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VFW Auxiliary raises money for suicide awareness

Posted November 3, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Courtesy photograph Twenty-two combat boots decorate tables during the 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Fundraiser at VFW Post 3000 in Quartz Hill, Calif., where all proceeds are given to organizations that support veterans. The VFW Post 3000 Auxiliary in Quartz Hill, Calif., held their 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Fundraiser to support organizations that help veterans and…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted September 1, 2017 by Bob Alvis

When you ask people about what was going on before the X-1 ever showed up in the High Desert to keep pushing the envelope as to speed, you just get a blank stare.

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Edwards civilian helps protect neighbors against fire

Posted September 2, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph by Len Paris Flames consume a train bridge near Phelan, California, as the Blue Cut fire wreaks a swath of devastation recently. The fire burned more than 30,000 acres and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people. Even while fires are raging all over California, and the smoke from some impacts Edwards…

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NASA X-57 simulator prepares pilots, engineers for flight of electric X-plane

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When it comes to NASA X-planes, no amount of preparation, training or precaution is too great. These experimental aircraft, which have historically pushed the boundaries of aeronautics, feature exploratory designs and systems with which even the most experienced pilots have little actual practice.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob A. Benoit 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 also earn four credits toward…

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Rhonda Nelson receives Civ-Mil’s Member of the Year Award

Posted February 3, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Rhonda Nelson received the Member of the Year award from out-going Civ-Mil president John Fergione recently after the 2016 Civ-Mil inauguration banquet.

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Test wing commander says Air Force is ‘fired up’

Posted March 3, 2017 by Diane Betzler

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., spoke to a full house at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s 45th Annual Business Outlook Conference Feb 24, and told the audience the U.S. Air Force is “fired” up about its future. The theme for this year’s…

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula The Phantom Eye aircraft was towed in pieces to the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar Aug. 17, 2016. On June 1, 2012, Boeing’s Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly…

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AVBOT honors McBride for navigating change

Posted March 3, 2017 by Jay Levine

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Director David McBride accepted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Navigating Change Award at the 2017 Business Outlook Conference in Lancaster, Calif., Feb. 24.

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Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

Posted October 7, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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