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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Santa Ana winds blow mostly in autumn and winter, but can also arise at other times of the year.

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1, 2016, from the Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course.

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From cotton fields to airfields

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, has lived a life few could imagine. 

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F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke

In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke.


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Season of giving

Posted  November 18, 2016

Volunteers from Edwards’ First Sergeants Council and Lockheed Martin prepare Operation Home Front holiday meal gift bags for Edwards families that may need extra help. The bags contained dry goods to create a holiday meal, as well as a $25 Commissary gift certificate to get a turkey or ham, a small AAFES BX certificate, a…

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AF selects Holloman AFB as preferred location for interim F-16 training squadrons

Posted  November 18, 2016

The Air Force selected Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., as the preferred alternative for the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons created to increase fighter pilot production as the service faces a growing pilot shortage. Holloman AFB was selected as the preferred location because site survey analysis concluded it has the capacity…

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Veterans honored at local restaurant

Posted  November 18, 2016

Photograph by Diane Betzler World War II Army Sargent Robert Killough and his wife Pauline enjoyed a good meal at the Claim Jumper Restaurant in Palmdale. The World War II vet ate for free, the restaurant’s way of saying thank you for your service. Antelope Valley veterans received a special thank you for their service…

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Headlines – November 16, 2016

Posted  November 16, 2016

News ICC prosecutors: U.S. forces may have committed war crimes – The chances of American servicemen being charged and sent to face justice at the International Criminal Court are remote, even if the chief prosecutor opens an investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan, legal experts said Nov. 15.     Business Robotic helicopters complete mock…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2016

Posted  November 16, 2016

Navy to more than double training events near Ketchikan The U.S. Navy is planning to more than double the number of training events conducted in the West Behm Canal north of Ketchikan, Alaska. In an agreement signed Oct. 31, the Navy announced it will increase the number of testing events involving vessels at the Southeast…

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