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Veterans’ military ball ends with tank you note

Posted November 16, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Lisa Kinison Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon” Teichert, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., served as keynote speaker for the 2018 Veterans Military Ball. Maybe they served in World War II, the Korean War, during the Vietnam era, or in Desert Storm. Regardless of their branch in…

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Posted November 16, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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Honorary commanders blaze through tour of Rocket Lab

Posted November 16, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Honorary commanders pose for a photo in front of rocket engine test stand during a tour of the Air Force Research Laboratory “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Honorary Commanders wrapped up the end of their assignment with a…

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AV street renamed for American hero

Posted November 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Every once and awhile, you find yourself part of an event that transcends the normal in such a significant manner, that you know it will stay with you for many years.

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An aviation icon ‘gone west:’ Darryl Greenamyer

Posted November 16, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Courtesy photograph Darryl Greenamyer sits in the cockpit of his F-104RB. Born Aug. 13, 1936 in South Gate, Calif., Darryl Greenamyer — test pilot, race pilot, and speed record holder in piston and jet aircraft — took his last flight Oct. 1, 2018. A funeral Mass was held for Greenamyer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church…

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade presents discussion on small satellite revolution!

Posted November 9, 2018 by

The Antelope Valley Board of Trade is presenting a discussion on the Small Satellite Revolution from 2:30-4 p.m., Nov. 14 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theater, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, Calif. Randa Milliron, CEO and co-founder of Interorbital Systems, a rocket and satellite manufacturer based at the Mojave Air and Space Port,…

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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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AV Wall display to honor local veterans

Posted November 7, 2018 by

The City of Palmdale and Point Man Antelope Valley will host the Antelope Valley’s Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall from 5 p.m., Nov. 8 until 8 a.m., Nov. 13 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., under the theme of “Welcome Home Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans.”

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The center of aerospace testing universe

Posted November 7, 2018 by Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert

In 1992, I took a day off from my summer job at McDonnell Douglas to make a quick visit to the famed Edwards Air Force Base. Though I didn’t have a lot of time to admire the work that was being done here at that time, I walked away from that day humbled and amazed…

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Air Force veteran Timothy Hynes

Posted November 7, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds U.S. Air Force veteran Timothy Hynes stands with Honesty Girl, who collects money 24/7, rain or shine, at The Ranch — a self-help wood service that started 20 years ago when Hynes asked his Boeing coworkers if they would like to go in on a semi-truck load of wood. Always…

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