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The P-59’s first flight, well sort of!

Posted October 17, 2015 by

My, how times have changed when it comes to moving experimental aircraft around the country.

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High Desert Hangar Stories

Posted November 6, 2015 by Bob Alvis

Thinking about Veterans Day coming up on Nov. 11, I would like to step away from the local aviation history and just share the story of a couple of World War II veteran aviators that have a very unique story.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted April 1, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Working hard at the Los Angeles County Air Show last month, I found myself in a unique position the Monday after, when one of the stars of the show fell on hard times.

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Restoring America’s Naval Dominance

Posted May 20, 2016 by J. Michael Barrett

The U.S. Navy faces a new threat on the high seas: As potential adversaries spend lavishly to boost their maritime capabilities, we’re outgunned for the first time in modern history. The Pentagon has wisely sought to rectify this imbalance with $2 billion to upgrade and increase to 4,000 the stockpile of Tomahawk anti-ship cruise missiles….

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Why we need an A-10 / F-35 fly-off

Posted June 17, 2016 by U.S. Representative Martha McSally

The saying “putting the cart before the horse” surely pre-dates the invention of flight, yet it couldn’t be more accurate to describe the Air Force’s shifting and flawed arguments for retiring the A-10 well ahead of schedule, and before we have a proven, tested replacement. As an airman, I am concerned about our ability to…

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The unseen war still waging inside minds of many veterans

Posted June 17, 2016 by Daniel G. Amen, M.D., and Max Cleland

Most people probably think wars end when the shooting stops. But that’s not the case for those who do the fighting. For them, the war lives on long after they return home and try to resume normal lives. One of us, Max Cleland, knows from experience. He lost both legs and his right arm to…

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AV College means good jobs; Measure AV deserves our support

Posted October 27, 2016 by by Dennis Anderson

Fresh out of the Army in 1975, I returned from Cold War Europe with the news fresh that we were evacuating thousands of our allies and troops by helicopter from the rooftops of the Saigon Embassy. With a Cold War confrontation a constant, and a hot war still dividing our nation, I restarted my education…

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Flying with one eye

Posted January 6, 2017 by Tom Charles Reynolds

From the time I was 10 or 11 years old, I have been crazy about flying and airplanes. I read and studied everything I could about flying and aviation.

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‘Hidden child’ tells his story of surviving Holocaust

Posted April 27, 2017 by Brian Brackens

Courtesy photograph Samuel Lauber, a retiree from the 88th Air Base Wing Medical Group, survived the Holocaust after being rescued as a toddler by the Detry family in Lalouviere, Belgium. These pictures were taken around the time Lauber went into hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The year is 1942 and the Nazis…

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