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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Brian Welden of Fenwick Technologies talks with other participants,including Paul Kim of MITRE (facing), during a two-day Technical Exchange Meeting held here Dec. 9 and 10.  The exchange allowed Electronic Systems Center officials and contractor participants to exchange information about and demonstrate six "Net-Centric Path-Finder" technologies.  (US Air Force Photo by Mark Herlihy)
ESC team looks at progress of net-centric path finders
Electronic Systems Center officials got a better look at a half dozen promising technologies during a two-day, collaborative event Dec. 9 and 10.During the sessions, 653rd Electronic Systems Wing Enterprise Integration Division members and representatives from companies sponsoring the technologies discussed and demonstrated the enhanced
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Tattoo's theme for 2010 will commemorate veterans from the Korean War, which began June 25, 1950 when North Korea opened fire on South Korea's Army positions south of the 38th parallel, the line which serves as the border between the two countries.  Pictured here is Brig. Gen. Courtney Whitney; Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief of U.N. Forces; and Maj. Gen. Edward M. Almond observing the shelling of Inchon from the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley, September 15, 1950. (U.S. Army historical photo)
AFMC Freedom's Call Tattoo 2010 scheduled for June 25
'Tis the season for most people to host or attend holiday parties; but, for officials, here, 'tis the season to be in the midst of planning for one of southwest Ohio's largest summer celebrations.The Air Force Materiel Command Freedom's Call Tattoo is Friday, June 25, 2010. Officials expect another record crowd - in excess of 75,000 people - to
0 12/17
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A new 22-vehicle parking lot at Robins incorporates two environmentally friendly concepts intended to reduce water runoff and protect waterways from the toxic drain-off that can come from standard parking lots. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp Environmental stewardship driving force behind new, unique parking lot
Parking lots don't have to be vast expanses of water-shedding, heat-reflecting pavement. A new 22-vehicle parking lot at Robins AFB, Ga., incorporates two environmentally friendly concepts intended to reduce water runoff and protect waterways from the drain-off that can come from standard parking lots. In the new lot, the parking spaces themselves
0 12/17
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Default Air Force Logo Ground-breaking rocket motor test at AEDC supports NASA, DoD and commercial missions
A high-visibility test on a second stage developmental rocket motor set a new record in the Arnold Engineering Development Center's J-6 large rocket motor testing facility Wednesday, Dec. 9.Joe Migliaccio, the Aerospace Testing Alliance engineer who conducted the test, said the team fired Alliant Techsystems, Inc.'s (ATK) CASTOR 30 rocket motor for
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A B-52 Stratofortress performs a captive carry flight of the X-51A Scram Jet Dec. 9. The flight was performed to test the B-52's airwortiness while carrying the X-51A. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Cassidy)
X-51A WaveRider gets first ride aboard B-52
In a flight test reminiscent of the early days of the historic X-15 program 50 years earlier, the X-51A Waverider was carried aloft for the first time over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 9 by an Air Force Flight Test Center B-52H Stratofortress.The "captive carry" test was a key milestone in preparation for the X-51 to light its
0 12/10
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TSgt. Jason Blurton, 642nd Combat Sustainment Group, attaches a duct to a 110-ton flightline diesel air conditioner that provides conditioned air for ground testing of aircraft. Courtesy photo Robins helps with vital flightline air conditioner fix
A Robins team is working to resolve a top equipment issue for warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. About a dozen people in the 642nd Combat Sustainment Group are involved with developing specifications for a redesign of flightline air conditioners that are critical to the operation of aircraft in high temperatures. Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer, Warner
0 12/07
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Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger was confirmed by the Senate and promoted immediately to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment to the position of Air Force Materiel Command vice commander. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Senate confirms new AFMC vice commander
The Senate on Friday Dec. 4 confirmed Maj. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment to the position of Air Force Materiel Command vice commander. General Wolfenbarger was previously the Director of Intelligence and Requirements at Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.As vice commander of AFMC, she will
0 12/04
2009
Air Force officials have launched a new social and informational needs Web site for Airmen, civilians, retirees  and their families. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Officials launch new Air Force community Web site
Air Force officials have launched a new Web site to meet social and informational needs of Airmen, civilians, retirees and their families.The entire Air Force family: all Airmen, married and single; spouses; children; Air Force civilians; and retirees are invited to log on to http://www.usafservices.com, the official community Web site of the Air
0 12/03
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John Steenbock currently serves as Air Force Materiel Command deputy director of manpower, personnel and services.  Air Force officials named Mr. Steenbock the new  AFMC director of manpower, personnel and services. 
Air Force names new AFMC manpower, personnel director
Air Force officials announced Thursday that Senior Executive Service member John Steenbock has been named Air Force Materiel Command director of manpower, personnel and services. Mr. Steenbock currently serves as AFMC deputy director of manpower, personnel and services.As director, Mr. Steenbock will serve as the senior official in the force
0 11/13
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Boston Bruins alumnus Tommy Songin takes a shot on goalie Justin Netemeyer during an Air Force Family Week street hockey event at the Hanscom Youth Center, Nov. 4, sponsored by the Boston Bruins and Operation Homefront. Bruins staff led Hanscom children through a number of street hockey drills focusing on the fundamentals of play. The Bruins donated all of the street hockey equipment they brought to the base to Hanscom’s Youth Center so children could continue to enjoy the game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Walter Santos) Hockey pros teach Hanscom youth

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