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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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US, Russia sign memorandum on air safety in Syria

Posted  October 21, 2015

Senior U.S. and Russian defense officials signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 20 on air safety in Syria, the Pentagon’s press secretary said. The MOU is aimed at minimizing the risk of in-flight incidents among coalition and Russian aircraft operating in Syrian airspace, Peter Cook said at a Pentagon’s news conference. The MOU went into…

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DCS wins $40 million Naval Research Laboratory contract

Posted  December 12, 2016

DCS was awarded an Enhanced Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensor and System Capability Development contract Nov. 16, 2016. This single award contract has a 5-year period of performance to provide support to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Under this contract, DCS will conduct research that will ultimately provide a capability to reduce intelligence…

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News Briefs – December 29, 2017

Posted  December 29, 2017

Air Force releases findings of 2016 F-16CM mishap Pacific Air Forces completed an Accident Investigation Board following a December 2016 aircraft mishap involving an F-16CM Fighting Falcon at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The board concluded that the primary cause of the mishap was the left main landing gear of the F-16CM striking debris…

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 2

Posted  December 5, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the first Japanese F-35 arrives at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Edwards AFB in California is testing ways to save fueling cost for the C-17 Globemaster III; and the Air Force band performs at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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USS Lake Champlain mural

Posted  March 31, 2017

Navy photograph by PO2 Nathan Serpico Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Michael Vizzari, from Palmdale, California, paints a mural on the bulkhead of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). Lake Champlain is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative…

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