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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 introduces Paragon™ Direct Attack Munition

Posted  March 3, 2017

Lockheed Martin has announced that its Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb will be branded Paragon. The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons. “The new brand Paragon exemplifies a model of excellence, and reflects the system’s performance and capability,” said Joe Serra, Precision Guided Systems director at Lockheed Martin…

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$2 million ramp project progressing

Posted  March 3, 2017

Mountainous piles of concrete and rebar piled up near Hangar 4802 as crews used heavy machinery and power tools to begin the $2 million project to replace ramp areas damaged by a 20-inch cast iron fire main pipe that burst more than a year ago.

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HT AV March 3, 2017

Posted  March 3, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman Deontae C. Morris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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World War I Centennial Commission seeks ‘tradition of service’ photos

Posted  March 3, 2017

Photograph courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial Doughboys of Company G, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division pose in front of a barracks in France in 1918. The soldier in the front row – Pvt. John Frary – was killed in the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Even after 100 years, the world still feels…

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Explore STEM at the Palmdale City Library’s ThinkShop

Posted  March 3, 2017

The Palmdale City Library continues its free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for kids ages 5 to 11 called “ThinkShop” at 5 p.m., March 14 at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd. This fun and free event will encourage kids to solve problems in creative ways in a hands-on environment and…

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