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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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Space

Falcon 9 rocket, comm satellite successfully launched

Posted  August 15, 2016

The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 14, 2016.

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Defense

F-15’s deploy to Estonia in support of TSP

Posted  August 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Trower AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia–Sixteen United States Air Force F-15C Eagles — a total of 12 from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, U.K., and four from the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron currently deployed to Campia Turzi, Romania, in support of Theater Security Package — along with approximately 300…

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GA-ASI completes latest airborne missile defense test

Posted  August 15, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Aug. 15 that through a contract with the Missile Defense Agency, it executed a missile tracking test as part of the Pacific Dragon exercise held June 26-28 off the coast of the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. GA ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft…

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Defense

Vanguard Award nomination window open through January

Posted  August 15, 2016

The Air Force Personnel Center is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Vanguard Award through Jan. 25. The Non Commissioned Officers Association annually sponsors the award to recognize one enlisted member from each branch of service for a heroic act, on or off duty, which results in saving someone’s life or preventing a serious injury. …

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News

T-45 crashes in Texas, pilot ejects safely

Posted  August 15, 2016

A U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk crashed southwest of Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, at approximately 9:20 p.m., CDT, Aug. 14, 2016. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated for injuries at a local hospital. The training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 21, crashed during a routine training mission over Brooks County. County first…

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