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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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Around the Air Force: Aug. 8

Posted  August 9, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Phase Two of Mobility Guardian begins, and Ellsworth Airmen provide Pacific bomber support.

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Headlines – August 7, 2017

Posted  August 7, 2017

News Bodies of 2 paratroopers killed in Afghanistan return to U.S. – The bodies of two soldiers killed by a car bomb in Afghanistan have been returned. Supporters raised tens of thousands of dollars for their families.   Russia, not the U.S., is now calling the shots in the Middle East – Russia’s deputy foreign…

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News Briefs – August 7, 2017

Posted  August 7, 2017

Bodies of two paratroopers killed in Afghanistan return to US The bodies of two soldiers killed by a car bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States. Supporters raised tens of thousands of dollars for their families. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the men’s bodies were returned Aug. 4 to Dover Air Force…

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Lockheed Martin invests $350 million in state-of-the-art satellite production facility

Posted  August 7, 2017

Preliminary construction is underway on a new, $350 million Lockheed Martin facility that will produce next-generation satellites. The new facility, located on the company’s Waterton Canyon campus near Denver, is the latest step in an ongoing transformation, infused with innovation to provide future missions at reduced cost and cycle time. The new Gateway Center, slated…

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Lockheed vice president lauds F-35 workforce

Posted  August 7, 2017

Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin F-35 executive vice president and general manager, visited the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 20, 2017, and hosted an all hands event in one of the ITF’s hangars.

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