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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

Space Systems Loral, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Victor J. Caputo Defense

Airmen practice rescuing downed pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs make low passes over mountaintops, providing cover fire for two HH-60 Pave Hawks carrying Air Force rescue teams as they all coordinate to find downed pilots behind enemy lines.

Air Force photograph by A1C Kevin Tannenbaum Defense

First-ever Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Defense

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

https://www.facebook.com/USairforce/videos/10154956439134989/ The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016. During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from…


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Space Camp: Once in a lifetime experience

Posted  August 21, 2015

PALMDALE, Calif.—“Amazing,” “inspiring” and “motivating” were a few of the words Space Camp graduates Lauren Baker and Ethan Calderone used to describe their experience recent experience at Space Camp. Ethan Calderone, a Palmdale Aerospace Academy 8th grade student, saw Space Camp as a great opportunity. “I find aerospace and astroscience extremely interesting and fun; and…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings
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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

Posted  August 28, 2015

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies. General Motors became the first American corporation to make…

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Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’

Posted  August 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis September 3, 2015

Posted  September 3, 2015

Mach 1: the story has been told thousands of times of Chuck Yeager and that special day over Muroc, when the first sonic booms rattled windows. But sitting in church this morning, I looked over to a lady and her son who have a different take on that historical achievement. Dorothy Roth’s husband and John’s…

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Lockheed Martin celebration 60 years of U-2

Posted  September 4, 2015

Lockheed Martin is celebrating 60 years of the U-2 program with festivities planned throughout the company. “It’s not a 60-year old aircraft, it is a 60-year old program that is still going strong,” said Melani Austin, U-2 program director at Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif., during a recent press tour. “We have people that have started…

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