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High Desert Hangar Stories

Of the many people I have met in my life, not one has quite the story that Steve Pisanos has — full of twists and turns, the tale of a poor boy from Athens, Greece and his desire to become a pilot and a U.S. citizen.

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New airborne system to save Soldiers’ lives

Jumping out of a plane may be a routine part of an airborne Soldier's training, but if the equipment doesn't function properly, it can be deadly.

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Aug. 16 marks 50th anniversary of first Minuteman III launch

Fifty years ago, 1968 was a tumultuous year, from North Vietnam’s surprise “Tet Offensive” to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination;, from race riots in major U.S. cities to the first humans orbiting the moon.

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Student-developed aircraft system provides key data

Abbigail Waddell leaned over bundles of wires and circuit boards to see if a system she had helped develop with other interns for two summers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California was ready for testing.

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AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology

AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

Posted  July 17, 2017

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Lockheed Martin LRASM conducts successful jettison flight test from F/A-18E/F

Posted  April 3, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) was successfully released from a U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at NAS Patuxent River, Md. The jettison release of the first LRASM from the Super Hornet is used to validate the aerodynamic separation models of the missile. This successful test event paves the way for flight clearance to…

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Global SuperTanker tested at Fox Field

Posted  July 7, 2017

A Boeing 747-400 Global SuperTanker is the first of a series of planes to use Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., as a testing point to measure the accuracy of fire retardant drops using a 200 foot-wide by 4,000 foot-long test grid.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride

Air Force outlines future of bomber force

Posted  February 12, 2018

The U.S. Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request. In line with the service’s bomber vector, the budget request detailed the Air Force plan to update the B-52 Stratofortress fleet and continue modifications to the B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fleets.

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Antelope Valley veterans round-up

Posted  May 11, 2018

Coffee4Vets A packed session of Coffee4vets May 8 covered accounts of service ranging from World War II to Vietnam. Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Ray Wilson told of how the leaders and fighter pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen fought and beat prejudice during World War II, along with defeating the Nazis of the Third Reich. During…

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