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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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AV Wall display to honor local veterans

Posted  November 7, 2018

The City of Palmdale and Point Man Antelope Valley will host the Antelope Valley’s Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall from 5 p.m., Nov. 8 until 8 a.m., Nov. 13 at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., under the theme of “Welcome Home Antelope Valley Vietnam Veterans.”

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Veterans Day: A time to honor those who have served

Posted  November 7, 2018

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month one hundred years ago … the guns fell silent across Europe and what had been called the Great War, or the War to end all Wars was over. What later became known as World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles…

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Navy, NASA complete underway recovery test 7

Posted  November 7, 2018

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s mock Orion capsule, Nov. 5, 2018. The Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7) is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is capable of carrying humans into deep space….

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U.S. Air Force announces Hack the Air Force 3.0

Posted  November 7, 2018

Hack the Air Force 3.0, which stems from the Department of Defense’s “Hack the Pentagon,” allows computer experts to uncover vulnerabilities in Air Force websites, ultimately strengthening the service’s cyber posture. This year’s four-week-long program ends Nov. 22, and will focus on DOD applications that were recently migrated to an Air Force-owned cloud environment.

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Sikorsky wins $717 million award to sustain Super Stallion, Sea Dragon aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy

Posted  November 7, 2018

Marine Corps photograph Sikorsky’s Performance Based Logistics contract will provide enhanced logistics support for C/MH-53E helicopters. The contract will provide the vital and affordable support to the entire fleet – expanding a reliable base of long-term sustainment as the aircraft continue to fully operate until the introduction of the replacement aircraft, the Sikorsky CH-53K King…

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