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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.

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Boeing, United Airlines announce repeat orders for 737 MAX, 777

Boeing and United Airlines have announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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Armstrong Chief Scientist Albion Bowers retires

Albion Bowers will soon retire as NASA Chief Scientist but will continue with his true love, mentoring students, whenever possible. Earning a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, he began his career with NASA in the Graduate Student Research Program in 1982.

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Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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Warbirds descend on Edwards for upcoming 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight

Posted  September 25, 2017

While Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., personnel were on the ground working on testing new aircraft and new systems, in the sky was a quartet of old aircraft about to land at the historic base.

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NASA orders second Boeing crew mission to ISS

Posted  December 21, 2015

NASA took an important step Dec. 18 to establish regular crew missions that will launch from the United States to the International Space Station with the order of its second post-certification mission from Boeing Space Exploration of Houston.

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‘Ochsner Day’ declared for 101st Airborne veteran

Posted  November 3, 2017

The thing was, at 94 years old, and on the mend from some pretty serious surgery, Henry Ochsner, (CQ) of California City, really did not much feel like getting out of bed.

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BAE Systems lands $38 million U.S. Navy contract for vertical launching system canisters

Posted  April 8, 2016

BAE Systems has received a $38.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional missile canisters for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System. The company will supply more than 300 canisters of various configurations that will be used to store, transport, and launch different kinds of guided missiles from ships. BAE Systems has…

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California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma

Posted  September 8, 2017

California National Guard photograph About 350 California National Guard soldiers train at Camp Roberts, California, led by about 50 experienced California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters. The soldiers were divided into 12 hand crews and were led through six stations where they practiced digging trenches, chopping logs and cutting fire lines with hand…

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