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NASA Sponsors Antelope Valley’s Inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., welcomes hundreds of guests to the inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in the gymnasium of Eastside High School in Lancaster. FIRST is designed to ignite curiosity and STEM passion in students K-12. The Antelope Valley hosted its inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in…

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Services set for ‘Gunny’ R. Lee Ermey

Posted April 20, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif. – Arrangements have been made for a memorial service for Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey. Services for the longtime Antelope Valley resident have been set for April 24, at the Highlands Christian Fellowship, 39625 20th Street West in Palmdale, with open service from 4-7 p.m. The Golden Globe-nominated actor, world renowned for…

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

Posted April 20, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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Antelope Valley Ninety-Nines host annual barbeque

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds No flying required: Mike Scheall and Carl Schnarrenberger of the Lancaster Rotary, grill 77 pounds of tri-tip to perfection in support of the Ninety-Nines flying organization and annual fly-in at Fox Field. Some come for the planes, everyone comes for the lunch. The Antelope Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines held…

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CAP open house recruits new members

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Civil Air Patrol cadets Kiralynn Wallis and Ian Hinds speak with potential members during an open house at William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif. The 75-year-old organization provides aerospace education, search and rescue and various youth programs, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers serving America. The Civil…

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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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U.S. Air Force Airman Michael J. Castellanos 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 credits toward…

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Now boarding: All aeronautics fans to tour NASA Armstrong virtually

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich The final stop of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Tour offers virtual-visitors the opportunity to view some of the center’s small Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles; aircraft used in various flight research missions at NASA. It is now possible to experience NASA’s premier flight research center through a new 3-D virtual…

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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

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An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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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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