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C-17 treads into new territory

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground. 656 more words

Military Aviation

NASA, Edwards AFB say goodbye to historic Space Shuttle landmark

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A structure synonymous with NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center for the past 38 years, the grey-colored space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at Edwards Air Force Base is being dismantled and demolished as a part of the final chapter in the U.S. 648 more words

Space Exploration

Tommy Hammond joined the Air Force in 1950 after his girlfriend jilted him

Because his high school sweetheart jilted him Tommy Hammond of Shell Creek mobile home park, south of Punta Gorda, Fla. decided to join the Seabees. He was 17, the date was 1950– the year the Korean War started. 1,353 more words

Korean War