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A new storage container used for maintaining missile launch facilities and control centers sits on display Jan. 25, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) ICBM Country: Ogden Air Logistics Complex restoring Air Force’s nuclear launch facilities
Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the first in a two-part series.For more than 50 years, rural American pastures in the Great Plains have housed a key leg in the air-, land- and sea-based strategic deterrent triad – mission-ready
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Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Trevino,Air Force Materiel Command chaplain assistant functional manager, observes a live demonstration hive at the Pollinator Expo held at the Wright Brothers MemorialJune 21. Pollinators, also known as bees are vital to the pollination process of a third of the food people consume such as fruits,vegetables and nuts. (U.S.Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante) Wright-Patt goes to the bees
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Hundreds of base personnel and members of the public were buzzing about the same thing at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s status as the first military installation nationwide to be declared a “Bee City USA.”A first-ever Pollinator Expo was coordinated by personnel in
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On the operations floor of Exercise Empire Challenge, held at Langley Air Force Base, Va., in 2009, U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and military forces from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Japan tested interoperability. During the exercise, participants used Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, which provides a digital safe space where U.S. and allied nations can link their intelligence-gathering systems and share information, including full motion video, photo imagery, documents and secure chat.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech Sgt. Randy Redman) CENTAUR speaks all languages
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Personnel at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom are ensuring intelligence can be quickly, securely shared with allies by performing pre-contract market research for maintenance of a program called CENTAUR.The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, provides a digital safe space
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U.S. Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Joshua Hames, a loadmaster assigned to the 327th Airlift Squadron, refers to his Electronic Flight Bag, on how he should rig the extraction parachute to the load at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Feb. 16, 2016. Hames is in upgrade training as part of the 913th Airlift Group’s transition from the “H” model to the “J” model, and is trained to use the EFB in order to complete certain tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston/Released)
  
Hanscom proves PlugTest acquisition model
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center personnel here completed the first successful Air Force PlugTest of software for Electronic Flight Bags June 9, resulting in a $1.3 million contract award.   PlugTests pit potential contractors against each other by hosting systems on accessible military networks and
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Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander was one of the senior Air Force speakers at the ninth annual Acquisition Insight Days event. The theme for the conference was ‘Keeping a Decisive Edge,’ and more than 60 presentations were available to attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo / R.J. Oriez) Annual acquisition conference focuses on 'decisive edge'
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Hundreds of acquisition and industry professionals gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology here June 13-14, for two days of demonstrations and presentations from some of the greatest and brightest minds in acquisition, technology, intelligence and sustainment.  Hosted by the Air Force Life Cycle
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Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, met with  members of Team Robins about work being done on a Global Hawk here during his site visit June 13. This is the first time a Global Hawk has flown into  an Air Force air logistics complex. Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex maintenance professionals are meticulously painting the aircraft to prevent corrosion. Robins Air Force Base is the first installation to have a building-based Launch and Recovery Element, allowing the aircraft to take off and land from this location. While a programmed depot maintenance requirement for Global Hawk has not been established, the Air Force recognizes that having an organic maintenance capability for Global Hawk enhances our ability to manage the fleet and keep this resource flying. (U.S. Air Force photo/TOMMIE HORTON) 
AFSC commander visits Robins' Global Hawk workers
Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, met with members of Team Robins about work being done on a Global Hawk here during his site visit June 13. This is the first time a Global Hawk has flown into an Air Force air logistics complex. Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex maintenance professionals are meticulously painting the
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Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, visits Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., June 6, 2017. France traveled to various sections around Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources Base to receive an overview of how they support the entire Air Force enterprise, discuss challenges they face, and discover ways to advocate for the 635th tenant unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona) AFMC command chief visits Holloman
Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, visited Holloman Air Force Base June 6, 2017 to receive an overview of how the 635th Materiel Maintenance Group Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources Base supports the entire Air Force enterprise, discuss challenges they face, and discover ways to advocate for the tenant unit at Holloman.
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2017
Hanna Timberlake, test engineer at Hanscom’s Space Fence program office, demonstrates a shotgun shell loaded with expanding strings potentially capable of taking down a small unmanned aerial vehicle at the Hanscom Innovation Event April 27, 2017. Timberlake and a team of six other engineers and program managers competed in the 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory’s Commander’s Challenge to build a developmental system capable of defending against small UAVs, with a six month deadline and $50,000 to invest.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Newell) Young Commander’s Challenge team develops multi-layered drone defense
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Junior engineers and program managers here designed a developmental layered base defense system capable of warding off or destroying suspicious unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory 2016 Commander’s Challenge.A team of six Hanscom Airmen and one team member from AFRL, Rome, New York,
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(NASA graphic) Outgoing 461st FLTS commander selected for astronaut training
Lt. Col. Raja Chari has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He will report for duty this August.Chari relinquishes command of the 461st Flight Test Squadron June 9 where he oversaw developmental testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the past couple of years. Simultaneously, he served as director of the F-35
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2017
Posing with the Senior Master Sgt. Albert L. Evans Award, from left to right: Master Sgt. Aaron Ray, 370th Flight Test Squadron; Master Sgt. Lindsay Moon, 418th Flight Test Squadron; Senior Master Sgt. Ernest Burns, 418th FLTS Detachment 1; Senior Master Sgt. Scott Scurlock, 370th FLTS; and Tech. Sgt. Adam Joachim, 418th FLTS. The Edwards AFB boom operators were presented with the award at the 38th Annual Boom Operator Symposium held May 12-13 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (Courtesy photo) Edwards boom operators top in the Air Force
Edwards boom operators were recognized as the top air refueling section in the Air Force after being presented the Senior Master Sgt. Albert L. Evans Award at the 38th Annual Boom Operator Symposium held May 12-13 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.   Refueling squadrons across all major commands and refueling platforms compete for the prestigious
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