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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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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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Ceremony recognizes POWs, MIAs

Posted September 18, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California (AFNS) — On the Air Force’s 68th anniversary, more than 100 Airmen attended a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event to hear a Soldier’s story of sacrifice and endurance. “I was beat, starved and humiliated,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Obie Wickersham, 90, sporting a full head of white hair and…

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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted July 1, 2015 by Micah Garbarino

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight here June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Kevin Hall, a member of the 514th Flight Test Squadron…

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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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U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit
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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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U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber
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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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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie
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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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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted August 14, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community. One of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program. Each year, community leaders are inducted as honorary commanders and paired with group and squadron commanders at…

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U.S. paratroopers, WWII veterans pay homage to D-Day 71st anniversary

Posted June 5, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn

CHEF DU PONT, France (June 8, 2015) — It has been nicknamed the “longest day” and has had more movies played on the silver screen than most. But no matter how many times the stories are told, they never get old and will never be forgotten. This year marked the 71st Anniversary of the D-Day…

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