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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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Navy training aircraft reported missing

Posted  October 2, 2017

At approximately 6 p.m., Oct. 1, Training Air Wing 1, based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss., was made aware of the reports of a jet crash near Tellico Plains, Tenn., in the Cherokee National Forest. Training Air Wing 1 and Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) are investigating the possibility that it is…

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SpaceX: Rocket for moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 mins

Posted  October 2, 2017

SpaceX chief Elon Musk's elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications.

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Retired AF pilots welcomed back on active duty

Posted  October 2, 2017

Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community. The Secretary of the Air Force approved VRRAD for implementation on…

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Headlines – September 29, 2017

Posted  September 29, 2017

News Pentagon asks Congress to move $416 million for missile defense – The Pentagon is asking Congress to move $416 million to missile defense programs that was originally allocated to other defense accounts as the Trump administrations mulls military responses to North Korea’s recent belligerence.     Business British prime minister slams Boeing for undermining…

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News Briefs – September 29, 2017

Posted  September 29, 2017

Russia says its airstrike kills 5 al-Qaida branch warlords The Russian Defense Ministry says its airstrike has killed five warlords of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria. Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov in a statement Sept. 27 said the military targeted the warlords, who Moscow says are responsible for attacking Russian military police in Hama…

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