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Airmen from the 95th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, practice the 'high crawl,' just one of many skills they learned during Air Force-mandated Air Expeditionary Force Combat Skills training. (Air Force photo by Chad Bellay) Airmen learn combat skills to fight, survive
"Exercise, Exercise, Exercise," took on a whole new meaning for 126 Edwards Airmen Dec. 7, when they received critical training from the 95th Security Forces Squadron during the operational readiness exercise at Camp Corum. The training, called Air Expeditionary Force Combat Skills Training, was mandated by the Air Force for all Airmen scheduled to
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Students from Karla Olsen's fourth-grade class at Branch Elementary School package the paper cranes to be sent to the Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The class, with community support, made over 1,000 paper cranes in support of peace. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Francesca Carrano) Branch students welcome back teacher after Japan trip
From tasting wasabi and other Japanese foods to receiving intercultural insight, fourth-graders from Branch Elementary School will walk away from this school year enriched through an experience that goes beyond traditional learning. Though Branch is not a Department of Defense school, it is located on Edwards Air Force Base and is attended by
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Default Air Force Logo AFMC announces new AFRL commander
Air Force Materiel Command officials announced Dec. 8 that Maj. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds will be the new commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory. General Bowlds' current position is deputy program executive officer and vice commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, also headquartered here. The center is responsible for managing more than 50 major
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Default Air Force Logo Operational Readiness Inspection exercise turns real-world
An Operational Readiness Inspection exercise turned into a real-world search and rescue mission Dec. 6 when a 116th Air Control Wing aircrew was diverted to aid a downed Marine AV-8B Harrier jet pilot. According to Capt. Jody Strong, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron aircraft commander, the 23-member crew had been tasked as a part of their
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Default Air Force Logo Kirtland Air Force Base Youth Center receives grant from NFL
Youth at Kirtland can look forward to a new flag football program at the youth center. Earlier this year, the youth center wrote a grant submission to the Boys and Girls Club of America, requesting the NFL Youth Football Fund grant of $2,500. The youth center was selected out of 400 applicants for the grant. According to Gary Vicsik, the youth
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Default Air Force Logo Three AFMC Airmen selected for aerospace master's
Three Airmen from Air Force Materiel Command were selected Nov. 29 for the University of Tennessee's Aerospace Master of Business Administration program, a degree program newly sponsored by the Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition community. Those selected for the program were Maj. Wade Jense from the Ogden Air Logistics Center, Roshelle Orgusaar
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Second Lt. Stephen Grinage and 1st Lt. Bill Dyer, members of the 742nd Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D., perform Very Low Frequency key loading for the Minimum Essential Emergency Communication Network at one of the base's missile alert facilities. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carla Williams) Product center completes $250 million program
The Global Information Grid Systems Group recently completed installation of an emergency communications system at Minot AFB, N.D, the last of 50 identical systems in a program worth more than $250 million. The Minuteman Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network Program, or MMP, which began more than seven years ago, replaces the legacy
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BURBANK, Calif. (AFMCNS) - Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show," autographs a photo for Master Sgt. Michael Hordichok, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron program manager, at NBC Studios in Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 22. Mr. Leno invited more than 350 servicemembers, including 55 Airmen from Edwards, to be the audience for the taping of his Thanksgiving Day episode. (Air Force photo) 'Tonight Show:' Edwards Airmen receive star treatment from Jay Leno
Fifty-five Airmen here traveled to Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 22 as part of an all-military audience for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."More than 350 men and women from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard filled the studio audience to watch the taping of the late-night show, which aired on Thanksgiving Day.Lt. Col. Kerry Beaghan,
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Default Air Force Logo Part-timers included in AFMC Civilian Fitness Program
Part-time employees in Air Force Materiel Command can now exercise during duty time just like their full-time counterparts thanks to a recent revision to the Civilian Fitness Program.When Gen. Bruce Carlson took command of AFMC in August, one of his primary concerns was the health and wellness of the work force. "The health and fitness of everyone
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Default Air Force Logo Fuel cells could save Air Force thousands
Robins Air Force Base officially welcomed an alternative fuel technology Thursday that could save the Air Force thousands of dollars in energy costs.Base leaders, along with representatives from New York-based manufacturer Plug Power Inc., Atlanta-based Logan Energy Corp., the Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center and others,
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