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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 2, 2016 by Bob Alvis

We who live here in the Antelope Valley are well aware of our famous Air Force Plant 42 that has contributed so much to Aerospace history for decades and employed thousands of workers that made that history possible.

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416th FLTS testers meet with Auto GCAS survivor

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Test pilots and engineers from the 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., had the chance to meet face-to-face with one of the squadron’s success stories Aug. 25, 2016.

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KC-135 Stratotanker turns 60

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 418th Flight Test Squadron celebrated the 60th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 31, 2016. The event was held in the 418th hangar with one of the squadron’s KC-135 test planes. Units around the Air Force wished happy birthday to an old friend Aug. 31. The KC-135 Stratotanker…

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Edwards civilian helps protect neighbors against fire

Posted September 2, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph by Len Paris Flames consume a train bridge near Phelan, California, as the Blue Cut fire wreaks a swath of devastation recently. The fire burned more than 30,000 acres and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people. Even while fires are raging all over California, and the smoke from some impacts Edwards…

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Edwards sergeant honored at annual AFSA convention

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 photograph Tech. Sgt. Michael Burd (left), 412th Mission Support Group, poses for a photo with Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, at the Air Force Sergeants Association Senior Leadership Meet and Greet Session during the AFSA Professional Airmen’s Conference and International Convention Aug. 24, 2016, in…

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Students fly prototype of potential Mars airplane

Posted September 2, 2016 by Jay Levine

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

Posted August 31, 2016 by

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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Desert Medics get new commander

Posted August 31, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Norman West poses for a photograph with his wife, Michelle, and one of his daughters, Allie, following a change of command ceremony held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 26, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. West takes over the 412th Medical Group from Col….

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USS Eisenhower deployment

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Navy photograph by SA Joshua Murray Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., sews nametags in the canvas and bunting shop of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the…

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News Briefs – August 26, 2016

Posted August 26, 2016 by

Report: Air Force doesn’t know enough about defunding A-10 An assessment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that was released Aug. 24 found that plans to retire the A-10 attack jet are poorly informed and under-developed. The aircraft is a major component of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., which has about 80 of the…

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