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Northrop Grumman continues global innovation

Posted February 1, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman quality team performs final inspection of an F-35 center fuselage produced by the company at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. Innovation paves the road to success at Northrop Grumman — a concept that worked in the past, works in the present and will continue to work in the…

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Lancaster, Palmdale join forces to assist federal employees affected by shutdown

Posted January 25, 2019 by

The Cities of Lancaster and Palmdale are joining forces to assist residents who are federal government employees during the current federal government shutdown. “Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer and I are committed to the wellbeing of our residents — and are working together to take care of those in our community who are most affected by…

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Bus service begins at Edwards

Posted January 25, 2019 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Antelope Valley Transit Authority began Route 747 bus service to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019. People interested in taking the bus to base can check out the AVTA Edwards Bus service brochure. The brochure outlines the bus schedule, stop locations and fees. From now until…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Posted January 18, 2019 by Bob Alvis

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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NASA Armstrong interns create new way to explore flight

Posted January 18, 2019 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Kendrick Morales, left, and Alexander Passofaro, right, work together to transition the software for the Aeronautics AR app from being target image dependent to deleting the target image. If you have ever dreamt of having a NASA aircraft in your living room, then you are in luck. Kendrick Morales, a…

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Food available during government shutdown

Posted January 18, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

Approximately 800,000 federal government employees are going without paychecks as a result of the government shutdown, which has temporarily rendered them jobless or forced them to work without pay. South Antelope Valley Emergency Services, a food pantry in Palmdale, will help during this time of need, according to Patricia Morales, the SAVES coordinator. “We are…

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Armstrong Chief Scientist Albion Bowers retires

Posted January 18, 2019 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Albion Bowers will soon retire as NASA Chief Scientist but will continue with his true love, mentoring students, whenever possible. Earning a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, he began his career with NASA in the Graduate Student Research Program in 1982.

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

Posted January 14, 2019 by Linda KC Reynolds

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner

Posted January 14, 2019 by AP

HAWTHORNE, Calif.–SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, announcing Jan. 11 that it needs to become leaner to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars. “This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead and would not otherwise be necessary,” the…

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Coffee4Vets welcomes ‘Cujo’

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force Col. Ryan “Cujo” Blake visited with veterans from all branches, all eras of service at Coffee4vets on Jan. 8. Blake is commander of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base.

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