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UAS demonstration Forest Light 19.2

Posted February 15, 2019 by

Marine Corps photograph by 2nd Lt. Brett Vannier U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Derrick Velasquez, a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Chief with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 3rd Marine Division, demonstrates UAS capabilities to Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during exercise Forest Light 19.2, in Aibano Training Area, Japan, on Feb….

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HT February 15

Posted February 15, 2019 by

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Steven M. Sevenich 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…

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AVC Art Gallery hosting veterans’ show

Posted February 14, 2019 by

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Air Force veteran Nay Schuder and AVC art teacher Rich Sim pose with some of Schuder’s art work, which will be displayed at the Antelope Valley College Veterans’ Art Show, Feb. 20 to March 1. An artist’s reception/talk is scheduled for 6 p.m., Feb. 20. For more information on the…

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Maintaining the Antelope Valley’s edge as a leader in aerospace

Posted February 11, 2019 by Assemblyman Tom Lackey

The Antelope Valley holds the much deserved title of Aerospace Valley. Our area is home to a tremendous history of technological breakthroughs in air and space. None of that would be possible without the amazing men and women who work in our research and production facilities. It is vital for us to establish the California…

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Local hero honored

Posted February 8, 2019 by Dennis Anderson

On a mission in December1944, Charles “Charlie” Rader, was top turret gunner, one of a 10-man crew on a B-17 heavy bomber from the “Rum Hounds” Squadron, flying out of Foggia, Italy, with the 15th Air Force.

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Spaceflight rocket motor donated to the Smithsonian

Posted February 8, 2019 by

Designed and built by TSC, the donated motor has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the most powerful hybrid rocket to be used in manned flight -- a title which will be shared by both companies.

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Virgin Galactic pilots awarded commercial astronaut wings

Posted February 8, 2019 by

In another historic moment for the commercial spaceflight industry, Virgin Galactic pilots Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky and ‘CJ’ Sturckow, were awarded Commercial Astronaut Wings by the U.S. Department of Transportation Feb. 7 in recognition of the company’s ground-breaking first spaceflight from Mojave Air and Space Port, Calif. CA, on Dec. 13, 2018.

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High Desert Hangar Stories: The first plane to define Edwards AFB

Posted February 1, 2019 by Bob Alvis

In the long history of Edwards Air Force Base and Muroc Army Air Field, many amazing aircraft have called the base home. Many aviation “firsts” have taken place in the skies above that prehistoric lake bed that Gen. Hap Arnold said was “as level as a billiard table.”

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Edwards AFB — ‘Innovation Blitz’ and beyond

Posted February 1, 2019 by

The Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base leads the Air Force’s test and evaluation mission, conducting developmental T&E and evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers. AFTC has oversight of work carried out at three primary locations across Air Force Materiel Command….

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NASA Armstrong advanced science in 2018

Posted February 1, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

In its seventh decade of operation, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continued to advance the agency’s overall missions of aeronautics research, Earth and space science.

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