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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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Antelope Valley veteran of World War II recalls D-Day jump

Posted  August 22, 2016

Soon after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, to liberate a suffering humanity in Europe from the iron boot of Nazi tyranny, the parents of Private First Class John L. Humphrey received that notification that any service family dreads, that their young son was declared Missing in Action.

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U.S. military crew in Nevada chopper crash was from Moody AFB

Posted  August 22, 2016

Four U.S. Air Force helicopter crew members hurt in a crash during an international combat training exercise in Nevada were part of a unit on assignment from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., officials said Aug. 19. The crew members were treated at a Las Vegas hospital for injuries that their commander said weren’t believed to…

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NASA establishes contact with STEREO mission

Posted  August 22, 2016

NASA image On Aug. 21, 2016, NASA reestablished contact with the sun-watching STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost in October 2014. STEREO-B is one of two spacecraft of the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory mission, which over the course of their lifetime have viewed the sun from vantage points such as the ones shown here, on…

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Around the Air Force

Posted  August 22, 2016

On this look around the Air Force all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s bombers — the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit — conduct a mission together, and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs practice tactical takeoff and landing scenarios on a highway in Estonia.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

Posted  August 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, and Col. Anne L. Clark, pose for a photo while holding the unit guidon as Clark becomes the new commander of Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Detachment 7 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. A change of command…

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