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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Santa Ana winds blow mostly in autumn and winter, but can also arise at other times of the year.

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1, 2016, from the Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course.

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From cotton fields to airfields

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, has lived a life few could imagine. 

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F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke

In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke.


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NASA’s WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe

Posted  May 22, 2015

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs. “We are…

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Northrop awards scholarships to two students

Posted  May 29, 2015

Northrop Grumman recently announced winners of its eighth annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the greater San Fernando Valley community who are interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics. During an awards reception hosted by Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility May 21, Huong…

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Base Supply Centers celebrate 20 years of service, promoting opportunities

Posted  May 29, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A cozy ceremony was held inside the Base Supply Center May 19 where 412th Mission Support Group leadership joined BSC employees and executives of IB Express to celebrate the company’s 20 years of service to the military and for their role in promoting opportunities for the sight-impaired and people with other…

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U.S. paratroopers, WWII veterans pay homage to D-Day 71st anniversary

Posted  June 5, 2015

CHEF DU PONT, France (June 8, 2015) — It has been nicknamed the “longest day” and has had more movies played on the silver screen than most. But no matter how many times the stories are told, they never get old and will never be forgotten. This year marked the 71st Anniversary of the D-Day…

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NASA’s Hubble Finds Pluto’s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

Posted  June 6, 2015

If you lived on one of Pluto’s moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day. Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto’s moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably. “Hubble has provided a new view of Pluto and…

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