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Lieutenant Gen. Terry Gabreski (right), Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, and Lt. Col. Dale Parsons, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School director of special courses, discuss the general's F-16 mission during a Test Pilot School Senior Executive Short Course held Jan. 9 through 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (Air Force photo by Chad Bellay)

Leaders receive short course at Test Pilot School
The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School here held a Senior Executive Short Course from Jan. 9 through 12. The short course is a three-day class introducing senior Department of Defense leaders, both civilian and military, to developmental flight testing. This particular course focused on the unique people and expertise that are key to the Air Force
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Chief Master Sgt. Julio Morelos and Staff Sgt. Julio Morelos III work together on an Explosive Ordnance Disposal demolition.  Chief Morelos works as the EOD Program Manager with the Combined Air Operations Center and Sergeant Morelos works with the 379th Civil Engineer Squadron.  Chief Morelos is deployed from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. and his son is deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stanley Coleman)
Father and son blow up ordnance together
While Chief Master Sgt. Julio Morelos and his son Staff Sgt. Julio Morelos III have enjoyed watching football and playing sports together throughout life, they found a new way to bond while deployed together. The father and son duo worked together on an Explosive Ordnance Disposal demolition operation here helping destroy more than 80,000 pieces of
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Default Air Force Logo AFRL develops biofuel-powered heated vest
Around the world, military members from Alaska to Afghanistan work in harsh, frigid environments. Temperatures in the Afghani Mountains have been recorded as low as minus 51 degrees Farenheit, while Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, sees up to 69 inches of snowfall each year. Military personnel must have user-friendly, affordable and enduring
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Chris Lawless (left) shown before losing weight.  (Courtesy photo)  Chris Lawless (right) lost 107 pounds through the Civilian Health Promotion service.  (Air Force photo by Sue Sapp)

Kelsie Fox before and after losing 77 pounds through diet and exercise. (Courtesy photos)


Civilian employees make great gains on weight loss goals
While some people are still pondering the thought of losing a few pounds in the New Year, Chris Lawless and Kelsie Fox are celebrating their new looks. Mr. Lawless and Ms. Fox, electronic engineers with the 402nd Maintenance Wing's Electronic Warfare Division, have collectively lost almost 200 pounds since the beginning of 2005. How did they do it?
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Default Air Force Logo Military may contribute more to TSP
Effective Jan. 1, military members may contribute any whole percentage of their base pay to Thrift Savings Plan. The total of tax-deferred investments cannot exceed $15,000, which is the Internal Revenue Service's annual elective deferral limit for 2006. Those serving in a tax-free combat zone are allowed up to a total of $44,000 in annual
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Default Air Force Logo Primer makes work safer for F-15 painters
Painters can breathe a little easier thanks to the development of a new material used for stripping and painting F-15 Eagles. The Air Force is continuing its march toward environmentally-friendly mission execution. A partnership with the University of Missouri-Rolla; Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Boeing-St. Louis
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(From left to right) Airman 1st Class Eric Munana, 898th Munitions Squadron; Captain Mark Chavez of the Albuquerque Fire Department; Senior Airman Jonathon Calhoun, 898th Munitions Squadron; and Chief Robert Ortega from the AFD after the medal ceremony where Airmen Calhoun and Munana received Airman's Medals.  The Airmen were given medals after helping Captain Chavez save the lives of a disabled woman and her daughter in an apartment fire in Albuquerque, N.M. (Air Force Photo by Todd Berenger)
Community heroes awarded Airman's Medal
The split second it took to choose reaction over thought resulted in two of Kirtland Air Force Base's finest receiving the highest peacetime decoration, the Airman's Medal. Senior Airman Jonathan L. Calhoun and Airman 1st Class Erik F. Munana, both from the 898th Munitions Maintenance Squadron here, voluntarily risked their lives July 2, 2004, when
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Default Air Force Logo Flight demonstrations set stage for Weapon Data Network
The ability to communicate with a weapon after it's released from an aircraft is at the forefront of all new weapons technology. But while this idea is still in its infancy, the need to develop standards for it has become a priority. Such standards were successfully implemented and demonstrated during a recent series of flight demonstrations here
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An X-ray was taken of a suspected device inside the airport terminal at the Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal facility.  The EOD unit used the photograph to determine their course of action for defusing the situation. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Meares)
EOD training facility gets realistic
As evidenced from the war on terrorism, terrorists who have limited resources creatively use improvised explosive devices to wreak havoc on their targets. The Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal has a new $7 million facility, the Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal facility, to teach EOD technicians from the Army, Air Force, Navy,
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A C-130J is de-iced during Phase 2 Operational Test and Evaluation flight test studies.  The deployment of the C-130J to Eielson was designed to test the aircraft and its avionics' ability to continue its mission through extreme weather conditions. (Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Thomas Harner)
Newest 'Herc' propelled through Phase 2 testing
C-130J test teams from Edwards concluded Phase 2 Operational Test and Evaluation testing on Dec. 21 after more than 300 hours of OT&E flight test activities. It culminates nearly five years of developmental and operational testing. The C-130J is the latest addition to the C-130 fleet. It provides 40 percent more range and flies 24 percent faster
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