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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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Military identifies American soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted  August 26, 2016

The U.S. military has identified the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan Aug. 23. The head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, issued a statement Wednesday identifying the soldier as Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson. The Defense Department said Thompson was 28 and from Irvine, Calif. Votel extended condolences to the soldier’s family…

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U.S. Marine Corps receives 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueler

Posted  August 26, 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps accepted delivery of its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueler at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., Aug. 18, 2016. This KC-130J is assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The Marine Corps has the distinction of operating the largest KC-130J fleet in the world. As a member of…

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SpaceX Dragon splashes down with crucial NASA research samples

Posted  August 26, 2016

NASA Television This image, captured from NASA Television’s live coverage, shows SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departing the International Space Station at 6:10 a.m., EDT, Aug. 26, 2016, after successfully delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo on its ninth resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific…

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Headlines – August 24, 2016

Posted  August 24, 2016

News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province – A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province Aug. 23 after his patrol triggered a roadside bomb. The blast also wounded another American and six Afghan soldiers.   Turkey open to Russian planes at U.S. Incirlik hub – Could U.S. warplanes soon…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2016

Posted  August 24, 2016

Iran parliament pushes back on military for Russian base use Iran’s parliament has pushed back against the military dismissing its oversight following Russia using an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes on Syria. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani brought up the topic Aug. 23 as lawmakers gathered in Tehran, a day after Iranian officials announced Russia’s…

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