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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 15, 2016

Posted  August 15, 2016

News SpaceX does it again – California-based SpaceX’s eighth launch this year carried a Japanese satellite into orbit.     Business KC-46 tanker cleared for production – The KC-46A Pegasus tanker has been cleared for production, a major step forward for the Boeing-led design.   Tata Power SED emerges as lowest bidder to build sonar…

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Space & Technology

NASA Space Robotics Challenge prepares robots for journey to Mars

Posted  August 17, 2016

NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, and NineSigma, a global innovation consultant organization, has opened registration for a new competition.

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Navy names destroyer for Medal of Honor recipient

Posted  August 17, 2016

In a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, DDG 122, will be named John Basilone in honor of the Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal, and…

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U.S. Navy conducts first live fire test with SeaRAM® recently installed on USS Carney

Posted  August 17, 2016

The U.S. Navy conducted its first firing from the SeaRAM® anti-ship defense system produced by Raytheon installed on the USS Carney stationed in Rota, Spain. The SeaRAM® detected, tracked and engaged an inbound BQM-74E target, intercepting it with a RAM Block II missile in a mid-July test. USS Carney is the second of four guided-missile…

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Veterans

WWII POW awarded medal, proud to be ‘Soldier for Life’

Posted  August 17, 2016

Dr. Charlie Stenger, a World War II Army veteran, was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal by Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, Army G-1, Aug. 16, at Stenger's Rockville, Md., home.

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