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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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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis – November 19, 2015

Posted November 19, 2015 by Special to Aerotech News

This time of the year we are all being reminded to get that flu shot. If you are in the ranks of Uncle Sam, it’s just a part of your yearly duties. However, back in World War II the way they handled illness looked a lot different than it does today. Santa Ana Army Air…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted August 14, 2015 by by Jay Levine

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space. The U.S. Air Force and NASA have recognized him dozens of times for his excellence and contributions to human spaceflight. Ross earned an honorary doctorate from Purdue University and he even has an elementary…

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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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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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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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Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

Posted June 19, 2015 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 19, 2015) — Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27. The June 16 directive from Army Secretary John M. McHugh makes available 20,563 additional positions for women and opens the last of the…

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Palmdale High School solar car heading to Fort Worth

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Students from Palmdale High School don’t mind tooting their own horn when it comes to their three-wheel creation that will soon be traveling to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the National Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway,  July 17-23. Palmdale High School was the only private school in California that was accepted…

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NASA’s Hubble Finds Pluto’s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

Posted June 6, 2015 by adriennek

If you lived on one of Pluto’s moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day. Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto’s moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably. “Hubble has provided a new view of Pluto and…

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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted July 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed…

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