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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

Eglin delivers F-35 mission data file to Norway

Posted  November 10, 2017

The 53rd Electronic Warfare Group’s Partner Support Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., delivered the F-35 mission data file to Norway Oct. 26. his is the first overseas delivery of Block 3F mission data to a foreign nation and was accomplished in anticipation of Norway’s first F-35s, which arrived last week and will be…

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150,000 gathered on Washington Mall in 1982

Posted  November 10, 2017

This year’s presentation of the Antelope Valley Vietnam Memorial slated for Nov. 8-13 is themed to honor and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Vietnam War Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Business

Lockheed Martin test pilot reaches 100 hours in the T-50A

Posted  November 10, 2017

Lockheed Martin test pilot Mark “Red” Ward reached a new milestone recently by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the the T-50A, the company’s offering for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition. “This has been a great opportunity to be involved in a project that is so important to…

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Increasing interoperability at Blue Flag Israel 17

Posted  November 10, 2017

Approximately 200 U.S. Air Force Airmen and seven F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, are participating in Blue Flag 2017 at Uvda Air Base, Israel, which kicked off Nov. 6.

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News

U.S. could have almost 16,000 troops in Afghanistan next year

Posted  November 10, 2017

BRUSSELS–The expected deployment of hundreds more U.S. Army trainers to Afghanistan early next year will probably increase the total number of American forces there to almost 16,000, according to U.S. officials. At least 15,000 U.S. forces are in Afghanistan, after President Donald Trump decided to send about 3,800 troops to the country this fall to…

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