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AV students take part in Science Olympiad Regional Competition

Posted February 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

While exploring the world of science and having a really fun time, 1,200 students participated in the 5th annual Aerospace Valley Science Olympiad regional competition Feb. 13, which was hosted by the Antelope Valley College.

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Edwards Flight Test Museum prepares to launch!

Posted March 21, 2018 by Bob Alvis

As I’m looking forward to the ground breaking of the new Air Force Flight Test Museum next week, I thought it would be a good time to head out to Edwards and see what my good friends George Welsh and Tony Moore could share with me about the new facility that many in the aviation world are waiting for with great anticipation.

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Deputy L.A. mayor tours Edwards

Posted February 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Jeff Gorell, Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, Los Angeles, meets with 412th Security Forces Squadron defenders Jan. 31, 2017. Jeff Gorell, Los Angeles deputy mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017. Gorell was given an orientation tour…

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Air shows give us a bit of glory

Posted April 6, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

The wind on the two days of the Los Angeles County Air Show blasted refrigerator cold, like it was howling out of the Fulda Gap along the East German border, on its way west from Russia and Poland.

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Fresh Eyes on Mars: Mars 2020 LVS tested through NASA’s FO program

Posted October 7, 2016 by

NASA tested new “eyes” for its next Mars rover mission on a rocket built by Masten Space Systems in Mojave, Calif., in 2014, thanks in part to NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, or FO program.

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412th Maintenance Group change of command

Posted July 22, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group guidon to the group’s new commander, Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13, 2016. Col. Robert Lepper relinquished command of the 412th Maintenance Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13. Brig….

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Drone flight tests FAA’s technologies for spacecraft re-entry

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A drone released from a high-altitude balloon carried a payload to evaluate how the equipment could help the FAA detect and track commercial spacecraft entering the National Air Space, NAS, as it descends from space.

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Parachute testers try out free fall deployment system

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Testers from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., headed down the 215 Freeway to Perris, Calif., June 14-15 to qualify a direct-deployment method for the RA-1 parachute system. The RA-1 is the military equivalent of the commercial Raider/Intruder system that is manufactured by Airborne Systems. The parachute system was designed for static line, ripcord and bottom of…

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Twilight tours coming to Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Posted May 16, 2018 by

PALMDALE, Calif.–The City of Palmdale’s Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42, located at 2001 Ave. P, will host twilight tours of the park beginning this May 17 Admission and parking is free. The Airpark will be open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. with guided tours provided at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Picnic…

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HT October 6th

Posted October 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob A. Benoit graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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