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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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News Briefs – July 29, 2016

Posted  July 29, 2016

Northrop Grumman tops second quarter forecasts Northrop Grumman on July 27 reported second-quarter net income of $517 million. On a per-share basis, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $2.85. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $2.60 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts…

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Headlines – July 29, 2016

Posted  July 29, 2016

News Is this the end of the Jumbo Jet? – For decades it was the largest passenger aircraft in the skies, earning it the affectionate nickname of the Jumbo Jet.     Space The voices of the cosmos – The universe is full of supermassive black holes that send out powerful X-rays over a scale…

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Air Force researching advanced manufacturing techniques for aircraft parts replacement

Posted  August 1, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $10 million research project for refining the efficiency of Air Force aircraft part replacement to America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, located in Youngstown, Ohio. This will be the first project under a new five-year cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and America…

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NASA orders second SpaceX crew mission to ISS

Posted  August 1, 2016

NASA took another important step July 29 in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, Calif. Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews…

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AM General to build 1,673 HMMWVs

Posted  August 1, 2016

AM General has been awarded a $356,213,318 contract to manufacture and deliver 1,673 HMMWVs to the U.S. government for further delivery to the Afghanistan National Army and Police. The contract calls on AM General to deliver 1,259 -M1151A1B1 HMMWVs and 414 — M1152 A1B2 HMMWV models. Vehicle manufacturing will commence at the AM General Military…

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