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Forum offers resources for female vets

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State Senator Sharon Runner and Congressman Steve Knight joined forces to host a Women Veteran’s Forum May 21 at the Lancaster Public Library. Assemblyman Tom Lackey joined representatives from Runner and Knight’s field offices in introducing local and Los Angeles-based veterans service providers to those in attendance.

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Exercise Desert Wind 16-05 tests response to active shooter

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

On Aug. 1, defenders from the 412th Security Forces Squadron responded to Bldg. 2850 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., after a report of shots fired, what they arrived to were people screaming and a mass shooting situation leaving carnage everywhere.  

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Local boatswain at work

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USS John C. Stennis Navy photograph by PO2 Luke Moyer BREMERTON, Wash.–Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Ryan Blackwell, from Cary, Illinois, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Anthony Napolis, from Tehachapi, Calif., finish donning self contained breathing apparatuses in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay during a general quarters drill. John C….

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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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Virgin could offer point-to-point travel opportunities

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Point-to-point passenger flights could eventually be the norm for Virgin Galactic. That’s according to Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, who spoke at The Economist magazine’s inaugural “A New Space Age” global space summit in Seattle, Wash., Nov. 9.

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Voyager celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted January 6, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Sharing memories that seemed as fresh today as the events that happened nearly 30 years ago,friends and fans gathered in the Voyager Restaurant at the Mojave Air and Space Port Dec. 17 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the unrefueled and non-stop, around-the-world, record setting flight of the Voyager experimental airplane.

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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Posted March 24, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Edwards K-9 teams support political conventions

Posted August 5, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball SrA. Grace Daniels and her partner Rolf watch as SSgt. James Ramsey and Sasa run through the obstacle course at the 412th Security Forces Squadron’s Military Working Dog facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Both 412th SFS K-9 teams were detailed to support the U.S. Secret Service for…

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F-35A completes first live air-to-air ‘kill’ test

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The F-35 Lightning II advanced its combat capability by launching an air-to-air missile and directly hitting a drone over a military test range off the California coast July 28.

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Advocate trio set for honors at Vets4Veterans Dinner

Posted January 24, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

LANCASTER, Calif.–Three accomplished advocates for the support of veterans causes will be honored Jan. 28 at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center in Lancaster, with the proceeds raised to fund scholarships for veterans of our armed forces, and to respond to veteran homelessness in the Antelope Valley. The local non-profit, Vets4Veterans, will be honoring Monteigne Long,…

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