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Governor Brown’s Military Council visits Aerospace Valley

Posted December 17, 2014 by Linda KC Reynolds

Members of the Governor’s Military Council visited Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, to learn a little more about the Antelope Valley’s defense industry and to get a closer look at some of America’s leading aerospace companies.

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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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Headlines July 8, 2015

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News Home Depot has better cyber security than 25 U.S. defense contractors New rankings raise questions about the extent to which cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between government agencies and contractors. http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/07/home-depot-has-better-cyber-security-25-us-defense-contractors/116995/ Business F-22 Raptor structural retrofit to take longer, but availability hits 63 percent The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor may be the world’s greatest…

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U-2 celebrating 60 years

Posted September 3, 2015 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Lockheed Martin is celebrating 60 years of the U-2 program with festivities planned throughout the company. “It’s not a 60-year old aircraft, it is a 60-year old program that is still going strong,” said Melani Austin, U-2 Program Director at Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif., during a recent press tour. “We have people that have started…

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Mojave Air/Space Port improving facilities

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

The Mojave Air and Space Port is operated by the East Kern Airport District whose directors met for a regular meeting July 17. The directors formally welcomed their new director of Economic Development, Karina Drees. CEO Stuart Witt has approved two items to improve facilities, using the authority granted him by the board, for projects…

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School letter-writing project yields Congressional visit

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Students of Joe Walker Middle School had the honor of a personal visit from Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., of the 25th United States Congressional District. The congressman visited 8th grade history students last week at the school to answer their questions about current issues. This visit came as the result of their teacher’s request…

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Annual Experimental Fly-In great success

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Mojave Air and Space Port was the place to be April 18-19 for aerospace enthusiasts, during the Fourth Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in.

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TransWorld Aero opens shop in Antelope Valley

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Michael Morgan was leaping from trees, roof tops and whatever else he could climb onto since the age of nine so when his mom fashioned a bedsheet with a few handles and told him to use it the next time he jumps from a rooftop, he was ecstatic.

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News Briefs July 29, 2015

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U.S. Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said July 28. The Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and…

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Settlement clears way for cross in Mojave Desert

Posted April 26, 2012 by by Robert Jablon

A veterans group can restore a memorial cross in California’s Mojave Desert under a court settlement that ends a decade-old legal battle, the National Park Service said April 24. A federal judge approved the lawsuit settlement April 24, permitting the park service to turn over a remote hilltop area known as Sunrise Rock to a…

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