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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 20, 2017 by Bob Alvis

There are many things we can be proud of here in the Antelope Valley, but one thing gets overlooked many times, and unknown to many new residents of our Valley is the role it played in training all those young boys that took to the skies in World War II.

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April’s Capstone marks end of two-year inspection cycle

Posted February 17, 2017 by Christopher Ball

MICT may sound like something you buy at a fast-food chain, and terms like TIGIRS, IGEMS and Capstone may lead some people to think of an action adventure video game or movie. The acronyms, in reality, are some of the tools used to evaluate wing-level effectiveness across the Air Force. They stand for Management Internal…

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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine A. Webster 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…

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AEROCOMM holds monthly meeting at Mojave Air & Space Port

Posted May 19, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

AEROCOMM, an aerospace defense industry and base support committee with its foundation in the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, recently held its monthly meeting at Mojave Air and Space Port.

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End strength increase to save units, fill shortfalls

Posted June 16, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, part of the 25th Infantry Division in Alaska, was all but shut down before recently receiving a reprieve.

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Cleared for takeoff: Area designated for personal sUAS use

Posted July 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Whether you call them drones, quadcopters or the official government term – small unmanned aircraft system – there’s now a place at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for hobbyists to fly their personal sUASs.

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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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Gathering honors F-22 first, raises funds for museum

Posted November 3, 2017 by Diane Betzler

The energy was electrifying Oct. 21 as hundreds gathered at the H.W. Hunter Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., to attend this year’s Gathering of Eagles and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very first flight of the F-22 Raptor.

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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

Posted December 8, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

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