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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Posted April 20, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Wounded vet raises funds for pet bills

Posted August 31, 2017 by

  QUARTZ HILL–Retired Army tanker Jerral Hancock and his wife, Adriana, are hosting a fundraiser 4-9 p.m., Sept. 13 to raise money to help veterans who have veterinary bills for their pets. The fundraiser will be at Vince’s Pizza and Pasta at 2833 West. Ave. L in Quartz Hill. “We are hosting this event for…

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USAF Test Pilot School grad prepares for lift off to International Space station

Posted April 21, 2017 by John Van Winkle

Photograph by James Blair Col. Jack Fischer, a 1996 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and astronaut, will travel to the International Space Station April 20, 2017. A U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate will travel to the International Space Station April 20 to conduct research NASA hopes will eventually lead to a mission to Mars….

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Lockheed Martin pilot celebrates 20th anniversary of his first flight in the F-22

Posted June 1, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Steve “Hooter” Rainey celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first flight in the F-22 Raptor, May 17, 2018, with a flight and an unexpected “wash down” at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Antelope Valley College hosts annual STEMposium

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Antelope Valley College held its 4th Annual STEMposium at the Hellenic Center where educators, students and businesses shared their accomplishments and expressed what is needed in the future workforce.

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U.S. Air Force service member dies at Edwards

Posted August 25, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force is investigating the death of an Airman assigned to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The deceased is identified as Senior Airman Joseph Connors of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m., Aug. 23, near the base’s north gate on Edwards AFB property….

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HT January 8

Posted January 8, 2016 by

U.S. Army Pvt. Maynor E. Castillo has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle…

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Students fly prototype of potential Mars airplane

Posted September 2, 2016 by Jay Levine

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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Twenty-eight promoted in February ceremony

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Standing in between Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, are some of February 2016’s enlisted promotees. The monthly promotion ceremony was held Jan. 29 at the base theater. Congratulations to all the Edwards Airmen who…

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USS Ronald Reagan action

Posted November 6, 2015 by

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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