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D-Day anniversary chat with ‘Screaming Eagle’ vet

Posted June 17, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

The significant dates about World War II and its calamitous conclusion feel like they flash by nearly as fast as the rate that we lose veterans of the Greatest Generation -- about 1,000 a day and accelerating according to actuarials calculated by the Department of Veterans Affairs some years back.

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Lancaster Sailor speaks with actor, veteran R. Lee Ermey

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Navy photograph by Lt. David Gardner PACIFIC OCEAN–U.S. Marine Corps veteran and actor R. Lee Ermey discusses shipboard operations with USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Information Systems Officer Lt. Chris Brown, from Lancaster, Calif., on the ship’s fantail.  Ermey and his film crew visited Makin Island in order to document the ship’s operations, weapons systems…

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HT June 17

Posted June 17, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force A1C Angela S. Bolanos 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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Lockheed Martin produces own power

Posted June 17, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

As temperatures and energy cost rise, Lockheed Martin Skunkworks in Palmdale, Calif., is doing their part to not only conserve energy, but to create it.

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412th Test Wing command chief retires after nearly 30 years

Posted June 8, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The 412th Test Wing's command chief master sergeant retired after more than 29 years of service with a ceremony in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 3.

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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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Air Force Secretary visits Edwards AFB

Posted June 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Airmen who pinned on their next rank this month at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., got an extra special promotion ceremony in the base theater June 1.

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Mojave honors fallen

Posted June 3, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Gold Star Mom Hilaria Hannon, receives a bouquet of flowers from family friend Tony Barragan during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Mojave Cemetery. Hannon’s son, Marine Pfc. Fernando Hannon, 19, was killed in an explosion in Al Anbar Province in Iraq in 2004 while serving as a rifleman with the 1st…

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Forum offers resources for female vets

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State Senator Sharon Runner and Congressman Steve Knight joined forces to host a Women Veteran’s Forum May 21 at the Lancaster Public Library. Assemblyman Tom Lackey joined representatives from Runner and Knight’s field offices in introducing local and Los Angeles-based veterans service providers to those in attendance.

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Annual candlelight ceremony honors veterans

Posted June 3, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Tom Reynolds Pastor Henry Hearns leads a small but dedicated crowd in prayer during the Marine Corps League 20th Annual Memorial Eve Candlelight Ceremony at Lancaster Cemetery.  A small but dedicated crowd gathered in the Veterans Court of Honor at the Lancaster Cemetery during the 20th Annual Memorial Eve Candlelight Ceremony to pay respect to…

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