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‘Christmas in July’ event needs helping hand

Posted July 1, 2016 by

“Christmas in July” is coming to The Hangar in Lancaster, Calif. Hosted by Grace Resources, the event aims to give toys to under privileged children. On July 13, the Jethawks will play the San Jose Giants with the game starting at 6:35 p.m. “Christmas in July” is an amazing event filled with baseball, face painting,…

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Palmdale High School Solar Car team prepares for challenge

Posted July 1, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

With only a few weeks left, The Solar “Falcon” race car team from Palmdale High School are busy preparing “Falcon 2.0” to compete in The Solar Car Challenge -- a race from For. Worth, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn., July 17-23.

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Navy veteran finds recovery, healing in water

Posted July 1, 2016 by Sgt. Jon Soles

Katie Ray glides through the water, arms slicing and feet kicking, churning a wake of bubbles and ripples in the swimming pool at Arvin Gym. She practices swim strokes, trying to improve her time and technique, but what she's really doing is finding the person she used to be.

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HT July 1st

Posted July 1, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Amn. Sian K. Lendsey 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 credits toward…

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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

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RAF swoops to Palmdale to salute Queen’s 90th

Posted June 22, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Children at risk and recovering from abuse in the Antelope Valley may never know it, but some of the good angels who swooped in to try and provide them with brighter days include aviation troops and pilots of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

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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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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted June 17, 2016 by Bob Alvis

I knew that someday I would find a way to get my passion for railroading into Aerotech News and today is that day! Hallelujah!

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D-Day anniversary chat with ‘Screaming Eagle’ vet

Posted June 17, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

The significant dates about World War II and its calamitous conclusion feel like they flash by nearly as fast as the rate that we lose veterans of the Greatest Generation -- about 1,000 a day and accelerating according to actuarials calculated by the Department of Veterans Affairs some years back.

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Lancaster Sailor speaks with actor, veteran R. Lee Ermey

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Navy photograph by Lt. David Gardner PACIFIC OCEAN–U.S. Marine Corps veteran and actor R. Lee Ermey discusses shipboard operations with USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Information Systems Officer Lt. Chris Brown, from Lancaster, Calif., on the ship’s fantail.  Ermey and his film crew visited Makin Island in order to document the ship’s operations, weapons systems…

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