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NASA says Growing Plants on International Space Station has applications on Earth

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA states that understanding the effects of gravity on plant life is essential in preparing for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.

The ability to produce high-energy, low-mass food sources during spaceflight will enable the maintenance of crew health during long-duration missions while having a reduced impact on resources necessary for long-distance travel.

Interior view of the Advanced Astroculture (ADVASC) experiment plant growth chamber showing the emergence of mustard seedlings. (NASA)

Interior view of the Advanced Astroculture (ADVASC) experiment plant growth chamber showing the emergence of mustard seedlings. (NASA)

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AAA says National Gas Price Average is Cheaper than One Year Ago for First Time in 18 Months

 

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AAATampa, FL – On the week, motorists in 32 states are paying less to fill up compared to a year ago. As the national gas price average drops to $2.46 it sets a new low price for the year and is cheaper than a year ago by two cents.

The last time the daily national gas price average was cheaper year-over-year was 18 months ago on July 6th, 2017 when gas prices were $2.24 (versus $2.26 on July 6th, 2016).

Prices at the Pump continue to fall across the United States. (AAA)

Prices at the Pump continue to fall across the United States. (AAA)

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Pentagon Announces Upcoming Changes to Imminent Danger Pay

 

By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The Defense Department announced today changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters here.

“This is a process that began [in 2011],” he said, and “included in-depth threat assessment from the combatant commands. It was made in coordination with the Joint Staff, combatant commands and military services.”

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army – File Photo)

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2013 Women’s Veterans Summit this weekend in Nashville

 

Written by Stacey R. Hopwood

Women Veterans SummitClarksville, TN – There are over 39,000 women veterans in the state of Tennessee, and each one of them is part of our nation’s unshakeable foundation and remains an unstoppable force for our state and local communities.

That is why the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with Women Veterans of America Chapter 20, will be holding Tennessee’s second annual Women Veterans Summit this weekend.

2013 Women's Veterans Summit

2013 Women’s Veterans Summit

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Services planned for A1C Christoffer Johnson

 

United States Air ForceClarksville, TN – Christoffer was serving as a member of the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron in support of Operation New Dawn. He died February 17th, 2011 while on security patrol at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. 

While serving with the 423d Security Forces Squadron, Royal Air Force Base Alconbury in England, Christoffer volunteered for deployment and had been in theater for approximately 3 weeks of a 6-month rotation. «Read the rest of this article»

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Operation Joint Dawn

 

Joint Contracting Exercise

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell is hosting 115 contingency contracting officers during Operation Joint Dawn January 17th – February 5th.

Exercise participants are preparing to deploy within the next 12 months to Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar. Participants include active Army and Air Force, Army National Guard, and Army Reservists from 50 locations, including Alaska, Japan and Hawaii.

The exercise was designed to train Soldiers on “warrior tasks” in addition to a variety of contracting-specific tasks.

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