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Headlines – November 16, 2018

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News Murder charges filed against Navy, Marine special operators in incident that killed Green Beret in Africa – Two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders will face murder charges in the June 2017 death of an Army Special Forces staff sergeant in Mali.   DOD audit: Air Force finds mystery motors, other highlights – Saddled…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2018

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AF identifies deceased pilot The aircrew members involved in the T-38 Talon incident from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on Nov. 13, 2018, have been identified. The deceased, Capt. John F. Graziano, 28, was an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin AFB. He was from Elkridge, Md., and is survived by…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: John Wayne’s contributions to the war effort

Posted November 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

This Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who never served, but embodied that same wartime spirit of the American fighting man. I don’t think anybody would doubt that John Wayne was an advocate for the military in this country, but a few kind of took exception to The Duke’s non-military service in World War II. I would like to say a few things to help give context to the role Wayne played during World War II.

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Mojave Air & Space Port marks Veterans Day

Posted November 16, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Photograph by Cathy Hansen The U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard from Rosamond High School, directed by Aerospace Science Instructor Master Sgt. Wayne Taylor, presented the Colors before the National Anthem performed by Timothy Lomba and the Invocation by Pastor Charles Lowery, Heirs with Christ Church. Mojave has a long tradition of honoring its…

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AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

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Air Force photograph by Richard Eldridge NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley speaks with a NASA engineer just before getting into the Air Force Research Laboratory’s centrifuge. Ten astronauts participated in the testing Nov. 1 and 2 – one with Boeing and nine with NASA. It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, hosts astronauts testing…

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Lancaster Cemetery to support Wreaths Across America

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The Antelope Valley Cemetery District Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery have once again teamed up with Wreaths Across America as part of a nationwide remembrance ceremony to take place at Lancaster Cemetery at 9 .m., Dec. 15. “We are proud and honored to be participating in this national event to…

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Northrop Grumman set to launch cargo delivery mission to ISS

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Northrop Grumman is set to launch the company’s AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.

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Veterans’ military ball ends with tank you note

Posted November 16, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Lisa Kinison Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., served as keynote speaker for the 2018 Veterans Military Ball. Maybe they served in World War II, the Korean War, during the Vietnam era, or in Desert Storm. Regardless of their branch in…

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Coffee4Vets enjoy special guests at weekly gathering

Posted November 16, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Veterans participating in Coffee4Vets enjoyed a few special guests during the Nov. 6 gathering at Crazy Ottos in Lancaster, Calif. Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert, 412th Test Wing Commander, Command Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, and Capt. Miguel Vasquez, 416th Flight Test Engineer, all said they were honored to be a part of such…

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Posted November 16, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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