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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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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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New commander for Rocket Lab

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kenji Thulowei

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, and Col. Anne L. Clark, pose for a photo while holding the unit guidon as Clark becomes the new commander of Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Detachment 7 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. A change of command…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 19, 2016 by Bob Alvis

For many years, I’ve spent my time poking around history and finding the stories and items that are more than just historic items in a dusty display case or an obscure book lost on a shelf somewhere.

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Tribal students learn about NASA’s arrival at Jupiter

Posted August 19, 2016 by

NASA photograph Students combined rice, beans and sprinkles to create a universe trail mix demonstrates the role of the Big Bang Theory, fusion in stars and supernovae to better understand which elements from the periodic table make up our Universe. Students learned about NASA’s Juno Mission at a workshop conducted at the AERO Institute, in…

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade hosts monthly meeting

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Debbie Lovrich, executive director of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, hosts guest speakers Executive Vice President of the Tesla Foundation Group, Keith Coleman (left), and Congressman Steve Knight during the August meeting. Knight updated the board on legislation, while Coleman introduced the Tesla Foundation to the board. Congressman Steve…

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Aerospace Night at JetHawks honors Sage Cheshire team

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Roberta Thompson, Kasiri Landon, Art Thompson, Kaboom, Emily Thompson and Jake Nelson have a little fun in front of the Red Bull Stratos Capsule during Aerospace Appreciation Night at JetHawk Stadium. Art Thompson of Sage Cheshire worked on designing, building and testing a similar capsule that brought Austrian skydiver Felix…

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AFSA enjoys visiting fellow Veterans

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Members of the Air Force Sergeants Association aren’t quite sure what to say about visiting veteran’s homes -- is it an honor, aprivilege or just a fun time of fellowship and hearing incredible, intimate stories of life “back in the day?”

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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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Back in BAF: B-1B Lancer returns to Benefield Anechoic Facility

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The B-1B Lancer has come home to test in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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