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Aerospace workers spruce up The Painted Turtle camp

Posted September 16, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy campers – Employees from Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, TSC, UTC Aerospace, Virgin Galactic and Woodward volunteered to help spruce up The Painted Turtle camp, right in time for the next session. The year-round camp is for children with serious and life threatening diseases. Armed with hoes,…

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Updates for Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Applications window now open for 2017/18 school year The Palmdale Aerospace Academy in Palmdale, Calif., is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year, and space is limited. Applications are available online at www.tpaa.org or feel free to visit our campus to complete our online application. The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is located at 38060 20th…

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A Gathering of Eagles: The F-22 Raptor today …

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase An F-22A Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 31, 2015. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes,…

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Dorm 2424 reopened after renovations, modern upgrades

Posted February 10, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A ribbon cutting was held Feb. 8, 2017, to signify the completion of Dormitory 2424 after extensive renovations and upgrades. The official ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Dormitory 2424 took place Feb. 8, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to signify the completion of its major renovation….

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Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

Posted May 11, 2018 by Jim Garamone

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers .

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NASA’s improved supersonic cockpit display shows precise locations of sonic booms

Posted January 6, 2017 by Matt Kamlet,

NASA pilots flying supersonic aircraft now have a display that tells them exactly where sonic booms are hitting the ground. A series of flights, recently flown at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., featured a display that allowed NASA research pilots the ability to physically see their sonic footprint on a map as the boom occurred.

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Eagles gather in Lancaster for annual gathering

Posted October 30, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the U-2 and the 25th anniversary of the SR-71 Smithsonian Speed Run, legendary SR-71 and U-2 pilots shared a few of their experiences during the 27th Annual Gathering of Eagles at the Hunter Pavilion, Lancaster, Calif.

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A Gathering of Eagles: Bret Luedke

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Bret Luedke is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the USAF Test Pilot School Class 88B. After graduation from the Test Pilot School, Bret flew flight test in the F-16 at Edwards Air Force Base for several years before being assigned to the school as an instructor pilot in the High…

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Elder vets recognized for their service at AV Senior Center

Posted June 2, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Photograph courtesy of AV Senior Center Vietnam War Navy Veteran Phil Roberts, who volunteers with the AV Veterans Community Action Coalition, recognizes Marine Corps veteran Theodore Melendrez, in a ceremony held at the Antelope Valley Senior Center in Lancaster, Calif. LANCASTER, Calif. – Dozens of very senior veterans of all eras of service and wars…

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USS Carney operations

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Navy photograph by PO1 Theron J. Godbold Operations Specialist 2nd Class Noe Corona, from Lancaster, Calif., stands watch during sea and anchor detail aboard USS Carney (DDG 64) Jan. 20, 2016. Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U. S. 6th Fleet area of…

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