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High Desert Hangar Stories: John Wayne’s contributions to the war effort

Posted November 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

This Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who never served, but embodied that same wartime spirit of the American fighting man. I don’t think anybody would doubt that John Wayne was an advocate for the military in this country, but a few kind of took exception to The Duke’s non-military service in World War II. I would like to say a few things to help give context to the role Wayne played during World War II.

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Mojave Air & Space Port marks Veterans Day

Posted November 16, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Photograph by Cathy Hansen The U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard from Rosamond High School, directed by Aerospace Science Instructor Master Sgt. Wayne Taylor, presented the Colors before the National Anthem performed by Timothy Lomba and the Invocation by Pastor Charles Lowery, Heirs with Christ Church. Mojave has a long tradition of honoring its…

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Lancaster Cemetery to support Wreaths Across America

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The Antelope Valley Cemetery District Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery have once again teamed up with Wreaths Across America as part of a nationwide remembrance ceremony to take place at Lancaster Cemetery at 9 .m., Dec. 15. “We are proud and honored to be participating in this national event to…

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Veterans’ military ball ends with tank you note

Posted November 16, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Lisa Kinison Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., served as keynote speaker for the 2018 Veterans Military Ball. Maybe they served in World War II, the Korean War, during the Vietnam era, or in Desert Storm. Regardless of their branch in…

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Posted November 16, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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Honorary commanders blaze through tour of Rocket Lab

Posted November 16, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Honorary commanders pose for a photo in front of rocket engine test stand during a tour of the Air Force Research Laboratory “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Honorary Commanders wrapped up the end of their assignment with a…

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AV street renamed for American hero

Posted November 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Every once and awhile, you find yourself part of an event that transcends the normal in such a significant manner, that you know it will stay with you for many years.

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An aviation icon ‘gone west:’ Darryl Greenamyer

Posted November 16, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Courtesy photograph Darryl Greenamyer sits in the cockpit of his F-104RB. Born Aug. 13, 1936 in South Gate, Calif., Darryl Greenamyer — test pilot, race pilot, and speed record holder in piston and jet aircraft — took his last flight Oct. 1, 2018. A funeral Mass was held for Greenamyer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church…

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade presents discussion on small satellite revolution!

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The Antelope Valley Board of Trade is presenting a discussion on the Small Satellite Revolution from 2:30-4 p.m., Nov. 14 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theater, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, Calif. Randa Milliron, CEO and co-founder of Interorbital Systems, a rocket and satellite manufacturer based at the Mojave Air and Space Port,…

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Civ-Mil support group lauded for loyalty

Posted November 7, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Military bases in the Antelope Valley have tighter ties with the surrounding communities than their counterparts throughout California, or even across the nation, according to David “Jester” Smith, master of ceremonies at the Installation of Officers and Directors ceremonial dinner Nov. 2 night for the Civilian-Military Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base.

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