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BROOKS CITY BASE, Texas  - Students enrolled in the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine's flight nurse/aeromedical evacuation course learn to secure litters aboard a C-130. The course is unique, in that it includes different branches of service in a joint training environment. (Air Force photo by Rudy Purificato)

Uniformed Services benefit from flight nurse course
They represent the changing face of military training, medical professionals such as U.S. Public Health Service officer Charles McGee and Navy Lieutenant Shawn Passons, who have come here as part of a U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine initiative. Together with classmates from the Air Force and an Army nurse assigned to the White House,
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Default Air Force Logo DoD selects five AFMC bases for health and safety initiative
The Air Force isn’t waiting for the Memorial Day weekend start of the “101 Critical Days of Summer” to emphasize health and safety to its work force. Nine Air Force bases are scheduled to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program this year. Five of the nine bases belong to Air Force Materiel
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  - Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Charles Baldwin, Air Force Chaplain Service chief, speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast at Edwards Air Force Base's Club Muroc March 16. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes)

General shares vision of Air Force Chaplain Service
There are 2,200 chaplains and enlisted support people from the active and Air Reserve components serving a unique mission in today's Air Force. Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Charles Baldwin, Air Force Chaplain Service chief, visited Edwards March 16 as part of a nationwide tour of five bases in five days. During the general's visit, he took time after
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Default Air Force Logo Information Technology Conference seeks presenters
The Air Force Information Technology Conference staff recently announced its call for seminar papers, an invitation for government and industry experts to participate as presenters at the upcoming technology event. The AFITC is designed as a forum for the exchange of information between industry and government concerning the latest in information
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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Using the Air Force's Optical Solar Patrol Network telescope and viewed in the hydrogen-alpha spectral line, a sunrise at Sacramento Peak, N.M. is photographed. (Air Force photo)

Collaboration improves solar storm forecasting
A recently established partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Weather Agency seeks to reduce the impact of space environmental effects on Department of Defense operational assets through enhanced forecasting of violent solar storms. Modern military operations have expanded from the traditional domains of land, sea,
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Default Air Force Logo AEDC adapts propulsion technology for wind tunnel tests
A recent series of successful F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aerodynamic tests in Arnold Engineering Development Center's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) demonstrated the center's ability to adapt propulsion test technologies for use in wind tunnel tests. "We developed and implemented technologies necessary to analyze high-speed F-35 inlet
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ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. - AEDC Test Operations personnel make final inspections of an F118-GE-100 engine prior to altitude testing.  The engine, which powers the B-2 bomber, is part of the F118 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), which supports the Air Force's Component Improvement Program. (Air Force photo)

F118 engine continues altitude performance testing at AEDC
Arnold Engineering Development Center is currently testing the F118-100 General Electric engine, power plant for the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, in the center's Engine Test Facility J-1 Test Cell. This particular test is part of GE's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), which is under the Air Force's Component Improvement Program that replaces
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Default Air Force Logo Command's leadership to track AFSO21 processes
Center and wing commanders from across Air Force Materiel Command were put on notice March 21 that their process improvement initiatives, efforts and results will be tracked by senior leaders at Headquarters AFMC. That charge came from Gen. Bruce Carlson, AFMC commander, during a video teleconference. General Carlson, along with his field
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Default Air Force Logo AFMC changes policy on civilian physical fitness and wellness
A change to an existing health initiative now enables Air Force full- and part-time civilian employees within Air Force Materiel Command voluntary participation in both physical fitness and wellness programs. AFMC, along with the American Federation of Government Employees Council 214, initially mandated terms and conditions on physical fitness in
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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Small Diameter Bomb hits an A-7 parked inside a concrete aircraft shelter during a test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. SDB is an autonomous, 250 pound class weapon that can be used in adverse weather and has a standoff range of more than 60 nautical miles. (Courtesy photo)
Small diameter bomb timeline remains on schedule
There’s an old saying that goes, “good things come in small packages.” That saying rings true for the warfighter when looking at the capabilities of the Small Diameter Bomb, the Air Force's newest precision guided munition. At just 5.9 feet long and 285 pounds, SDB's small size increases the number of weapons an aircraft can carry, therefore
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