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Plant 42 police officers recognized for stopping gate runner

Posted May 23, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From right:: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents officers Randy Plata and Miguel Madrid test wing coins May 22 to thank them for actions they took during a “gate runner” incident in April. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, dropped by U.S. Air Force…

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A Shark in the desert

Posted May 18, 2018 by Bob Alvis

It’s pretty common around our desert home to see people come to a stop, bend their necks and look skyward as the sounds of aircraft herald their approach overhead.

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Dream Chaser departs NASA Armstrong

Posted May 18, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich SNC Dream Chaser is lifted on to a truck in NASA Armstrong’s historic space shuttle hangar where the spacecraft stayed as it was being prepared for testing and flights. Dream Chaser is in Colorado at a SNC facility. After nearly 16 months at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California,…

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Posted May 18, 2018 by Jay Levine

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

Posted May 18, 2018 by

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Northrop Grumman to host special IT/cyber career fair

Posted May 18, 2018 by

America’s Job Center of California, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, Calif., will host a special hiring event for Northrop Grumman to support current openings in Palmdale. The event runs noon-5 p.m., Jun e8, and 9 a.m.-noon, June 9. Northrop Grumman is seeking talented IT professionals with active DOD clearances. Positions available include cyber security analysts,…

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Twilight tours coming to Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Posted May 16, 2018 by

PALMDALE, Calif.–The City of Palmdale’s Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42, located at 2001 Ave. P, will host twilight tours of the park beginning this May 17 Admission and parking is free. The Airpark will be open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. with guided tours provided at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Picnic…

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Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

Posted May 11, 2018 by Jim Garamone

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers .

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Patriots prep ‘Joey’ 5K Race to honor fallen Marine

Posted May 11, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

In the years since a deadly Taliban attack killed the infantry grunt known, simply, as “Joey,” his Marine brothers and sisters, his family and friends, and a bunch of patriots, have been running in his honor.

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Antelope Valley veterans round-up

Posted May 11, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Coffee4Vets A packed session of Coffee4vets May 8 covered accounts of service ranging from World War II to Vietnam. Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Ray Wilson told of how the leaders and fighter pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen fought and beat prejudice during World War II, along with defeating the Nazis of the Third Reich. During…

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