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An RQ-4 Global Hawk completed a 32-hour flight test using an alternative fuel mixture, Nov. 23. The remotely-piloted aircraft is the last platform to be 
tested for certification to use Fischer-Tropsch Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene 
fuel.  (Air Force image by Jet Fabara)
Edwards wing tests Global Hawk with alternative fuel for first time
An RQ-4 Global Hawk completed a 32-hour flight test using an alternative fuel mixture, Nov. 23, 2010.The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force's Block 20 Global Hawk took off at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and became the first remotely piloted aircraft to fly using the Fischer-Tropsch Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene fuel and regular JP-8 jet
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Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John “Jack” L. Hudson Air Force announces new Air Force Museum director
The Air Force announced Dec. 2, 2010, the assignment of Senior Executive Service member and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John "Jack" L. Hudson as Director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, effective Dec. 16, 2010. He will replace Senior Executive Service member and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles
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The first E-3 Sentry, or Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft to receive the block 40/45 upgrade sits Nov. 18, 2010, outside the programmed depot maintenance hangar at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., awaiting pre-checks prior to PDM and the installation of the upgrade. (Courtesy photo)      Major AWACS upgrade begins
The next step in the largest block upgrade in the history of the E-3 Sentry, or Airborne Warning and Control System, aircraft occurred Nov. 18, 2010, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., when the first aircraft receiving the block 40/45 modification was inducted by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.New mission software will enhance tracking and
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AFMC Logo New video gives snapshot of complex AFMC mission
From researching groundbreaking technology to maintaining the Air Force fleet of aircraft, Air Force Materiel Command has the most diverse mission in the Air Force. And now, with the release of the official command video, anyone can learn more about that mission. View here.Clocking in at just under five minutes, it highlights AFMC's four core
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Air Force Wounded Warriors Senior Airman Tre Porfirio and Tech. Sgt. Israel Del Toro meet former President George W. Bush during the Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11, 2010, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (Photo courtesy of Terry Holt, Picture The Possibilities) Former commander in chief pays tribute to Wounded Warriors during visit
One minute.That is the duration in which some 1,500 people -- including eight Wounded Warriors along with families of military members killed in action in the past 10 years -- stood and cheered for former President George W. Bush when the president took the stage inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 11, 2010. It marked Mr. Bush's
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Former President George W. Bush speaks to an audience Nov. 11, 2010, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. President Bush visited the museum on Veterans Day to honor fallen heroes and members of the armed forces, and as part of a stop on his book tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Al Bright) President Bush salutes veterans during visit to Air Force Museum
"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks" -- James AllenThat was an ongoing theme expressed by former President George W. Bush as he praised veterans, active-duty personnel and their families during a speech at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 11, 2010.The 43rd president served as the keynote speaker for a special
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AFMC Logo Command approaching federal goal for small-business contracts
As the Air Force command focused on acquisition of weapon systems and related hardware, Air Force Materiel Command stands to make a noticeable contribution to a stepped-up effort by the federal government to increase awards of contracts to small businesses.In summer 2009, the Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration worked
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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Senior Airman Jacob Prine checks the fuel connection to a F-15 prior to a flight test of new environmentally-friendly fuel Oct.22. Aircrews from the 46th Test Wing and Air Force engineers evaluated flight parameters using a blend of standard JP-8 fuel and hydro-treated, renewable jet biofuel. This was the second test conducted at Eglin; an A-10 fuel test proved sucessful results in March.The Air Force is working toward an ambitious goal of changing half of the continental U.S. jet fuel requirement to alternative fuels by 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Andrew Caulk) Eglin completes second alternative fuel test
Eglin Air Force Base conducted its second aircraft performance evaluation using an environmentally-friendly biomass-derived fuel Oct. 22, 2010, this time with an F-15 Eagle.According to the U.S. Air Force Alternative Fuels Certification Office, the jet flew at a variety of flight conditions, achieved supersonic speeds, and landed with no issues
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Gen. Donald Hoffman Commentary: Debt to veterans can never fully be repaid
Despite the rhetoric and divisiveness we witnessed during this election year, there is one topic where Congress historically votes with one voice: supporting our military and our veterans. In early October, Congress approved the Veterans Benefits Act of 2010. This comprehensive bill encompasses a wide spectrum of benefits -- from the rights of
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Michael Gill and Dr. David M. Jerome Six AFMC civilians among 2010 Presidential Rank Award winners
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced Oct. 19, 2010, Air Force recipients of the prestigious Presidential Rank Awards for 2010, and the list includes six civilians currently assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. "Winners of this prestigious award are strong leaders, professionals and scientists who achieve results and consistently
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