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New’s Briefs May 27, 2015

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U.S. military begins search flights for stranded Rohingya The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said May 26 that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with Malaysian support. Rathke said the U.S. has offered…

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Excellence in Aviation banquet set for June 13

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The Flight Test Historical Foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet is 6 p.m., June 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles. Tickets are $100 and funds raised will be used for the restoration of aircraft in the Flight Test Museum’s inventory as well as towards…

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Team Edwards hosts Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted May 22, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Brad White Approximately 400 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were in attendance during the 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held at the Oasis Community Center and 27 information booths were set up throughout the fitness center basketball court May 16.   Approximately 400 military retirees, their families and…

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Olympic Athletes make it special for everyone

Posted May 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Athletes from the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and the greater Tri Valley areas participated in the Special Olympics May 2 at the Palmdale High School where they competed in basketball, track-and-field, swimming and other events.

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NASA scientist inspires local children

Posted May 15, 2015 by

You would expect that 7th and 8th grade students would be interested and impressed with stories about space from NASA Ames Chief Scientist, Dr. Jacob Cohen.

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Veterans resource center needs volunteers

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The new Lancaster Library Veterans Resource Center is looking for a few good men and women. The VRC is looking for staff volunteers. Anyone who has served in the U.S. armed forces and would like to help fellow veterans is encouraged to volunteer. Veterans use the center to learn about the veterans they and their…

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Antonovich announces grant for AVC early childhood education program

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Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and his Chief of Staff Kathryn Barger have joined Los Angeles Universal Preschool Board Member Bishop Henry Hearns and community leaders to announce a $200,000 grant to the Antelope Valley College Child Development Center

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Graduation ceremony

Posted May 15, 2015 by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert

Pfc. Nina N. Sassano, with Platoon 4015, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., earned the company’s highest physical fitness and combat fitness score. Sassano, a native of Santa Clarita, Calif., earned a score of 599 out of 600 points and graduated boot camp May 1, 2015.

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2015 Homeless Count data provides hope for Valley’s homeless veterans

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lisa Kinison

Data on homelessness in Los Angeles county released on May 11 confirmed what many local social service agencies and non-profit service providers already knew: the number of homeless in the Antelope Valley has increased dramatically, from 2,114 in 2013 to 2,818 in 2015, an increase of 33 percent. The sobering numbers do have a silver…

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HT May 15

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Air Force Amn. Glen P. Ellsworth 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science…

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