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Antelope Valley veterans round-up

Posted May 11, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Coffee4Vets A packed session of Coffee4vets May 8 covered accounts of service ranging from World War II to Vietnam. Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Ray Wilson told of how the leaders and fighter pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen fought and beat prejudice during World War II, along with defeating the Nazis of the Third Reich. During…

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The Air Show with a Soul

Posted May 4, 2018 by Bob Alvis

This coming weekend, May 5 and 6, the annual Planes of Fame Air Show is scheduled to take to the skies for two days of amazing sights and sounds.

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Introduction to Unity class held to encourage computer programming

Posted May 4, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

After receiving a Teck Trek Scholarship to attend a girls’ summer science camp in the 5th grade, Marlene Escobedo's dream of becoming an aerospace engineer was born and has been with her ever since.

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USS Sterett

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 L.J. Gourley PHILIPPINE SEA–Operations Specialist 1st Class Eric Moreno, from Palmdale, Calif., directs aircraft from the combat information center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett, assigned to the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific region to support training under the…

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HT May 4

Posted May 4, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew J. Detloff graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Military Retiree Appreciation Day slated for May 19

Posted May 4, 2018 by Laura Motes

Courtesy photograph Edwards AFB hosted more than 300 guests at last year’s Retiree Appreciation Day. The 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for May 19. Edwards Air Force Base’s 2018 Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19 in Hanger 1210. Parking will be available at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot…

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Vets seek volunteers for colors run

Posted May 2, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Vets 4 Veterans, the Antelope Valley group that works to prevent veteran homelessness, is looking for a few -- or a lot -- of good community volunteers for its 5K “Color Blast Fun Run” coming up in June.

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Vice president visits JPL, previews NASA’s next Mars mission

Posted May 2, 2018 by

A week before NASA launches its next mission to Mars, Vice President Mike Pence toured April 28, the birthplace of numerous past, present and future space missions at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training

Posted April 25, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus Aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System started a weeklong training at McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, California today in anticipation of summer blazes. SACRAMENTO, Calif.–As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters…

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Posted April 20, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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