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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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Secretary of the Navy names Navy’s newest expeditionary fast transport ship

Posted  February 14, 2018

On Feb. 13, 2018, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Expeditionary Fast Transport ship will be named USNS Newport (T-EPF 12). This is the fourth ship to bear the name honoring the Rhode Island city. Newport is home to several Navy activities, including Naval Station Newport and the Naval War College….

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Headlines – February 12, 2018

Posted  February 12, 2018

News New Pentagon rule bans ‘offensive jokes’ and harassing behavior – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, known for his own use of colorful language to inspire the troops, said a new Pentagon policy targeting offensive language and behavior should not be interpreted as a draconian end to military camaraderie.     Business General Dynamics to acquire…

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News Briefs – February 12, 2018

Posted  February 12, 2018

U.S. adding air power, intelligence gathering in Afghanistan The U.S. is shifting combat and intelligence-gathering aircraft to Afghanistan as part of an intensified focus on the Taliban, now that the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is winding down, the commander of coalition air forces in Afghanistan said Feb. 7. Air…

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Northrop Grumman to provide advanced EW simulation capability to Saudi Arabia

Posted  February 12, 2018

Northrop Grumman photograph The Joint Threat Emitter provides a modern, reactive battlespace war environment, designed to help train military personnel to identify and effectively counter enemy missile or artillery threats. Northrop Grumman has received a $75 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract award to deliver Joint Threat Emitter support services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia….

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Posted  February 12, 2018

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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