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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted December 18, 2015 by Bob Alvis

Wreaths Across America is a program we have been involved with at Lancaster Cemetery for the last seven years and it seems that each year something magical and inspiring finds its way around the hundreds of wreaths and veterans that are at rest there.

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McCain Legacy Eulogized at Weekly Coffee4VETS

Posted September 10, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

LANCASTER, Calif.—In the week before Labor Day, the nation mourned the death of U.S. Sen. John Sidney McCain, 81, R-Ariz. McCain’s passing was also paid tribute by Juan Blanco, president of Coffee4Vets, at the organization’s weekly gathering early Tuesday morning Sept. 4 at CRAZY OTTO’S on West Avenue I. There veterans of all ages, but…

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Subscale glider could assist in weather studies, prediction

Posted February 17, 2017 by Jay Levine

More accurate, immediate and economical information on severe weather phenomenon like hurricanes could one day be available thanks to the Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde (WHAATRR) Glider.

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AFSA hosts wine tasting at local vets home

Posted February 3, 2017 by Diane Betzler

The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., along with the American Medical Response, an Antelope Valley emergency medical team, treated resident veterans at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster to a fun afternoon of wine tasting and a palate-pleasing snack of cheese and crackers.

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Lancaster, Palmdale join forces to assist federal employees affected by shutdown

Posted January 25, 2019 by

The Cities of Lancaster and Palmdale are joining forces to assist residents who are federal government employees during the current federal government shutdown. “Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer and I are committed to the wellbeing of our residents — and are working together to take care of those in our community who are most affected by…

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Dream Chaser spacecraft arrives at NASA Armstrong

Posted February 3, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich   Sierra Nevada Corporation delivered its Dream Chaser spacecraft Jan.25 to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, located on Edwards Air Force Base. The spacecraft will undergo several months of testing at the center in preparation for its approach and landing flight on the base’s 22L runway. NASA photograph…

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Los Angeles County Air Show announces 2017 scholarship program

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin announces the STEM Scholarship Program that will recognize and reward a minimum of three students with scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. To be eligible for the Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship, applicants must be entering college for the first time in…

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It’s getting hot in here, time for fire extinguisher training

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Mike Sears, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, takes lead as the first person to douse a fire during a mass fire extinguisher training event for the squadron. The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a mass fire extinguisher training event May 3, 2017. About…

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Hearts Apart supports families of deployed service men, women

Posted January 8, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Airmen from Edwards Air Force Base remain deployed worldwide, supporting and performing missions in a global war on terror that shows no sign of ending.

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737 MAX in skies over Edwards

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A Boeing 737 MAX takes off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing has been conducting flight tests with its fourth-generation, narrow-body 737 at Edwards recently. The company has also been testing its 787 Dreamliner here as well. Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the…

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