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Luminaries light graves at Lancaster cemetery

Posted December 21, 2018 by Alisha Semchuk

Flames in luminary bags flickered during the night of Dec. 15 above gravesites across Lancaster Cemetery in honor of veterans buried there, men and women devoted to protecting America.

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Combat Dining Out opportunity to visit social theories

Posted December 4, 2015 by Dennis Anderson

A few years before 9/11 I was researching a book project related to the Army Air Forces in England during World War II and found online an album of Glenn Miller and his Army Air Force Band.

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USS John C. Stennis

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PHILIPPINE SEA–Airman Gaylen Bataille, from Valencia, Calif., positions an aircraft model on the ‘Ouija board’ in USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck control. The ‘Ouija board’ is used to track the status and movement of aircraft on Stennis’ flight deck in real time. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the…

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Aerospace Valley

Posted May 20, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph A few days ago Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Aero Bending Company in Palmdale. He received a tour of their facility, met employees and viewed the components they manufacture for the F-35 program in support of both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. “This is another one of our great aerospace companies in the…

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New top mission support officer introduced

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Left to right: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, hands Col. George Tromba the 412th Mission Support Group guidon as outgoing commander Col. Eric Leshinsky looks on during a change of command ceremony July 8, 2016. Col. George Tromba took the reins of the 412th Mission Support…

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Duck and cover …

Posted August 5, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Growing up here in the Antelope Valley in the 1950s and 1960s we had our fair share of reminders that the cold war was in full swing. From classroom drills of duck and cover, Saturday morning civil defense air raid siren testing to the fact we even had a company selling bomb shelters over on…

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Air Force advances rocket technology

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Tests first full-scale component of Hydrocarbon Boost Program The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its military satellites. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a U.S. Air Force technology effort focused on development of Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion rocket engine technology, has recently completed its first full-scale…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted October 7, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Sole Survivor and the legend of the Lady Be Good. Thinking back on all the movies made on the dry lakes of the Mojave Desert, I find one that carries a special mystic feeling about it is the ABC made-for-television movie Sole Survivor. The film is loosely based on the World War II story of…

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Edwards marathoner helps Air Force team win silver medal

Posted November 10, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Some 22,000 runners competed in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon held Oct. 30 in Washington D.C., an event that since 1998 has served as the Armed Forces Championship.

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Air Force Test Center

Posted December 30, 2016 by

In 2012, Air Force Materiel Command redesignated the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the Air Force Test Center. As the AFTC, the center assumed responsibility for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards, the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex…

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