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Skunk Works’ Project Hunter enables total battlespace awareness at remote Northern Edge Exercise

Posted September 13, 2017 by

PALMDALE, Calif.—In support of the U.S. Air Force’s vision for seamless integration across its aircraft, ground and space systems, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® participated in the Northern Edge military exercise to show how open systems architecture enables unprecedented battlespace awareness to reduce the data-to-decision timeline for the war fighter. Reducing the data-to-decision timeline is important…

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A Gathering of Eagles: Chuck Killberg

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Chuck Killberg first soloed as a college student in 1964, beginning an aviation career spanning more than 50 years. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1971, flew F-4 combat missions in Southeast Asia in 1973, and was an F-4 and F-15 instructor and Functional Check Pilot in West Germany and the United States. In…

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High Desert Hangar Stories: Chaos in the Tehachapi Mountains

Posted December 1, 2017 by Bob Alvis

What seemed like just another routine training flight had now become a struggle for life itself, as Aviation Cadet Paul Day and more than a dozen other young aviation cadets came face to face with the dangers of flying — not in combat, but facing the wrath of the one adversary that has plagued aviators for generations: the weather.

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A 95th birthday for WWII ‘Screaming Eagles’ veteran 

Posted February 16, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Get to 95, and pretty soon you are looking at a century. So, it was nearly a century ago, Feb. 3, 1923, that Henry Ochsner entered the world.

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

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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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‘Bomber Bob’ Inducted to Patriot Guard Riders

Posted June 18, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Robert Wood, at 93, needs a little help getting around, but there is a good reason his nickname is "Bomber Bob." During World War II, history's greatest conflict, theretired Edwards Air Force Base engineer survived 35 bombing missions over Nazi Germany, serving as a command pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed "Miss Behavin'."

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‘The Voice’ at Mojave Air & Spaceport Tower Retires

Posted July 20, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Courtesy photograph Mark Stucky presents SS2 model to Carl Ingram. Carl Ingram, Air Traffic Control manager at Dynamic Science Mojave Air & Spaceport Tower since April 2006, retired at the end of June. A distinctive deep voice separated Ingram from the typical voice a pilot might hear when calling an airport control tower. He was…

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These Eagles took flight, reaching new heights

Posted October 19, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Honoring Women of Flight Test — Lisa Gray, chairwoman, Board of Directors Flight Test Historical Foundation, hosts the Gathering of Eagles, while Col. Angela Suplisson served as Master of Ceremonies, along with Bill “Evil” Gray. Inducted Eagles are: Cynthia “CJ” Bixby, flight test engineer in Chief Systems Engineering and Integration…

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USS Ronald Reagan action

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Navy photograph by PO3 James Lee Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Alexander Taschner, from Palmdale, Calif., uses a bandsaw to cut an angle iron in the airframe shop aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 22, 2016 by Bob Alvis

We take working in the Mojave Desert as just part of our jobs as many of us chase the employment that we seek to live our lives. The heat, wind and cold is just part of the deal that we put up with to make ends meet while doing jobs that we feel benefit our nation and its security.

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