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Military Retiree Appreciation Day slated for May 19

Posted May 4, 2018 by Laura Motes

Courtesy photograph Edwards AFB hosted more than 300 guests at last year’s Retiree Appreciation Day. The 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for May 19. Edwards Air Force Base’s 2018 Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19 in Hanger 1210. Parking will be available at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot…

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Vets seek volunteers for colors run

Posted May 2, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Vets 4 Veterans, the Antelope Valley group that works to prevent veteran homelessness, is looking for a few -- or a lot -- of good community volunteers for its 5K “Color Blast Fun Run” coming up in June.

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Vice president visits JPL, previews NASA’s next Mars mission

Posted May 2, 2018 by

A week before NASA launches its next mission to Mars, Vice President Mike Pence toured April 28, the birthplace of numerous past, present and future space missions at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training

Posted April 25, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus Aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System started a weeklong training at McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, California today in anticipation of summer blazes. SACRAMENTO, Calif.–As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters…

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Posted April 20, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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NASA Sponsors Antelope Valley’s Inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., welcomes hundreds of guests to the inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in the gymnasium of Eastside High School in Lancaster. FIRST is designed to ignite curiosity and STEM passion in students K-12. The Antelope Valley hosted its inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in…

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Services set for ‘Gunny’ R. Lee Ermey

Posted April 20, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif. – Arrangements have been made for a memorial service for Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey. Services for the longtime Antelope Valley resident have been set for April 24, at the Highlands Christian Fellowship, 39625 20th Street West in Palmdale, with open service from 4-7 p.m. The Golden Globe-nominated actor, world renowned for…

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

Posted April 20, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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Antelope Valley Ninety-Nines host annual barbeque

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds No flying required: Mike Scheall and Carl Schnarrenberger of the Lancaster Rotary, grill 77 pounds of tri-tip to perfection in support of the Ninety-Nines flying organization and annual fly-in at Fox Field. Some come for the planes, everyone comes for the lunch. The Antelope Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines held…

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CAP open house recruits new members

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Civil Air Patrol cadets Kiralynn Wallis and Ian Hinds speak with potential members during an open house at William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif. The 75-year-old organization provides aerospace education, search and rescue and various youth programs, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers serving America. The Civil…

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