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Aboard the USS Eisenhower

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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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USS Stennis operations

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Navy photograph by PO3 Joanathan Jiang Hospitalman Cristo Salazar, from San Antonio, treats Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Apprentice Jeanpaul Latorre, from Miami, during a mass casualty drill in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay. Stennis’ crew is currently preparing for fleet replacement squadron…

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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$2 million ramp project progressing

Posted March 3, 2017 by Jay Levine

Mountainous piles of concrete and rebar piled up near Hangar 4802 as crews used heavy machinery and power tools to begin the $2 million project to replace ramp areas damaged by a 20-inch cast iron fire main pipe that burst more than a year ago.

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NASA shares fine art collection with public

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Cam Martin, curator of NASA Armstrong’s fine arts program, gave a special narrated tour at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History which displayed more than five dozen pieces of aviation art commemorating Armstrong’s 70th anniversary. On public display for the very first time were California artist Robert Schaar’s 17-painting series of…

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A 95th Birthday for D-Day ‘Screaming Eagles’ paratrooper

Posted February 16, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Get to 95, and pretty soon you are looking at a century. So, it was nearly a century ago, Feb. 3, 1923, that Henry Ochsner entered the world.

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Antelope Valley veteran of World War II recalls D-Day jump

Posted August 22, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Soon after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, to liberate a suffering humanity in Europe from the iron boot of Nazi tyranny, the parents of Private First Class John L. Humphrey received that notification that any service family dreads, that their young son was declared Missing in Action.

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

Posted April 20, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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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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F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target

Posted April 21, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35C from the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, releases a GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb March 29, 2017. The inert bomb tracked a moving pickup truck on the ground at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. The fifth-generation fighter was flown…

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