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Hamagawa Elementary School students, SOFA children gather for basketball game

Posted December 14, 2016 by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon Phillip M. Bennet coaches members of a basketball game during a Friendship Basketball event Dec. 3, 2016, at the Ironworks Fitness Center aboard Camp Courtney Okinawa, Japan. The Friendship Basketball event strengthened the relationship between Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members through a day of…

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Deputy L.A. mayor tours Edwards

Posted February 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Jeff Gorell, Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, Los Angeles, meets with 412th Security Forces Squadron defenders Jan. 31, 2017. Jeff Gorell, Los Angeles deputy mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017. Gorell was given an orientation tour…

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NASA test flights to examine technology for improved efficiency on supersonic aircraft

Posted March 10, 2017 by

NASA is set to begin a series of supersonic flights that will examine efforts to improve the efficiency of future supersonic aircraft.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted December 4, 2015 by Bob Alvis

Having had a small role in bringing back air shows to the County Airport at Fox Field, I think back to the days that inspired me as a young boy and now as an old(er) man -- finding joy in helping bring back what was so special to thousands of aviation fans here in the Antelope Valley and the Southland.

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VE Day and VE Dad – A Remembrance

Posted May 20, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

The recent headline was “The WWII Holiday in Russia that is practically unknown in America,” and I realized almost immediately that it must have been VE Day, victory in Europe. It had to be.

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USS Ronald Reagan action

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Navy photograph by PO3 James Lee Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Alexander Taschner, from Palmdale, Calif., uses a bandsaw to cut an angle iron in the airframe shop aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a…

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Freefalling from the Edge of Space

Posted April 7, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

What is it like to freefall through the airless void more than 100,000 feet above the Earth?

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HT April 15

Posted April 15, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Amn. Carlos E. Guerra graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward…

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418th FLTS working to keep KC-135s flying

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Chris HIggins Testers pack into a KC-135 Stratotanker’s cockpit to conduct ground testing of Traffic Collision Avoidance System version 7.1 last month. The Air Force’s KC-135 fleet will need the upgraded TCAS in order to fly over Europe beginning Jan. 1, 2017. By Jan. 1, 2017, the European Union is requiring…

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Generation of heroes

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Photograph courtesy of Juan Blanco Col. Angela Suplisson, Air Force Test Center vice commander (left), speaks to military veterans at a monthly meeting of Coffee4Vets, a non-profit veterans support organization. The meeting was held at Crazy Otto’s restaurant in Lancaster, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017. Suplisson said she was so impressed by all the stories each…

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