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NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research, testing

Posted September 26, 2016 by

A video showcasing 70 Years of research at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, began airing on NASA television Sept. 26. Armstrong, the agency’s lead center for atmospheric flight research operations, began its storied history in the high desert in September 1946. Initially focused on experimental aircraft called X-planes, flight research with the…

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Test pilot’s legacy honored

Posted September 23, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Lorrie Epling (center), daughter of test pilot Milburn G. “Mel” Apt, and her family, daughters Rachel (left) and Brisley and husband Michael, pose with museum specialist Tony Moore in front of the newly-unveiled display of Apt and Bell X-2 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 16, 2016….

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

Posted September 23, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Posted September 23, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

Posted September 23, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department and 412th Security Forces Squadron joined first responders from across the state to honor a fallen K-9 officer from the California City Police Department Sept. 19., 2016.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 16, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Born and raised here in the Antelope Valley and the son of a Douglas Aircraft man in the 1950s, I had many opportunities as a kid to rub elbows with the early pioneers of aircraft that were really starting to push the envelope big time.

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Aerospace workers spruce up The Painted Turtle camp

Posted September 16, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy campers – Employees from Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, TSC, UTC Aerospace, Virgin Galactic and Woodward volunteered to help spruce up The Painted Turtle camp, right in time for the next session. The year-round camp is for children with serious and life threatening diseases. Armed with hoes,…

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Cycles of Change helps addicts

Posted September 16, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Joe Hunter (far right), CEO of Cycles of Change Recovery Service, welcomes clients who are beginning treatment for addiction. Seated next to Hunter are recovering addicts from Santa Barbara that Hunter invited to mentor and encourage the new guests. When it comes to addiction, nobody is immune. Age, race, financial…

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Antelope Valley’s best cheerleader retires

Posted September 16, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph Selfie with a star — Brig Gen. Carl Schaefer said he always wanted to take a photo with a “rock star,” then pulled out his cell phone at Vicki Medina’s farewell party. Medina has served on the Antelope Valley Board of Trade for over 12 years and will be greatly missed. Vicki S….

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