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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Aerotech News and Review April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry, and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Aerospace Valley, and we have a full issue of news and features for you. The military and veteran community marked…

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”


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NASA Sponsors Antelope Valley’s Inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted  April 20, 2018

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., welcomes hundreds of guests to the inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in the gymnasium of Eastside High School in Lancaster. FIRST is designed to ignite curiosity and STEM passion in students K-12. The Antelope Valley hosted its inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in…

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Services set for ‘Gunny’ R. Lee Ermey

Posted  April 20, 2018

PALMDALE, Calif. – Arrangements have been made for a memorial service for Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey. Services for the longtime Antelope Valley resident have been set for April 24, at the Highlands Christian Fellowship, 39625 20th Street West in Palmdale, with open service from 4-7 p.m. The Golden Globe-nominated actor, world renowned for…

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

Posted  April 20, 2018

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

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Boeing delivers first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Posted  April 20, 2018

Boeing photograph Away she goes! The first-in-service 737-800BCF flies away from paint in Victorville, Calif., headed to England April 15, 2018. Boeing announced April 19 the delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic Group, based in…

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DOD’s underfunded maintenance backlog exceeds $116 billion, official says

Posted  April 20, 2018

The requested $10.5 billion in military construction and family housing programs in the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget request makes significant progress to recapitalize facilities, but it will not reverse the impacts of six years of sequestration, the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment said today. “We currently have an underfunded maintenance…

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