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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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Lockheed Martin provides Finnish Defence Forces with airborne surveillance system

Posted  February 12, 2018

A vigilant “Dragon Shield” airborne surveillance system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Finnish Defence Forces has achieved final operational capability. The milestone was achieved after the final flight test of the system, which evaluated compliance of the aircraft to civilian and military airworthiness requirements as well as system requirements verification. “Working in unison with…

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Headlines – February 9, 2018

Posted  February 9, 2018

News Senate reaches budget deal with huge defense boost – Senate leaders have reached a two-year deal that would set defense spending at $700 billion for 2018 and $716 billion for 2019.     Business Oshkosh lands Army’s next-gen Medium Tactical Vehicles contract, worth billions – The U.S. Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a $476.2 million…

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News Briefs – February 9, 2018

Posted  February 9, 2018

Myanmar’s place at U.S. military drills in Asia draws ire U.S. lawmakers are demanding Myanmar’s exclusion from U.S.-led military exercises in neighboring Thailand next week amid pressure for more American sanctions in response to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar’s planned participation in the Cobra Gold exercise, which starts Feb. 13, comes as its security forces…

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Lockheed Martin receives $524 million contract for PAC-3 missiles

Posted  February 9, 2018

The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defense capabilities under a $524 million contract modification for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors.

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C-17 crews help realign assets to Afghanistan

Posted  February 9, 2018

Late in January, at an altitude of nearly 30,000 feet, a 174-foot long aircraft cuts through the air with more than 40,000 pounds of thrust per engine.

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