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Lancaster native serves aboard USS Pearl Harbor

Posted April 20, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Kelsey J. Hockenberger VICTORIA, British Columbia–Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Miguel A. Barboza, from Lancaster, Calif., mans the rails as the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) pulls into Victoria, British Columbia. Pearl Harbor is currently in Victoria, British Columbia, for a scheduled port visit.

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Posted April 20, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Michael J. Castellanos 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 credits toward…

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Now boarding: All aeronautics fans to tour NASA Armstrong virtually

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich The final stop of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Tour offers virtual-visitors the opportunity to view some of the center’s small Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles; aircraft used in various flight research missions at NASA. It is now possible to experience NASA’s premier flight research center through a new 3-D virtual…

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NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

Posted April 18, 2018 by

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

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California rejects border duties for troops

Posted April 18, 2018 by Elliot Spagat

California has rejected terms of the federal government’s initial plans for sending National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Gov. Jerry Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week for pledging 400 troops to the…

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LA County Airshow proves to be the First, Fastest and Farthest

Posted April 6, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

The fifth annual Los Angeles County Air Show at Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif. — appropriately titled ‘First, Fastest and Farthest’ — was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and had as much action on the ground as it did in the air.

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Air shows give us a bit of glory

Posted April 6, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

The wind on the two days of the Los Angeles County Air Show blasted refrigerator cold, like it was howling out of the Fulda Gap along the East German border, on its way west from Russia and Poland.

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NASA sponsors Antelope Valley’s inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7

Posted April 6, 2018 by

The Antelope Valley will host its inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in the gymnasium of Eastside High School in Lancaster. The regional competition “Aerospace Valley Regional” serves as a championship-qualifying robotics competition and is sponsored by NASA, Lockheed Martin, Northrup, Boeing and several other local organizations. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. and will…

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VSS Unity completes first powered flight

Posted April 6, 2018 by

Virgin Galactic announced a major step forward April 5 when SpacShipTwo VSS Unity safely and successfully completed her first supersonic, rocket-powered flight. After two years of extensive ground and atmospheric testing, the passing of this milestone marks the start of the final portion of Unity’s flight test program.

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Vietnam vets honored at dinner

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Photograph courtesy of Dennis Anderson Ida Ketchum and Danny Garcia pictured attended the 7th annual Vietnam Veterans Dinner hosted by the Elks Lodge in Lancaster, Calif., March 31. More than 150 Vietnam veterans with friends, family and veterans of Korea and other service eras were hosted to dinner at Elks Lodge 1625 March 31, 2018….

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