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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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Permission Granted at the Mojave Air & Spaceport

Posted December 18, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

About to hang up his CEO hat, Stuart O. Witt claims it was luck that landed him the position as CEO and manager of Mojave Air and Spaceport nearly 14 years ago.

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Team Edwards represents at state capitol

Posted March 18, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

A three-man team from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a trip to the state capitol Feb. 29-March 1 to tell the story of Edwards at the fourth annual 2016 California Aerospace Days.

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Joint Strike Fighters land in Netherlands

Posted May 25, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

A white Gulfstream jet carrying Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert joins up with two Dutch F-35As and a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 refueler May 23 on the final leg of a transatlantic trip that began at Edwards AFB, Calif.

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Two-month UAS flight test series concludes

Posted July 15, 2016 by

As the wheels of NASA’s Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System touched down June 30, 2016, a two-month flight test series came to a close, concluding an essential stage in the agency’s research into technologies that support safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

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Tribal students learn about NASA’s arrival at Jupiter

Posted August 19, 2016 by

NASA photograph Students combined rice, beans and sprinkles to create a universe trail mix demonstrates the role of the Big Bang Theory, fusion in stars and supernovae to better understand which elements from the periodic table make up our Universe. Students learned about NASA’s Juno Mission at a workshop conducted at the AERO Institute, in…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 16, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Born and raised here in the Antelope Valley and the son of a Douglas Aircraft man in the 1950s, I had many opportunities as a kid to rub elbows with the early pioneers of aircraft that were really starting to push the envelope big time.

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Homegrown Vietnam Memorial Wall a grassroots drive that worked

Posted October 21, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Across the nation, several veteran-oriented non-profits built traveling half-scale tributes to the Vietnam Memorial on the Mall in Washington, each serving their own need and purpose, arriving in towns across the nation for display.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted November 18, 2016 by Bob Alvis

As past president and director of the P-38 National Association, I’ve had the opportunity to meet incredible people and hear incredible stories.

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NASA’s improved supersonic cockpit display shows precise locations of sonic booms

Posted January 6, 2017 by Matt Kamlet,

NASA pilots flying supersonic aircraft now have a display that tells them exactly where sonic booms are hitting the ground. A series of flights, recently flown at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., featured a display that allowed NASA research pilots the ability to physically see their sonic footprint on a map as the boom occurred.

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