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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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Northrop awards scholarships to two students

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman recently announced winners of its eighth annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the greater San Fernando Valley community who are interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics. During an awards reception hosted by Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility May 21, Huong…

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AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill

Posted July 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 8 for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Partner…

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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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California National Guard Soldier saves 42 people from burning bus

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Capt. Jason Sweeney

California Army National Guard Pfc. Jesse Hernandez, whose civilian job is a custody assistant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, saved 42 people from a burning bus on a Los Angeles freeway, Oct. 18, 2015. Hernandez is a rifleman with the California Guard’s D Company (Weapons), 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, out of San…

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Optimism helped Vietnam vet survive as POW

Posted July 17, 2015 by Karen Abeyasekere

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) — When 2nd Lt. John “Spike” Nasmyth climbed into his F-4 Phantom II on Sept. 4, 1966, to fly a combat mission over Vietnam, he never foresaw that he’d be blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile. The last words he heard before his jet was transformed…

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GPS IIF-10 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral

Posted July 17, 2015 by Space and Missile Systems Center Public Affairs

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the tenth Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, at 11:36 a.m. EDT. “Today’s successful launch is a…

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5,000 days of war: Any time, anywhere, all the time

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman Kai White and Airman First Class Ryan Conroy

Hurlburt Field, Fla — It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home. On June 27, the 17th Special Tactics Squadron will mark 5,000 days of unremitting war. Their 5,000-day epoch began in October 2001, one month after the…

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Base Supply Centers celebrate 20 years of service, promoting opportunities

Posted May 29, 2015 by by Kenji Thuloweit

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A cozy ceremony was held inside the Base Supply Center May 19 where 412th Mission Support Group leadership joined BSC employees and executives of IB Express to celebrate the company’s 20 years of service to the military and for their role in promoting opportunities for the sight-impaired and people with other…

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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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