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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted February 19, 2016 by Bob Alvis

I was thinking the other day about things that happened around Edwards when I was a kid and many of you would be surprised just how diverse that experience was.

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted August 26, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: The Flying Greek, Part Two

Posted September 7, 2018 by Bob Alvis

This week, we pick up again with the story of Steve Pisanos, a Greek national who trained at Lancaster’s War Eagle Field before heading over to England to fly for the Allies during World War II.

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Lancaster native serves aboard USS Pearl Harbor

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Navy photograph by PO3 Kelsey J. Hockenberger VICTORIA, British Columbia–Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Miguel A. Barboza, from Lancaster, Calif., mans the rails as the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) pulls into Victoria, British Columbia. Pearl Harbor is currently in Victoria, British Columbia, for a scheduled port visit.

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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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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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70th anniversary of supersonic flight

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In honor of 70 years of supersonic flight, Edwards Air Force Base will be flying an outreach formation flight over the Antelope Valley Oct. 13. A B-1 and F-16s formation flight at low altitude will traverse the Antelope Valley. The formation will then fly over Rosamond, Bakersfield and Mojave. An additional formation of fighter jets…

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Rumble on the Red Planet

Posted November 18, 2016 by

College students built Mars rovers at a competition Oct. 16 through 19 at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 19, 2016 by Bob Alvis

For many years, I’ve spent my time poking around history and finding the stories and items that are more than just historic items in a dusty display case or an obscure book lost on a shelf somewhere.

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