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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

Posted May 19, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

With as much action in The Hanger as there was on the field, aerospace companies throughout the Antelope Valley enjoyed a cool and breezy Aerospace Appreciation Night with the Lancaster JetHawks as they beat Stockton 7-2, May 12 in Lancaster.

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First feather flight of VSS Unity completed

Posted May 5, 2017 by

On May 1, 2017, VSS Unity's "feather" re-entry system was activated in flight for the first time over the Mojave Desert.

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Volunteers honored for their vital role to the Edwards mission

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit and Airman 1st Class Jeurel Barton

Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Megan Rosario hold up a giant check showing how much volunteering has helped Edwards. Volunteer efforts at Edwards in the past year totaled 23,784 hours, which translated to a dollar amount totaling $561,517. Team Edwards held its annual Volunteer Appreciation…

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Commander of first flight of space shuttle Challenger dies

Posted October 25, 2017 by Bob Christie

Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85.

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A 95th birthday for WWII ‘Screaming Eagles’ veteran 

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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Air Force Sergeants Association brings holiday cheer to Lancaster veterans home

Posted December 18, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 and American Medical Response Antelope Valley successfully executed "Operation Bring Joy" at the William J. "Pete" Knight Veterans Home Dec. 15.

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Leading the way

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit ing commander, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., meets with Airman Leadership School students April 27, 2017. Schaefer takes time to visit each ALS class, which consists mainly of senior airmen who are taking their first Air Force Professional Development course. The general talked about his and the Air Force’s leadership…

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NASA flights to produce sonic booms at Kennedy supersonic research

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NASA's research to advance supersonic flight will take wing over the launch site for the agency's storied space program in August.

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Navigating the next generation

Posted January 20, 2017 by

In 2016 alone, Walter Klein has navigated the DC-8 on missions as geographically and scientifically diverse as mapping polar ice in Antarctica from 1500 feet altitude, to studying pollution by flying the DC-8 in corkscrew patterns over an Asian mega-city and the California Central Valley.

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One hour, one pint, can save three lives

Posted June 24, 2017 by Donald Burks

Just a few weeks back, 16 of our fellow Air Force Test Center Airman at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn’t have capes, costumes or theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one…

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