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Alaskan paratroopers conduct forced-entry ops

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Air Force photograph by Alejandro Pena Army Sgt. Brian Meier of Palmdale, Calif., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recovers his gear during a practice forced-entry parachute assault on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 5, 2016. Having just successfully…

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Marines practice MCMAP aboard MCAS Miramar

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Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Michael Thorn Sgt. Giovanny Mayer, center, a flight planner with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Sylmar, Calif., native, leads a warm up with Marines before starting a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 5. The MCMAP courses by Mayer are designed…

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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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U.S. Air Force Amn. Carlos E. Guerra 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 earn four credits toward…

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U.S. Air Force Amn. Madison R. Mintey 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 earn four credits toward…

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USS George Washington action

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Navy photograph by Smn. Clemente A. Lynch ATLANTIC OCEAN–Electrician’s Mate (Nuclear) 3rd Class Scott Wilson, from Lancaster, Calif., operates a Portable Exothermic Cutting Unit in the machine shop of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, homeported in Norfolk, is underway conducting carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Palmdale sailor samples fuel serving aboard USS Roosevelt

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Navy photograph by PO3 Taylor A. Elberg ATLANTIC OCEAN–Gas Turbine Systems Technician 2rd Class David Hancock, from Palmdale, Calif., samples fuel on the aft missile deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Roosevelt is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group…

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LA County Air Show more than entertainment

Posted March 25, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Planes, flames and a great history lesson were all part of the third annual Los Angeles County Air Show, March 19-20 at the Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., where 137,000 guests came to observe first class performers and learn of the people who fought to keep America free.

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Team Edwards represented at L.A. County Air Show

Posted March 25, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Los Angeles County Air Show Board of Directors said March 23 that the third annual Los Angeles County Air Show had its largest attendance yet with 137,000 spectators over the two-day event at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster March 19-20.

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Air Force photograph March 26, 1958: The first launch of the Zero Length Launch (ZEL) program, of an F-100D took place from a truck-mounted launcher. North American test pilot Albert W. Blackburn was at the controls. A follow-on to the ZELMAL program, ZEL was designed to launch tactical fighter planes after loss of their normal…

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