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F-35 fires first AIM-9X missile

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-35 from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea Test Range Jan. 12. The Flight Sciences aircraft, AF-1, of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, was piloted by David Nelson, Lockheed Martin chief F-35 test pilot. The…

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Lockheed Martin donates more than 1,000 toys to Antelope Valley children

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin employees donated more than 1,000 toys to fulfill 800 children’s requests for gifts through the annual Toy Drive in support of the Department of Children and Family Services as a way to make a positive difference in our local area, the Antelope Valley. Lockheed Martin and the LM Aero Club…

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Mojave’s leader says farewell — not goodbye

Posted January 22, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Limitless, selfless, humble, encourager, mentor, courageous and a crack shot were just a few of the titles presenters used to say congratulations and bon voyage to Stuart O. Witt, the CEO and manager of the Mojave Air and Space Port for the past 14 years; however, perhaps the most important and prestigious label of all, was friend.

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Blue Angels announce 2016 LA County Airshow

Posted January 22, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Scaled Composites White Knight flew overhead only minutes before the Blue Angels returned to Fox Field for a preliminary check for the 3rd Annual LA County Air Show that will take place March 19-20 at the General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster.

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Hypersonic research pioneer passes

Posted January 22, 2016 by Jay Levine

Kenneth W. Iliff, a driving force of modern methods of parameter identification and estimation and a pioneer in hypersonic research, died Jan. 4. He was 75.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 8, 2016 by Bob Alvis

World War I pilot Maj. Corliss C. Moseley was the definition of a can do guy when it came to taking on large projects and making them work. Starting out in Glendale, Calif., at the old Grand Central Air Terminal he started his first Cal Aero flight operation to train airmen and mechanics...

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Hearts Apart supports families of deployed service men, women

Posted January 8, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Airmen from Edwards Air Force Base remain deployed worldwide, supporting and performing missions in a global war on terror that shows no sign of ending.

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JBER fire department conducts cold water, ice rescue training

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Alejandro Pena A1C Branden Sherwood, right, a firefighter from Tehachapi, Calif., assists Lt. Col. Joseph Cook, the squadron commander of the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron, adjust his survival suit while conducting cold water and ice rescue training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 20, 2015. The training taught JBER firefighters self-rescue…

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Posted January 8, 2016 by

U.S. Army Pvt. Maynor E. Castillo has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle…

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NASA Armstrong aircraft boasts new paint job

Posted January 6, 2016 by

NASA photograph The F-15D No. 897 jet used for research support and pilot proficiency, seen in flight above the Mojave Desert. Two NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center F-15D Eagle aircraft used for research support and pilot proficiency are getting new paint jobs. The aircraft sported charcoal grey when they were U.S. Air Force jets prior…

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