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High Desert Hangar Stories: John Wayne’s contributions to the war effort

This Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who never served, but embodied that same wartime spirit of the American fighting man. I don’t think anybody would doubt that John Wayne was an advocate for the military in this country, but a few kind of took exception to The Duke’s non-military service in World War II. I would like to say a few things to help give context to the role Wayne played during World War II.

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AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

Air Force photograph by Richard Eldridge NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley speaks with a NASA engineer just before getting into the Air Force Research Laboratory’s centrifuge. Ten astronauts participated in the testing Nov. 1 and 2 – one with Boeing and nine with NASA. It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, hosts astronauts testing…

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Northrop Grumman set to launch cargo delivery mission to ISS

Northrop Grumman is set to launch the company’s AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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AV street renamed for American hero

Every once and awhile, you find yourself part of an event that transcends the normal in such a significant manner, that you know it will stay with you for many years.


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Lockheed Martin launches $30 million STEM scholarship program

Posted  November 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin on Nov. 15 launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science. Beginning in 2019, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and…

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Honorary commanders blaze through tour of Rocket Lab

Posted  November 16, 2018

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Honorary commanders pose for a photo in front of rocket engine test stand during a tour of the Air Force Research Laboratory “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Honorary Commanders wrapped up the end of their assignment with a…

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Navy veteran, wife enjoying life in local vets home

Posted  November 16, 2018

Courtesy photograph World War II Navy veteran Seaman 1st Class Robert Harness Robert “Bob” Harness is a World War II American veteran, and his military story begins the day he turned 18. “The war had ended, but treaties hadn’t yet been signed, so the draft was going strong,” he recalls. Harness says the way he…

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AV street renamed for American hero

Posted  November 16, 2018

Every once and awhile, you find yourself part of an event that transcends the normal in such a significant manner, that you know it will stay with you for many years.

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An aviation icon ‘gone west:’ Darryl Greenamyer

Posted  November 16, 2018

Courtesy photograph Darryl Greenamyer sits in the cockpit of his F-104RB. Born Aug. 13, 1936 in South Gate, Calif., Darryl Greenamyer — test pilot, race pilot, and speed record holder in piston and jet aircraft — took his last flight Oct. 1, 2018. A funeral Mass was held for Greenamyer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church…

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