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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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Humbleness and preparation put Armstrong on moon

Dr. James Hansen, author of Neil Armstrong’s biography “First Man -- The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,” spoke at the Antelope Valley College Theatre as part of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Colloquium series and discussed why Armstrong was the first man on the moon.

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Flight tests could lead to UAS integration

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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China Lake hosts RAAF for training, test deployment

The sea, air and land ranges at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., were abuzz with F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G “Growler” aircraft as more than 130 members of the Royal Australian Air Force conducted a large-scale, joint operational test and evaluation deployment at China Lake and Point Mugu from May 1 until June 3.

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…


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NASA’s New Horizons ‘Phones Home’ Safe after Pluto Flyby

Posted  July 10, 2015

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. “I know today we’ve inspired a whole new generation of explorers with this great success, and we look…

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WWII Veteran, POW receives Presidential Unit Citation

Posted  July 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A veteran from the greatest generation was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster by Sen. John S. McCain on Capitol Hill, July 7. Second Lt. John R. Pedevillano, U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and Prisoner of War, was the youngest B-17 bombardier in the 306th…

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AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill

Posted  July 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 8 for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War Commemorative Partner…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted  July 1, 2015

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Airmen assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit here constantly work maintaining HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan can be a success if and when it is needed. The 41st EHMU is part of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and is responsible…

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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted  July 1, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight here June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Kevin Hall, a member of the 514th Flight Test Squadron…

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