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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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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted  July 1, 2015

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Airmen assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit here constantly work maintaining HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan can be a success if and when it is needed. The 41st EHMU is part of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and is responsible…

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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted  July 1, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight here June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Kevin Hall, a member of the 514th Flight Test Squadron…

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5,000 days of war: Any time, anywhere, all the time

Posted  June 26, 2015

Hurlburt Field, Fla — It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home. On June 27, the 17th Special Tactics Squadron will mark 5,000 days of unremitting war. Their 5,000-day epoch began in October 2001, one month after the…

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111th MI Bde. NCO, Soldier, Platoon Sgt. of Quarter winners selected

Posted  June 26, 2015

Fort Huachuca, Arizona – The winners of the second quarter Soldier, Platoon Sergeant and Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade were selected last week. Spc. Courtney Williams, Bravo Company, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, was named the Soldier of the Quarter. Sgt. Jason Grider, Alpha Company, 309th MI Bn., was named…

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NASA Signs Agreement with Space Florida to Operate Historic Landing Facility

Posted  June 19, 2015

A new agreement marks another step in the transformation of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to a multi-user spaceport. NASA’s historic Shuttle Landing Facility, the site of one of the longest runways in the world, has a new operator. “Our journey to Mars goes straight through Florida, and this agreement helps amplify the many…

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