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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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Defense

Norway announces 1-year extension for U.S. Marines

Posted  June 27, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Emily Dorumsgaard U.S. Marines and sailors with Marine Rotational Force 17.1 and soldiers with Norwegian Home Guard 12 prepare to enter a building during a room-clearing exercise near Stjordal, Norway, May 24, 2017. This exercise compared the standard operating procedures for Marines and Norwegian forces in the event of an…

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School class 91B reunites

Posted  June 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Members of Class 91B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School check out an F-117 Nighthawk in the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar during a recent reunion on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 91B dropped by Edwards Air Force…

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Business

Raytheon, U.S. Army Apache PMO demonstrate feasibility of ground attack

Posted  June 27, 2017

Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command, recently completed a successful flight test of a high energy laser system onboard an Apache AH-64 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The demonstration marks the first time that a fully integrated laser system successfully engaged and fired on…

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Technology

NASA completes milestone toward quieter supersonic X-plane

Posted  June 27, 2017

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.

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Defense

Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Posted  June 27, 2017

Air National Guard photograph by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds…

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