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Joe Walker Middle School’s robotics team headed to World Championship

Posted April 19, 2012 by

In November 2011, Joe Walker Middle School became home to the first Vex Robotics team in the Antelope Valley. In less than six months, the program has gone from upstart rookie to nationally ranked challenger. The team will next test their…

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Lancaster takes LEAPS towards a safer city

Posted September 4, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

The City of Lancaster has officially launched the Law Enforcement Aerial Platform System (LEAPS), designed to aid the L.A. County Sheriff's department in fighting crime and providing quicker response times for other emergencies.

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Company with DC-10 tankers leaving California for Wyoming

Posted May 17, 2013 by Mead Gruver

A California company that operates two large, jet-powered air tankers for fighting wildfires is moving from California to Wyoming. Victorville, Calif.,-based 10 Tanker Air Carrier operates two Boeing DC-10 passenger planes it has modified to drop up to 11,600 gallons of fire-retardant slurry. That’s about four times the capacity of the next-biggest large air tankers…

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Budget approved for Mojave Air Space Port

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

At the June 19 meeting of the East Kern Airport District, the board, which operates the Mojave Air and Space Port approved the 20212-2013 budget. The airport financial years runs July 1 to June 30. The budget totals $12,608,778 and revenues equal expenses. In the absence of CEO Stuart Witt who was on a business…

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VEX robotics team reaches new heights

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After a proud showing at the World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this year, Joe Walker STEALTH Academy’s VEX Robotics team set a new goal for the next school year. Their goal was to raise enough money to have two full robotics teams at Joe Walker and make VEX robotics an elective class rather than…

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Edwards Civ-Mil selects 2012 service project

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group has selected renovation of the Flag Park as a 2012 service project. The Park, across from Building 1, shows the flags of all 50 states, U.S. territories and possessions. Because of wind and sun damage – the flags are on continuous display – several sets of flags are being…

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New Mojave Airport board meets

Posted February 13, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

The Mojave Air and Space Port board approved business items at its first meeting with its 2013 officers and all of its board members. Newly installed board president JoAnn Painter presided, and Karina Drees, Director of Business Development led the staff presentations. Board members in attendance were Dick Rutan, Marie Walker, Jimmy Balentine and Dr….

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Antelope Valley residents join in support of AV veterans

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Diane Betzler

Southern California’s High Desert residents did it again. They came out in large numbers to help support a cause that’s always been close to the hearts of Antelope Valley citizens; they came out to show their support for American veterans. Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery hosted a…

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NASA Dryden pilots, photographers at CSC Science Camp

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Several NASA Dryden pilots and photographers who had a central role in the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Tour of California last September shared their stories and images at the center's "Mission 26" hands-on science camp

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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy unveil MQ-4C Triton

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

Greek mythology tells the story of Triton, a sea-god and the son of Poseidon. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., made history June 14, 2012, as they...

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