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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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CELEBRATING OUR VETERANS: VETERANS DAY 2018

Posted November 5, 2018 by

Celebrating our veterans: Veterans Day 2018 The historic Lancaster Cemetery, part of the Antelope Valley Cemetery District, located in the heart of the City of Lancaster, will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12 at the the Veterans Court of Honor. As always, we are honoring and celebrating veterans from all…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: Airmen and Jackrabbits

Posted November 2, 2018 by Bob Alvis

I guess it needs to be said that we do not endorse the activities described in this column — times have changed and lifestyles and past times in the AV are not what they used to be, so please just take this for its entertainment value only! With that disclaimer out of the way …

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Ceremony offers dignified retirement for old flags

Posted November 2, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler Boy Scouts of America Troop 555 raise the American flag and the nation’s military flags before commencing with the Flag Retirement Ceremony. In 2012, Boy Scout Dylan Swenson of Troop 247 built a fire pit at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster, Calif., for his Eagle Project. The intent…

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Children bring ‘trick or treat’ fun to vets home

Posted November 2, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler A huge turnout of trick-or-treaters bombarded the William J. “Pete” knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., Halloween afternoon. The kiddos had fun collecting treats from resident veterans and the resident vets had just as much fun dressing up and handing out treats. Some eight years ago Lancaster, Calif., resident Alexis Gillespie…

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Los Angeles County Air Show partners with Edwards AFB

Posted October 22, 2018 by

The Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. Board of Directors and senior leadership at the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, have agreed to begin working toward solidifying a formal multi-year partnership to conduct air shows in the region.

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President of Dynetics shares future of space exploration at local ITEA chapter at Edwards

Posted October 22, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association recently hosted guest speaker, President of Dynetics Technical Solutions Steve Cook, at their quarterly luncheon at Club Muroc on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., where he presented “The Future of Human Space Flight.”

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These Eagles took flight, reaching new heights

Posted October 19, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Honoring Women of Flight Test — Lisa Gray, chairwoman, Board of Directors Flight Test Historical Foundation, hosts the Gathering of Eagles, while Col. Angela Suplisson served as Master of Ceremonies, along with Bill “Evil” Gray. Inducted Eagles are: Cynthia “CJ” Bixby, flight test engineer in Chief Systems Engineering and Integration…

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