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Varied holiday customs, traditions coexist at Edwards

Posted December 28, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Maj. Christopher Campbell, his wife Melissa and their daughter Charlotte. Maybe they decorate a Christmas tree and maybe not because the Airmen working at Edwards Air Force Base in California represent numerous multicultural backgrounds, symbolic of their generational family traditions during the holiday season. A total of 2,266 military…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: A busload of strangers

Posted December 21, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Christmas time is special for so many of us and, in the hustle and bustle of the season, we can sometimes let the spirit of the holiday get lost in all the stress that surrounds the giving and planning for family and friends to celebrate the season and that one special day.

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Trump signs Rep. Knight’s education bill

Posted December 21, 2018 by Alisha Semchuk

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., leaves his office in the House of Representatives with a departing triumph as Pres. Donald Trump signed into law an aerospace education bill which Knight sponsored — one encouraging more women to pursue a career path dominated by men. Trump, on Dec. 11, signed H.R. 4254, formally titled the Women…

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Community takes part in Wreaths Across America

Posted December 21, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Holiday wreaths mark the graves of veterans buried at the Lancaster Cemetery. The annual placing of the wreaths is part of the national campaign, Wreaths Across America. Placing a wreath each year on veterans’ graves is not only a very personal tradition for some family members, it is also a…

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Luminaries light graves at Lancaster cemetery

Posted December 21, 2018 by Alisha Semchuk

Flames in luminary bags flickered during the night of Dec. 15 above gravesites across Lancaster Cemetery in honor of veterans buried there, men and women devoted to protecting America.

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Sailor overcomes adversity for successful Navy career

Posted December 21, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Heroes come in all sizes, shapes and yes, colors too — A favorite among heroes is the American hero, of which this country has many … Lancaster, Calif., resident James Phoreman is an American hero. You won’t hear that from Phoreman, because he doesn’t consider himself a hero. He is, however, an amazing man full of the stuff that heroes are all about.

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‘I’ve been shot at in a lot of countries’

Posted December 7, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

After Vietnam War service as a Seabee (Naval Construction Battalions), and Army duty as a paratrooper and Green Beret, it would have been a good time to call it a day for Master Sgt. Robert Mahoney. Then, the Iraq War happened. His wife issued an order, the kind that lets even a Green Beret master sergeant know who is in charge.

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X-56A suppresses flutter with two controllers

Posted December 7, 2018 by Jay Levine

The X-56A team has suppressed flutter, which is a potentially destructive oscillation, with a modern and a classical controller for the first time at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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Experimental wing verified during loads testing

Posted December 7, 2018 by Jay Levine

Structural tests on a uniquely designed, high-aspect ratio, light-weight test wing this fall proved new design and fabrication methods. The 39-foot-long Passive Aeroelastic Tailored (PAT) wing could eventually enable full-scale longer, thinner wings that maximize structural efficiency, reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency.

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High school students around U.S. take virtual STEM field trip Skunk Works

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photographs Lockheed Martin Senior Manager, Conceptual Design Brian Hershberger engages with students during today’s “virtual field trip.” PALMDALE, Calif.—High school students took a virtual field trip Dec. 4 to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works where they learned about five advanced technology developments being pioneered by the Lockheed Martin engineers and scientists, or “skunks,” who…

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