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Headlines – February 3, 2017

Posted February 3, 2017 by

News Lawmakers want the hiring freeze thawed for defense-acquisition workers – Nineteen House Republicans are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to exempt the Defense Department’s acquisitions personnel from the federal hiring freeze he ordered a week ago.     Business Northrop Grumman drops out of T-X trainer competition – Northrop Grumman has pulled out…

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Air Show flies high with performance, tech, history: Theme is “Red, White, and Boom!”

Posted March 3, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

FOX FIELD, LANCASTER, Calif. – With a world-renowned aerobatic pilot drawing smoke screens for a dramatic blue sky backdrop, the leadership team of the Los Angeles County Air Show unveiled plans for welcoming the Air Force precision flying team, the “Thunderbirds,” along with plans for community-wide celebration in the Antelope Valley the final weekend in…

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‘The Eyes of Freedom’ pays tribute to all who serve

Posted April 7, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Sean Flaharty, historian and logistics director of the Eyes of Freedom and gallery director Marine veteran Mark Strahle, stand before a painting of solders from Lima Company 3/25. The reserve unit, mostly from Ohio, lost 23 members between May and August 2005 in Iraq. The Antelope Valley College hosted “The…

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Students showcase projects at annual AV Union High School District STEM Expo

Posted May 5, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy winners: Students pose with their well-deserved awards during the third annual Antelope Valley Union High School District STEM Expo at Eastside High School. Theories and experiments covered many aspects of life including life on Mars, how an egg can be helpful in learning about osmosis and kidney dialysis, and…

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Innovation for dummies pays off for parachute testing

Posted June 2, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Trever Bush, 412th OSS Parachute Test Team, examines the Remotely Piloted Parachute System after its maiden flight May 23, 2017. Bush designed and built the guidance system using off-the-shelf parts like electrically operated servos and a radio control system much like one for a model airplane. Two teams collaborated…

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WAREX 91-17-03

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Army photograph by Spec. Sean McCallon U.S. Army Spc. Johnathan Alvarado, 491st Military Police Company out of Riverside, Calif., points his weapon out towards the road during a security checkpoint training exercise as part of the 91st Training Division’s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 91-17-03 on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on June 15, 2017. Alvarado of Lancaster,…

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California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma

Posted September 8, 2017 by California National Guard

California National Guard photograph About 350 California National Guard soldiers train at Camp Roberts, California, led by about 50 experienced California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters. The soldiers were divided into 12 hand crews and were led through six stations where they practiced digging trenches, chopping logs and cutting fire lines with hand…

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A Gathering of Eagles: Bret Luedke

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Bret Luedke is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the USAF Test Pilot School Class 88B. After graduation from the Test Pilot School, Bret flew flight test in the F-16 at Edwards Air Force Base for several years before being assigned to the school as an instructor pilot in the High…

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Virgin could offer point-to-point travel opportunities

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Point-to-point passenger flights could eventually be the norm for Virgin Galactic. That’s according to Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, who spoke at The Economist magazine’s inaugural “A New Space Age” global space summit in Seattle, Wash., Nov. 9.

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USS Stennis operations

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Navy photograph by PO3 Joanathan Jiang Hospitalman Cristo Salazar, from San Antonio, treats Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Apprentice Jeanpaul Latorre, from Miami, during a mass casualty drill in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay. Stennis’ crew is currently preparing for fleet replacement squadron…

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