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Default Air Force Logo Nuclear Weapons Center set to open at Kirtland AFB
Kirtland will become the home of Air Force Materiel Command's newest organization, the Nuclear Weapons Center, on March 31. "The base has been at the heart of nuclear activities for over 60 years, so it is no surprise that the NWC would find a home here," said Col. Greg Foraker, director of the Nuclear Weapons Directorate. Kirtland has a rich
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Default Air Force Logo Airmen act quickly to help security forces nab suspect
When a Newton, Ga. man's run from police came to a crash near Robins March 9, he sought refuge on base - but what he found was something altogether different. What 34-year-old Mark Anthony Hudson found were charges of speeding, felonious attempt to elude police officers, reckless driving, and DUI (driving under the influence). Mr. Hudson is also
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Staff Sgt. Connie Frick Rothlisberger is a C-130 crew chief with the 653rd CLSS. (Air Force photo by Sue Sapp) Females find success in careers traditionally held by men
By night, Staff Sgt. Connie Rothlisberger likes to try her hand at a new recipe. But by day, she can be found rummaging through her toolbox. Sergeant Rothlisberger, a 653rd Combat Logistics Support Squadron C-130 crew chief, is like a wave of women passing up jobs typically seen as "women's work" for careers in areas traditionally held by men. The
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Default Air Force Logo AFMC requires hands-free devices for drivers using cell phones
Beginning in April, drivers on Air Force Materiel Command bases will be cited by security forces personnel for talking on cell phones without hands-free devices. Repeated violations could result in suspended or revoked driving privileges. Cell phone use while driving is categorized as a moving violation in Air Force Instruction 31-218(I).
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Default Air Force Logo AFMC base part of Spiral 1.1, initial conversion to civilian personnel system
On April 30 the Department of Defense will roll out the performance-management, pay, staffing, and work force-shaping provisions of the National Security Personnel System to 11,000 civilian employees across DoD. Air Force Materiel Command will have about 2,500 non-bargaining unit General Schedule employees at Tinker AFB, Okla., included in the
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Default Air Force Logo Electronic Systems Center team pushing ‘smart’ process, culture change
An Electronic Systems Center team is working to save time, money and tons of material, all while increasing security when America’s most sensitive information is distributed.The Cryptologic Systems Group, located at Lackland AFB, Texas, is working hard to institute an electronic “key” process that would ultimately render the current labor- and
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Airman 1st Class Michael Claypoole, a munitions systems journeyman with the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, torques down the tail fin assembly of a 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition after it was delivered to Balad Air Base in 2004. (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Reagan) Guidance kit converts bombs into 'smart' weapons of choice
To call yourself the warfighter's weapon of choice is one thing, but it's quite another to go out and back it up. But there is no doubting that statement when looking at the facts of the Joint Direct Attack Munition. Since its combat debut the weapon has been called upon more than 15,000 times and continues to be used in the ongoing Global War on
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Default Air Force Logo Satellite to furnish warfighter with real-time information
In the battle environment, every second counts, and accelerated (within 10 minutes) information downloaded to the joint warfighter, to be demonstrated in the upcoming TacSat-3 mission, could result in victory, but more importantly, in lives saved. Planned to launch in late summer 2007, the TacSat-3 satellite, a collaborative effort of the Air
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Katja, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois weighing 63 pounds, is trained to attack and to detect the odor of explosives. She and Staff Sgt. Christopher McCleskey are with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq assisting the Army in explosives detection. (Courtesy photo) NCO rescues his military working dog from burning building
It was a clear, cool night at Forward Operating Base Wilson near the city of Tikrit in central Iraq. Staff Sgt. Christopher F. McCleskey gave his canine partner, Katja, food and water and left her in their quarters after a mission. He ducked into a dining hall shortly before 9 p.m. Jan. 28 for a quick bite to eat. A half hour later, the calm
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Hundreds of patients line up to be seen at the Medical Readiness Training Exercise site in Santa Ana, Honduras.  After being screened, patients are sent to the appropriate specialty care areas. The Air Force MEDRETE team saw more than 1,100 patients there in the first two days.  The medics, including 23 from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., are conducting the two-week exercise in association with the New Horizons 2006-Honduras exercise.  (Air Force photo by Capt. Mike Chillstrom) Eglin medics help thousands in Honduras
A team of 23 medics from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is leading the way on a two-week, four-site Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, in Honduras. The MEDRETE is part of New Horizons 2006-Honduras, a joint training exercise between the U.S. military and Honduran government that ultimately strives to improve the quality of life for the
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