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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted June 9, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

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Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’

Posted August 28, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine…

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Air Force successfully launches the AFSPC-5 mission

Posted May 22, 2015 by

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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High Desert hanger stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 14, 2015 by adriennek

Being a lifelong resident of the Antelope Valley and growing up around the greats that pioneered advancement’s in aviation in the High Desert skies I look forward to giving you stories in each issue that may not make the rounds that much anymore in the current world of our local aviation history. Many of you…

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A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4.
The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagn hailed from Valencia, Calif.
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Valencia native identified in Thunderbird crash

Posted April 5, 2018 by by Stuart Ibberson

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4. The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagn hailed from Valencia, Calif. Del Bagno was a 2005 graduate…

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NASA Signs Agreement with Space Florida to Operate Historic Landing Facility

Posted June 19, 2015 by adriennek

A new agreement marks another step in the transformation of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to a multi-user spaceport. NASA’s historic Shuttle Landing Facility, the site of one of the longest runways in the world, has a new operator. “Our journey to Mars goes straight through Florida, and this agreement helps amplify the many…

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Civ-Mil welcomes foreign military, new arrivals to A.V.

Posted February 3, 2016 by by Rebecca Amber

LANCASTER, Calif.–The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group welcomed foreign military members and Airmen recently stationed at Edwards to the Antelope Valley Jan. 29. The University of Antelope Valley Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster, Calif., was filled with informational booths regarding health care, education, recreation and much more. The third annual “Welcome to the AV”…

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Obama meets Air Force pilot who ejected before jet crash

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Josh Lederman and Dan Elliott

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.–The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird that crashed following a flyover met with President Barack Obama shortly safely ejecting safely into a Colorado field. News of the crash broke while Obama’s motorcade was returning to Peterson Air Force Base for his flight back to Washington. The pilot ejected about 15…

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Space Camp: Once in a lifetime experience

Posted August 21, 2015 by adriennek

PALMDALE, Calif.—“Amazing,” “inspiring” and “motivating” were a few of the words Space Camp graduates Lauren Baker and Ethan Calderone used to describe their experience recent experience at Space Camp. Ethan Calderone, a Palmdale Aerospace Academy 8th grade student, saw Space Camp as a great opportunity. “I find aerospace and astroscience extremely interesting and fun; and…

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Olympic Athletes make it special for everyone

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

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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