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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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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 22, 2016 by Bob Alvis

We take working in the Mojave Desert as just part of our jobs as many of us chase the employment that we seek to live our lives. The heat, wind and cold is just part of the deal that we put up with to make ends meet while doing jobs that we feel benefit our nation and its security.

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Alaskan paratroopers conduct forced-entry ops

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Alejandro Pena Army Sgt. Brian Meier of Palmdale, Calif., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recovers his gear during a practice forced-entry parachute assault on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 5, 2016. Having just successfully…

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Class of 2020 Knight Military Academy Appointments Send-Off Event at AVC

Posted June 22, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Sixteen students will soon be embarking on a new journey -- a military education at some of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Out of those students, four were nominated by Congressman Steve Knight.

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Exercise Desert Wind 16-05 tests response to active shooter

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

On Aug. 1, defenders from the 412th Security Forces Squadron responded to Bldg. 2850 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., after a report of shots fired, what they arrived to were people screaming and a mass shooting situation leaving carnage everywhere.  

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USS Eisenhower deployment

Posted August 31, 2016 by

Navy photograph by SA Joshua Murray Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., sews nametags in the canvas and bunting shop of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the…

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Interorganizational synergy fuels successful test outcome

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Synergy across organizations and across services was on full display during a recent deployment of three F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, 75 Marines and 21 JSF operational test team members from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Springing for fall

Posted October 28, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held its Family Fall and Health Fair Oct. 21, 2016, at Wings Field. The event was held in observance of Domestic Violence Prevention Month and featured family attractions and booths manned by 412th MDG personnel to pass out information…

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Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers

Posted December 16, 2016 by

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Tax Center is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax season officially starts early February and ends April 18, 2017. The Volunteer Income…

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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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