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Greatest sacrifice: B-24 Liberator pilot identified, repatriated after 73 years

As his B-24 Liberator started a spiraling descent after encountering hostile anti-aircraft fire over Bulgaria, 1st Lt. John Crouchley knew what he had to do. Holding tightly onto the controls and desperately fighting with two badly damaged engines, he made sure his nine-strong crew were able to parachute to safety and escape with their lives before the aircraft hit the ground.

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European-built service module arrives in U.S. for first Orion moon mission

The powerhouse that will help NASA’s Orion spacecraft venture beyond the Moon is stateside. The European-built service module that will propel, power and cool during Orion flight to the Moon on Exploration Mission-1 arrived from Germany at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 6 to begin final outfitting, integration and testing with the crew module and other Orion elements.

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China unveils stealth combat drone in development

A Chinese state-owned company says it is developing a stealth combat drone in the latest sign of the country's growing aerospace prowess. The CH-7 unmanned aerial vehicle also underscores China's growing competitiveness in the expanding global market for drones. China has won sales in the Middle East and elsewhere by offering drones at lower prices and without the political conditions attached by the U.S.

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Civ-Mil support group lauded for loyalty

Military bases in the Antelope Valley have tighter ties with the surrounding communities than their counterparts throughout California, or even across the nation, according to David “Jester” Smith, master of ceremonies at the Installation of Officers and Directors ceremonial dinner Nov. 2 night for the Civilian-Military Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Northrop Grumman set to launch Pegasus XL rocket carrying ICON satellite for NASA

Northrop Grumman announced it is prepared to launch the company’s air-launched Pegasus® XL rocket aboard its Stargazer L-1011 airplane from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Nov. 7, at approximately 3:05 a.m., EST.

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NASA looking to tiny technology for big payoffs

Posted  November 7, 2018

NASA is advancing technology that could use large amounts of nanoscale materials to launch lighter rockets and spacecraft than ever before. The Super-lightweight Aerospace Composites project seeks to scale up the manufacturing and use of high-strength carbon nanotube composite materials.

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Air Force veteran Timothy Hynes

Posted  November 7, 2018

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds U.S. Air Force veteran Timothy Hynes stands with Honesty Girl, who collects money 24/7, rain or shine, at The Ranch — a self-help wood service that started 20 years ago when Hynes asked his Boeing coworkers if they would like to go in on a semi-truck load of wood. Always…

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The following attractions have Veterans Day specials

Posted  November 7, 2018

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Free Admission Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with valid service ID for veterans and military personnel. Battleship Iowa, San Pedro Admission to the Veterans Day festival is free and all are welcome. Free self-guided tour admission will also be available Nov. 10-12 for veterans, as well as…

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Restaurants, businesses offer free food, beverages to active duty military, retirees, veterans

Posted  November 7, 2018

Many restaurants have special offers, from free food or meals to special discounts. Not all locations participate in specials, so check your local restaurants first. Chili’s Visit a participating Chili’s Nov. 11 to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty. You’ll need to show proof of…

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Headlines – November 5, 2018

Posted  November 5, 2018

News Here’s military units headed to the border – The following military units are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet President Donald Trump’s directive to deploy active duty forces through Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico. DOD now reports more than 7,000 troops will be tasked to support the Department of Homeland Security.  …

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