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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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Come on down!

Posted  February 24, 2017

Courtesy photograph Staff from the Oasis Community Center took a group of 18 Airmen and civilians to a taping of the popular game show “The Price is Right” Feb. 15, 2017. Tune in May 5 to find out who from Edwards AFB was chosen as a contestant! More trips are on the way. The next…

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AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released

Posted  February 24, 2017

Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23, 2017. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front. The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by targeting retention of experienced Airmen, especially…

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Headlines – February 22, 2017

Posted  February 22, 2017

News Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser – President Trump picked Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a widely respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser on Monday, calling him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”   Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: U.S. will stay in Iraq a while – U.S. Defense…

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News Briefs – February 22, 2017

Posted  February 22, 2017

NATO commander assures of continuous presence in Kosovo A senior NATO commander has assured Kosovo that the military alliance will maintain troops there “for as long as it’s necessary.” NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, met with local senior officials and also western ambassadors during a visit to Kosovo Feb. 21. Some 4,500…

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

Posted  February 22, 2017

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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