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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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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

Posted January 6, 2016 by

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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TPS softball team a hit at air show kickoff

Posted March 25, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Capt. Stephen Kennedy, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 15B, connects on a pitch against the U.S. Navy Blue Angels team March 18. The TPS team defeated the Blue Angels team 9-0. The game was part of a kickoff event to the 2016 L.A. County Air Show, which…

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Forum offers resources for female vets

Posted June 3, 2016 by

State Senator Sharon Runner and Congressman Steve Knight joined forces to host a Women Veteran’s Forum May 21 at the Lancaster Public Library. Assemblyman Tom Lackey joined representatives from Runner and Knight’s field offices in introducing local and Los Angeles-based veterans service providers to those in attendance.

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RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Posted July 18, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kenji Thulowei

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, and Col. Anne L. Clark, pose for a photo while holding the unit guidon as Clark becomes the new commander of Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Detachment 7 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. A change of command…

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

Posted September 23, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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