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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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Marines practice MCMAP aboard MCAS Miramar

Posted  April 15, 2016

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Michael Thorn Sgt. Giovanny Mayer, center, a flight planner with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Sylmar, Calif., native, leads a warm up with Marines before starting a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 5. The MCMAP courses by Mayer are designed…

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Boeing, U.S. Army to remanufacture 117 Apache helicopters

Posted  April 15, 2016

Boeing continues its role as the United States’ leading provider of attack helicopters with a contract to remanufacture 117 AH-64D Apaches to the new, more capable AH-64E model. The agreement, which also includes the acquisition of Longbow Crew Trainers, logistical support and spares, carries a total contract value of about $1.5 billion.

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Online registration for 2016 DOD Warrior Games now open

Posted  April 15, 2016

Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at cvent.com. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors — as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches — must register online to participate. The Army will host the DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Military Academy in…

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Alaskan paratroopers conduct forced-entry ops

Posted  April 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by Alejandro Pena Army Sgt. Brian Meier of Palmdale, Calif., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recovers his gear during a practice forced-entry parachute assault on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 5, 2016. Having just successfully…

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Hyten announces Space Enterprise Vision

Posted  April 15, 2016

Gen. John Hyten, the commander of Air Force Space Command, announced the command’s Space Enterprise Vision April 12 at Peterson Air Force Base. The SEV is the result of an AFSPC-commissioned study that looked at how to make the nation’s national security space enterprise more resilient. The August 2015 SEV study addressed the findings of…

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