 31, 2016

The B-52 is one of the oldest legacy aircraft in the Air Force. Since the 1950s, this aircraft has led the force in its dominance as the world’s best. However, just as humans begin to age, so do aircraft. Repeated loading and unloading, changes in air pressure, exposure to altitude and more, contribute to what…

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USS Eisenhower deployment

Posted  August 31, 2016

Navy photograph by SA Joshua Murray Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., sews nametags in the canvas and bunting shop of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the…

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