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California National Guard Mobilizes to Help Battle Massive Wildfires

Posted October 11, 2017 by Steve Marshall

California Army Guard photograph by Capt. Jason Sweeney California National Guard soldiers receive instruction from CAL FIRE firefighters during crew training at Camp Roberts, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017. The troops headed out to the Salmon-August Complex Fire near Etna, Calif., the Mission Fire, near Oakhurst, Calif., and wherever else needed. More National Guard activity is…

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Japan Air Self-Defense Force testers visit Edwards

Posted October 9, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Maj. Naoki Morimoto, a flight test engineer, sits in the back seat of an Edwards T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer Sept. 26. Morimoto is a member of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force who visited the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School as part of the school’s student exchange…

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Oct. 14, 1947: Breaking barriers, and a rib or two….

Posted October 6, 2017 by Bob Alvis

The anniversary of the first manned supersonic flight comes around every year on Oct. 14.

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NASA showcases aeronautics at Balloon Fiesta

Posted October 6, 2017 by Jay Levine

A virtual rainbow of hot air balloons will grace a canvas of southwestern sky at the 46th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico from Oct. 7-15.

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MCAS Miramar hosts annual air show

Posted October 6, 2017 by John Battey

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in Southern California hosted its annual air show and open house Sept. 22-24. The theme of this year’s show was a salute to Vietnam Veterans and the show featured a special tribute to the vets and their families. The mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall was on hand — an exact half-scale…

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Aerospace workers spruce up Painted Turtle Camp

Posted October 6, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Aerospace workers volunteer to help spruce up the Painted Turtle Camp where children who are faced with life-threatening and chronic illnesses have the opportunity to have a fun-filled camping experience. The year-round programming for campers is provided free of charge. Armed with hoes, rakes, elbow grease and a whole lot…

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USS Chafee operations

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Benjamin A. Lewis WESTERN PACIFIC–Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edilberto Tapiaavila, from Lancaster, Calif., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), operates a sound-powered phone during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Pecos (T-AO 197). Chafee is part of the U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. Naval Surface Forces, currently…

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HT October 6th

Posted October 6, 2017 by

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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News Briefs – October 4, 2017

Posted October 4, 2017 by

Navy confirms 2 dead as training plane crashes in Tennessee An instructor and a student pilot died in the crash of a military training jet in southeastern Tennessee, U.S. Navy officials confirmed Oct. 2. The T-45C Goshawk crashed the afternoon of Oct. 1 in Tellico Plains, Tenn., about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Knoxville….

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Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy kicks off third year

Posted September 27, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman Foundation Teacher Academy 2017 ‘Teacher Fellows’ working with Northrop Grumman Global Corporate Citizenship on curriculum development at a Teacher Academy workshop. Applications are now being accepted for the third annual Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. The program — designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5-8) — was established to…

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