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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Honorary commanders given tour of Plant 42

Posted  November 4, 2016

Photographs by Diane Betzler Military and community leaders joined invited guests Oct. 28 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., and flightline tour. Left to right: Brig Gen Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, Alex Briskin from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, John Esch, director of Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 The Honorary Commander and…

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Local veterans treated to softball tournament

Posted  November 4, 2016

Photograph by Diane Betzler Alexandrea Ballentine, a volunteer at the Hats off for Heroes softball tournament sells T-shirts honoring two Antelope Valley fallen heroes. Resident veterans from the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster, Calif., were treated to a day of fun and relaxation at the third annual Hits for Heroes softball tournament…

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New class of Blue Eagles guardsmen ready for duty

Posted  November 4, 2016

Air Force photograph by Brad White The newest members of the Blue Eagles Honor Guard perform a mock funeral Oct. 28 at Chapel 1 in front of an audience. The funeral is part of the class’ graduation day. The 412th Force Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., graduated 27 new members of the…

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Technology

Teachers Make Water Filtration System for Earth Science Week

Posted  November 4, 2016

NASA photograph Educators pour water into their handmade water filtration system watching as it is filtered through many layers to become drinkable. AV educators worked in teams using household items such as drinking bottles and cotton balls to build a water filtration system. The activity was part of an Earth Science Week workshop held at…

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Edwards CivMil installs new officers, directors

Posted  November 4, 2016

Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group held its annual installation banquet at the University of the Antelope Valley, where Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, installed the new officers and directors for the coming year.

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