Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings
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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Kenji Thuloweit

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies. General Motors became the first American corporation to make…

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Airman brings home an MIA of 50 years

Posted October 15, 2015 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.  — Not every service member makes it home from U.S. conflicts with other countries. Some of America’s servicemen have been missing in action for over 50 years. Yet, even though it’s been half a century since some of these conflicts, the U.S. is still doing whatever it takes to bring those who…

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Bob White Drive dedicated to historic test, fighter pilot

Posted August 14, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

On Aug. 7, at the intersection of Wolfe Ave. and South Muroc Dr., a street dedication ceremony was held in honor of X-51 pilot, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White. With Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander presiding, the street formerly known by the name Muroc was renamed Bob White Drive. In attendance were…

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NASA Completes Key Milestone for Orion Spacecraft in Support of Journey to Mars

Posted September 4, 2015 by

NASA’s mission to send astronauts to deep space destinations where no other human has traveled has taken another important step forward with the completion of a critical milestone for the Orion spacecraft currently in production. Agency officials have completed a rigorous technical and programmatic review, confirming continued support of the program and establishing NASA’s commitment…

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NASA Armstrong Exchange awards scholarship

Posted August 14, 2015 by adriennek

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2015 Joseph A. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to Ted Kim. Walker was a former chief pilot who lost his life in an aircraft accident in 1966. “I am really excited,” Kim said. A graduate of the class of 2015 at Valencia High School, in Santa Clarita,…

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41st EECS Scorpions defend the force with Compass Call

Posted October 15, 2015 by Maj. Tony Wickman

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN  — On the combat frontier in Afghanistan, the ability to disrupt or exploit enemy command and control communication is vital to protecting the lives of U.S. and coalition tactical air, surface and special operations forces. A big part of that mission is entrusted to the Airmen of the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron…

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Local aviation legends, supporters flock together for Gathering of Eagles

Posted October 30, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The Flight Test Historical Foundation honored U-2 and SR-71 pilots during the annual Gathering of Eagles dinner at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Oct. 24.

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Vietnam vets commemorate 50th anniversary of ‘helicopter war’

Posted September 4, 2015 by Damien Salas

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. — Hundreds of Vietnam combat helicopter pilots, their guests and Gold Star families planted a tree in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 28, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops entering the Vietnam War. The spectators gathered before the tree dedication in the cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater to remember…

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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

Posted September 25, 2015 by

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They…

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