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VFW Auxiliary raises money for suicide awareness

Posted November 3, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Courtesy photograph Twenty-two combat boots decorate tables during the 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Fundraiser at VFW Post 3000 in Quartz Hill, Calif., where all proceeds are given to organizations that support veterans. The VFW Post 3000 Auxiliary in Quartz Hill, Calif., held their 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Fundraiser to support organizations that help veterans and…

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World War II veterans honored in Tehachapi

Posted November 3, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds World War II veterans Staff Sgt. John Grenek and Capt. Robert “Bomber Bob” Wood were honored and escorted by the Patriot Guard Oct. 27. They toured Tehachapi and the Municipal Airport, where they viewed a PT-22 Stearman Airplane — the same type of aircraft used to train new pilots in…

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Gathering honors F-22 first, raises funds for museum

Posted November 3, 2017 by Diane Betzler

The energy was electrifying Oct. 21 as hundreds gathered at the H.W. Hunter Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., to attend this year’s Gathering of Eagles and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very first flight of the F-22 Raptor.

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HT November 5

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kory D. Wheeler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four…

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Research could lead to better, safer wings

Posted November 1, 2017 by Jay Levine

A uniquely instrumented wing will allow researchers to investigate advanced methods of monitoring flight loads, which could lead to improved flight safety.

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AV residents invited to escort AV Wall to Palmdale Amphitheater

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Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders will lead the escort of The Antelope Valley’s Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall from its storage facility to the Palmdale Amphitheater on Nov. 8. The group will gather at Life Storage, 380 West Palmdale Blvd. at 8 a.m. and the escort will depart at 8:30 a.m. The escort…

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F-22 CTF celebrates 20th birthday of Raptor first flight

Posted October 30, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The F-22 Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a ceremony Oct. 19 to commemorate the first flight of the F-22 Raptor.

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Generation of heroes

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Photograph courtesy of Juan Blanco Col. Angela Suplisson, Air Force Test Center vice commander (left), speaks to military veterans at a monthly meeting of Coffee4Vets, a non-profit veterans support organization. The meeting was held at Crazy Otto’s restaurant in Lancaster, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017. Suplisson said she was so impressed by all the stories each…

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Nose art pays tribute to B-52’s top secret past

Posted October 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is sporting new nose art to commemorate it’s storied past.

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POW recalls mission that led to capture 50 years ago

Posted October 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert

On Oct. 25, 1967, now retired Lt. Col. Richard Smith and his wingmen had orders to bomb the Paul Doumer Bridge in North Vietnam; the bridge was a mile long and one of the most heavily defended positions in Southeast Asia.

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