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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

There are many things we can be proud of here in the Antelope Valley, but one thing gets overlooked many times, and unknown to many new residents of our Valley is the role it played in training all those young boys that took to the skies in World War II.

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Aaron Henson Defense

Lightning II strikes Iwakuni, F-35B arrives

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017.

Photograph by Peter Merlin Space & Technology

SpaceX returns to flight with delivery of 10 satellites to orbit

SpaceX celebrated a successful return to flight of the company's Falcon 9 rocket following a four-month hiatus while investigators sought to determine the cause of an explosion that occurred during ground operations in Florida.

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Navigating the next generation

In 2016 alone, Walter Klein has navigated the DC-8 on missions as geographically and scientifically diverse as mapping polar ice in Antarctica from 1500 feet altitude, to studying pollution by flying the DC-8 in corkscrew patterns over an Asian mega-city and the California Central Valley.


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Headlines – January 20, 2017

Posted  January 20, 2017

News Pence: NATO mission ‘will go forward’ – Vice President-elect Mike Pence said the mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will continue as the incoming administration takes office.   Senate panel approves Mattis for defense post – The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary.  …

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News Briefs – January 20, 2017

Posted  January 20, 2017

Israel expands missile defense system with new interceptor Israel says it has expanded a missile defense system with the addition of longer range, more precise interception capabilities. Israel’s Defense Ministry said Jan. 18 it has included the Arrow-3 interceptor into its existing Arrow Weapon System defense shield. The ministry says the addition of Arrow-3 will…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  January 20, 2017

There are many things we can be proud of here in the Antelope Valley, but one thing gets overlooked many times, and unknown to many new residents of our Valley is the role it played in training all those young boys that took to the skies in World War II.

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

Posted  January 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements (AF/A3), talks about the current pilot shortage across the Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 10, 2017. In September 2015, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force…

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Posted  January 20, 2017

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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