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Half-Marathon, 5K/10K Run set to cut AV veteran homelessness

Posted March 3, 2017 by

Antelope Valley Vets 4 Veterans is preparing for the 2nd Annual Operation Restart Half-Marathon and 5K/10K Run/Walk and All Patriot Mile to support veterans programs that help prevent homelessness in the veteran community. The half-marathon, 5K/10K run/walk is set for 6-11 a.m. April 1 at the Antelope Valley Mall. Registration and start line is in…

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Nose art pays tribute to B-52’s top secret past

Posted October 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is sporting new nose art to commemorate it’s storied past.

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First Flights & Other Sorties at Mojave Airport Jack Conroy’s Pregnant Guppy – First Flight to Mojave!

Posted July 6, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Many great ideas have been transferred from a person’s mind, through their fingers holding a pen, onto a paper napkin. That is exactly where a solution for hauling the S-1C rocket stage happened. The first stage of the American Saturn S-IV rocket was built by Boeing in 1961.

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Conference aims to ‘Fire up the Future’

Posted March 3, 2017 by Diane Betzler

The theme this year for the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Annual Business Outlook Conference was “Fire Up the Future,” and fired up the conference was, attended by some 800 people or more from many walks of life.

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NASA pays tribute to three tragedies and lessons noted

Posted February 17, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA centers across the country paid tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia Jan. 26 during a Day of Remembrance, and a special talk at NASA Armstrong Feb. 9 by Assistant Director for Strategic Implementation, Steven Schmidt.

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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GA-ASI photographs The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Type-Certifiable Predator B variant completed its first flight Nov. 17 at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif. Qualification testing for type certification will continue over the next two years, with deliveries to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force expected to being in late 2018….

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Community participates in Wreaths Across America

Posted December 18, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Veteran’s graves were decorated though out the Antelope Valley as the community participated in Wreaths Across America, a tradition that started in 1992 when Morrill Worcester's wreath company in Harrington, Maine, had a surplus at the end of the holiday season.

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2018 Military Appreciation Day shows gratitude for all retirees

Posted May 23, 2018 by Laura Motes

Air Force photograph by Laura Motes The 2018 Military Retiree Appreciation Day took place in Hangar 1210 with a B-1 Lancer on display for the event this year. Military retirees and their guests visited Hangar 1210 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the annual Retiree Appreciation Day May 19, 2018. Participants had the opportunity…

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Hangar flying and the student: A challenge

Posted March 2, 2018 by Bob Alvis

From the days we played Army and read comic books featuring the Greatest Generation in the roles of super heroes, we were never short of the desire to want to learn more. Today’s Captain America, to our generation, was not a make-believe character -- he or she was a real living, breathing person that could show up in our lives at any moment.

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Services set for ‘Gunny’ R. Lee Ermey

Posted April 20, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif. – Arrangements have been made for a memorial service for Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey. Services for the longtime Antelope Valley resident have been set for April 24, at the Highlands Christian Fellowship, 39625 20th Street West in Palmdale, with open service from 4-7 p.m. The Golden Globe-nominated actor, world renowned for…

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