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A Gathering of Eagles: Paul Metz

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Paul Metz was assigned to the Advanced Tactical Fighter program in the summer of 1986 and worked on the proposal that was one of two accepted by the U.S. Air Force to build the first stealthy air superiority fighter. A Demonstration and Validation or DEMVAL program was initiated to show how the technology for an…

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Airman of the year takes to the sky for incentive flight

Posted January 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno adjusts her flight helmet while Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, watches before taking of in an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 12, 2017. Schaefer took Caramanno on an incentive flight as an award for being named one of the U.S. Air Force’s 12…

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First civilians graduate from Airman Leadership School

Posted February 19, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

Base leadership and attendees from all over Edwards congratulated a new class of Airman Leadership School graduates Feb. 11 during a ceremony at Club Muroc, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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USS George Washington action

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Navy photograph by Smn. Clemente A. Lynch ATLANTIC OCEAN–Electrician’s Mate (Nuclear) 3rd Class Scott Wilson, from Lancaster, Calif., operates a Portable Exothermic Cutting Unit in the machine shop of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, homeported in Norfolk, is underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean.

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MCAS Miramar hosts annual air show

Posted October 6, 2017 by John Battey

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Southern California hosted its annual air show and open house Sept. 22-24. The theme of this year’s show was a salute to Vietnam Veterans and the show featured a special tribute to the vets and their families. The mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall was on hand — an exact half-scale…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted May 20, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception.

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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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Edwards Civ-Mil Support Group works to ‘tell its story’

Posted July 27, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Leaders of the Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group believe they have a good story, and they want to make sure it’s one of the greatest stories ever told about the Air Force Test Center.

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Posted June 17, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force A1C Angela S. Bolanos 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 also earn four credits toward…

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XCITE aims to reduce timeline from idea to reality

Posted January 20, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit An XCITE innovation team meeting last year provided members an opportunity to brainstorm over ideas. In a low-ceilinged room off a nondescript hallway down a steep flight of stairs beneath an unremarkable building, a group of people meet to brainstorm, exchange ideas and formulate plans to further the goals…

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