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Scientists, engineers evaluate Orion radiation protection plan

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity’s frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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Ninety-nine year old vet recalls epic MacArthur battle in Pacific

It is less remembered as the invasion of Leyte in present times than the historic moment during World War II when Gen. Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in the surf of the Philippine Islands to announce “I have returned.”

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City of Palmdale remembers POWs, MIAs

Setting the “Table of Honor” and promising to “Never Forget” is more than a tradition for the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale.

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.


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Defense

Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted  September 16, 2016

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Local

Lockheed Martin demonstrates F-35 to community leaders

Posted  September 16, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph Serious flying — Congressman Steve Knight receives an F-35 demonstration flight at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif., with guidance from Jeff Nymoen. Knight joined Jack O’Banion, vice president, Strategy & Customer Requirements for Advanced Development Program, and Eric Van Camp, director, F-35 Business Development, to update community leaders on…

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Veterans

Veterans report for duty in their communities for ‘The Mission Continues’

Posted  September 16, 2016

Thousands of veterans across the U.S. are connecting with their communities and enriching their own lives in the process, according Spencer Kympton. Kympton, president of The Mission Continues, said that since his nonprofit organization started in 2007, around 1,700 veteran fellows have done volunteer work in communities across 49 states. Kympton is a veteran himself….

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Business

Boeing to formally challenge Danish fighter procurement decision

Posted  September 16, 2016

Boeing has taekn the first step toward bringing a formal legal challenge of the Danish Ministry of Defence’s evaluation regarding the country’s next fighter jet. Boeing submitted to the Ministry of Defence a Request for Insight, which requires the Ministry to provide all materials related to the fighter procurement evaluation and decision announced in June….

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Local

Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

Posted  September 16, 2016

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” - Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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