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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Posted September 23, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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California rejects border duties for troops

Posted April 18, 2018 by Elliot Spagat

California has rejected terms of the federal government’s initial plans for sending National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Gov. Jerry Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week for pledging 400 troops to the…

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Innovation for dummies pays off for parachute testing

Posted June 2, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Trever Bush, 412th OSS Parachute Test Team, examines the Remotely Piloted Parachute System after its maiden flight May 23, 2017. Bush designed and built the guidance system using off-the-shelf parts like electrically operated servos and a radio control system much like one for a model airplane. Two teams collaborated…

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Police Week honors fallen officers, defenders

Posted May 12, 2017 by Chief Master Sgt. Michael Young

National Police Week is a time when we honor those police officers who have sacrificed their lives in service to their communities.

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NASA pays tribute to three tragedies and lessons noted

Posted February 17, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA centers across the country paid tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia Jan. 26 during a Day of Remembrance, and a special talk at NASA Armstrong Feb. 9 by Assistant Director for Strategic Implementation, Steven Schmidt.

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KC-135 Stratotanker turns 60

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 418th Flight Test Squadron celebrated the 60th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 31, 2016. The event was held in the 418th hangar with one of the squadron’s KC-135 test planes. Units around the Air Force wished happy birthday to an old friend Aug. 31. The KC-135 Stratotanker…

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Los Angeles County Air Show announces 2017 scholarship program

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The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin announces the STEM Scholarship Program that will recognize and reward a minimum of three students with scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. To be eligible for the Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship, applicants must be entering college for the first time in…

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Veterans, spouses attend Edwards retiree appreciation day

Posted May 11, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Approximately 300 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were welcomed to the 2016 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held May 7 at the Oasis Community Center and base gym at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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VSS Unity’s first flight test completed

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Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity took to the skies for the first time Sept. 8, the company’s first test flight since a 2014 accident killed a test pilot.

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USS Donald Cook operations

Posted December 18, 2015 by Navy photograph by PO3 Mat Murch

Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Scotty McNeal, from Lake Isabella, Calif., stands watch aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as the ship prepares to pull into Augusta Bay, Sicily, for a regularly scheduled port stop Oct. 27, 2015. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the…

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