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Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

Posted May 18, 2018 by

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Northrop Grumman to host special IT/cyber career fair

Posted May 18, 2018 by

America’s Job Center of California, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, Calif., will host a special hiring event for Northrop Grumman to support current openings in Palmdale. The event runs noon-5 p.m., Jun e8, and 9 a.m.-noon, June 9. Northrop Grumman is seeking talented IT professionals with active DOD clearances. Positions available include cyber security analysts,…

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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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Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

Posted May 11, 2018 by Jim Garamone

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers .

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Patriots prep ‘Joey’ 5K Race to honor fallen Marine

Posted May 11, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

In the years since a deadly Taliban attack killed the infantry grunt known, simply, as “Joey,” his Marine brothers and sisters, his family and friends, and a bunch of patriots, have been running in his honor.

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Antelope Valley veterans round-up

Posted May 11, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Coffee4Vets A packed session of Coffee4vets May 8 covered accounts of service ranging from World War II to Vietnam. Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Ray Wilson told of how the leaders and fighter pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen fought and beat prejudice during World War II, along with defeating the Nazis of the Third Reich. During…

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The Air Show with a Soul

Posted May 4, 2018 by Bob Alvis

This coming weekend, May 5 and 6, the annual Planes of Fame Air Show is scheduled to take to the skies for two days of amazing sights and sounds.

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Introduction to Unity class held to encourage computer programming

Posted May 4, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

After receiving a Teck Trek Scholarship to attend a girls’ summer science camp in the 5th grade, Marlene Escobedo's dream of becoming an aerospace engineer was born and has been with her ever since.

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USS Sterett

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 L.J. Gourley PHILIPPINE SEA–Operations Specialist 1st Class Eric Moreno, from Palmdale, Calif., directs aircraft from the combat information center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett, assigned to the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific region to support training under the…

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HT May 4

Posted May 4, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew J. Detloff 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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