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By Christopher Cadelago | May 31, 2009
Kimberly Anyadike always wanted to fly. As a child, she would spread her arms, take a bounce off the bed and try to catch air. This month, after three years of training, the 15-year-old will try to set a world record by becoming the youngest black female to pilot an airplane across the country. The Inglewood resident and student of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, which provides scholarships and after-school programs to aspiring aviators and at-risk youth in exchange for community service hours, will be joined in the cockpit by Tuskegee Airman Levi Thornhill.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 13, 2013
Hundreds of Burbank residents flocked to the McCambridge Park War Memorial on Monday to honor U.S. military veterans for generations of service to the nation. Sponsored by the city and the Burbank Veterans Committee, the event began with a flyover by the Condor Squadron. PHOTOS: Burbank Veterans Day ceremony “Let us not forget those who died in service to our country, those veterans that are hospitalized and cannot be with us, all those veterans that are homeless, and the veterans that are still dealing with the stress of the wartime experience,” said Mickey DePalo, chair of the Burbank Veterans Committee, in his opening remarks.
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October 13, 2001
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking, all-black, World War II aviation fighting unit, will be at the eighth annual Burbank Militaria and Aviation Show on Saturday. Representing the unit will be Warrant Officer Ted Davidson, Lt. Roger Terry, Sgt. Edward Brantley, Sgt. Robert Taylor and Lt. Sam Hughes, who will be selling posters of the airmen and their planes, videotapes of interviews with the airmen and original photographs of the 99th Squadron.
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By Bryan Mahoney | November 6, 2013
The blue banners that line Burbank's streets contain few words, but say volumes about the city's military history. In stark white letters they thank active-duty military personnel, a simple message for those who serve. Take the one honoring Michelle "Mitzi" (Koch) Hawk, a 1988 Burroughs High graduate. On Monday, it will go home with its rightful owner, and its heartfelt "Thank you" barely can begin to tell the story of a life spent in defense of her country. Hawk entered the Air Force on her 19th birthday.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 13, 2013
Hundreds of Burbank residents flocked to the McCambridge Park War Memorial on Monday to honor U.S. military veterans for generations of service to the nation. Sponsored by the city and the Burbank Veterans Committee, the event began with a flyover by the Condor Squadron. PHOTOS: Burbank Veterans Day ceremony “Let us not forget those who died in service to our country, those veterans that are hospitalized and cannot be with us, all those veterans that are homeless, and the veterans that are still dealing with the stress of the wartime experience,” said Mickey DePalo, chair of the Burbank Veterans Committee, in his opening remarks.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 31, 2009
Kimberly Anyadike always wanted to fly. As a child, she would spread her arms, take a bounce off the bed and try to catch air. This month, after three years of training, the 15-year-old will try to set a world record by becoming the youngest black female to pilot an airplane across the country. The Inglewood resident and student of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, which provides scholarships and after-school programs to aspiring aviators and at-risk youth in exchange for community service hours, will be joined in the cockpit by Tuskegee Airman Levi Thornhill.
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October 13, 2001
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking, all-black, World War II aviation fighting unit, will be at the eighth annual Burbank Militaria and Aviation Show on Saturday. Representing the unit will be Warrant Officer Ted Davidson, Lt. Roger Terry, Sgt. Edward Brantley, Sgt. Robert Taylor and Lt. Sam Hughes, who will be selling posters of the airmen and their planes, videotapes of interviews with the airmen and original photographs of the 99th Squadron.
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