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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

There are many things we can be proud of here in the Antelope Valley, but one thing gets overlooked many times, and unknown to many new residents of our Valley is the role it played in training all those young boys that took to the skies in World War II.

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Lightning II strikes Iwakuni, F-35B arrives

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017.

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SpaceX returns to flight with delivery of 10 satellites to orbit

SpaceX celebrated a successful return to flight of the company's Falcon 9 rocket following a four-month hiatus while investigators sought to determine the cause of an explosion that occurred during ground operations in Florida.

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Navigating the next generation

In 2016 alone, Walter Klein has navigated the DC-8 on missions as geographically and scientifically diverse as mapping polar ice in Antarctica from 1500 feet altitude, to studying pollution by flying the DC-8 in corkscrew patterns over an Asian mega-city and the California Central Valley.


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Los Angeles County Air Show scholarship program deadline extended

Posted  January 20, 2017

The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin has extended the STEM Scholarship Program Application deadline to Feb. 5, 2017. A minimum of three students will be recognized and rewarded scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. To be eligible for the Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship, applicants must be entering…

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Airman of the year takes to the sky for incentive flight

Posted  January 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno adjusts her flight helmet while Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, watches before taking of in an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 12, 2017. Schaefer took Caramanno on an incentive flight as an award for being named one of the U.S. Air Force’s 12…

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Task Force provides inauguration coordination

Posted  January 20, 2017

Joint Task Force National Capital Region is responsible for coordinating all military ceremonial support on behalf of the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies.

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XCITE aims to reduce timeline from idea to reality

Posted  January 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit An XCITE innovation team meeting last year provided members an opportunity to brainstorm over ideas. In a low-ceilinged room off a nondescript hallway down a steep flight of stairs beneath an unremarkable building, a group of people meet to brainstorm, exchange ideas and formulate plans to further the goals…

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Updates for Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted  January 20, 2017

Applications window now open for 2017/18 school year The Palmdale Aerospace Academy in Palmdale, Calif., is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year, and space is limited. Applications are available online at www.tpaa.org or feel free to visit our campus to complete our online application. The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is located at 38060 20th…

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