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VE Day and VE Dad – A Remembrance

Posted May 20, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

The recent headline was “The WWII Holiday in Russia that is practically unknown in America,” and I realized almost immediately that it must have been VE Day, victory in Europe. It had to be.

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B-52 releases JASSM from internal bay

Posted August 15, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The personnel of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., accomplished another first recently by executing a clean separation of three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, from the internal weapons bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at Edwards.

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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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HT October 6th

Posted October 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob A. Benoit 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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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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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted February 17, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Time to take a break from the serious for an issue and I thought this little story of my Air Force journey may get you to chuckle a bit. This story does come with a warning and no matter what, please don’t try this at home!

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted June 3, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Being Memorial Day weekend I was searching for a story that would reflect service to country and sacrifice by an individual that had ties to the Antelope Valley and in particular the flight test community at Edwards AFB. It wasn’t long before a name started to make the rounds in my head and a story…

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Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Posted October 7, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter The F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently. The control system was designed and built by a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and tested by U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A as a Test…

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ANG supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts

Posted January 12, 2018 by Capt. Roderick Bersamina

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Air National Guard Base, Calif., are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those impacted by the recent mudslides.

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Edwards test team wins ITEA award

Posted October 3, 2016 by

The HAVE LIGHT Test Team, comprised of local members from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and 775th Test Squadron has been selected as the winner for the 2016 International Test and Evaluation Association Awards, in the Technical Achievement Category. This team was a compilation of professionals from across the Air Force Test Center,…

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