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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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General Schaefer updates community at Antelope Valley Board of Trade

Posted  February 17, 2017

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., felt right at home speaking to guests and members during an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon at the Hellenic Center, where he briefed the latest and greatest updates on the Edwards Air Force Base mission.

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Business

After failed union vote, Boeing hails Trump visit to plant

Posted  February 17, 2017

Boeing workers’ overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant’s 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out. It’s also a win for the company that will host President Donald Trump at its…

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Agua Dulce native provides force health protection for Navy sailors

Posted  February 17, 2017

A 2002 Desert Christian High School graduate and Agua Dulce, Calif., native is serving in the U.S. Navy at the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Five. Lt. Jen Knapp serves as an entomologist at the San Diego based preventive medicine unit. According to Navy officials, the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit’s priority is to provide…

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412th TW recognizes 4th quarter, yearly award winners

Posted  February 17, 2017

Football season is over and it’s time for sports fans to focus on the basketball season and that was the theme of the 412th Test Wing 4th Quarter Awards Ceremony at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., theater Feb. 13, 2017. Quarterly award winners were announced along with several major command and functional area awardees…

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Headlines – February 15, 2017

Posted  February 15, 2017

News NATO chief urges allies to ‘keep up momentum’ on defense spending – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member-states to step up defense spending, speaking on the eve of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’s first meeting with his 27 counterparts in Brussels.     Business Upgraded Night Hunter helicopter to undergo testing in 2017…

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