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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - (From Left) Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Lavey, Airman 1st Class Nicholas Taylor, and Airman 1st Class Abraham Medina, with Staff Sgt. Christopher Darrow (not pictured, in rear), all with the 66th Security Forces Squadron, move along the corridors of the dormitories on Aug. 6 during a training session with the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations Team where they learned how to diffuse an active-shooter scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Hanscom SFS continues critical relationship with State Troopers
Hanscom security forces Airmen received specialized tactical training as part of an ongoing partnership with the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations team. The training, which took place in the dormitories, offered instruction on handling active-shooter scenarios. This is the second time the STOP team visited the Airmen of the
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2009
A panel of past and present Air Force logistics leaders answers questions from the audience during a recent Logistics Officer Association luncheon in the Tinker Club. From left are retired Lt. Gen. William Hallin, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga., commander from 1992-1995; Maj. Gen. David Gillett, current Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander; retired Maj. Gen. William Bowden, OC-ALC commander from 1985-1989; and Robert Conner, director of the ALC from 2005-2007. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Logistics leaders address AF future
A summer lecture series devoted to logistics brought past and present air logistics center leaders together July 31 for a panel discussion and question and answer period. Hosted by the Logistics Officer Association's Crossroads Chapter, the "Logistics over Lunch"  attracted approximately 70 people. The panel members all served as air logistics
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2009
A1C Vanessa Devaul and SrA David Hart hold a briefing in the Communication Focal Point area. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp Communications Directorate consolidates, stands-up
Robins recently became the first Air Logistics Center in AFMC to stand up a communications directorate. As a part of an effort to consolidate the communications squadrons and the information technology directorates, the three AFMC ALCs are required to combine the two. In a ceremony here July 31, the base inactivated the 78th Communications Squadron
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2009
James Terpenning waves to thousands of volunteers and onlookers after seeing his new home unveiled as part of the television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." (Air Force photo by Ron Fry) Air Force family's "Extreme" home revealed
Amid a hearty "welcome home" shout-out from fellow Airmen, James Terpenning fought back tears as he and his family saw their new, custom-built home for the first time Aug. 6. Mr. Terpenning, a civilian computer specialist at nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, received the house after being selected by producers of the popular ABC-TV series
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2009
During a ceremony attended by his wife, son and fellow Airmen in the 3rd Combat Communications Group, Capt. Shannon Cummins, center, received the Bronze Star recently. The Bronze Star was presented for his actions while deployed with a Joint Task Force, where he was responsible “to plan, manage and ensure effective communications during sustained combat operations.” (Photo by Micah Garbarino) Bronze Star: 'Reflecting great credit'

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2009
Donna Long, TODO librarian, standing, and Lisa Waterman, TODO librarian assistant, label the laptops for identification, load technical data into the machines and moniter them so the mechanics are getting current data. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp E-tools gives support personnel access to digital data
For decades, whenever an aircraft mechanic at Robins needed a technical drawing, technical order or any other document related to a repair, he had to traipse over to a warehouse, locate the drawing and return to the aircraft. That process would typically be completed many times over the course of work on a single plane, said Bruce Joiner, chief of
0 8/06
2009
Ty Pennington, star of the ABC series 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", used
his "Ty Cam" to interview members of the Air Force team that helped demolish
the family's old home Saturday morning.  At right are Gen. Donald Hoffman,
Lt. Gen Jack Hudson and retired Col. Sue Busler.  
(Air Force photo by Ron Fry) Air Force volunteers pitch in for co-worker's extreme home makeover
A team of Air Force military members and civilians volunteered their Saturday morning, Aug. 1, to help a fellow civilian Airman who is getting a new home as part of ABC-TV's popular series, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The commander of Air Force Materiel Command, Gen. Donald Hoffman, and Aeronautical Systems Center commander Lt. Gen. Jack
0 8/04
2009
The last seven T-37B Tweets in the Air Force inventory, including the two pictured, took off for one final time July 31 as part of the aircraft's retirement ceremony. The four of the aircraft will make the journey to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., while the final three will go to the Utah Test and Training Range in Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Harry Tonemah) Sheppard, AF retires workhorse of pilot training
More than 50 years of dependable service is a lot to ask, especially from a tool used to train thousands of people in a critical and sometimes dangerous business. But as the U.S. Air Force said farewell to the T-37 Tweet July 31, it did so knowing it got all it asked for and more from the venerable training aircraft. Among those who came to
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2009
The 13th Annual Air Force Marathon is set for Sept. 19 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force Marathon registration fees to increase Aug. 2
The registration price for the Air Force Marathon, half-marathon and 5K races will increase Aug. 2. Through Aug. 1, registration for the full marathon, which includes wheeled and visually impaired divisions, costs $75, the half-marathon is $60, the 10K is $35 per person and the 5K (also including a wheeled division) price is $20. On Aug. 2, the
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2009
Chris Jones reconditions a wind screen for an F-15 in the canopy shop. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp Shop ensures F-15 pilots can fly with unobstructed vision
Perhaps no other unit at Robins has a more appropriate motto than the F-15 Canopy Shop's: "Our Mission is Clear." There are actually two canopy shops on base. The first disassembles the canopies and deals with any issues other than transparency of the acrylic canopy itself. The other is the 561st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's transparency shop,
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