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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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Dream Chaser spacecraft arrives at NASA Armstrong

Posted February 3, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich   Sierra Nevada Corporation delivered its Dream Chaser spacecraft Jan.25 to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, located on Edwards Air Force Base. The spacecraft will undergo several months of testing at the center in preparation for its approach and landing flight on the base’s 22L runway. NASA photograph…

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Conference aims to ‘Fire up the Future’

Posted March 3, 2017 by Diane Betzler

The theme this year for the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Annual Business Outlook Conference was “Fire Up the Future,” and fired up the conference was, attended by some 800 people or more from many walks of life.

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USS Frank Cable conducts DC drills at sea

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Navy photograph by Seaman Heather C. Wamsley USS FRANK CABLE, At Sea — Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Eric Gans, a native of Laurel, Md., helps Engineman 2nd Class Jason North, from Rosamond, Calif., both assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) adjust his helmet during a damage control drill, March 9. Frank…

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