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Northrop Grumman recognized with manufacturing leadership awards

Posted March 22, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman photograph An F-35 technician measures the gaps between the frames and the ducts on the forward left inlet duct for the F-35 center fuselage. A core structure of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, the center fuselage is produced on Northrop Grumman’s integrated assembly line at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. PALMDALE,…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: Lockheed remembers one of its own – Part One

Posted March 15, 2019 by Bob Alvis

We will never see another conflict like the one we had in World War II, because life and technology have moved forward since that time. Looking back at the way things were yesterday, it’s hard to imagine the everyday life of Americans during that incredibly trying time.

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Almond Blossom Festival honors veterans

Posted March 15, 2019 by

Photograph by Paul Kinison Betty Ermey, daughter of Gunny R. Lee Ermey, served as grand marshall for the 2019 Almond Blossom Festival Parade. The 70th Annual Quartz Hill Almond Blossom Festival was March 8, 9 and 10 at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. This year’s festival also featured a car show, with proceeds benefiting…

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Golden Age of Flight Test at Edwards with Johnny Armstrong

Posted March 15, 2019 by Cathy Hansen

My husband Al and I feel incredibly blessed to have known so many of the test pilots and flight test engineers from the Golden Age of Flight Test at Edwards Air Force Base!

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LACAS, Team Edwards combine forces to bring world-class air shows to Aerospace Valley

Posted March 14, 2019 by Paul Kinison

With a slap on the table and an emphatic “This is happening!” Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, made official the partnership between Edwards Air Force Base and the Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. board of directors, which will bring a major STEM Expo to the Antelope Valley Fair in…

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Northrop Grumman Palmdale facility awarded quality plant of year

Posted March 4, 2019 by

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence has been named the Quality Plant of the Year by Quality Magazine.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: The Control Tower — Can history be preserved?

Posted March 1, 2019 by Bob Alvis

Many of you know of my respect and dedication to sharing and preserving the history of Lancaster’s World War II training base, War Eagle Field.

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Virgin Galactic helps NASA mature space tech

Posted March 1, 2019 by

When Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo lifted off from the Mojave Air and Space Port Feb. 22, it carried aloft four NASA-supported technologies for testing.

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Congresswoman Hill gets inside look at Plant 42

Posted March 1, 2019 by Kenji Thuloweit

Members of U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., and the 412th Test Wing hosted Congresswoman Katie Hill for an informational tour Feb. 21. The newly elected Hill was accompanied by members of her staff and representatives of Palmdale.

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Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students

Posted March 1, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

Northrop Grumman photograph Technicians at the Northrop Grumman Palmdale facility. For much of the past two decades, a remarkable partnership between Antelope Valley College and aerospace manufacturer Northrop Grumman has been a blueprint for what a productive community college-employer relationship looks like. And the result has been the placement of thousands of students into jobs…

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