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Local congressman visits Edwards

Posted December 22, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., addresses a group at Edwards’ Stripes Lounge, Dec. 15, 2017. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to speak at Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center Dec. 15, 2017. The visit was sponsored by the local Air Force Sergeants Association…

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Seeing an X-plane’s sonic boom

Posted December 18, 2017 by

When NASA’s next X-plane takes to the skies, it will produce some pretty cool images. Thanks to the completion of a recent flight test series at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, the agency is a step closer to being able to visually capture the shockwaves of NASA’s future Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft,…

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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

Posted December 8, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

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50 years ago: The lunar landing training vehicle

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Critical to the Apollo training program, the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle allowed astronauts to master the intricacies of landing on the Moon by simulating the Lunar Module’s performance. Dubbed the “flying bedstead,” the ungainly contraption is “a much unsung hero of the Apollo Program.”

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NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

Posted December 8, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Stu Broce During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., around 1 p.m., PST, on Dec. 5th, 2017. As of Dec. 6, authorities…

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Holiday greetings

Posted December 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball LANCASTER, Calif.–Col. Norman West, commander of the 412th Medical Group, and his wife Michelle greet the crowds on Lancaster Boulevard during the Lancaster Christmas Parade Dec. 2, 2017. West was representing the 412th Test Wing and Edwards Air Force Base. Driving the Humvee is Senior Airman Nathan Dunn, an…

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AVBOT luncheon focuses on local educators

Posted December 6, 2017 by Diane Betzler

Antelope Valley business leaders and local government representatives attended November’s Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s business briefing luncheon to learn how local educators plan on battling the constant threat hackers pose to cyber security.

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LA County Air Show announces 2018 scholarship program

Posted December 6, 2017 by

The Los Angeles County Air Show, presented by Lockheed Martin, recently announced the STEM Scholarship Program that will recognize and reward a minimum of three students with scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. To be eligible for the Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship, applicants must be entering college for the first time in…

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Marine celebrates 100th birthday

Posted December 6, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Pat Murray celebrated her 100th birthday last week with two-days of celebrations. A member of the “Greatest Generation” and a World War II veteran, Murray went through ‘boot camp’ in 1943 at Parris Island, S.C., and became a parachute rigger – saving pilots’ lives. As part of the birthday celebration, Murray…

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Veterans homelessness, and all homeless numbers up across LA County

Posted December 6, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

The 2017 homeless count numbers spiked for veterans across Los Angeles County, along with all varieties of homeless people.

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