Robert L. Stephens
American test pilot
Robert L. Stephens
Robert L. "Silver Fox" Stephens was an American United States Air Force test pilot who set several speed and altitude records while testing the Lockheed YF-12 and SR-71.
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West Bloomfield police chief: Officer did not do his job well - Royal Oak Daily Tribune
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The published police investigation indicates the officer, Robert Stephens, in a fully marked car was positioned at Green Lake and Richardson roads because there was a report of two men breaking and entering at a location nearby
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House price figures reveal mixed bag - ABC Local
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Mildura-based real estate agent Robert Stephens says it is good to see the market pick up slightly, when other areas are seeing a drop in value. "Mildura has got a good name for investors all over the country, we do get a lot of people buying from
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GBTA concludes with 'Mavericks of Business' panel and keynote speaker Sean Penn - Breaking Travel News
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Finally, Robert Stephens, founder of the GeekSquad, stated his goal is to the help ordinary people do extraordinary things with technology because technology is just the tool to allow people to do great things. Stephens shared his view on customer
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Officer disciplined for dropping DUI investigation - Houston Chronicle
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Officer Robert Stephens gave the couple a ride home and has been suspended for five days, records show. "It is an internal matter, but the officer did not follow proper rules and procedure — he did not do his job — and he has been disciplined,"
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Property transfers for Aug. 29, 2011 - Lynchburg News and Advance
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654, Stonewall District, $44000 » Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Robert Stephens. 545 Lee Grant Ave., $81250 » Ann Ratcliffe and Justin Looney to Robert Dale and Pricilla M.West. Parcel, $22000 » Thomas Builders of Virginia Inc. to
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Suspected hardware store burglar caught with dog's help - Buffalo News
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Officers Corey Brown and Robert Stephens, and Stephens' K-9 Judge, were searching the area when Judge detected something in a wooded area behind the business, police said. The officers located Christopher C. Sturniolo in the woods and caught him after
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CARTWRIGHT, Wanda Sue Stephens - Arizona Daily Star
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Wanda was born on July 31, 1937 to William Robert Stephens and Minnie Buck Norris in Brownfield, TX. Wanda was loved by her five children, 19 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. Surviving children and spouses are Ramona Sue and Gene Keldsen,
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Miss Connick and Mr. Williams exchange vows in New Orleans - Columbia Star
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Father Richard Charles Hermes, SJ of Tampa, Florida, and Deacon Joseph Robert Stephens, uncle of the bridegroom, of Birmingham, Alabama, performed the 6:30 pm Nuptial Mass. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul David Connick Jr. of New Orleans,
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Elkin's Millsaps wins 5K race in Valdese - Yadkin Valley Sports
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Back row: Robert Stephens, Aaron Combs, Zach Millsaps, Cuauhtli Lozada and Josh Johnson. Zach Millsaps, a rising senior at Elkin High School, won the race in 16:26 — one of the fastest times in the history of the 5K event and the quickest time in the
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New moves by British parliament to shield the Murdochs - World Socialist Web Site
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On Friday, members of Parliament's Commons Culture Select Committee voted against recalling News Corporation Chairman James Murdoch to give more evidence on phone hacking and police corruption. Labour MP Tom Watson had called on
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Seeing Duke In 3-D - Duke University
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Chris Sardinas, left, and Robert Stephens, photographers with concept3D, check a map before setting out on a six-day project to take photos of 325 campus buildings. Their photos will be used to help create a three-dimensional model of campus
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Henry IV Parts One and Two – review - The Guardian
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In his blend of seductiveness and selfishness, Barrit is the best Falstaff since Robert Stephens. But the complexity of the Hal-Falstaff relationship is enhanced by Tom Mison's admirable Prince. In the great, role-playing tavern scene where Hal assumes
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Joe Bill 'Joe B' Clagg - Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
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Also surviving are a daughter, Angie Clagg of Toledo; four stepchildren, David (Kelly) Stephens, Robert Stephens and Jody Vitt, all of Fostoria, and Candy Stephens of Clyde; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his
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Conn. court upholds ban on 'stimulating' materials - Meriden Record-Journal
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The decision comes in the case of Robert Stephens of Rocky Hill, who was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2006 and sentenced to five years of probation. Authorities say they later caught Stephens with nude photos of his ex-girlfriend in
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Adirondack Community College 2011 graduation list - Glens Falls Post-Star
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Chestertown - Lacey Ferguson, Loretta Smith and Robert Stephens. Clifton Park - Caitlin Arcate, Emily McManus and Andrew Olsavicky. Corinth - John Coltrain, Chelsea-Olivia Halliday, Courtney Harding, Samantha LaBarge, Shawn Lescault, Richard Lucia,
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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales, Executives from Best Buy to Keynote ExactTarget ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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Barry Judge, global chief marketing officer of Best Buy, and Robert Stephens, Best Buy's chief technology officer, will also keynote the event to highlight how corporate marketing and technology teams can collaborate to deliver cross-channel
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Entrepreneurship and Making 'Adult' Financial Decisions - Forbes (blog)
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Sandra Yancey, CEO of eWomen Network, provides the incredible opportunity to learn from a long list of business rock stars: Michael Gerber, Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Robert Stephens (Geek Squad), Lisa Nichols, Zig Ziglar and the list goes on
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 62
    Stephens died in 1984 and was buried in Gilmer City Cemetery.
    More Details Hide Details He is survived by his widow, Joy, and three daughters.
  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 44
    On June 18, 1966, a parade was held in Gilmer, Texas to celebrate "Bobby Stephens Day".
    More Details Hide Details On October 20, 2000 in Gilmer, Texas the Gilmer Airfield officially changed its name to "Fox Stephens Field", in honor of Colonel Stephens. Stephens was a member of the International Order of Characters and was a Fellow and past president of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
  • 1965
    Age 43
    Stephens was awarded the following medals for his military service: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. He was also honored with the 1965 Thompson Trophy, 1965 Mackay Trophy, Flying Tiger Trophy, Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Gold Medal, Henri De La Vauix Medal, Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, and the city of Lancaster Aerospace Walk of Honor.
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    On 1 May 1965, at Edwards Air Force Base, pilot Stephens and fire control officer Daniel Andre, established four world speed and altitude records in the YF-12A.
    More Details Hide Details They averaged 2,070 miles per hour over a 17-kilometer straight away course, then held 80,257 feet to establish a world record for sustained horizontal flight. These records stood until 1977 when they were surpassed by an SR-71. After retiring from the military, Stephens was the U.S. representative for the German jet engine firm, MTU.
  • 1963
    Age 41
    From 1963 to 1968, he served as test director of the YF-12 and SR-71 test force.
    More Details Hide Details He was the first military pilot to fly the YF-12A interceptor and the SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft. Stephens flew nearly all jet fighter aircraft of the 1940s and 1950s era from the F-80 Shooting Star to the F-106 Delta Dart. He flight tested the YF-100A, YF-102, XF-104, X-5, X-1B, Navy F2H3, F4D, the F-94 series, F-86, F-89D, F-89H, and YF-101. He served as test director for the F-104 program and performed the first wingtip fuel tank jettison test. On this flight, the fuel tanks slammed into the fuselage of the F-104 instead of falling free. Stephens made an emergency landing and saved the aircraft. Working with Lockheed engineers and other aviation consultants, he helped solve this and other problems with the F-104.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 30
    In 1952, Stephens arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, California to serve as Chief of Fighter Operations.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 27
    Stephens rose to the top of his profession as a test pilot for some of the most exotic aircraft in the USAF inventory. In 1949, he graduated from the Air Materiel Command Experimental Test Pilot School at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with Class 49D. He was called the "Silver Fox" due to his prematurely gray hair which he kept in a neatly trimmed crew cut.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 17
    Robert L. Stephens was born and raised in Gilmer, Texas graduating from Gilmer High School in 1939 and from Texas A&M University in 1943 with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering.
    More Details Hide Details The son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Stephens, he entered the Army Air Corps shortly after the start of World War II and flew P-47s in combat during the conflict. After the war, he earned a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Princeton University.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on December 1, 1921.
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