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Former Air Force test pilot passes

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Air Force photograph Col. Joseph F. Cotton stands in front of the XB-70 #1 aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aviation legend, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph F. Cotton has died at the age of 94 in Atherton, Calif. Cotton began his flying career as a World War II bomber pilot and later…

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Civ-Mil holds Spring Mixer

Posted May 20, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Civ-Mil held its Spring Mixer at Domingo’s Mexican Restaurant with 90 people in attendance, filling every seat in the house and then some.

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USS Stennis drill

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Navy photograph by PO3 David Cox Aerographer’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., locates a fire boundary during a general quarters drill aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, John C. Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a…

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Aerospace Valley

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Courtesy photograph A few days ago Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Aero Bending Company in Palmdale. He received a tour of their facility, met employees and viewed the components they manufacture for the F-35 program in support of both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. “This is another one of our great aerospace companies in the…

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Global Hawk icing tests open doors to ease flight restrictions

Posted May 13, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Whenever the Global Hawk begins a mission, it has to travel through a certain area of the atmosphere that, under certain conditions, can create ice on the aircraft, adding weight and aerodynamic drag.

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JSF tailhook testing begins at Edwards

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When most people hear "tailhook" they think of U.S. Navy planes and aircraft carriers. However, almost all U.S. combat aircraft have a tailhook. That also goes for the Air Force's new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. 

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Veterans, spouses attend Edwards retiree appreciation day

Posted May 11, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Approximately 300 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were welcomed to the 2016 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held May 7 at the Oasis Community Center and base gym at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted May 6, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Making my way around the Planes of Fame Air Show last weekend I was in search of a story that would be uplifting and a bit out of the ordinary.

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PCU Gerald R. Ford holds change of command

Posted May 6, 2016 by PO3 Matthew R. Fairchild

Pre-commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) held a change of command in the ship's hangar bay, April 8.

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Marines take part in ROK Marines Corps Ranger Course

Posted May 6, 2016 by Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Sean Evans

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Straughn, a mortar man with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, also known as “The Lava Dogs”, practices fast-roping techniques at the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Ranger Course as a part of the Korea Marine Exchange Program in South Korea, March 29, 2016. KMEP is a program…

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