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U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Brandon Koch, 28th Communications Squadron cyber systems operator, plugs a cable into a network server at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 3, 2015. Airmen conduct walkthrough inspections of the server room daily to ensure all cables are functioning properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada/Released) Wired infrastructure for 104 installations complete
The milestone marks the completion of wired network infrastructure installations for 77 stand-alone Air National Guard locations and 27 active-duty, Air Force Reserve, and co-located units. The total procurement value of this effort was approximately $1.4 billion.
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U.S. Army Capt. Beth Carriere, right, a physician assistant assigned to the Vermont National Guard's Medical Detachment, Task Force Bravo, briefs her team on how to organize the donated medications from various organizations at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 28, 2017. Maria, Irma make landfall for Hanscom Airmen
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Master Sgt. Sharlyne Acevedo, Acquisition Intelligence Division superintendent at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here, first heard her family survived Hurricane Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico seven full days after landfall. In order to get word to Acevedo, they asked a cousin, whose family lived near
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Eddie Bee Ready makes a visit to the Exchange Express gas station Sept. 22 as part of National Preparedness Month. Members of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight regularly dress up as the readiness mascot, including David Babcock who recently won the individual category of the Department of Defense’s 2016 National Preparedness Awards. (Courtesy photo) ‘Mr. Disaster Preparedness’ wins top DOD award
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- His award recommendation calls him “Mr. Disaster Preparedness.” He also has another alter ego — Eddie Bee Ready. Now, he can be called a Department of Defense award winner. David Babcock of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight was named the top individual award winner for an active-duty
0 9/26
2017
Finance Evacuation Claims Assistance AFFSC prepares to process thousands of Hurricane Irma vouchers
Air Force Financial Services Center officials anticipate processing 6,000 to 8,000 travel vouchers filed by Air Force members who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma.
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2017
New fully digital aircraft naviagation aid tested New fully digital aircraft navigation aid tested
The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 2 recently evaluated new, fully digitized navigation charts.
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2017
Jonathan Osborne, HTCI Project Manager and Technical Lead at Arnold Air Force Base (left) speaks with Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander (center) and Col. Scott Cain, AEDC commander (right), regarding the transformation of the AEDC J-5 test facility into a facility that will support future hypersonic system weapon acquisition and research and development programs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement, or HTCI, project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility here.Nicknamed, “Project Phoenix,” this
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2017
AFMC commander speaks at AFA AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics
The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed. This agile manufacturing approach is just one way Air Force Materiel Command is working to advance Air Force logistics, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, at the 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.
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2017
Runners take off for the start of the 21st annual U.S. Air Force Marathon Sept. 16, 2017 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  Over 13,500 runners participated in a 5K, 10K, half and full marathon supported by more than 2,400 volunteers.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Wesley Farnsworth) 21st U.S. Air Force Marathon celebrates 70th birthday, community
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures welcomed approximately 13,500 runners and walkers from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries to take part in the 21st annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 16, 2017.Gen. Ellen M.
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2017
Senior Leaders engaged in Operation Uggianaqtuq AFMC commander heads north as part of Arctic security expedition
While the Air Force is developing strategy to align efforts in the Arctic’s blistering cold with greater Defense Department strategy in the region, it’s also working to build international Arctic partnerships.
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2017
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