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High Desert Hangar Stories

Posted April 19, 2019 by Bob Alvis

When researching history, it’s often hard to not become emotionally involved when that history deals with the passing of a soldier. The life that is cut short is also a tale of family and friends, and how they came to cope with such a tragic loss in a world at war.

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Vet group puts fun into 5K color run; volunteers needed

Posted April 19, 2019 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif.—The Antelope Valley non-profit group working to prevent veteran homelessness is seeking volunteers and runners who are ready to “show their colors” on May 19. The 2019 5K run will enable Vets4Veterans to continue developing its mission to prevent veteran homelessness and assist the college educations of Antelope Valley troops who have served in our…

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World’s largest airplane makes first flight

Posted April 19, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, took to the air for the first time April 13, following more than eight years of development at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, 70 miles north of Los Angeles.

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WW2 remains coming home for burial

Posted April 19, 2019 by

Remains of four Tulare county Air Force men who died in the European theater during World War II are being returned aboard the U.S. Army Transport Lawrence Victory, the army announced today. Aboard the ship are the bodies of S/Sgt. Donald S. Coday, son of Harve E. Coday, 144 East Honolulu street, Lindsay; 1st Lt….

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Mojave Air and Spaceport hosts annual Experimental Fly-In

Posted April 19, 2019 by Cathy Hansen

The Seventh Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in was bigger than ever at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, especially since Stratolaunch made their first test flight early the same morning, leaving the runway at 6:58 a.m.

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Canyon County Sailor named Sailor of the Day serving aboard Navy ship

Posted April 19, 2019 by

Navy photograph by SA Jordan Ripley U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Hailie Stout, from Canyon Country, Calif., poses for a photograph as the Sailor of the Day with Capt. Randy Peck, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing in the Arabian Gulf, April…

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USS Abraham Lincoln

Posted April 19, 2019 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Jeremiah Bartelt ATLANTIC OCEAN–Machinery Repairman 1st Class Tiffiany Trombley, left, from Rosamond, Calif., and Machinery Repairman 3rd Class Ryan Smith, from Republic, Mo., prepare for a spot check aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group…

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HT April 19

Posted April 19, 2019 by

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Amy K. Connell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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The Raiders remembered

Posted April 17, 2019 by Bob Alvis

Last week an airmen died, and with his passing so too comes the end of the journey of 80 men who, during World War II, did more to assure our victory and raise the spirits of citizens, during those dark days after Pearl Harbor, than any other event of that time.

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In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

Posted April 15, 2019 by John Antczak

A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen.

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