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An aviation icon ‘gone west:’ Darryl Greenamyer

Posted November 16, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Courtesy photograph Darryl Greenamyer sits in the cockpit of his F-104RB. Born Aug. 13, 1936 in South Gate, Calif., Darryl Greenamyer — test pilot, race pilot, and speed record holder in piston and jet aircraft — took his last flight Oct. 1, 2018. A funeral Mass was held for Greenamyer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church…

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Skunk Works: 75 years of excellence

Posted February 1, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

NASA image Artist’s concept of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane, or QueSST, that will begin flying in a few years. Whether in the air or on the ground, LockheedMartin Corporation leads the global village in technological advances involving the aerospace and security fields. At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® much of that effort focuses on…

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Community participates in Wreaths Across America

Posted December 18, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Veteran’s graves were decorated though out the Antelope Valley as the community participated in Wreaths Across America, a tradition that started in 1992 when Morrill Worcester's wreath company in Harrington, Maine, had a surplus at the end of the holiday season.

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Engineers in a classroom make learning fun

Posted March 18, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Lockheed Martin engineers recently visited classrooms at New Vista Middle School and throughout the Antelope Valley to show kids just how exciting it is to be an engineer.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted May 20, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception.

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Branch Elementary student takes major stride by qualifying for Junior Olympics

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Eleven-year-old Zack Gilbertson completes a lap at the base track July 7 in preparation for an appearance in the 50th Annual USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Championships, which will be held in Sacramento, Calif., July 25-31, 2016. He is going to compete in the 3000 meter run…

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade hosts monthly meeting

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Debbie Lovrich, executive director of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, hosts guest speakers Executive Vice President of the Tesla Foundation Group, Keith Coleman (left), and Congressman Steve Knight during the August meeting. Knight updated the board on legislation, while Coleman introduced the Tesla Foundation to the board. Congressman Steve…

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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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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Posted October 21, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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Rumble on the Red Planet

Posted November 18, 2016 by

College students built Mars rovers at a competition Oct. 16 through 19 at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif.

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