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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 16, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Born and raised here in the Antelope Valley and the son of a Douglas Aircraft man in the 1950s, I had many opportunities as a kid to rub elbows with the early pioneers of aircraft that were really starting to push the envelope big time.

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Homegrown Vietnam Memorial Wall a grassroots drive that worked

Posted October 21, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Across the nation, several veteran-oriented non-profits built traveling half-scale tributes to the Vietnam Memorial on the Mall in Washington, each serving their own need and purpose, arriving in towns across the nation for display.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted November 18, 2016 by Bob Alvis

As past president and director of the P-38 National Association, I’ve had the opportunity to meet incredible people and hear incredible stories.

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NASA’s improved supersonic cockpit display shows precise locations of sonic booms

Posted January 6, 2017 by Matt Kamlet,

NASA pilots flying supersonic aircraft now have a display that tells them exactly where sonic booms are hitting the ground. A series of flights, recently flown at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., featured a display that allowed NASA research pilots the ability to physically see their sonic footprint on a map as the boom occurred.

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Headlines – February 3, 2017

Posted February 3, 2017 by

News Lawmakers want the hiring freeze thawed for defense-acquisition workers – Nineteen House Republicans are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to exempt the Defense Department’s acquisitions personnel from the federal hiring freeze he ordered a week ago.     Business Northrop Grumman drops out of T-X trainer competition – Northrop Grumman has pulled out…

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Air Show flies high with performance, tech, history: Theme is “Red, White, and Boom!”

Posted March 3, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

FOX FIELD, LANCASTER, Calif. – With a world-renowned aerobatic pilot drawing smoke screens for a dramatic blue sky backdrop, the leadership team of the Los Angeles County Air Show unveiled plans for welcoming the Air Force precision flying team, the “Thunderbirds,” along with plans for community-wide celebration in the Antelope Valley the final weekend in…

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‘The Eyes of Freedom’ pays tribute to all who serve

Posted April 7, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Sean Flaharty, historian and logistics director of the Eyes of Freedom and gallery director Marine veteran Mark Strahle, stand before a painting of solders from Lima Company 3/25. The reserve unit, mostly from Ohio, lost 23 members between May and August 2005 in Iraq. The Antelope Valley College hosted “The…

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Students showcase projects at annual AV Union High School District STEM Expo

Posted May 5, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy winners: Students pose with their well-deserved awards during the third annual Antelope Valley Union High School District STEM Expo at Eastside High School. Theories and experiments covered many aspects of life including life on Mars, how an egg can be helpful in learning about osmosis and kidney dialysis, and…

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Innovation for dummies pays off for parachute testing

Posted June 2, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Trever Bush, 412th OSS Parachute Test Team, examines the Remotely Piloted Parachute System after its maiden flight May 23, 2017. Bush designed and built the guidance system using off-the-shelf parts like electrically operated servos and a radio control system much like one for a model airplane. Two teams collaborated…

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WAREX 91-17-03

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Army photograph by Spec. Sean McCallon U.S. Army Spc. Johnathan Alvarado, 491st Military Police Company out of Riverside, Calif., points his weapon out towards the road during a security checkpoint training exercise as part of the 91st Training Division’s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) 91-17-03 on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on June 15, 2017. Alvarado of Lancaster,…

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