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Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders held two town hall briefings at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, May 4. Leadership discussed funding, improved data analysis and increased manpower in certian areas. Airmen were given insight to the crucial partnership between AFGSC and AFMC in sustaining the ICBM mission. F.E. Warren hosts ICBM sustainment roadshow
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders held two town hall briefings at F.E. Warren Air Force Base on May 4 to share current and future ICBM sustainment initiatives with Airmen charged with operating, defending and maintaining a viable weapons system.Initiatives included funding, improved data
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2017
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) Center awards major long-range radar contract
The contract award covers the engineering and manufacturing development of three production representative units, but allows the ability to exercise options for low-rate production, interim contractor support, and full rate production when appropriate.
0 5/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFMC’s Wingman Intervention program in line with Green Dot philosophy
Across Air Force Materiel Command, military and civilian employees continue to embrace the command’s culture and message of encouraging proactive bystander behaviors which emphasize intervening when others need assistance.The primary philosophy of the Green Dot program, implemented across the Air Force, is to encourage everyone to be comfortable
0 5/11
2017
(U.S. Air Force file photo) Accident Investigation Board finds lapse in maintenance procedures contaminated VC-25A oxygen system
Contractor mechanics failed to follow proper maintenance procedures leading to the contamination of the oxygen system on an Air Force VC-25A aircraft undergoing regular heavy maintenance, according to an Accident Investigation Board report compiled by Air Force Materiel Command.The contamination occurred in April 2016 while the plane was at
0 5/09
2017
Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, an RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillence and reconnaissance data. (Courtesy photo) Global Hawk to make historic first flight to Robins
The first flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk coming to Robins is scheduled for May 10. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex.This initial aircraft is arriving for depaint/paint refurbishment. Plus, the establishment of a building-based Launch and Recovery
0 5/05
2017
A team from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida supported F-22 developmental tests of air-to-air missiles against an aerial target April 18 at the Utah Test and Training Range outside Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Raptors, assigned to the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, launched inert AIM-9 and AIM-120 missiles against multiple BQM-167A sub-scale aerial targets like the one pictured above as part of a major capability upgrade. (Courtesy Photo) Raptors take out aerial targets in milestone missile tests
F-22 Raptors from the 411th Flight Test Squadron completed developmental tests of air-to-air missiles against an aerial target April 18 at the Utah Test and Training Range as part of a major capability upgrade. The Raptors launched inert AIM-9 and AIM-120 missiles against multiple BQM-167A sub-scale aerial targets, marking a significant effort
0 5/04
2017
Current state of early warning radar upgrades depicts various mission sets for the five solid-state early warning radars arrayed throughout the globe. A series of updates beginning in the late 1990s and culminating in 2020 adds the missile defense mission and brings all five sites to a common hardware and software configuration. (U.S. Air Force graphic) $40 million upgrade for Thule radar unifies missile shield sites
The Air Force awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a $40 million contract to modify the Upgraded Early Warning Radar station on Thule Air Base, Greenland, in December 2016. Processor and software modifications reduce the amount of equipment required to operate the radar, which reduces energy consumption and sustainment costs over the long-term. The Air Force plans to complete all current modifications by 2020.
0 5/02
2017
Master Sgt. Shane Zugai, 96th Security Forces Squadron, watches the building’s entrance during an active shooter exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 11.  The goal of the exercise was to evaluate people’s knowledge and response at the active shooter location and select lockdown locations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Responders include new life-saving tactics to shooter protocols
Fire and security forces incorporate new tactics into active shooter.
0 5/02
2017
An MC-130H Combat Talon II and crew briefly visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group from Hurlburt Field, Fla., opening its doors to 309th AMARG workers currently refurbishing C-130 outer wing sets for the MC-130H and AC-130 sustainment program at Robins AFB, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo) 309th AMARG applauded for valuable AFSOC support
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Gregory Ferguson, the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), along with an MC-130H Talon II aircraft and its crew, recently visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) to recognize and pay tribute to the group’s contribution to the AFSOC mission.
0 4/27
2017
Col. Scott Cain, 412th Operations Group commander, tries out the new hypoxia trainer at the Aircrew Flight Equipment building April 20. The Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device will allow Edwards pilots and aircrew members to complete required training on recognizing their own unique symptoms of hypoxia and how to recover from it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) New hypoxia trainer saves time, money and lives
Edwards pilots and aircrew members may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held here April 20 to introduce a new Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer as part of the aircrew flight equipment. The new system takes
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2017
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