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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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Headlines – August 8, 2016

Posted  August 8, 2016

News U.S. releases redacted drone strike ‘playbook’ – The U.S. government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed “the playbook” that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process.     Business India inks $300 million helicopter upgrade deal with Russian firm…

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Northrop Grumman delivers mission critical hardware for enhanced polar system ground station network

Posted  August 10, 2016

Northrop Grumman successfully deployed the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) Control and Planning Segment hardware in December 2015 to operational sites at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska and Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. — paving the way for System Acceptance Testing in the spring of 2017. The U.S. Air Force’s EPS provides secure, jam-resistant satellite communications…

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Veterans

Full circle: Iraq veteran draws on his own struggle to heal others

Posted  August 10, 2016

When Patrick Hogg first sets out to teach a new group of soldiers coping skills to deal with their depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress, he knows they will be nervous about sharing. Some might be downright reluctant.

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Defense

Nominations for first Air Force enlisted RPA pilots being accepted

Posted  August 10, 2016

The Air Force is accepting nominations to fill its first class of enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. The first enlisted RPA pilot selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center, Jan. 23-26, 2017, with application packages due to AFPC…

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U.S., Raytheon go three-for-three in first firing of AIM-9X Sidewinder from F-35

Posted  August 10, 2016

The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully test-fired three AIM-9X® Block I missiles from an F-35A aircraft at airborne targets, resulting in direct hits.

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