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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.

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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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Defense

Navy christens future USS Tulsa

Posted  February 13, 2017

The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was christened Feb. 11, in Mobile, Ala. Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran delivered the keynote address before a crowd of several hundred. Moran told the audience Tulsa will be a workhorse of the fleet, able to reach over 1,000 ports around the 50,000 islands in…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 10

Posted  February 13, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35A Lightning II makes its Red Flag debut, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shares his goals for space, and the Air Force is committed to fostering civilian development.

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Headlines – February 10, 2017

Posted  February 10, 2017

News More than half of all Marine aircraft unflyable in December – More than half of all Marine Corps fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft were unable to fly at the end of 2016, officials said Feb. 8.   Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower – The United States military is looking to rent space…

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News Briefs – February 10, 2017

Posted  February 10, 2017

Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower The United States military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in New York City. A Pentagon spokesman said Feb. 8 that the Department of Defense was looking for the space “in order to meet…

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

Posted  February 10, 2017

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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