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Blackbird Airpark offers inside look at spy planes 50 years after Cuban Missile Crisis

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

In 1962, after unsuccessful attempts were made by U.S.-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev made Cuba an offer they couldn’t resist – an agreement to defend against an attack…

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Mojave’s PCS salutes air traffic control

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

July 21, the Mojave Transportation Museum offered their thanks to the Mojave Unicom and Air Traffic Control at Plane Crazy Saturday.

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Air Force Association’s Los Angeles conference to offer insight to global role of U.S. Air Force

Posted October 17, 2012 by

What is the foundational role space and cyber play in the nation’s defense? How can our capabilities help counter anti-access threats in peace, crisis and war? Amid a changing strategic environment and continually emerging operational requirements, what should the Air Force be focusing on in the global arena? Join the Air Force Association’s 2012 Global…

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Ball Aerospace hosts mission assurance improvement workshop

Posted April 29, 2013 by

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and the Aerospace Corporation will co-host the 2013 Mission Assurance Improvement Workshop, April 30-May 1 in Boulder, Colo., to explore and document best practices and craft a common approach to mission assurance for the U.S. space program. The workshop at Ball Aerospace is the culmination of nine months of effort…

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Air Force museum in Ohio holds scholarship contest

Posted October 7, 2013 by

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in southwest Ohio is holding a writing competition for students seeking scholarships. Contestants in the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition must describe how American pilots’ participation in World War I helped create a U.S. Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force. They also must identify…

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Blue Angels headline LA County Air Show

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The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will rock the skies of LA County headlining the Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Airfield. Gates open at 9 a.m., and the flying starts at noon. Air Show fans at the inaugural event will be captivated by an…

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Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts air show

Posted May 4, 2012 by

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., in conjunction with the County of San Bernardino, presents its annual air show – Air Show 2012: Turning the Tide, May 5-6. This year’s air show will feature more than 40 historic aircraft performing as well as a salute to 1942, when U.S. military forces began turning…

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NASA selects innovative museum exhibits, planetarium shows

Posted June 19, 2012 by

Exhibits, planetarium shows, and community-based programming are among 18 projects NASA has selected to receive agency funding in 2012. The projects consist of 11 informal education providers and seven NASA visitor centers that will share $10 million in grants through NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums Plus Opportunities for NASA Visitor Centers and…

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AFA’s 2012 Air & Space Conference upholds Air Force heritage

Posted August 23, 2012 by

In the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1950, six columns of North Korean forces stormed across the 38th parallel into South Korea. Ninety thousand communist troops augmented by armored columns and close air support rapidly overwhelmed South Korean soldiers. The newly-created U.S. Air Force swung into action, and by June 27, an F-82 crew claimed…

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Thunderbirds release 2013 show schedule, prepare for 60th anniversary

Posted December 14, 2012 by TSgt. Jake Richmond

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds announced their 2013 show schedule Dec. 11. In its 60th season, the team is slated to perform more than 60 demonstrations in 38 locations, including a six-week tour through the Pacific. The flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will again kick off its season…

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