NAWS China Lake evacuated after earthquake, California Guard sending 200 troops...

RIDGECREST, Calif.--The two major earthquakes that hit Southern California should alert people across the nation of the need to be prepared for natural disasters,...

Fourth of July festivity narrowly misses jolt

Even the best of plans can’t always sidestep unplanned surprises. As the last of folks prepared to leave Lancaster Cemetery following a tribute to...

Aviation legend Bob Gilliland passes

Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland, former Lockheed test pilot and the first man to fly the iconic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, the world’s fastest aircraft,...

Quake rattles Southern California; some damage in Ridgecrest

Updated at 3:30 p.m., PDT. A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on July 4, rattling nerves on...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Stratosphere for the People: Part II

In the first installment of my look back at the historic Lockheed XC-35, we learned of the run-up to the first flights of the...

412th command duo visits weapons team

Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, 412th Test Wing Command Chief, visit the 412th Maintenance...

Command Chief visits K-9 kennels

Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, 412th Test Wing Command Chief, visits the 412th Security Forces' working dog kennels at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,...

Students gain insight into test pilot tasks

What keeps airplanes up? That’s one of the concepts students studied if they joined the Junior Test Pilot Program, offered for the third consecutive...

Something to celebrate on the 4th of July

It always seems the shortest stretch of time between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, the time measured between one barbecue get-together and the...

Lancaster native serves on board USS Eisenhower

ATLANTIC OCEAN--Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Chris Monson, from Lancaster, Calif., vacuums micro foreign object debris aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower...