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Lockheed Martin delivers NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite to launch site

NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-R, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for a Nov. 4 launch.

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Northrop Grumman receives DOD’s Cogswell award for outstanding industrial security program

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award by the Defense Security Service in an awards ceremony, Aug. 17.

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Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one airman is acquiring his sea legs.

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35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

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Northrop Grumman completes G/ATOR Block II preliminary, critical design reviews

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Marine Corps have achieved two major milestones in developing the Ground Weapon Locating Radar mode for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar.


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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed…

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Optimism helped Vietnam vet survive as POW

Posted  July 17, 2015

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) — When 2nd Lt. John “Spike” Nasmyth climbed into his F-4 Phantom II on Sept. 4, 1966, to fly a combat mission over Vietnam, he never foresaw that he’d be blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile. The last words he heard before his jet was transformed…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted  August 14, 2015

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space. The U.S. Air Force and NASA have recognized him dozens of times for his excellence and contributions to human spaceflight. Ross earned an honorary doctorate from Purdue University and he even has an elementary…

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High Desert hanger stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  August 14, 2015

Being a lifelong resident of the Antelope Valley and growing up around the greats that pioneered advancement’s in aviation in the High Desert skies I look forward to giving you stories in each issue that may not make the rounds that much anymore in the current world of our local aviation history. Many of you…

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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted  August 14, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community. One of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program. Each year, community leaders are inducted as honorary commanders and paired with group and squadron commanders at…

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