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Default Air Force Logo AFMC analysts earn Air Force-level awards
Four Air Force Materiel Command personnel earned Analysts of the Year and Analyst Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Air Force Analysis, Assessments and Lessons Learned conference Dec. 8, 2010 at Scott AFB, Ill.The award program recognizes scientific and operations research analysts, lessons learned professionals and airmen from around the Air
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2010
Default Air Force Logo AFMC colonels among nominees for first star
The Air Force announced Dec. 14, 2010, that three Air Force Materiel Command colonels have been nominated by the President to the Senate for appointment to the grade of brigadier general.The colonels are as follows: Col. David A. Harris, Vice Commander, Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Daryl J. Hauck, Director and Air Force
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases results of Class A mishap ground accident investigation
The Air Force has completed its investigation into an accident in which an Airman died at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The report, released Dec. 13, 2010, discusses factors which may have played a role in the accident.Senior Airman Richard A. Gallelli Jr. was killed during a training accident on April 29, 2010, when a dummy air launched cruise
0 12/13
2010
Michael Osborne, aircraft mechanic, utilizes an e-tool to work on an F-15 longitudinal and lateral bell crank. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp Computers to replace paper technical orders on Robins flightline
Within the next four years, laptop computers will be as important to aircraft mechanics here as wrenches and screwdrivers. Many Robins mechanics are leading the way in the first test of "e-tools." That's the term used for the 300 laptops deployed on the flightline in the last 12 months to help replace paper technical orders, or TOs. TOs and other
0 12/10
2010
Default Air Force Logo Robins officials examine green waste disposal technology
Base officials and engineers here are currently conducting a feasibility study of plasma arc technology to analyze the offerings of environmentally safe measures for waste disposal. "The process can take nearly any material and convert it to energy," said Judith Middlebrooks, an engineer in the base energy office. "It uses extremely high
0 12/10
2010
From left, Glenn Gallipoli, 310 Solar, Sarah Cobb, representing Sen. Tom Udall, Christy Smith, 377th Mission Support Group Civil Engineer Division, Chugach Task Order Project Manager, Col. Robert L. Maness, 377th Air Base Wing commander, Jessica Perez, representing Sen. Jeff Bingaman, and Antonio Sandoval, staff member for Rep. Martin Heinrich, attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new solar thermal system at the indoor pool. Kirtland solar thermal system goes operational
Col. Robert Maness, 377th Air Base Wing commander, and other officials here cut the ribbon Dec. 3, 2010, on a new solar thermal system at the aquatic training facility.Made up of 72-solar collectors, the array is Kirtland's first active solar thermal system, which uses sunlight to capture and distribute heat energy.The collected heat transfers to a
0 12/10
2010
The Electronic Systems Center is working on a next generation identification friend or foe system for AWACS aircraft. The system will help allow for earlier identification of targets, minimizing the chance of fratricide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis)
Identifying friendly forces to become easier for AWACS
The Electronic Systems Center has achieved the next step in bringing an improved Identification Friend or Foe, or IFF, system capability to Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.Currently AWACS provides situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity, along with early warning of enemy actions during joint, allied and
0 12/09
2010
Rear Adm. Joseph Kilkenny presents his views on how industry can support Navy training and simulation requirements during a panel discussion by senior Department of Defense and service leaders Nov. 30, at the Interservice/Interagency Training Simulation & Education Conference in Orlando, Fla. Each presented their perspectives on the need to anticipate service modeling & simulation requirements to ready for the full spectrum of potential threats future joint warfighters may face.  Admiral Kilkenny is commander, Naval Education and Training command.  Also pictured are (from left): Rear Adm. Vincent Atkins, assistant commandant for Capability, U.S. Coast Guard; Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commanding general, Training and Education Command, U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Frank DiGiovanni, director, Readiness and Training Policy and Programs, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Readiness);  Maj. Gen. Stephen Layfield, director, Joint Warfighting Center, Joint Forces Command; Mr. Gordon Ettenson, director, Irregular Warfare, Operational Capability Requirements,  Directorate of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Brig. Gen. Richard Longo, deputy chief of staff, Training and Doctrine command, U.S. Army. (Photo Courtesy NSTA) Senior DOD leaders share perspectives on future warfighting
A panel of senior Department of Defense and service component leaders acknowledged Nov. 30, 2010, that an uncertain, fluid international security environment demands new thinking and approaches to meeting training and simulation requirements for future joint warfighters. While each service has its own unique training and education requirements,
0 12/07
2010
Tech. Sgt. James Fleming discovers a key piece of evidence during the investigation of a created crime scene Dec. 1, 2010, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The investigations were part of the FBI's Large Vehicle Post-Blast School attended by state and local law enforcement agencies as well as Marine and Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians. Sergeant Flemings is a 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/ 2nd Lt. Andrew Caulk) FBI hosts blast investigation training at Eglin
Improvised explosive devices ripped through three vehicles, sending debris up and out as far as 1,500 feet, creating a sprawling scene of devastation across the ranges Nov. 30 here.The explosions initiated the FBI's Large Vehicle Bomb Post Blast School for approximately 67 state and local law enforcement officers as well as Marine Corps and Air
0 12/07
2010
A C-5 Galaxy overflys the Wright Brothers Memorial which overlooks the main runway at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Dedicated in 1940, the memorial commemorates Dayton inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright and their contributions to manned powered flight. It is now part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park. (Photo courtesy National Park Service) Air Force, Park Service to commemorate Wrights' first flight Dec. 17
Air Force and National Park Service officials are planning a public ceremony at Wright Memorial Hill here Dec. 17 to commemorate the 107th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first successful powered flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Col. Stephen Goeman, the commander of the 445th Airlift Wing here, will serve as keynote speaker. Stephen Wright,
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2010
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