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Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III departs Long Beach assembly facility

The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif., departed Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach.

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Atlas V booster lands at Vandenberg

One of the world’s largest cargo aircraft recently delivered an Atlas V booster to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Antonov AN-124 made its way from a production facility in Decatur, Ala., to deliver the booster Nov. 20.

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New facility shows path to future Army training

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Boeing and EVA Airways Nov. 24 finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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NASA Armstrong hosts convergent aeronautics solutions showcase

Posted  November 20, 2015

Researchers from several NASA centers had an opportunity to share information about revolutionary new technologies at the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Showcase held at Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., Oct. 22.

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Marine Corps Harriers joint fight against ISIL

Posted  November 20, 2015

Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL Nov. 19 when AV-8B Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162(Reinforced)launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to conduct their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Upcoming Events – November 2015

Posted  November 20, 2015

Nov. 20 — Lecture: Human Colonisation of Mars, London, United Kingdom Nov. 22-27 — XVII IAG/USP Advanced School on Astrophysics: 3D Spectroscopy and Spectral Synthesis, Sao Paulo, Brazil Nov. 23 — Phobos and Deimos Webcast: Space Weathering and Regolith, DusSpace Weathering and Regolith, Dust Nov. 23-25 — The 1st Colombia-ICRANet Julio Garavito Armero Meeting, Bogota,…

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Military women honored at Antelope Valley memorial wall

Posted  November 20, 2015

Hundreds of guests visited the Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Nov. 6-12 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, with special ceremonies honoring eight military women who died in the Vietnam War.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis – November 19, 2015

Posted  November 19, 2015

This time of the year we are all being reminded to get that flu shot. If you are in the ranks of Uncle Sam, it’s just a part of your yearly duties. However, back in World War II the way they handled illness looked a lot different than it does today. Santa Ana Army Air…

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