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Global Hawk icing tests open doors to ease flight restrictions

Posted May 13, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Whenever the Global Hawk begins a mission, it has to travel through a certain area of the atmosphere that, under certain conditions, can create ice on the aircraft, adding weight and aerodynamic drag.

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JSF tailhook testing begins at Edwards

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When most people hear "tailhook" they think of U.S. Navy planes and aircraft carriers. However, almost all U.S. combat aircraft have a tailhook. That also goes for the Air Force's new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. 

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Veterans, spouses attend Edwards retiree appreciation day

Posted May 11, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Approximately 300 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were welcomed to the 2016 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held May 7 at the Oasis Community Center and base gym at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted May 6, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Making my way around the Planes of Fame Air Show last weekend I was in search of a story that would be uplifting and a bit out of the ordinary.

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PCU Gerald R. Ford holds change of command

Posted May 6, 2016 by PO3 Matthew R. Fairchild

Pre-commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) held a change of command in the ship's hangar bay, April 8.

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Marines take part in ROK Marines Corps Ranger Course

Posted May 6, 2016 by Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Sean Evans

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Straughn, a mortar man with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, practices fast-roping techniques at the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Ranger Course as a part of the Korea Marine Exchange Program in South Korea, March 29, 2016. KMEP is a program…

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Mojave Fly-in displays more than planes

Posted May 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Planes, brains and automobiles where all part of the 5th Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in event at the Mojave Air and Space Port, where pilots and flight enthusiasts gathered from around the country to display their aircraft, break world records and learn from other builders.

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Community participates in annual Cyber Quest, STEM showcase at Millen school

Posted April 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Polished and showing their best, 22 schools participated in the Cyber Quest and STEM Showcase at the David G. Millen Intermediate School, where students from the Palmdale School District got to share their knowledge with parents and the community.

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AV Ninety-Nines raise money during annual poker run

Posted April 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Scott Liefeld taxies out in his home-built Pietenpol Air Camper and won third place in the Spot Landing competition during the Antelope Valley 99s 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Poker Run Flight. The Antelope Valley 99s chapter held its 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Poker Run Flight April 3 at…

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Ridley’s nephew visits Edwards

Posted April 15, 2016 by Dawn Waldman

It’s always a special day when we can show our family where we work, especially when the job site is Edwards Air Force Base!

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