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High Desert Hangar Stories: John Wayne’s contributions to the war effort

This Veterans Day, I was thinking of all those who never served, but embodied that same wartime spirit of the American fighting man. I don’t think anybody would doubt that John Wayne was an advocate for the military in this country, but a few kind of took exception to The Duke’s non-military service in World War II. I would like to say a few things to help give context to the role Wayne played during World War II.

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AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

Air Force photograph by Richard Eldridge NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley speaks with a NASA engineer just before getting into the Air Force Research Laboratory’s centrifuge. Ten astronauts participated in the testing Nov. 1 and 2 – one with Boeing and nine with NASA. It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, hosts astronauts testing…

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Northrop Grumman set to launch cargo delivery mission to ISS

Northrop Grumman is set to launch the company’s AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.

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Palmdale marks Veterans Day with Mobile Wall

Friends, elected officials, community folks and veterans were on hand Nov. 11 at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, Calif., to view the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and to thank all veterans for their service and for the sacrifices they made for their country.

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AV street renamed for American hero

Every once and awhile, you find yourself part of an event that transcends the normal in such a significant manner, that you know it will stay with you for many years.


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High Desert hanger stories with Bob Alvis

Posted  August 14, 2015

Being a lifelong resident of the Antelope Valley and growing up around the greats that pioneered advancement’s in aviation in the High Desert skies I look forward to giving you stories in each issue that may not make the rounds that much anymore in the current world of our local aviation history. Many of you…

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Schaefer stresses perseverance, passion to local middle schoolers

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, addresses eighth-graders at a promotion ceremony for Fulton and Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering students in Lancaster, Calif., June 5, 2017. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., had the unique honor of…

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Spaceport America, EXOS announce five-year launch partnership

Posted  April 6, 2016

Spaceport America in New Mexico and EXOS Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of suborbital reusable space launch vehicles based in Caddo Mills, Texas, recently announced a five-year launch partnership for their Suborbital Active Rocket with GuidancE (SARGE) vehicle. EXOS has taken the experience gained from more than a decade of practical lessons…

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Arlington National Cemetery seeks changes to burial eligibility criteria to ensure future space

Posted  March 19, 2018

Army photograph by Elizabeth Fraser The U.S. Army Honor Guard firing party fires three folleys during the funeral of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 22, 2018. Golin, an 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) died Jan. 1,…

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NASA’s newest astronaut recruits to conduct research for Earth, deep space missions

Posted  June 9, 2017

After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000.

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