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Fuels testing laboratory dedicated at Plant 42

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 13 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., to commemorate the official dedication of the Petroleum Oil and Lubricants facility. Timothy Hughes, Aeronautical Systems Center Detachment 1 acting director of Air Force Plant 42, welcomed Lt. Col. Tam Gaffney, Defense…

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

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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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Lockheed chief test pilot hits 1,000 hours in Raptor

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Friends and family gathered April 6 to congratulate F-22 Lockheed Martin Chief Test Pilot James “JB” Brown III on his 1,000 hours of flying an F-22 at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Brown is the first test pilot to reach 1,000 hours in a Raptor. Guests cheered as…

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AEDC engineers support airstart testing

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Test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have successfully performed “airstarts” on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over the last few weeks, an important milestone in opening up the aircraft’s test syllabus, according to a Lockheed Martin test pilot. During an in-flight “airstart” the pilot secures…

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AVC approves Veterans Resource Center

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Rebecca Amber

March 12, the Antelope Valley College Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a Veteran’s Resource Center on the Lancaster, Calif., campus. The center, which will be started with $5,500 provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will service the estimated 500 student veterans attending the…

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Mojave Revitalization Plan kicking off

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The community of Mojave, Calif., is setting itself on the path to revitalize itself. Making Mojave a more desirable place to live is the goal. The long sleepy community is home to the Mojave Air and Space Port. That asset is known worldwide as a hub of innovative aerospace and commercial space flight breakthroughs. It…

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Northrop Grumman hosts civic day event to celebrate 50 years in Woodland Hills

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman hosted government and business leaders at an event last week to mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility. Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general…

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Antelope Valley man just as busy in retirement as he was during active duty

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After spending more than 30 years of living on the edge while test flying America’s multi-million dollar military fighter jets and expending the flight envelope of each airplane he tested, Lancaster, Calif., resident John Fergione, now retired, says…

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I need a home…

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Theresa is a 2-year old Diluted Tortoiseshell Calico. She is a beautiful cat with her gray and peach coloring. She gets along well with other cats but does not like dogs as she had to fight off a dog to protect her kittens. Theresa is such a brave girl. The incident did not affect her…

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