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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 18, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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G-III aircraft from NASA Armstrong provides live TV coverage of solar eclipse across America

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For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured by the moon. The lunar shadow enters the United States near Lincoln City, Ore., at 9:05 a.m., PDT. Totality, where the moon completely covers the sun,…

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Humbleness and preparation put Armstrong on moon

Posted August 18, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Dr. James Hansen, author of Neil Armstrong’s biography “First Man -- The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,” spoke at the Antelope Valley College Theatre as part of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Colloquium series and discussed why Armstrong was the first man on the moon.

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Flight tests could lead to UAS integration

Posted August 18, 2017 by Jay Levine

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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Banks awarded NASA Armstrong scholarship

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Sean Banks, second from left, accepts the 2017 NASA Armstrong Exchange John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Banks are his parents Dan Banks and Lorna Banks. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council presented its 2017 John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship Award to Sean Banks…

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

Posted August 18, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…

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NASA Armstrong interns soar at agency-wide networking event

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Interns from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California launched a rocket, toured space flight facilities and gained inspiration from an astronaut candidate at a NASA-wide intern networking event July 14 and 15 at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Local boatswain at work

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USS John C. Stennis Navy photograph by PO2 Luke Moyer BREMERTON, Wash.–Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Ryan Blackwell, from Cary, Illinois, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Anthony Napolis, from Tehachapi, Calif., finish donning self contained breathing apparatuses in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay during a general quarters drill. John C….

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Honors for WWII-Korea vet at Coffee4Veterans

Posted August 18, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Photograph by Dennis Anderson From left: Rep. Steve Knight, Crazy Otto’s owner Jin Hur and Knight aide Christine Ward present Korean government honors to World War II-Korean veteran Woodrow “Pete” Randooph as Assemblyman Tom Lackey joins in the recognition. LANCASTER, Calif.–A weekly gathering of veterans at a much-loved local diner, with the improbable name Crazy…

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Defenders come home

Posted August 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Col. Jason Schott, 412th Test Wing vice commander (right), welcomes home members of the 412th Security Forces Squadron who have just returned from their deployment Aug. 4, 2017. Seventeen members of the 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were officially welcomed home Aug. 4, 2017….

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