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A-10 West Heritage Flight Team returns to the skies

Posted March 31, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted February 3, 2017 by Bob Alvis

The young man looking in the bombsite of his B-24 was focused on his job as his plane was being battered about by enemy fire.

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NASA Chief Scientist expands his astronaut autograph collection

Posted July 6, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds On a mission: NASA’s Chief Scientist Albion Bowers has all but one astronaut’s autograph to complete his collection of 31 astronauts that have flown in Apollo, Mercury and Gemini missions. He has all 12 “moonwalkers” signatures but is still trying to find one from Apollo 1 astronaut Gus Grissom. Growing…

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Solar energy project completed at Plant 42

Posted March 11, 2016 by

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has spearheaded an effort to generate alternative energy for the southern California market and generate revenue for Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., through a unique Enhanced Use Lease agreement with NRG Solar Oasis LLC.

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Voyager celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted January 6, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Sharing memories that seemed as fresh today as the events that happened nearly 30 years ago,friends and fans gathered in the Voyager Restaurant at the Mojave Air and Space Port Dec. 17 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the unrefueled and non-stop, around-the-world, record setting flight of the Voyager experimental airplane.

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NASA showcases aeronautics at Balloon Fiesta

Posted October 6, 2017 by Jay Levine

A virtual rainbow of hot air balloons will grace a canvas of southwestern sky at the 46th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico from Oct. 7-15.

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Top performers honored at 412th TW Annual Awards

Posted February 10, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong The Saber Cordon is ready for award nominees to pass under at the beginning of the 412th Test Wing Annual Awards Banquet in Hangar 1600 Feb. 3, 2017. The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., hosted its annual awards banquet at Hangar 1600 Feb. 3, 2017,…

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Aerospace Night at JetHawks honors Sage Cheshire team

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Roberta Thompson, Kasiri Landon, Art Thompson, Kaboom, Emily Thompson and Jake Nelson have a little fun in front of the Red Bull Stratos Capsule during Aerospace Appreciation Night at JetHawk Stadium. Art Thompson of Sage Cheshire worked on designing, building and testing a similar capsule that brought Austrian skydiver Felix…

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Schaefer stresses perseverance, passion to local middle schoolers

Posted June 9, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, addresses eighth-graders at a promotion ceremony for Fulton and Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering students in Lancaster, Calif., June 5, 2017. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., had the unique honor of…

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ADATS could assist X-planes with large, super-fast data transmission

Posted April 21, 2017 by Jay Levine

A network and communication architecture that can more efficiently move data from research aircraft, while using half the bandwidth of traditional methods, could eventually also enable data collection of precise measurements needed for testing the next generation of X-planes.

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