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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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U.S. Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft’s delivery to McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kansas, in the coming weeks.

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Coffee4Vets welcomes ‘Cujo’

Air Force Col. Ryan “Cujo” Blake visited with veterans from all branches, all eras of service at Coffee4vets on Jan. 8. Blake is commander of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base.

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U.S. will pick up pace in race to space with China, DOD official says

The United States isn’t out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said Jan. 8.


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Headlines – January 14, 2019

Posted  January 14, 2019

News Plan calls for U.S. troop pullout from Syria to take months, bringing hundreds more troops in to assist – The U.S. military said Jan. 11 it has started taking steps to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for a complete military withdrawal from Syria. The announcement fueled concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon…

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News Briefs – January 14, 2019

Posted  January 14, 2019

Turkey says its Syria offensive doesn’t hinge on U.S. pullout Turkey’s foreign minister says a planned Turkish military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria doesn’t depend on whether the United States withdraws its troops from the region. Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with NTV news channel on Jan. 10 that Turkey would…

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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

Posted  January 14, 2019

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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U.S. Navy commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

Posted  January 14, 2019

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) — the nation’s seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship — at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Jan. 12 before a crowd including active-duty and veteran sailors. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin-led team into active service. Unique among combat ships, LCS is designed to complete…

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

Posted  January 14, 2019

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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