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Headlines – June 23, 2017

Posted June 24, 2017 by

News F-16 jet catches fire at Houston airport; pilot ejects – Officials say a pilot ejected from an F-16 fighter jet that caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington Airport in Houston while on a training flight.   Republican lawmakers set to introduce legislation calling for a 355-ship Navy – Two key Republican lawmakers…

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

Posted August 18, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

Posted October 18, 2017 by

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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News Briefs – November 8, 2017

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Air Force error allows Texas church shooter to buy guns Authorities say the gunman who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was able to buy weapons because the Air Force did not report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database. Federal officials said Nov. 6 that the Air Force didn’t…

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ANG supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts

Posted January 12, 2018 by Capt. Roderick Bersamina

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Air National Guard Base, Calif., are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those impacted by the recent mudslides.

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LA County Airshow proves to be the First, Fastest and Farthest

Posted April 6, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

The fifth annual Los Angeles County Air Show at Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif. — appropriately titled ‘First, Fastest and Farthest’ — was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and had as much action on the ground as it did in the air.

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Memorial Day events

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Lancaster Veterans Home There will be a Memorial Day barbecue 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 28 at the Lancaster Veterans Home at 30th Street West and Avenue I. Sponsored by Coffee4Vets, Crazy Otto’s and IBEW Local 11, the event will remember and honor Gunny R. Lee Emery. Special guest is Congressman Steve Knight. The event is…

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First Flights & Other Sorties at Mojave Airport

Posted August 3, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Jerri Sabovich, widow of Dan Sabovich, first general manager of Mojave Airport, has made public the Mojave Airport scrapbook and hundreds of Dan’s photos that were taken during his more than 30 year tenure as manager.

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Air Force veteran Timothy Hynes

Posted November 7, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds U.S. Air Force veteran Timothy Hynes stands with Honesty Girl, who collects money 24/7, rain or shine, at The Ranch — a self-help wood service that started 20 years ago when Hynes asked his Boeing coworkers if they would like to go in on a semi-truck load of wood. Always…

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SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner

Posted January 14, 2019 by AP

HAWTHORNE, Calif.–SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, announcing Jan. 11 that it needs to become leaner to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars. “This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead and would not otherwise be necessary,” the…

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