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Default Air Force Logo Largest ever modernization program enhances F-16s
The largest ever F-16 modernization program continues to advance, making the aircraft a more lethal, survivable and network-centric weapon system in the Global War on Terrorism. The F-16 Systems Group of Aeronautical Systems Center's Fighter-Attack Systems Wing here recently awarded an $84 million contract to Lockheed Martin to procure 91 Common
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Default Air Force Logo Airman aided by wingmen, AFAS
In July 2005, Senior Airman Jessica Boprey, a laboratory technician in the 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, received help from the Air Force Assistance Fund’s Air Force Aid Society. She had to take emergency leave because both her mother and grandfather were hospitalized at the same time in her hometown of Oklahoma City. “I was very
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2006
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Base students prepare to ask questions with Mission Control before connecting with the crew of the International Space Station as part of the NASA Explorer School program, March 2 in the base theater. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes)



Edwards to Mission Control
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center teamed with Edwards, March 2, to provide local students the opportunity to experience an ‘out-of-this-world’ interaction with two astronauts. Students from Edwards Middle and Branch Elementary schools here and Gifford C. Middle School, in Lancaster, Calif., gathered in the base theater for a chance to “connect”
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Default Air Force Logo EOD, FBI ‘blast’ into Edwards’ classroom
While battling sand storms and winds in excess of 25 mph, 55 people and one four-legged “investigator” combed a 50-foot desert area on Edwards searching for evidence that could lead them to the cause of a large vehicle explosion at the Precision Impact Range Area. Working along side the FBI, Edwards hosted its sixth annual Large Vehicle Bomb Post
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron tests a replacement pylon designed to carry towed decoys for the Taiwan air force. The Taiwan High Angle of Attack program was rolled into Edwards’ Operational Readiness Exercise, Feb. 27 through March 3, to prove the squadron’s capability to “test surge” in support of real-world Global War on Terror requirements. (Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds)

Edwards flight testers exercise for war
Edwards deploys hundreds of Airmen in support of the Global War on Terror each year. But the base’s unique mission of flight test “launches” support for GWOT each day from the Edwards flight line; support that was put to the test, Feb. 27 through March 3, as part of an Operational Readiness Exercise here. The 416th Flight Test Squadron proved its
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AWARD: Center wins award for business innovation
For the second straight year, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center has been recognized as an industry leader by winning the Charles B. Ryan Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Award for Business Innovation from Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine. Tinker Air Force Base officials recently learned that the 76th Maintenance Wing won the
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2006
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - The Brister Family, from top left, niece Alyssa, Michael, Cheryl, and children Ebb, Dentin, Tristin, Leeza, and Cole, celebrate the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series victory. (Courtesy photo)

Balancing Act: Hanscom sergeant strives for excellence
"Bloom where you're planted" was the advice given to one Airman upon her arrival here in 2003. Eager to make every day count by finding that delicate balance between an Air Force career, a family and being a volunteer in her community, that advice did not fall on deaf ears. Then Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Brister has taken that advice to heart and was a
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2006
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah - Mr. John Law, an X-Ray physicist at the Survivability and Vulnerability Center, performs maintenance on the Large Flash X-Ray machine used to test missile components. The machine, when fully prepped for use, is full of oil and can provide some 5-million volts and 100,000 amps for testing purposes. As part of the cleaning process, he discharges "left over" high-voltage charges in the capacitors. (Photo by G. A. Volb)

Center tests components for reliability
Better known to the locals as Little Mountain, the Survivability and Vulnerability Integration Center's main customer is the 526th ICBM Systems Wing at Hill, primarily providing "hardness" testing - reliability of components in missile systems. The importance is obvious; aircraft, missiles or individual systems disintegrating under the rigors
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Default Air Force Logo AFSAC uses process improvement to benefit customers
Using tools now included in the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative, the Air Force Security Assistance Center was able to return nearly $100 million to foreign military sales customers. Although AFSAC customers were the primary beneficiaries in terms of cash, those involved in the process say the gains in production and
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2006
Default Air Force Logo News brief: Don't be fooled by copycat Web sites
Did you know that there are copycat or look-a-like Web sites developed to make people think they are accessing official sites? That includes the myPay Web site. These sites request personal information that, if provided, could cause a variety of problems for the members.
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