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Aboard the USS Eisenhower

Posted July 10, 2017 by

Navy photograph by Seaman Jessica L. Dowell Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., stands watch on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike). Ike is underway conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 1, 2017 by Bob Alvis

When you ask people about what was going on before the X-1 ever showed up in the High Desert to keep pushing the envelope as to speed, you just get a blank stare.

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A Gathering of Eagles: Randall L. Neville

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Randy Neville recently retired from Boeing where he had been the chief pilot for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In that role, Randy was responsible for engineering flight-test activities related to all Boeing 787 airplane models, including working with engineering teams on the design requirements for current models and derivatives. Neville worked on the 787 from…

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Industry leaders and schools network to promote STEM

Posted December 1, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Antelope Valley East Kern STEM Network held its 5th annual STEMposium, “The Future of Innovation,” at the Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale, Calif., where industry leaders and educators shared experiences and their vision for the future.

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Flyovers: A uniquely American tradition

Posted February 2, 2018 by Bob Alvis

I stood in the middle of the street some years ago in Lancaster, as the local Veterans Day Parade was about to get underway and the power to get it rolling was in my right hand.

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Posted April 20, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Posted June 15, 2018 by

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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USS Donald Cook operations

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Navy photograph by PO3 Mat Murch AKSAZ, Turkey–Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class JD Ferrer-Soscia, from Valencia, Calif., fixes electrical equipment aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Oct. 31, 2015. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support…

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Lockheed Martin donates more than 1,000 toys to Antelope Valley children

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin employees donated more than 1,000 toys to fulfill 800 children’s requests for gifts through the annual Toy Drive in support of the Department of Children and Family Services as a way to make a positive difference in our local area, the Antelope Valley. Lockheed Martin and the LM Aero Club…

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Community runs in support of veterans

Posted April 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

More than 400 runners came out to support Vets 4 Veterans’ during a fundraiser at the Antelope Valley Mall, where one hundred percent of the proceeds from the inaugural Operation Restart 5K/10K and Mini Patriot Mile run will go towards helping local veterans, as all of the board members are volunteers.

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