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Explore STEM at the Palmdale City Library’s ThinkShop

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The Palmdale City Library continues its free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for kids ages 5 to 11 called “ThinkShop” at 5 p.m., March 14 at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd. This fun and free event will encourage kids to solve problems in creative ways in a hands-on environment and…

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SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner

Posted January 14, 2019 by AP

HAWTHORNE, Calif.–SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, announcing Jan. 11 that it needs to become leaner to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars. “This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead and would not otherwise be necessary,” the…

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference had something for everyone

Posted March 7, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

From bombers to bangled cuffs, the 46th Annual Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference had a little something for everyone. Held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, the themed conference, “Small Business, Big Results” had a new layout with more time to network and visit with vendors.

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Pirates take title at 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition

Posted January 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The “Pirates” from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron are the winners of the 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition held Jan. 3 and hosted by the 412th Maintenance Group, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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USS Frank Cable conducts DC drills at sea

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Navy photograph by Seaman Heather C. Wamsley USS FRANK CABLE, At Sea — Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Eric Gans, a native of Laurel, Md., helps Engineman 2nd Class Jason North, from Rosamond, Calif., both assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) adjust his helmet during a damage control drill, March 9. Frank…

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HT December 2

Posted December 2, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashlie R. Flores 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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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted June 16, 2017 by Bob Alvis

On Dec. 5, 1943, the crew of B-24E #41-28463 -- an Army Air Corps Liberator -- was coming to the end of a night navigation mission that had started at Hammer Field near Fresno, Calif., the day before.

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Air show volunteers are backbone of success

Posted January 20, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds More than 250 volunteers are needed to make the 2017 LA County Air Show a success. According to air show organizers, Civil Air Patrol and Sea Cadets are among the most dedicated and hard-working volunteers. The 2017 show is March 25-26 at the Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster,…

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Headlines – February 3, 2017

Posted February 3, 2017 by

News Lawmakers want the hiring freeze thawed for defense-acquisition workers – Nineteen House Republicans are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to exempt the Defense Department’s acquisitions personnel from the federal hiring freeze he ordered a week ago.     Business Northrop Grumman drops out of T-X trainer competition – Northrop Grumman has pulled out…

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Antelope Valley veteran of World War II recalls D-Day jump

Posted August 22, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Soon after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, to liberate a suffering humanity in Europe from the iron boot of Nazi tyranny, the parents of Private First Class John L. Humphrey received that notification that any service family dreads, that their young son was declared Missing in Action.

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