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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

There are many things we can be proud of here in the Antelope Valley, but one thing gets overlooked many times, and unknown to many new residents of our Valley is the role it played in training all those young boys that took to the skies in World War II.

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Aaron Henson Defense

Lightning II strikes Iwakuni, F-35B arrives

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017.

Photograph by Peter Merlin Space & Technology

SpaceX returns to flight with delivery of 10 satellites to orbit

SpaceX celebrated a successful return to flight of the company's Falcon 9 rocket following a four-month hiatus while investigators sought to determine the cause of an explosion that occurred during ground operations in Florida.

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Navigating the next generation

In 2016 alone, Walter Klein has navigated the DC-8 on missions as geographically and scientifically diverse as mapping polar ice in Antarctica from 1500 feet altitude, to studying pollution by flying the DC-8 in corkscrew patterns over an Asian mega-city and the California Central Valley.


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News Briefs – January 13, 2017

Posted  January 13, 2017

Libyan military chief visits Russian aircraft carrier A Libyan military chief has visited a Russian aircraft carrier off the coast of the troubled North African country. The Russian Defense Ministry says Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter visited the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier Jan. 11. The carrier and accompanying ships are coming home from a mission off Syria’s…

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Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Corinna Baltos
Defense

EUCOM commander: U.S. armored brigade’s deployment to Poland ‘significant’

Posted  January 13, 2017

The recent arrival in Poland of the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “marks a significant moment in European deterrence and defense," Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, said in a EUCOM news release.

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Business

Boeing, SpiceJet announce deal for up to 205 airplanes

Posted  January 13, 2017

Boeing and SpiceJet announced Jan. 13 a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet’s current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs which were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders &…

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Space & Technology

NASA research is key to future of air transportation

Posted  January 13, 2017

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won’t hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

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Defense

Air Force Association: ‘Members/Airmen for Life’

Posted  January 13, 2017

We are very excited about supporting the Air Force’s 70th Birthday celebration this year and we have a ton of initiatives that you will hear more about as we get off the ground. * Airmen for Life—During this year we will re-energize General Doolittle’s vision for AFA that we serve as THE organization for Airmen…

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