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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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Space

NASA selects student teams for 2016 high-powered rocket launch challenge

Posted  October 7, 2015

NASA selected 55 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 13-17 near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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Defense

AF leaders testify before Congress on bomber structure

Posted  October 7, 2015

Military experts in Air Force long-range strike capabilities testified Sept. 29 before a House Armed Services subcommittee on the Air Force bomber force structure.

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News

News Briefs – October 7, 2015

Posted  October 7, 2015

Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his nation doesn’t want to host a Russian military air base, a statement highlighting a strain between the two neighbors and allies. Lukashenko said Oct. 6 that he knows nothing about plans to set up a Russian air base in Belarus…

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Headlines – October 7, 2015

Posted  October 7, 2015

News: Defense authorization bill advances, but is still far from done – The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill is one step closer to congressional approval. But it’s still far away from becoming law. http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/10/06/ndaa-senate-veto-looms/73455834/ Business: Kendall: Let’s talk about balance in supplier base – The Pentagon’s acquisition chief reiterated his concerns about consolidation among prime…

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Business

Raytheon awards 40 scholarships to FIRST® Robotics competitors from 18 states

Posted  September 30, 2015

Raytheon will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states. The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For…

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