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AFTC vice commander lauds community heroes

Posted November 17, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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Cold War veteran recalls Cold War high stakes

Posted November 17, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

For a long time Danny Bazzell, one of the Antelope Valley's foremost advocates for bridging the civilian-military culture gap, wondered openly if he was really a veteran. And for years, he never told anyone that he was a veteran.

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Palmdale hosts Veterans Day ceremony

Posted November 13, 2017 by

A crowd of several hundred veterans and patriots turned out Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day ceremony at the AV Wall, at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale. This year’s celebration commemorated the 35 anniversary of the dedication of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Sacrifice over the sea

Posted November 10, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Veterans Day in our great land can mean many things to many people that have served or sent loved ones off to war, but the real honor bestowed must be reserved for those that never came home.

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150,000 gathered on Washington Mall in 1982

Posted November 10, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

This year’s presentation of the Antelope Valley Vietnam Memorial slated for Nov. 8-13 is themed to honor and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Vietnam War Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Retailers/Restaurants offer Veterans Day Discounts

Posted November 10, 2017 by

Many retailers and restaurants are offering special discounts for veterans this Veterans Day. Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214, Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), a state-issued…

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News Briefs – November 8, 2017

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Air Force error allows Texas church shooter to buy guns Authorities say the gunman who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was able to buy weapons because the Air Force did not report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database. Federal officials said Nov. 6 that the Air Force didn’t…

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AFTC vice, veterans share stories at annual ball

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Air Force photograph by Michelle Thomas Col. Angela Suplisson, Air Force Test Center vice commander, looks through old photographs from the rocket sled testing program at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., with retired Master Sgt. Marvin Houston during the annual Veteran’s Military Ball organized by Coffee4Vets at the University of Antelope Valley in Lancaster, Calif.,…

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Headlines – November 6, 2017

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News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan – A U.S. service member died Nov. 4 from wounds sustained during operations in Afghanistan’s Logar province, officials announced.   Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired at Riyadh by Yemen’s Houthi rebels – Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed to have fired the missile in response to Saudi and American…

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News Briefs – November 3, 2017

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Navy recommends sweeping changes after ship collisions U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two deadly ship collisions earlier this year, killing 17 sailors. A report scheduled to be released Nov. 2 calls…

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