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LA County Air Show announces 2018 scholarship program

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The Los Angeles County Air Show, presented by Lockheed Martin, recently announced 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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Marine celebrates 100th birthday

Posted December 6, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Pat Murray celebrated her 100th birthday last week with two-days of celebrations. A member of the “Greatest Generation” and a World War II veteran, Murray went through ‘boot camp’ in 1943 at Parris Island, S.C., and became a parachute rigger – saving pilots’ lives. As part of the birthday celebration, Murray…

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Veterans homelessness, and all homeless numbers up across LA County

Posted December 6, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

The 2017 homeless count numbers spiked for veterans across Los Angeles County, along with all varieties of homeless people.

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Photograph by Dennis Anderson Dec. 5, at Coffee4vets at Crazy Otto’s Restaurant on Avenue I in Lancaster, Christine Ward — veterans field deputy for Congress Rep. Steve Knight — announced procedures for veterans obtaining a Veterans ID card. The new card does not qualify veterans for VA health care benefits, but it can be used…

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USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

Posted December 4, 2017 by Capt. Albert Jernegan

The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., welcomed the F35A Lightning II stealth fighter from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 18 through Dec. 1.

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NG Foundation teachers academy announces 2017-18 cohort of teacher fellows

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The Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association announced the selection of 27 middle school science, technology, and engineering teachers as 2017-18 Teacher Fellows in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. One of the teachers is local to the Antelope Valley — Lisa Jeanene Mitchell, David G. Millen Middle School, Palmdale, Calif. Selected…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: Chaos in the Tehachapi Mountains

Posted December 1, 2017 by Bob Alvis

What seemed like just another routine training flight had now become a struggle for life itself, as Aviation Cadet Paul Day and more than a dozen other young aviation cadets came face to face with the dangers of flying — not in combat, but facing the wrath of the one adversary that has plagued aviators for generations: the weather.

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Virgin could offer point-to-point travel opportunities

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Point-to-point passenger flights could eventually be the norm for Virgin Galactic. That’s according to Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, who spoke at The Economist magazine’s inaugural “A New Space Age” global space summit in Seattle, Wash., Nov. 9.

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Industry leaders and schools network to promote STEM

Posted December 1, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Antelope Valley East Kern STEM Network held its 5th annual STEMposium, “The Future of Innovation,” at the Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale, Calif., where industry leaders and educators shared experiences and their vision for the future.

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Ready to fly

Posted December 1, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

A replica model of the original Red Bull Stratos Capsule will soon be on its way to the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait, where it will be permanently displayed.

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