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Marines practice MCMAP aboard MCAS Miramar

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Michael Thorn Sgt. Giovanny Mayer, center, a flight planner with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Sylmar, Calif., native, leads a warm up with Marines before starting a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 5. The MCMAP courses by Mayer are designed…

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Freefalling from the Edge of Space

Posted April 7, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

What is it like to freefall through the airless void more than 100,000 feet above the Earth?

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Rhonda Nelson receives Civ-Mil’s Member of the Year Award

Posted February 3, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Rhonda Nelson received the Member of the Year award from out-going Civ-Mil president John Fergione recently after the 2016 Civ-Mil inauguration banquet.

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

Posted September 23, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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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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Lancaster, Calif. native serves aboard warship named after United States of America

Posted October 21, 2016 by Ricky Burke

A 2007 Lancaster High School Graduate and Lancaster, Calif., native is playing a key role in supporting the newest and largest amphibious warship in the Navy.

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Edwards NCO ‘joins’ the Marines for senior NCO training

Posted October 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

U.S. Marine Corps photograph Master Sgt. Daniel Magas (top right) stands for a photo with the rest of his platoon at the U.S. Marine Corps Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Advanced Course Sept. 28, 2016, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. When it came time for Master Sgt. Daniel Magas to attend the next step in his Professional…

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U.S. Air Force A1C Deanna L. Dawson 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 earn four credits toward…

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Posted May 18, 2018 by Jay Levine

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted November 23, 2016 by David Vergun

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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