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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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Veterans

World War II POW shares story at McConnell

Posted  September 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker Ray Avila, a U.S. Army veteran, poses for a photo after sharing the story of his capture during World War II to Airmen Sept. 14, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Avila is a Wichita, Kansas, native who served in the Battle of the Bulge…

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Business

Northrop Grumman announces leadership transitions

Posted  September 27, 2017

Northrop Grumman Sept. 26 announced that two of its elected officers have stated their intent to retire at the end of this year. Gloria A. Flach, chief operating officer, and Sid Ashworth, corporate vice president, Government Relations have announced their decisions to retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, 2017. The Northrop Grumman Board of…

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News

Headlines – September 25, 2017

Posted  September 25, 2017

News New order bars almost all travel from seven countries – President Trump on Sept. 24 issued a new order banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries, including most of the nations covered by his original travel ban, citing threats to national security posed by letting their citizens into the country….

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News Briefs – September 25, 2017

Posted  September 25, 2017

Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighboring country. The Guard’s website did not say how long the drill will last, only that airborne and missile units…

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Defense

Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

Posted  September 25, 2017

More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

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