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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

Posted December 8, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

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Honorary commanders get glimpse of 412th MSG mission

Posted March 26, 2018 by Steve Zapka and Laura Motes

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of the Honorary Commanders Program March 16.

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Northrop Grumman to host special IT/cyber career fair

Posted May 18, 2018 by

America’s Job Center of California, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, Calif., will host a special hiring event for Northrop Grumman to support current openings in Palmdale. The event runs noon-5 p.m., Jun e8, and 9 a.m.-noon, June 9. Northrop Grumman is seeking talented IT professionals with active DOD clearances. Positions available include cyber security analysts,…

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‘The Voice’ at Mojave Air & Spaceport Tower Retires

Posted July 20, 2018 by Cathy Hansen

Courtesy photograph Mark Stucky presents SS2 model to Carl Ingram. Carl Ingram, Air Traffic Control manager at Dynamic Science Mojave Air & Spaceport Tower since April 2006, retired at the end of June. A distinctive deep voice separated Ingram from the typical voice a pilot might hear when calling an airport control tower. He was…

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These Eagles took flight, reaching new heights

Posted October 19, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Honoring Women of Flight Test — Lisa Gray, chairwoman, Board of Directors Flight Test Historical Foundation, hosts the Gathering of Eagles, while Col. Angela Suplisson served as Master of Ceremonies, along with Bill “Evil” Gray. Inducted Eagles are: Cynthia “CJ” Bixby, flight test engineer in Chief Systems Engineering and Integration…

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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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The Golden Era of Test Flight: Another iconic aerospace hero has flown west

Posted February 15, 2019 by

NASA Test Pilot John A. Manke, Sr., age 87, passed away Jan. 31, 2019. A long-time resident of the Antelope Valley, Manke was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Selby, S.D. Manke attended the University of South Dakota before joining the U.S. Navy in 1951, during the Korean War.

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Three Virgin Galactic crew presented with Commercial Astronaut Wings

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The three-person crew from Virgin Galactic’s second spaceflight have received Commercial Astronaut Wings from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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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

Posted March 4, 2016 by

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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