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‘Bomber Bob’ Inducted to Patriot Guard Riders

Robert Wood, at 93, needs a little help getting around, but there is a good reason his nickname is "Bomber Bob." During World War II, history's greatest conflict, theretired Edwards Air Force Base engineer survived 35 bombing missions over Nazi Germany, serving as a command pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed "Miss Behavin'."

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Record-setting NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson retires

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective June 15. 

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History at a rest stop!

Kramer Junction was originally west of its current location on Highway 58 out by Boron. When the 395 crossed the current 58, the historical four corners became a reality. All that was needed was an owner who could see the potential of this desert crossing to make it flourish. Many of us AV residents have been over these roads many times.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.


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News Briefs – November 25, 2015

Posted  November 25, 2015

Australia leader talks down prospect of U.S.-led army in Syria There is no support among world leaders for the prospect of a U.S.-led army in Iraq and Syria to take back ground from Islamic State militants, Australia’s prime minister said Nov. 24. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a speech to Parliament on national security…

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AF chief scientist testifies before Congress on autonomy in future defense systems

Posted  November 25, 2015

The chief scientist of the Air Force testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Capitol Hill Nov. 19.

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Business

Boeing, BOC Aviation announce order for 22 737s

Posted  November 25, 2015

Boeing and BOC Aviation, announced an order for 22 737 airplanes, building on the leasing company’s existing order book to fulfill customer demand. The order, consisting of 11 Next-Generation 737-800s and 11 737 MAX 8 airplanes, will be posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website once finalized. “This order demonstrates our continued confidence in the…

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Defense

Stethem joins with PLA(N) to conduct exercise

Posted  November 25, 2015

Navy photograph Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) joined with People’s Liberation Army-Navy PLA(N) guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) to practice the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and conduct a search-and-rescue exercise, Nov. 20. Stethem concluded a scheduled port visit to PLA(N) East Sea Fleet of Shanghai that same day, where crew…

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Technology

AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

Posted  November 25, 2015

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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