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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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Defense

Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

Posted  November 22, 2017

More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

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U.S. Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

Posted  November 22, 2017

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean Nov. 22, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the…

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Technology

CFD verifies new AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 nozzle design

Posted  November 22, 2017

Air Force image The new Mach 18 nozzle design at the AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 at the AEDC site in White Oak, Md., near Silver Spring, has been successfully verified using computational fluid dynamic codes. This image shows computed contours of Mach number within the new Mach 18 nozzle design. The new Mach 18…

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Airman killed in T-38 crash

Posted  November 22, 2017

One pilot is dead, and one was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center when an Air Force T-38 Talon assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at around 4 p.m., Nov. 20 approximately 14 miles northwest of the base near Spur 454 and U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas. Laughlin and local emergency…

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Veterans

Tuskegee Airman talks diversity, Army opportunities with high school students

Posted  November 22, 2017

Photograph courtesy of Robert Friend Retired Lt. Col. Robert Friend (circled) pictured as a young captain serving the 332nd Fight Group. Friend, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II, spoke to groups of high school students in southern California earlier this month. Sporting a crimson “Red Tails” ball cap,…

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