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Headlines – June 23, 2017

Posted June 24, 2017 by

News F-16 jet catches fire at Houston airport; pilot ejects – Officials say a pilot ejected from an F-16 fighter jet that caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington Airport in Houston while on a training flight.   Republican lawmakers set to introduce legislation calling for a 355-ship Navy – Two key Republican lawmakers…

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Raptor testers recognized for contributions to national defense

Posted June 19, 2017 by Christopher Ball

The U.S. Air Force announced June 14, 2017, that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense.

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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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Pride Month Color Run

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Senior Airman Andrew Kewell, 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., finishes first in a blast of color during the Pride Month Color Run June 6, 2017. Approximately 40 runners turned out for the event. Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing installation support director, opened the…

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Deployment

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Navy photograph by Seaman Joshua Murray Seaman Eddy Ramirez, from Palmdale, Calif., brings a refueling hose onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ramirez serves aboard Ike as an aviation boatswain’s mate, operating fuel transfer systems. Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of…

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Edwards K-9 teams support political conventions

Posted August 5, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball SrA. Grace Daniels and her partner Rolf watch as SSgt. James Ramsey and Sasa run through the obstacle course at the 412th Security Forces Squadron’s Military Working Dog facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Both 412th SFS K-9 teams were detailed to support the U.S. Secret Service for…

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MCAS Miramar hosts annual air show

Posted October 6, 2017 by John Battey

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Southern California hosted its annual air show and open house Sept. 22-24. The theme of this year’s show was a salute to Vietnam Veterans and the show featured a special tribute to the vets and their families. The mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall was on hand — an exact half-scale…

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Navigating the next generation

Posted January 20, 2017 by

In 2016 alone, Walter Klein has navigated the DC-8 on missions as geographically and scientifically diverse as mapping polar ice in Antarctica from 1500 feet altitude, to studying pollution by flying the DC-8 in corkscrew patterns over an Asian mega-city and the California Central Valley.

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Test Pilot School graduates Class 16B

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Air Force photograph Twenty officers from the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and from Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia, completed the one year curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to graduate as Class 16B June 9, 2017. Class 16B includes 11 experimental test pilots, seven flight…

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

Posted August 18, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…

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