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Cursor on Target Cursor on Target conference to feature hands-on challenge
Hours of PowerPoint presentations are not on the agenda for next week's Cursor on Target Users' Conference, which officials from the Electronic Systems Center here will host Sept. 22 and 23.The conference will include several presentations, but a scenario-based, 'friendly competition' will dominate much of the event.Officials here are expecting as
0 9/14
2010
AFMC Services Logo Online dining facility survey seeks Airmen's feedback
An Air Force Materiel Command Services dining hall survey is available online now through Sept. 24, 2010. The survey aims to gather Airmen's feedback on things such as dining facility convenience, menu choices, location and customer service. The survey, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, can be found online
0 9/14
2010
Air Force Research Laboratory workers use a crane to remove a newly delivered Upper Stage Engine Technology turbo pump from its shipping crate.  The USET turbo pump will be connected to AFRL's 2A rocket test stand where it will undergo a series of tests using liquid hydrogen.  (Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Air Force Research Laboratory launches new age in testing
Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 here began a new phase of rocket testing with the delivery of an Upper Stage Engine Technology program turbo pump Sept. 8, 2010.The pump was delivered to AFRL's upgraded 2A rocket test stand, where it will undergo a series of tests using liquid hydrogen.The turbo pump essentially drives a liquid rocket
0 9/13
2010
AFMC Services Logo Club membership drive to offer patrons added benefits
All personnel who join any Air Force club between Oct. 15 and Dec. 31, 2010, will automatically receive three months free dues, be part of a free cash-back rewards program, and receive two free lunches at their respective club. "We want all personnel to consider club membership and understand the benefits of club membership. Our 'Your Club, Your
0 9/13
2010
An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 11, for a training sortie over the Nevada desert.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) ESC to begin testing 'Venture Catalyst' solutions
Electronic Systems Center officials are preparing to conduct seven demonstrations, each designed to test a specific technology solution they might have known little or nothing about just months ago.The seven technology demos emerged from a 'Solutions Workshop' held here in late July, run in conjunction with a special unit within the office of the
0 9/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo Chief Scientist describes future technology
"Humans today are still more capable than machines, but by 2030 that is absolutely not going to be the case anymore," said Dr. Werner Dahm, Air Force Chief Scientist, in describing one of the conclusions he reached during the Air Force's first in-depth look at future technology in more than a decade. The man charged with providing independent,
0 9/01
2010
The F-16 test aircraft, shown here flying over Edwards AFB, Calif., proved the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System technology was ready to install on F-16s in the field.  A low risk, low cost integration effort to begin in mid-2014 will install the system on Block 40 and 50 aircraft.       Symposium presents case study in saving lives
"History has favored those who embraced technology ahead of their adversaries," said Gen. Donald Hoffman, Air Force Materiel Command commander in opening the Air Force Association's Technology Symposium Aug. 26 at the Hope Hotel here. "It's not just the weapons you produce, but how you sustain them."A case study clearly illustrating the general's
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2010
Brig. Gen. James O. Poss briefs the 25 cadets that make up the initial training class on the U.S Air Force Academy's Viking 300 unmanned aircraft systems July 22 at Fort Carson, Colo. General Poss is the director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, and the deputy chief of staff for ISR at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Net-centric conference to examine changing environments, apps
The theme for the eighth annual Net-Centric Ops Conference, to be held Sept. 20, 2010, at the Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel and Resort in New Castle, N.H., is "Changing Environments -- Changing Applications." Organizers of the conference, which also includes a golf tournament Sept. 21, say discussions will be focused on fully realizing net-centric
0 8/31
2010
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force officials urge operational security vigilance
Fraudsters continue to hijack accounts on social networking sites and spread malicious software, FBI officials said. One technique entices users to download an application or view a video that appears to be sent from users' "friends", giving the perception of being legitimate. Once the user responds to the phishing site, downloads the application,
0 8/31
2010
A new air traffic control tower is under construction at Tikrit Air Base in Iraq.  Electronic Systems Center officials awarded a contract Aug 10 that will outfit it and another Iraqi air force tower with modern, integrated air traffic control equipment.  (Courtesy photo) 
ESC awards Iraqi air traffic control tower integration contract
The Electronic Systems Center's Aerospace Management Systems Division has awarded a contract to ARINC for procuring, integrating, installing and testing air traffic control tower equipment for two Iraqi air force bases. The tower equipment and integration will allow the Iraqi Air Force to establish operational control towers at Tikrit and Taji air
0 8/27
2010
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