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Space

NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

Posted September 7, 2016 by

NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth Sept. 6 after his U.S. record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield
Defense

B-21: Modernizing the bomber fleet

Posted September 21, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Following the Air Force secretary’s announcement that the new long-range strike bomber would be called the B-21 Raider, Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, said the name brought the past and present Air Force full circle.

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Local

Civil Air Patrol celebrates its 75th anniversary

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Civil Air Patrol celebrates its 75th anniversary in December and members from the Edwards AFB Composite Squadron 84 held an open house Sept. 17 at William J. Fox Airfield to commemorate CAP history, support Wreaths Across America and recruit new members.

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Local

NASA to test in-flight folding spanwise adaptive wing to enhance aircraft efficiency

Posted October 22, 2016 by

NASA is developing and validating a system that will allow part of an aircraft’s wing to fold in flight to increase efficiency through wing adaptation.

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Navy photograph by PO3 Kyle Goldbert
Defense

USS America’s familiarization training pays off during F-35B DT-III

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) successfully completed its fifth day of F-35B Lightning II developmental test (DT-III) with the support of flight deck personnel who received specialized training in Yuma, Ariz., earlier in the month.

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Local

Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted November 23, 2016 by David Vergun

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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News

NASA remembers American legend John Glenn

Posted December 9, 2016 by

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: “Today, the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation and the world. As one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn’s riveting…

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Local

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 6, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Lieutenants Bauscher and Hauplnthal were enjoying a New Year’s Day after a week or so of down time at south base at Muroc Army Air Field. It was a brand new year, 1944, in a world at war and the two young pilots knew that war did not pause for celebrations, as young men in fox holes and sailors on ships around the world never got a break .

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks
Veterans

Pioneer of tactical airlift visits MacDill AFB

Posted January 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks

It’s World War II and Nazi Germany occupies France, an Allied nation. Somewhere in the moonlit French countryside, a modified B-24 Liberator flies overhead. Painted matte black, and stripped of unnecessary equipment, this B-24 is flying a secret mission.

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Defense

Networked mission command requires ‘seamless framework,’ say Army leaders

Posted February 15, 2017 by Devon Suits

The future of networked mission command faces a number of challenges, chief among them being a current reliance on a variety of different networks -- all with their own specialties, systems, and communications methods.

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