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1950's -- Captain Iven C. Kincheloe Jr. in his service dress uniform.  Kincheloe, the personification of the "born pilot," went from flying model airplanes at age 5 to soloing on his 16th birthday to becoming America's "first spaceman." Former Edwards test pilot inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame
Among this year's four individuals being inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame for outstanding aviation achievements is Edwards' own Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe Jr.Dubbed a born pilot, Captain Kincheloe's interest in aviation began at age 5 when he started flying model airplanes. At 16 he soloed in aircraft and eventually went on to become
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2011
Lynette Traynor reacts to seeing her husband, Maj. Devin Traynor, 46th Operations Group, on a huge screen at Disney World Jan 8.  She had just completed a half-marathon with him via GPS while he was serving in Iraq.  They were able to see each other at the end through a video link.  (Courtesy photo) Feature: Deployed Airman, wife span distance to run Disney marathon together
Major Devin Traynor, an engineer for the 46th Test Wing's Operations Group, and his wife Lynette just completed Disney's half marathon together while 7,000 miles apart Jan. 8, 2011. Through Disney's and the United States Forces Iraq's audio visual technology, Mrs. Traynor was able to begin and finish this year's race with her husband who's deployed
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2011
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy, speaks with Airmen from the
552nd Air Control Wing in an E-3 Sentry maintenance dock during his recent
visit to Tinker AFB, Okla. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger)
Top enlisted Airman visits Tinker facilities, personnel
The top enlisted Airman came here to speak with Tinker Airmen Jan. 5-6, 2011. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy delivered an important message centered on three focus areas -- being ready for the joint/coalition fight, building resiliency and developing Airmen. During his two-day visit, in which Chief Roy visited popular base locations,
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2011
F-15C Eagles from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, participate in bilateral training with other U.S. forces and the Japan Air Self Defense Force Feb. 25, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Angelique Perez) Pilot-to-pilot link enables fielding success
A team of former fighter pilots from the Electronic Systems Center here is continuing to make sure current fighter pilots -- both United States and Allied forces -- can operate the sophisticated communication network known as Link 16.Link 16 takes data from multiple platforms, including Airborne Warning and Control System, Joint Surveillance Target
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2011
Chief Master Sergeant Patrick Bowen, Jr., new installation command chief, aims to build unity among diverse base units. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp Commentary: Face-to-face communication leads to valuable opportunities
Senior enlisted leaders across AFMC are engaged in an effort to get "Back to the Basics." I'm extremely confident servicemembers and organizations across the command can and will benefit from this initiative.Many Airmen joined the Air Force, in part, for the discipline that was lacking in their lives and, as leaders, we do them a great disservice
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Wright-Patt leading many alternative-energy efforts
The Air Force is at the forefront of many Department of Defense energy initiatives.Most are either happening, or are managed, right here at Wright-Patterson AFB. The Air Force Materiel Command oversees the development and testing of alternative fuels for Air Force aircraft.We are seeking more "green" ways to power our fighters, bombers, transports
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2011
Lt. Gen. Tom Owen, Aeronautical Systems Center Commander, escorts Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, to a meeting with Air Force Program Executive Officers and ASC senior leaders.  Mr. Kendall was here to brief on a series of initiatives to increase efficiency in the acquisition system.     DOD makes case to improve business models
"DOD doesn't have enough money unless we change how we do business," Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, stated emphatically. Mr. Kendall addressed a packed auditorium in the Air Force Institute of Technology's Kenney Hall here Jan. 4, 2011, in the third of 12 planned visits to major
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2011
AFMC Services Logo Base Restaurant Winter Meltdown promotion begins
More than $12,000 worth of prizes are available to customers during Air Force Materiel Command's Base Restaurant Winter Meltdown promotion taking place Jan. 10 to Feb. 11, 2011.This customer appreciation promotion features prizes like 32-inch plasma TVs, Nano iPods, Nintendo Wii, digital cameras, portable DVD players, Nook/Kindle portable readers,
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2011
Gen. Donald Hoffman (left), commander of Air Force Materiel Command, receives the Gray Eagle Award from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz at the Heraldic Dinner during CORONA Top 2010 earlier this year at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Gray Eagle Award is presented annually to honor the Air Force general officer pilot with the longest continuous aviation service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash) AFMC commander presented with aviation service award
Though his Air Force Academy background makes him a flying falcon, Gen. Donald Hoffman, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, recently joined the ranks of a new flock when he was presented with the Gray Eagle Award here on Dec. 20, 2010.The award, originally presented to General Hoffman by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz earlier
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2010
University of Arizona Professor Erica L. Corral (second from left) with her undergraduate and graduate research assistants review research findings in the high-temperature ceramics lab. The UA students shown from left to right are Doctoral candidates David Pham and Luke S. Walker and undergraduate research assistants Victoria Marotto and Mario Valdez. Air Force Office of Scientific Research is supporting the effort for future hypersonic aerospace applications. (Courtesy photo/Pete Brown, University of Arizona) AFOSR-supported scientist leads heat-resistant ceramic coatings research
Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported research at the University of Arizona is investigating high temperature resistant ceramic coatings that will provide thermal protection for Air Force hypersonic flight vehicles.The research team led by Dr. Erica Corral of the University of Arizona is using advanced chemical synthesis and ceramic
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2010
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