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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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NASA awards launch services contract for Mars 2020 Rover mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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SEAD proves vital piece to Red Flag puzzle

It takes numerous pieces of all shapes and sizes to complete the puzzle of an Air Tasking Order during Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.


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2015 Homeless Count data provides hope for Valley’s homeless veterans

Posted  May 15, 2015

Data on homelessness in Los Angeles county released on May 11 confirmed what many local social service agencies and non-profit service providers already knew: the number of homeless in the Antelope Valley has increased dramatically, from 2,114 in 2013 to 2,818 in 2015, an increase of 33 percent. The sobering numbers do have a silver…

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NASA scientist inspires local children

Posted  May 15, 2015

You would expect that 7th and 8th grade students would be interested and impressed with stories about space from NASA Ames Chief Scientist, Dr. Jacob Cohen. Maybe you wouldn’t expect that they would laugh, engage in reciprocal discussions and leave with life lessons, but that is certainly what occurred during a presentation April 30 at…

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Olympic Athletes make it special for everyone

Posted  May 15, 2015

Athletes from the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and the greater Tri Valley areas participated in the Special Olympics May 2 at the Palmdale High School where they competed in basketball, track-and-field, swimming and other events. “I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes, our volunteers, our cheerleaders in the stands and especially our military for…

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Air Force successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Posted  May 22, 2015

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., May 20, at 11:05 a.m., EST. There were no issues reported with the launch. “Today’s successful launch is the direct result…

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

Posted  May 22, 2015

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs. “We are…

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