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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Pancho Barnes - what more can be said about the woman that tamed the sky on her own terms.

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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

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Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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Civ-Mil welcomes new arrivals

The Edwards Civ-Mil group held its third annual meet and greet recently where new arrivals to Edwards Air Force Base and those attending the Mojave Test Pilot School got a chance to visit with 44 vendors and learn what the Antelope Valley has to offer.

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Harry S. Truman CSG launches first OIR missions

Posted  December 30, 2015

Strike aircraft from nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) flew their first missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the fight to destroy the ISIL terrorist organization, Dec. 29.

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Headlines – December 28, 2015

Posted  December 28, 2015

News Iraqi military claims key victory in Ramadi, says ISIL is in retreat – Iraqi security forces Dec. 27 claimed control of a key government facility in central Ramadi, wresting more territory in the disputed city from Islamic State fighters after several days of fierce fighting.     Business U.S. foreign arms deals increased nearly…

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News Briefs – December 28, 2015

Posted  December 28, 2015

Saudi Air Force says it intercepts rebel missile from Yemen The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen says Saudi Arabia’s Air Force has shot down a ballistic missile directed at the kingdom’s southern border. The coalition statement said Dec. 27 that Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, fired the missile overnight from Yemen’s capital city of…

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NASA calls off next Mars mission; no time to fix leaky seal

Posted  December 28, 2015

NASA is calling off its next mission to Mars because there isn’t enough time to fix a leaky seal on a key science instrument. The InSight spacecraft was set for launch in March. The problem is with a protective pouch around the lander’s seismometer, which was designed to measure ground movement on the red planet….

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FAA fines Boeing $12 million for fuel tank, other violations

Posted  December 28, 2015

Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions that would enable airlines to reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on hundreds of planes, among other violations, the Federal Aviation Administration said Dec. 22. Boeing must also take a series of actions to improve the safety…

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