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High Desert Hangar Stories: U-2s, Notre Dame and Rosamond Dry Lake

Many movies have been filmed up here in our High Desert home, but one that stands out and really takes the cake is one that only a trip into the Netflix catalog will satisfy your desire to see. A really unique film with a crazy story line that was pretty much the standard fare in the early 1960s “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!”

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First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

The use of 3D printing is not new to the Air Force. The service has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out of production due to manufacturing obsolescence.

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Boeing, United Airlines announce repeat orders for 737 MAX, 777

Boeing and United Airlines have announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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Armstrong Chief Scientist Albion Bowers retires

Albion Bowers will soon retire as NASA Chief Scientist but will continue with his true love, mentoring students, whenever possible. Earning a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, he began his career with NASA in the Graduate Student Research Program in 1982.

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Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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Antelope Valley Ninety-Nines host annual barbeque

Posted  April 20, 2018

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds No flying required: Mike Scheall and Carl Schnarrenberger of the Lancaster Rotary, grill 77 pounds of tri-tip to perfection in support of the Ninety-Nines flying organization and annual fly-in at Fox Field. Some come for the planes, everyone comes for the lunch. The Antelope Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines held…

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Embraer, Boeing approve terms of strategic aerospace partnership

Posted  December 17, 2018

Embraer and Boeing have approved to the terms of a strategic partnership that would position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The approved terms define the joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services operations of Embraer, in which Boeing will hold an 80 percent ownership stake and Embraer will hold the…

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News Briefs – June 12, 2017

Posted  June 12, 2017

<h3?Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas The Navy’s newest combat ship was put into active service following a commissioning ceremony June 10, named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was injured during a 2011 shooting. Giffords told a crowd at the ceremony in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Galveston that she was…

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Students get inspiration at Salute to Youth event

Posted  October 19, 2018

More than 2,500 students participated in the 27th annual Salute to Youth at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, where they had a chance to meet with industry leaders and learn what they can do to prepare themselves for future job opportunities.

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TRADOC to release active shooter mobile app that will educate, save lives

Posted  July 12, 2017

Soon, Soldiers and civilians will be mere taps away from contacting emergency teams in the event of an active shooter.

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