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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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U.S. Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft’s delivery to McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kansas, in the coming weeks.

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Coffee4Vets welcomes ‘Cujo’

Air Force Col. Ryan “Cujo” Blake visited with veterans from all branches, all eras of service at Coffee4vets on Jan. 8. Blake is commander of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base.

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U.S. will pick up pace in race to space with China, DOD official says

The United States isn’t out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said Jan. 8.


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Headlines – December 28, 2018

Posted  December 28, 2018

News Iraqi lawmakers demand U.S. withdraw its troops after Trump’s surprise visit – Iraqi lawmakers Dec. 27 demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.   Russia says its new weapon is 27 times faster…

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News Briefs – December 28, 2018

Posted  December 28, 2018

Albanian navy extends help for EU’s maritime border mission Albania’s Defense Ministry has extended for a year its navy’s participation in the search-and-rescue operations of the European Union’s border control force, Frontex. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka on Dec. 26 said the mission of a warship, mainly in the Aegean Sea, will continue in 2019. Xhacka…

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Astronaut Dreams made possible at Mojave Air & Spaceport!

Posted  December 28, 2018

Dec. 13, 2018, produced a calm, crisp morning and there was excitement and an edgy sense of accomplishment hanging in the air around the Virgin Galactic team who had worked so diligently to see this day of seeing SpaceShipTwo climb into space.

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Varied holiday customs, traditions coexist at Edwards

Posted  December 28, 2018

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Maj. Christopher Campbell, his wife Melissa and their daughter Charlotte. Maybe they decorate a Christmas tree and maybe not because the Airmen working at Edwards Air Force Base in California represent numerous multicultural backgrounds, symbolic of their generational family traditions during the holiday season. A total of 2,266 military…

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Sustaining the warfighter with aerial deliveries

Posted  December 28, 2018

In combat, logistic resources are arguably the most important assets needed to sustain Soldiers. "Beans and Bullets" is a common Army phrase utilized for decades that puts a special emphasis behind the importance of logisticians and their capabilities.

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