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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Time to take a break from the serious for an issue and I thought this little story of my Air Force journey may get you to chuckle a bit. This story does come with a warning and no matter what, please don’t try this at home!

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NASA pays tribute to three tragedies and lessons noted

NASA centers across the country paid tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia Jan. 26 during a Day of Remembrance, and a special talk at NASA Armstrong Feb. 9 by Assistant Director for Strategic Implementation, Steven Schmidt.

DOD-F35 Defense

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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Emerging Technologies CTF conducts its first test

The newly-formed Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force completed its first test high above Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017.

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Subscale glider could assist in weather studies, prediction

More accurate, immediate and economical information on severe weather phenomenon like hurricanes could one day be available thanks to the Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde (WHAATRR) Glider.


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Veterans

Navy completes review of initial survey date from WWII cruiser wreck site

Posted  February 15, 2017

The Naval History and Heritage Command has completed a review of initial data acquired from a multi-beam sonar survey of the wreck of World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Navy officials announced Feb. 13.

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Defense

QF-16 takes flight at Holloman

Posted  February 15, 2017

A QF-16 drone sits on the flightline before its first flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 10, 2017. Lt. Col. Ronald King, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, Det. 1 commander, piloted the drone during the first flight since the 82nd ATRS, Det. 1 transitioned from QF-4 Phantoms to QF-16s. The QF-16 serves as…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Feb. 14

Posted  February 15, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen at Beale Air Force Base, California, assist evacuees displaced by Oroville Dam spillage and security forces advisors train Afghan airmen.

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News

Headlines – February 13, 2017

Posted  February 13, 2017

News Turmoil at the National Security Council, from top down – These are chaotic and anxious days inside the National Security Council, the traditional center of management for a president’s dealings with an uncertain world.   Before there’s another surge in Afghanistan, Mattis and his general need to meet – Any plans to send additional…

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News

News Briefs – February 13, 2017

Posted  February 13, 2017

North Korean missile launch is Trump’s latest test President Donald Trump is already embroiled in a legal battle over his immigration order. Now he faces a new provocation in the first weeks of his presidency. After a stormy start on the diplomacy front, Trump was trying a more traditional approach this weekend of closely cultivating…

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