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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Navy Capt. Mike Saunders, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, tries on the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter helmet after getting measured for the new flight suit. The new pilot equipment includes everything from underwear to cold weather outer gear to anti-G garments. The measurement brought Eglin one step closer to being able to commence training, said Marine Col. Arthur Tomassetti, 33rd Fighter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Anthony Jennings) 33 FW 'measures' up with milestone, moves closer to F-35 training
The 33rd Fighter Wing marked another milestone as pilots received measurements for the first F-35 pilot equipment here Feb. 25."The wing continues to work towards establishing the first DoD training center for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter," said Marine Col. Arthur Tomassetti, 33 FW commander. "While measuring an individual for flight equipment
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Gen. Donald Hoffman, AFMC commander, passed the AFRL colors to Maj. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski during a change of command ceremony  Feb. 12 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Al Bright) General Pawlikowski assumes command of Air Force Research Laboratory
Maj. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski became the new commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at a Feb. 12 change-of-command ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. She replaced Maj. Gen. Curtis Bedke, the AFRL commander for more than two years. General Bedke also received the Legion of Merit upon his retirement after more than
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Gen. Donald Hoffman, Commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer Commander Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Air Force Material Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., speak with Staff Sgt. Allan Lee about the role of vehicle maintenance at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 7, 2010. General Hoffman and General Peyer visited the Transit Center as part of a trip through the U.S. Central Command?s area of responsibility to acquire feedback directly from the warfighter about the test and sustainment support AFMC is contributing to the fight.  Sergeant Lee works in the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management section. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson/released) AFMC commander, senior leaders tour AOR

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Staff Sgt. Karl Muench Jr., of the 7th Component Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB,Texas, performs frequency adjustments to a B-1 Band 4-8 receiver mounted on a Radar and Electronic Warfare test station.  The Band 4-8 Receiver recently underwent a B1-B Repair Network Integration proof of concept live test. The test demonstrated whether the repair network could re-optimize and balance capacities to meet a workload requirement of 15 serviceable assets within a 90- day period. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ MSgt Kenneth Bamberger)

Savings of time, money result from B1-B receiver live test
A collaboration of ideas and support from numerous organizations recently led to a positive Requisition Objective fill rate for the Band 4-8 receiver on the B-1B Lancer's electronic warfare system."The 4-8 receivers are one of three electronic line replacement units within the defense avionics system on the B-1 that renders the defensive system
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Maj. John Lynch, 88th Medical Group Critical Care Air Transport Team, prepares a 3-year-old earthquake victim for aeromedical evacuation from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Anastasia Wasem/Released) Air Force medics evacuating critically ill from Haiti
A three-person medical team from the Wright-Patterson Medical Center here has deployed to provide aeromedical evacuation support to assist victims of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.The Critical Care Air Transport, or CCAT team, is staging from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. with the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. From there, the team
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Robert Daniels of the 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron at Tinker AFB, Okla., drills holes for rivets while changing KC-135 spoiler ribs.  The Civilian Career Development Program for depot maintenance workers at Air Force Materiel Command’s Air Logistics Centers can be used as a mapping tool to broaden careers for those unable to utilize computers every day. (File photo/ Margo Wright) AFMC-born mapping tool aids in depot maintenance career advancement
A career development tool initiated by an Air Force Materiel Command member could be the driving force behind helping depot maintenance workers at AFMC's Air Logistics Centers excel in their careers."I always felt we were lacking in our ability to help individuals plan their careers, and so while assigned to the Maintenance Wing at Ogden Air
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Chief Master Sgt. Eric R. Jaren has learned that a successful career requires not only fulfilling your duties, but thinking outside the box as well. Chief Jaren was recently named AFMC's new command chief. AFMC's new command chief master sergeant is "all-in"
During 28 years as an Airman, Chief Master Sgt. Eric R. Jaren has learned that a successful career requires not only fulfilling your duties, but thinking outside the box as well. For those who do both, he said, opportunities arise. The latest opportunity for Chief Jaren came by way of Gen. Donald Hoffman, who was searching for a Command Chief
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Firefighters (l to r) Tyson Dean, Edward Thomas and Scott Benjamin, members of Ohio Task Force One, move through the processing line at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, on Jan. 14, 2010, while preparing to deploy to Haiti to provide disaster-and humanitarian relief support after the recent earthquake.  The task force, made up of approximately 80 first-responders from around Ohio's Miami Valley and their equipment, are staged at the base while awaiting airlift into Haiti.  (AF Photo by Mr Ben Strasser) Ohio Task Force One ready to depart for Haiti from WPAFB
An 80-member urban search and rescue team is packed and ready to go here, in case their unit will be the next to fly into earthquake-ravaged Haiti.Ohio Task Force One is composed of volunteer members from throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky, highly trained people anxious to provide search and rescue for those trapped under collapsed buildings due
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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- A commercial satellite image downloaded and processed by the Eagle Vision System, managed by the Electronic Systems Center here, shows the destruction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, following this week’s massive earthquake there.  Such images are helping disaster response officials provide faster and safer assistance to residents there.  (USAF image) ESC group aids Haitian response efforts with critical imagery
The 950th Electronic System Group's Eagle Vision imagery collection team here sprang into action within hours of the 7.0 earthquake that shook Haiti to its core Jan. 13.By about 9 p.m. that evening, program officials began working to order commercial satellite imagery of the island nation from a pre-established list of world-wide vendors, said
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Known for its arena and southern rock music, the band .38 Special will perform center stage at the grounds behind the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at the Freedom's Call Tattoo June 25. The band's free performance is among one of the many highlights of the Air Force Materiel Command’s sixth annual Tattoo event. (Courtesy photo) Freedom's Call Tattoo 2010 to feature .38 Special as musical guests
A southern rock explosion by guest performer .38 Special will be among the highlights at this year's Freedom's Call Tattoo slated for June 25. Known for integrating arena and southern rock into its music, the band will perform in a free concert, part of the Air Force Materiel Command's sixth annual Freedom's Call Tattoo. The military celebration
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