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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

Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

Posted  November 6, 2017

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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Defense

Hill F-35s deploy overseas for second time

Posted  November 6, 2017

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Team Hill Airmen load bags into a commercial aircraft, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 30, 2017. Nearly 300 Airmen and twelve F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters departed Hill AFB for a six-month deployment to Okinawa. Twelve F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen from the active-duty…

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Business

Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities

Posted  November 6, 2017

The Air Force Research Lab recently awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser.

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Space

Orbital ATK’s S.S. Gene Cernan to deliver supplies to ISS

Posted  November 6, 2017

NASA photograph EcAMSAT, undergoes thermal vacuum power management testing at NASA Ames. The test simulates the thermal vacuum and power environment of space and is an element of the spacecraft’s flight validation testing program. Orbital ATK will launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit to the International Space Station, targeted for Nov. 11, 2017, from Wallops…

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News

Harris praises workforce, gives insight on AFTC future

Posted  November 6, 2017

People, mission, money and challenges set the tone for Maj. Gen. David Harris’ discussion at his latest commander’s call in the Edwards Air Force Base theater Nov. 1.

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