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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

Posted October 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.

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Sacrifice over the sea

Posted November 10, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Veterans Day in our great land can mean many things to many people that have served or sent loved ones off to war, but the real honor bestowed must be reserved for those that never came home.

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NASA tests new alloy to fold wings in flight

Posted January 22, 2018 by

NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air.

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Now boarding: All aeronautics fans to tour NASA Armstrong virtually

Posted April 20, 2018 by

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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Lockheed Martin pilot celebrates 20th anniversary of his first flight in the F-22

Posted June 1, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Steve “Hooter” Rainey celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first flight in the F-22 Raptor, May 17, 2018, with a flight and an unexpected “wash down” at Edwards Air Force Base.

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NASA Armstrong Exchange Council awards scholarship

Posted August 17, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross Erin Askins, center, accepts the 2018 NASA Armstrong Exchange Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Erin Askins is her mother, Dana Askins. The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California’s Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2018 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to…

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Civ-Mil support group lauded for loyalty

Posted November 7, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Military bases in the Antelope Valley have tighter ties with the surrounding communities than their counterparts throughout California, or even across the nation, according to David “Jester” Smith, master of ceremonies at the Installation of Officers and Directors ceremonial dinner Nov. 2 night for the Civilian-Military Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Food available during government shutdown

Posted January 18, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

Approximately 800,000 federal government employees are going without paychecks as a result of the government shutdown, which has temporarily rendered them jobless or forced them to work without pay. South Antelope Valley Emergency Services, a food pantry in Palmdale, will help during this time of need, according to Patricia Morales, the SAVES coordinator. “We are…

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Former loadmaster, tester to be inducted into hall of fame

Posted October 17, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Retired Master Sgt. Theodore Venturini will be inducted into the Airlift Tanker Association Hall of Fame Oct. 31. He is one of six C-17A Pathfinder Loadmasters that will be honored at an Air Mobility Command and ATA Symposium at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Florida.

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NASA Armstrong aircraft boasts new paint job

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NASA photograph The F-15D No. 897 jet used for research support and pilot proficiency, seen in flight above the Mojave Desert. Two NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center F-15D Eagle aircraft used for research support and pilot proficiency are getting new paint jobs. The aircraft sported charcoal grey when they were U.S. Air Force jets prior…

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