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Caramanno ready to begin ‘outstanding’ journey

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno, 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is one of 2016s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Last month, the Air Force announced that one Edwards Air Force Base’s own is one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016. In the…

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NASA Armstrong holds workshop on Solar Eclipse

Posted May 19, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Where will you be on Aug. 21, 2017? Depending on the time of day, NASA is betting that most in America will be outside experiencing a total solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon lines up perfectly in front of the sun, completely blocking the sun from our view.

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Now it can be told -– The 10percent rule -– about the F-117 ‘stealth fighter’

Posted October 21, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

A group gathered recently to be honored for their once-secret work weren’t the “Men In Black” with cool shades who do battle with interplanetary extraterrestrial threats. They were the men in cool shades in the black planes who dealt with the Cold War existential threat.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted March 4, 2016 by Bob Alvis

For a long time, many of us Veterans of the Air Force, Navy, Marines and Army took pride in our handiwork and in our contributions to the aircraft programs we supported, maintained and flew during our years of service.

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Rugger shares love of sport

Posted March 31, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph Master Sgt. Cameron Freeman (right) charges up the pitch (the playing field) during a 2013 match put between the Air Force team and the Army. The match was part of the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby tournament where the Air Force ultimately took second place overall. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — “Mom, rugby…

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NASA pays tribute to three tragedies and lessons noted

Posted February 17, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

NASA centers across the country paid tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia Jan. 26 during a Day of Remembrance, and a special talk at NASA Armstrong Feb. 9 by Assistant Director for Strategic Implementation, Steven Schmidt.

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The Air Force of Edwards — with feathers!

Posted October 20, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Yes, it was one thing to be moonlighting to make an extra buck and yes, being raised in the desert meant that wildlife has always been an attraction for those of us that understood the danger. Deep down inside, it was a fascination with these creatures that sparked our passion.

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Navy veteran finds recovery, healing in water

Posted July 1, 2016 by Sgt. Jon Soles

Katie Ray glides through the water, arms slicing and feet kicking, churning a wake of bubbles and ripples in the swimming pool at Arvin Gym. She practices swim strokes, trying to improve her time and technique, but what she's really doing is finding the person she used to be.

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Nine Edwards majors selected for lieutenant colonel

Posted May 31, 2017 by

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., announced last week that nine majors assigned here have been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. Congratulations to the selectees who have achieved the next rank. Lieutenant colonel selectees Maj. Daniel Alix, 461st Flight Test Squadron Maj. Clifton Bell, 419th Flight Test Squadron Maj. David…

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AV Wall display to honor local veterans

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The City of Palmdale and Point Man Antelope Valley will host the Antelope Valley’s Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall from 5 p.m., Nov. 8 until 8 a.m., Nov. 13 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., under the theme of “Welcome Home Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans.”

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