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News Briefs August 26, 2015

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160 Marines in Bulgaria with tanks, artillery for training U.S. Marines accompanied by tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles have arrived in Bulgaria, part of a plan to train with allies to improve weapons skills and anti-armor tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps Forces said Aug. 25 some 160 Marines accompanied the tanks and artillery, which…

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Space Camp: Once in a lifetime experience

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PALMDALE, Calif.–Amazing, inspiring and motivating were a few of the words Space Camp graduates Lauren Baker and Ethan Calderone used to describe their experience recent experience at Space Camp. Ethan Calderone, a Palmdale Aerospace Academy 8th grade student, saw Space Camp as a great opportunity. I find aerospace and astroscience extremely interesting and fun; and…

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U.S. Army awards $6.7 billion JLTV contract to Oshkosh Corporation

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The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a $6.7 billion firm fixed price production contract to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion…

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News Briefs August 24, 2015

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Ceremony held for construction of USS John F. Kennedy Construction has started on the Navy’s next aircraft carrier. A keel-laying ceremony was held Aug. 22 at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., for the USS John F. Kennedy. It’s the second carrier to be named after the 35th U.S. president. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe…

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High Desert hangar stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 23, 2015 by Bob Alvis

On to a story about a famous test pilot who had the right stuff but then on one day over the skies of Lancaster that right stuff was blessed with a little bit of good luck!

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News Briefs August 21, 2015

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Sailor dies after rescue attempt miles off California Officials say that a crew member who fell ill aboard a ship 900 miles off the California coast died after spurring a California Air National Guard team from the Bay Area to conduct a daring rescue. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the California Air National Guard crew…

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Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

Posted August 21, 2015 by Lolita C. Baldor

Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 percent over the next several years. The Pentagon decided to add Army and civilian-operated missions to the mix because the Air Force, which had been running about 65 combat air patrol missions a day,…

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 412th Security Forces Squadron took education from the classroom to the parking lot on the first day of school Aug. 17.

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418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9.

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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community and one of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program.

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