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Air Force Electronic Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds and Kyrgyzstani Transportation Minister Erkin Isakov sign an agreement Sept 21 that defines the scope of a critical foreign military sales effort in Kyrgyzstan.  The work will provide the foundation for a robust air traffic control system there.  (Courtesy Photo) Agreement green-lights ESC efforts in Kyrgyzstan
A delegation led by Electronic Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds reached agreement with Kyrgyzstani government officials last week on efforts that will benefit the mountainous Asian nation and U.S. operators who rely on the Manas Transit Center there."This agreement marks the formal beginning of what I expect to be a strong, cooperative
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Staff Sgt. Doug Kost, New Harmony ensemble member, leads a student during a workshop in Livingston, Guatemala. The United States Air Force Band of Flight’s deployed ensemble, New Harmony, reached the midpoint of its deployment to the Caribbean and Latin America in support of the Navy's Operation Continuing Promise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. R. Michael Mench)
Band of Flight ensemble reaches deployment midpoint in Guatemala
The United States Air Force Band of Flight's deployed ensemble, New Harmony, is about half-way through its deployed mission onboard the Navy's USS Iwo Jima.The group departed in July as part of a United States Southern Command humanitarian mission in support of the Navy's Operation Continuing Promise. "Guatemala has been another fantastic country
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Air Force graphic Don't let voting requirements keep you from casting a ballot
With the November elections approaching, voting resources ranging from Defense Department websites to installation level assistance officers are available for military members and their families."Voting is a constitutional right and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act covers all active-duty members of the uniformed services and
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Air Force Museum Foundation employee Ann Uhlenhake (right) working in the gift shop at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Uhlenhake, who is also a retired Air Force nurse, helped administer CPR to save the life of a recent museum visitor.  (U.S. Air Force Photo)  Quick action, training save life of museum visitor
He must have been "at the right place at the right time." That familiar expression definitely proved true for an Illinois man who was making a visit to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 19.Shortly after arriving, he collapsed at the entrance to the gift shop and did not have a pulse.As museum volunteers and staff summoned the
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Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds & Maj. Gen. Charles Davis Air Force announces AFMC senior leader changes
The Air Force announced Sept. 22, 2010, the President's nomination of Maj. Gen. Charles R. Davis, the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons, for promotion to the grade of lieutenant general, and assignment to replace Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds as commander of the Electronic Systems Center.The Air Force has not yet announced a replacement for
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NEW CASTLE, N.H. – Maj. Gen. James Poss, Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, addresses the 2010 Net-centric Operations Conference attendees Sept. 20.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Net-centricity transcends the network, speakers say
Several high-level Air Force, joint service and industry speakers discussed the powers and perils of operating in a net-centric environment at this year's Net-Centric Operations Conference at the Wentworth Hotel and Conference Center here Sept. 20, 2010.Sponsored by the Patriots Roost Chapter of the Association of Old Crows, the conference brought
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Thousands of runners start the half-marathon during the Air Force Marathon Sept. 18, 2010 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  A record breaking12,000 runners registered for the events held on Sept. 17-18.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Michelle Gigante) Air Force Marathon sets attendance record
A record field of 12,000 runners registered for 2010 Air Force Marathon events Sept. 17-18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This year's race participation shattered the previous 2009 marathon record of 9,969 runners, and by Sept. 14 had completely sold out at the pre-determined race cap of 12,000 runners.Participants included those running
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Tinker machinist Debbie Medina shows Gen. Donald Hoffman, commander of Air
Force Materiel Command, a nick she discovered in an F100 third-stage disk
during a visual inspection. The AFMC commander came to Tinker Sept. 9 and 10
to visit shops across base. Ms. Medina is with the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron and works in Bldg. 3001. (U.S. Air Force photo/Margo
AFMC commander visits Tinker's air logistics center

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Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, gives a high five to one of the full marathon runners crossing the finish line.  (US Air Force photo by Al Bright) Chief of Staff to participate in Air Force Marathon 10K
The Air Force Chief of Staff is putting himself on the starting line during Air Force Marathon events here, joining thousands of others ready to show their dedication to physical fitness.Gen. Norton Schwartz plans to return to the Air Force Marathon for the second year in a row, this time running the 10K race with his wife Suzie during the 14th
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An Edwards' based C-17 Globemaster III takes off Aug. 27 to conduct a flight test to see how it performs with different combinations of biofuels.  The aircraft was powered by 50-percent JP-8, 25-percent hydro-treated renewable jet fuel and 25-percent of a Fischer–Tropsch fuel.  The 418th Flight Test Squadron conducted flight tests during the week using different combinations of regular JP-8 and the HRJ.  (Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) C-17 conducts flight tests with biofuel
The Air Force's ongoing alternative fuels certification efforts reached a new milestone Aug. 27, 2010, when a C-17 Globemaster III from here flew on all engines using jet fuel blended with a combination of traditional petroleum-based fuel, or JP-8, biofuel derived in part from animal fat, and synthetic fuel derived from coal.The 418th Flight Test
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