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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted February 3, 2017 by Bob Alvis

The young man looking in the bombsite of his B-24 was focused on his job as his plane was being battered about by enemy fire.

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Overpumping reduces California’s groundwater storage

Posted April 12, 2017 by

Decades of overpumping groundwater have irreversibly altered layers of clay beneath California’s Central Valley, permanently reducing the aquifer’s ability to store water, finds a new satellite remote sensing study by scientists at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The study, published online in the journal Water Resources Research, reveals…

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Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual…

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SoCal Aerospace Days slated for March 20-24

Posted March 15, 2017 by

The Southern California Aerospace Council has launched the inaugural “Southern California Aerospace Days” meant to highlight the aerospace and defense industry’s vital economic impact on our regional economy. Throughout the week, the SCAC and its partners will feature networking receptions, elected official meet and greets, open houses, a startup “pitch” event, and resolutions by local…

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Local couple remembered as pillars of community

Posted November 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Joe Davies III and Mayor Jim Ledford reminisce about being roommates in the 1980s and about Joe’s parents, during a memorial celebration at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center. Joe Davies served as commander of Air Force Plant 42 and was honored by Palmdale in 2008 when the airpark was renamed…

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California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma

Posted September 8, 2017 by California National Guard

California National Guard photograph About 350 California National Guard soldiers train at Camp Roberts, California, led by about 50 experienced California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters. The soldiers were divided into 12 hand crews and were led through six stations where they practiced digging trenches, chopping logs and cutting fire lines with hand…

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Holiday Greetings

Posted December 19, 2016 by

GS12E Jennifer Faux wishes her friends and family in Lancaster, Calif., a happy holidays.   Senior Airman Ross Gruenberg from the 91st Missile Maintenance Group greets his family and friends from Lancaster, Calif., and Atwater, Ohio.   Spec. Luis Moran sends a holiday greeting to friends and family in Palmdale, Calif.   Debi Bacor with…

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Test Pilot School graduates Class 16B

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Air Force photograph Twenty officers from the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and from Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia, completed the one year curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to graduate as Class 16B June 9, 2017. Class 16B includes 11 experimental test pilots, seven flight…

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Deputy L.A. mayor tours Edwards

Posted February 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Jeff Gorell, Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, Los Angeles, meets with 412th Security Forces Squadron defenders Jan. 31, 2017. Jeff Gorell, Los Angeles deputy mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017. Gorell was given an orientation tour…

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Test team looks at new parachute for ACES II ejection seat

Posted June 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are testing a new parachute canopy for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II, or ACES II.

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