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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted July 15, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Maj. Henry J. Deutschendorf was a U.S. Air Force pilot who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. A four-war pilot, he started his journey as a bomber pilot and would occupy that role for his time serving in the Air Force. Starting his family in 1943, married to his bride…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 19, 2016 by Bob Alvis

For many years, I’ve spent my time poking around history and finding the stories and items that are more than just historic items in a dusty display case or an obscure book lost on a shelf somewhere.

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Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department and 412th Security Forces Squadron joined first responders from across the state to honor a fallen K-9 officer from the California City Police Department Sept. 19., 2016.

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Edwards NCO ‘joins’ the Marines for senior NCO training

Posted October 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

U.S. Marine Corps photograph Master Sgt. Daniel Magas (top right) stands for a photo with the rest of his platoon at the U.S. Marine Corps Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Advanced Course Sept. 28, 2016, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. When it came time for Master Sgt. Daniel Magas to attend the next step in his Professional…

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Exchange program brings South Korean test pilots to TPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by

The Korean Test Pilot School brought two students and two instructors to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to fly T-38s and F-16s Oct. 30-Nov.  4.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 6, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Lieutenants Bauscher and Hauplnthal were enjoying a New Year’s Day after a week or so of down time at south base at Muroc Army Air Field. It was a brand new year, 1944, in a world at war and the two young pilots knew that war did not pause for celebrations, as young men in fox holes and sailors on ships around the world never got a break .

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Dorm 2424 reopened after renovations, modern upgrades

Posted February 10, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A ribbon cutting was held Feb. 8, 2017, to signify the completion of Dormitory 2424 after extensive renovations and upgrades. The official ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Dormitory 2424 took place Feb. 8, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to signify the completion of its major renovation….

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Veteran generations: ‘We Are The Doughboys’

Posted March 3, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

We are coming up on a round of centennials, and these won't be as easy to track as many of the anniversary dates that have been arranged around significant World War II historic events.

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Air combat in Vietnam: The privilege of serving

Posted April 7, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

One minute you were soaring in the wild blue above the fields of North Vietnam and environs of Hanoi “at about Mach 1.3,” and the next instant your aircraft was on fire and disintegrating around you.

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NASA workshop helps educators explain sonic booms

Posted May 5, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Teachers use simple objects to produce sound waves that can be seen when using a laser light beam during a NASA education workshop at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif. NASA and Lockheed are using Schlieren photography to see how they can lessen the noise produced by supersonic aircraft. The…

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