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Harris emphasizes impact of flight test engineers at 46th Society of Flight Test Engineers Symposium

Posted September 25, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

LANCASTER, Calif.  — Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, served as a keynote speaker Sept. 16 for the 46th Annual Society of Flight Test Engineers Symposium, a four-day gathering that ran from Sept. 14 through 17. The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a collaboration of aerospace and flight test professionals that share new technologies,…

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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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WWII Veteran, POW receives Presidential Unit Citation

Posted July 10, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A veteran from the greatest generation was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster by Sen. John S. McCain on Capitol Hill, July 7. Second Lt. John R. Pedevillano, U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and Prisoner of War, was the youngest B-17 bombardier in the 306th…

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

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Lisa Kinison

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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Research vessel Neil Armstrong delivered

Posted September 25, 2015 by Team Ships Public Affairs

ANACORTES, Wash. (NNS) — The Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), R/V Neil Armstrong, AGOR 27, delivered to the U.S. Navy, Sept. 23. R/V Neil Armstrong will carry on the legacy of the naval aviator and astronaut who stated, “Research is creating new knowledge.” AGOR 27 is a well-equipped modern oceanographic research platform capable…

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Students selected to attend military academies

Posted June 12, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Eighteen students consider themselves very fortunate to be selected by the U.S. Congressional Knight Military Academy Selection Committee and will soon pursue a four-year education and become military officers. Representing California’s 25th District, Congressman Steve Knight along with best-selling author of “Heroes at Home,” Ellie Kay, and presenter and committee chairman, John Fergione, shook hands…

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NASA’s New Horizons ‘Phones Home’ Safe after Pluto Flyby

Posted July 10, 2015 by

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. “I know today we’ve inspired a whole new generation of explorers with this great success, and we look…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted July 1, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Airmen assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit here constantly work maintaining HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan can be a success if and when it is needed. The 41st EHMU is part of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and is responsible…

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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

Posted May 22, 2015 by adriennek

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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Blue Stars Mothers help stuff a hummer

Posted July 17, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Blue Star Mothers and members of the community came together recently to stuff a Humvee full of goodies including toiletries, batteries and snacks for troops who are serving in all branches of the military. To prepare and sort the packages for shipping, a packing party will be held 10 a.m., July 18 at the Lancaster…

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