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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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Veteran astronaut Terry Virts retires from NASA

Posted  August 26, 2016

NASA photograph Terry Virts unwraps a Christmas gift on board the International Space Station, December 2014. With more than 3,600 orbits of the Earth under his belt, astronaut Terry Virts will leave NASA on Aug. 23. Over the course of his 16-year-career at NASA, he piloted a space shuttle and commanded the International Space Station….

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GA-ASI UAS Flight Training Academy graduates first aircrews

Posted  August 26, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Aug. 25 that the company’s new Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy graduated its first cadre of GA-ASI aircrew Aug. 12. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. “Our first graduates have benefitted from safe, effective, cutting-edge training…

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412th TW civilian promoted to one-star general

Posted  August 26, 2016

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Solman Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., renews his oath of commissioned officers during a ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, Calif., Aug. 6, 2016. Smith was officially promoted to the rank of brigadier general…

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

Posted  August 26, 2016

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Posted  August 26, 2016

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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