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USS Ronald Reagan action

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Navy photograph by PO3 James Lee Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Alexander Taschner, from Palmdale, Calif., uses a bandsaw to cut an angle iron in the airframe shop aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a…

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USS Stennis operations

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Navy photograph by PO3 Joanathan Jiang Hospitalman Cristo Salazar, from San Antonio, treats Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Arturo Garcia, from Palmdale, Calif., and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Airman Apprentice Jeanpaul Latorre, from Miami, during a mass casualty drill in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay. Stennis’ crew is currently preparing for fleet replacement squadron…

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USS Donald Cook operations

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Navy photograph by PO3 Mat Murch AKSAZ, Turkey–Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class JD Ferrer-Soscia, from Valencia, Calif., fixes electrical equipment aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Oct. 31, 2015. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support…

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California National Guard Soldier saves 42 people from burning bus

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Capt. Jason Sweeney

California Army National Guard Pfc. Jesse Hernandez, whose civilian job is a custody assistant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, saved 42 people from a burning bus on a Los Angeles freeway, Oct. 18, 2015. Hernandez is a rifleman with the California Guard’s D Company (Weapons), 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, out of San…

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Local community honors veterans

Posted November 6, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy planters: Norm Andrews, (far right) Administrator for the William J. Pete Knight Veterans Home, pose with Lockheed Martin employees who built two flower gardens when they heard that resident’s walkers were getting hung up in holes where trees once stood. From left: Kristy Johnson, Mike Glass (JSF ITF Site…

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Eagles gather in Lancaster for annual gathering

Posted October 30, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the U-2 and the 25th anniversary of the SR-71 Smithsonian Speed Run, legendary SR-71 and U-2 pilots shared a few of their experiences during the 27th Annual Gathering of Eagles at the Hunter Pavilion, Lancaster, Calif.

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KC-46 program refueler touches down at Edwards

Posted October 23, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The KC-46 program's first test aircraft, a Boeing 767-2C (EMD-1), departed from its home at Boeing Field in Seattle and touched down at Edwards for the first time Oct. 15.

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Local air traffic controller recognized for innovative excellence

Posted October 23, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

A Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller on Edwards was recently honored with the FAA's Southwestern Regional Office's Award for Innovation Excellence.

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412th LRS aids stranded motorists

Posted October 23, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron sent out four buses early Oct. 16 to assist the Kern County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol in transporting motorists who had been trapped in a mudslide on State Route 58 east of Tehachapi.

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Edwards Civ-Mil installs new officers, directors

Posted October 17, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group held its 2015 Installation of Officers and Directors Oct. 9, where Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, 412 Test Wing commander, swore in the incoming officers and directors for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Officers: President, John A. Fergione; Vice President, Mark E. Thompson; Secretary, Matthew C. Winheim; and Treasurer, George…

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