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Community runs in support of veterans

Posted April 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

More than 400 runners came out to support Vets 4 Veterans’ during a fundraiser at the Antelope Valley Mall, where one hundred percent of the proceeds from the inaugural Operation Restart 5K/10K and Mini Patriot Mile run will go towards helping local veterans, as all of the board members are volunteers.

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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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AFMC commander tours Edwards AFB to assess test center metrics

Posted July 29, 2016 by Christopher Okula

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 20, 2016, to conduct the latest in a series of fact-finding visits to various centers under the AFMC umbrella.

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted August 26, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Edwards sets stronger PACE by enhancing human capital

Posted September 30, 2016 by

Edwards Air Force Base will host two presentations of “Professionalism — Enhancing Human Capital” from the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence at the base theater Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Oct. 13, 5-10 p.m. Both sessions will have a one-hour lunch break. As part of PACE’s Character and Leadership initiative, “Professionalism – Enhancing…

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AV College means good jobs; Measure AV deserves our support

Posted October 27, 2016 by by Dennis Anderson

Fresh out of the Army in 1975, I returned from Cold War Europe with the news fresh that we were evacuating thousands of our allies and troops by helicopter from the rooftops of the Saigon Embassy. With a Cold War confrontation a constant, and a hot war still dividing our nation, I restarted my education…

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Making Christmas memories while ensuring mission success

Posted December 14, 2016 by Senior Airman Aaron Jenne

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne Airman 1st Class Jake Goff of Palmdale, Calif., 436th Security Forces Squadron defender, checks an ID card Dec. 12, 2016, at the base housing gate on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Defenders ensure year-round security coverage of the installation and its assets. Most holidays celebrated in…

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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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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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Heavy-weapons paratroopers qualify with machine guns

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Air Force photograph by Justin Connaher Army Spec. Timothy Sampson, a native of Lancaster, Calif., assigned Delaware Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, waits to qualify with a M240B machine gun on Grezelka range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb 28, 2017….

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