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High Desert Hangar Stories: John Wayne’s contributions to the war effort

This Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who never served, but embodied that same wartime spirit of the American fighting man. I don’t think anybody would doubt that John Wayne was an advocate for the military in this country, but a few kind of took exception to The Duke’s non-military service in World War II. I would like to say a few things to help give context to the role Wayne played during World War II.

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AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

Air Force photograph by Richard Eldridge NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley speaks with a NASA engineer just before getting into the Air Force Research Laboratory’s centrifuge. Ten astronauts participated in the testing Nov. 1 and 2 – one with Boeing and nine with NASA. It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, hosts astronauts testing…

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Northrop Grumman set to launch cargo delivery mission to ISS

Northrop Grumman is set to launch the company’s AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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AV street renamed for American hero

Every once and awhile, you find yourself part of an event that transcends the normal in such a significant manner, that you know it will stay with you for many years.

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Romania to procure additional Patriot Air and Missile Defense systems

Posted  November 2, 2018

The Romanian government has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army and transferred funding to the US government for the purchase of three additional Raytheon Patriot® Air and Missile Defense Systems from the U.S. Army. As was the case with the first system, which came under contract in May, the additional units were procured via…

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Belgian F-16s fly in formation during Exercise Trident Juncture 18

Posted  November 2, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Luke Milano Four Belgian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise Trident Juncture 18, in Swedish airspace, Oct. 30, 2018. The NATO-led exercise includes 31 countries and provides unique opportunities to train with NATO allies and partners.   Air…

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Northrop Grumman-built Dawn spacecraft successfully concludes historic journey

Posted  November 2, 2018

Northrop Grumman Nov. 1 marked the successful conclusion of the company-built Dawn spacecraft’s mission to the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Ceremony offers dignified retirement for old flags

Posted  November 2, 2018

Photograph by Diane Betzler Boy Scouts of America Troop 555 raise the American flag and the nation’s military flags before commencing with the Flag Retirement Ceremony. In 2012, Boy Scout Dylan Swenson of Troop 247 built a fire pit at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster, Calif., for his Eagle Project. The intent…

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B-1s take off for Trident Juncture

Posted  November 2, 2018

B-1B Lancers from the 34th Bomb Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing, launched from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Oct. 29 for a transatlantic flight to Norway to participate in Trident Juncture 2018.

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