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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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Engineering for everyone: NASA Armstrong holds educator workshop

Posted  August 5, 2016

Educators built a Mars rover at a workshop held by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center April 6 at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar

Posted  August 5, 2016

Air Force photograph A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., receives fuel from a 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., during Polar Roar, a strategic deterrence exercise, in the skies near the North Pole, July 31, 2016. The B-52 received 70 thousand pounds of fuel from the KC-10 during the refueling….

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Edwards K-9 teams support political conventions

Posted  August 5, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball SrA. Grace Daniels and her partner Rolf watch as SSgt. James Ramsey and Sasa run through the obstacle course at the 412th Security Forces Squadron’s Military Working Dog facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Both 412th SFS K-9 teams were detailed to support the U.S. Secret Service for…

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AEDC Model Shop steps up to fulfill customer request

Posted  August 5, 2016

Air Force photograph by Holly Peterson Michael Panarisi, retired Air Force colonel and former AEDC Commander, tours the AEDC Model and Machine Shop with his family as Model Shop staff work to complete a project for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) Program Office. Panarisi, second from left, assisted the APKWS Program Office by…

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Aircraft fuselage for X-57 integration with the wing arrives in California

Posted  August 5, 2016

NASA engineers and visionaries watched as the Tecnam P2006T – the future all-electric X-57 Maxwell – was uncrated at a small airport on the central coast of California, and slowly rolled out.

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