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A service flag and mother are powerful symbols in this World War II poster. Gasoline and rubber for tires were urgently needed to win the war and give her boy “a chance to get home.” Office of Defense Transportation, 1944. Families have always been essential to the U.S. Air Force
Although the U.S. Air Force is the nation's youngest service, its proud history not only shows the essential contributions of officers or enlisted troops, active duty members or reservists, but also a history of family commitment. "This importance of family is no more evident than when taking a stroll through the galleries of the National Museum of
0 11/06
2009
The Air Armament Center was recently awarded the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for its ability to provide war-winning capabilities to Combat Air Forces to meet national security objectives.  The Air Force Organizational Excellence award recognizes the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force organizations or activities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Anthony Jennings) AAC awarded for excellence
The Air Armament Center was recently awarded the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for its ability to provide war-winning capabilities to Combat Air Forces to meet national security objectives. The Air Force Organizational Excellence award recognizes the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force organizations or activities.  
0 11/05
2009
Horace Larry, deputy director of Air Force Services, congratulates Virginia Dosedel, recipient of the Spirit of Hope Award, as Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Linda Hope, daughter of Bob Hope, look on, Oct. 27, 2009, during a Pentagon ceremony. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Michael Pausic) Air Force Materiel Command civilian receives Spirit of Hope Award
Air Force leaders presented a civilian employee with a Spirit of Hope Award Oct. 27 for enhancing the quality of life of injured service members and their families. The award is named in honor of Bob Hope, the first honorary veteran of the U.S. Army for his 50-plus years of entertaining troops, both in peacetime and in combat zones. Each year, the
0 11/03
2009
James Terpenning, an Aeronautical Systems Center information technology specialist, waves to thousands of volunteers and onlookers after seeing his new home unveiled as part of the television show ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ on Aug. 6. The episode featuring the Terpenning family will air Nov. 8 on ABC at 8 p.m./7 p.m. central. (Air Force photo by Ron Fry) Air Force family's 'Extreme Makeover' to air on Nov. 8
During this Year of the Air Force Family, one ultimate act of Airmen helping their own will get national attention Nov. 8 when ABC-TV's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' features a civilian Airman and his new custom-built house. "We are having lots of fun in the new house and life has been so much better," said James Terpenning, an Aeronautical
0 11/03
2009
L-R Rusty Drummond and Jason Crawford work at the self contained navigation system console. The system is used on many C-130s. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp Engineers perfect software for Special Ops aircraft
A C-130 gunship can lay down fearsome firepower in close support of ground operations, firing sensor-targeted ammo from 105mm and 40mm cannons while circling thousands of feet above combat area's. The gunship crews, however, saw a way to improve their capability through dual targeting. Previously, the crews had only been able to target one gun at a
0 10/30
2009
From left, Joe Syler, Aerospace Testing Alliance outside machinist, inspects the Ares I first stage booster model in the center’s von Karman Facility’s Tunnel B while Jonathan Kodman, ATA test engineer on the project, looks on. (Photo by David Housch) AEDC engineers play critical role in NASA Ares I-X first flight
Workers at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) here contributed to the successful unmanned, flight test of the NASA Ares 1-X flight vehicle today, which was launched for the first time. The Ares will replace the shuttle and is slated for completion in 2017. AEDC testing to date includes transonic (below the speed of
0 10/28
2009
Runway approach lights, along with a digital airport surveillance radar system, various navigational aids and other equipment, were part of the suite of equipment officially turned over to the Iraqi air force in a ceremony Oct. 26 at Kirkuk Air Base.  The Electronic Systems Center, headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Mass., provided the equipment via foreign military sales procedures.  (Courtesy photo) Kirkuk ceremony marks transfer of navigational aids to Iraqi air force
A ceremony held at Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq Oct. 26 demonstrated the emerging independence of the Iraqi Air Force. The ceremony marked the official turnover of a suite of navigational aids provided by the Electronic Systems Center, headquartered here, through a first-of-its-kind foreign military sales effort, said Khalid Musameh, 853d Electronic
0 10/28
2009
Electronic Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds addresses a luncheon gathering Oct. 19 during MILCOM 2009 at the World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel in Boston.  General Bowlds listed several key communication challenges and offered up ideas for meeting them.  (USAF Photo by Rick Berry) General Bowlds discusses innovative comm ideas, calls for more
Rapid technology evolution, asymmetric threats, constrained defense budgets and a host of other dynamics pose vexing communication challenges, Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds told more than 1,200 conference attendees at a luncheon here Oct. 19. But "ideas for meeting those challenges abound," the Air Force Electronic Systems Center commander told the audience
0 10/20
2009
The Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft makes its first test flight June 2 from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. The ACCA is a modified Dornier 328J aircraft. The fuselage aft of the crew station and the vertical tail were removed and replaced with completely new structural designs made of advanced composite materials fabricated using out-of-autoclave curing. It was developed by Air Force Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin officials. (Courtesy photo) 
Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft gets X-plane designation
Air Force officials have approved X-55A as the new designation for the Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft. The X-55A is a technology demonstrator for the design and manufacture of future aircraft using advanced composite materials. The X-55A is a modified Dornier 328J aircraft with the fuselage aft of the crew station and the vertical tail removed
0 10/19
2009
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, visited Eglin Oct. 15 and addressed a crowd of military, family and civic leaders in Hangar 103. She personally spoke earlier with Team Eglin service members and their spouses on their experiences serving the military. The First Lady's focus was on the Air Force's Year of the Military Family and on the contributions the military gives and receives from the local community. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Amn Anthony Jennings) First Lady visits Eglin, speaks on AF family
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Air Force's largest U.S. base Oct. 15 to meet with local leadership and talk to Eglin's Airmen about the importance of family. Her focus was to acknowledge the new initiative of 'Year of the Air Force Family,' a year-long project to celebrate all Airmen and the families supporting them. The initiative will have
0 10/16
2009
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