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Antelope Valley’s best cheerleader retires

Posted September 16, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph Selfie with a star — Brig Gen. Carl Schaefer said he always wanted to take a photo with a “rock star,” then pulled out his cell phone at Vicki Medina’s farewell party. Medina has served on the Antelope Valley Board of Trade for over 12 years and will be greatly missed. Vicki S….

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates F-35 to community leaders

Posted September 16, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Lockheed Martin photograph Serious flying — Congressman Steve Knight receives an F-35 demonstration flight at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif., with guidance from Jeff Nymoen. Knight joined Jack O’Banion, vice president, Strategy & Customer Requirements for Advanced Development Program, and Eric Van Camp, director, F-35 Business Development, to update community leaders on…

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Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

Posted September 16, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” - Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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VSS Unity’s first flight test completed

Posted September 14, 2016 by

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity took to the skies for the first time Sept. 8, the company’s first test flight since a 2014 accident killed a test pilot.

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Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual…

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates F-35 to community leaders

Posted September 14, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Lockheed Martin showcased its F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator to business and community leaders on Sept. 1, while updating them on the world’s most advanced fighter at its Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, Calif.

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Air Force advances rocket technology

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Tests first full-scale component of Hydrocarbon Boost Program The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its military satellites. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a U.S. Air Force technology effort focused on development of Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion rocket engine technology, has recently completed its first full-scale…

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Recent aircraft arresting system overhaul comes in handy

Posted September 7, 2016 by Susan Lawson

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Jackson A Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, overhauled mobile aircraft arresting system, MAAS, is pictured on the runway with the approaching F-35A Joint Strike Fighter preparing to capture the cable with its tail hook. The MAAS was installed by the 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations…

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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

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Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , Calif., along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards have deployed to Eglin Air Force Base, Calif.,  to complete operational test  missile shots.

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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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