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Airman 1st Class Joshua Herman, 412th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Apprentice, performs a calibration on a cable tensiometer. The cable tensiometer is used to check all mechanical aircraft flight controls. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman William A. O?Brien) Edwards measurement lab passes evaluation with precision
The Edwards Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory passed with precision a recent evaluation that ensures the lab performs measurements that are safe, accurate, reliable and traceable. The Air Force Metrology and Calibration Center performed the biannual evaluation Jan. 18 through Jan. 27. "Overall we did outstanding," said Daniel Tibayan, PMEL
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A U.S. Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft takes off and flies for the first time Feb. 4.  The Northrop Grumman built aircraft flew for 29 minutes during the flight test. (Air Force photo by Rob Densmore) X-47B performs first flight at Edwards
Edwards became the site of another first when Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy successfully conducted the first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft here Feb. 4, 2011. The fighter-size unmanned aircraft took off at 2:09 p.m. and successfully flew the 29 minutes that was planned for its first test flight. This
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Tinker wing's transformation to save money, energy
The 76th Maintenance Wing is accelerating energy-conservation transformational efforts. Officials said the results could save the wing 5 to 20 percent in energy usage.The wing recently authorized the installation of 135 advanced electric, steam and water meters around its facilities. Installation is set to be completed by spring. The meters will
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2011
Staff Sgt. Michael Pereira recently won the Air Force Sijan Award in the junior enlisted category as one of four servicemembers who demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities. He led a three-person team in support of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team during Operation Opportunity Hold in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Andrew Caulk)

Eglin staff sergeant earns Sijan leadership award
Explosive ordnance technician Staff Sgt. Michael Pereira had a memorable 2010. He deployed, was honored with a Bronze Star, earned an Army Commendation medal and was featured on the Air Force Recruiting Service "Everyday Sci Fi" series. Continuing the trend, 2011 brought another memorable moment when the staff sergeant who entered the Air Force
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2011
Col. Allen Jamerson, Air Force Materiel Command chief of staff, addresses a crowd gathered Jan. 13, 2011, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kim Cook)
AFMC leader takes Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership into the future
During the month of February we celebrate, as a nation, African American History Month. There are many great leaders, activists and educators associated with African American history, but out of them all Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps the most well known, and for good reason.To start off the celebration of African American history, a Martin
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2011
2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Griffin My educational journey: Who needs more education?
My educational journey began a few years prior to me joining the U.S. Air Force in Grand Junction, Colorado. I was attending Mesa State College and majoring in the field of Geological Sciences. My overall goal was to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather, working for them in the family business after graduation from college. After
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2011
Senior Airman  James Randolph and Staff Sgt. Marlow Dotts pull their safety belts tight as they prepare to roll over in the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle roll-over egress trainer.  Randolph, assigned to the 28th Contracting Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and Dotts, 87th Contracting Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., joined 21 other contracting airmen participated in Operation Joint Dawn 2011, a U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command pre-deployment exercise held at Fort Campbell, Ky.  (U.S. Army Photo by Ed Worley) Airmen join Soldiers in contracting exercise
About two dozen contracting Airmen descended onto the home of the 101st Airborne Division here to get a taste of contracting operations in a contingency environment.The Airmen came from as far away as Japan, Alaska and Hawaii to participate in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command Operation Joint Dawn 2011. When they hit the ground they
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Center awards Space Fence preliminary design contracts
The Electronic Systems Center has issued two competitive contract orders, each worth $107 million, for preliminary design of the Space Fence program. The center awarded the contracts to Raytheon Corp.'s Integrated Defense Systems and Lockheed Martin Corporation's Mission Systems & Sensors Division. The Space Fence program, with a total anticipated
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2011
Default Air Force Logo AFMC receives Silver Delegation authority for contracted services
In November 2010, Air Force Materiel Command received authority to award services contracts up to $500 million. Brig. Gen. Wendy Masiello, Air Force Program Executive Officer for combat and mission support, upgraded the award from its probationary status received in August 2008. This is all part of General Masiello's tiered delegation approach,
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials announce court-martial sentence for former command chief
The week-long court-martial of Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, the former command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, concluded Jan. 28, 2011, with a six-member panel of male officers sentencing the chief to 20 months confinement, reduction to rank of E-1 and a dishonorable discharge for 15 violations of the UCMJ.Of those violations, Chief
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