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US Soldiers gear up for solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience a solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. For Soldiers on some Army installations, the entire sun will appear to vanish for a few minutes, and during that time they will experience total darkness. For other Soldiers, the moon will only partially obscure the sun. (Photo Credit: Graphic by C. Todd Lopez and NASA)On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience a solar eclipse, where the moon passes between...

The military chic of aviators

CommentsPrintBy Kara Baskin Globe Correspondent  August 18, 2017Aviator sunglasses have become so trendy, it’s easy to forget their traditional clientele: military pilots. What better time to remember that than this weekend? Saturday was National Aviation Day, after all.So where do these fliers get their specs?Randolph Engineering in Randolph has provided shades for the Air Force since 1982, as well as for the Army, Navy, and NASA.Now they’ve brought their specs to the civilian market,...

Military vision experts warn of dangers of improper solar eclipse viewing

Recommended Content: Summer SafetyOn August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will turn their eyes to the sky to witness one of the most amazing phenomena: a total solar eclipse. Jennifer Greene, a civilian who works at Whiteman Air Force Base in west central Missouri, will be right in the direct path of the full eclipse, one of the best viewing spots in the country.“It’s very exciting!” said Greene, who plans to experience the eclipse at a local viewing event near her home with her...