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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFMCNS) -Senior Airman Theresa Velasquez, 33rd Maintenance Squadron precision guided munitions crew member, removes a rivet on an AIM-120 fin using a fixture created by the Munitions Materiel Handling Equipment Focal Point here. Before the crew had this piece of equipment it could not change the locks and had to send the fin off for a depot-level repair. This process would have taken at least a month and now it is done in as little as one minute inside the shop.  (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Meares)
Small office comes up big for armament, munitions Airmen
When it comes to handling munitions no one does a better job than the Munitions Materiel Handling Equipment Focal Point here. The Focal Point is an organization assigned to the Agile Combat Support Systems Squadron. Its sole purpose is to support the entire Air Force armament and munitions community with the development of munitions support
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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFMCNS) - Artist's drawing of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-1.  (Courtesy photo of Russ Partch)

High-speed air vehicles designed for rapid global reach
Flight achieving hypersonic speed, ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 miles per hour (Mach 9 to Mach 22), and reaching altitudes between 100,000 to 150,000 feet, requires an airframe structure designed to survive intense heat and pressure. Such technology is in development by scientists and engineers with the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle program.
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Default Air Force Logo F-22 Combined Test Force gets Collier Trophy nod
The Air Force Chief of Staff nominated the F-22 Combined Test Force here for the National Aeronautic Association's 2005 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The trophy is presented annually for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles.
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Servicemembers try to catch some sleep on cots set up in the Freedom Dining Facility while waiting for flights to move them downrange.  More than 3,000 transients spent the night on base Jan. 18.  (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Strang)
Services feeds, shelters transient troops
"They came in droves, hungry and tired," said Lt. Col. David Preston, 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron commander. "But Services was up for the challenge." Bad weather delayed flights around the theater of operations. As a result, the base had an increased amount of transient personnel waiting to fly in and out. "We knew the rotational schedule
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Kristine Bailey poses with Phillip C. McGraw, better known as Dr. Phil, after appearing on his show, which featured guests who had succeeded in losing weight.  (Courtesy photo of Peteski Prod. Inc. and CBS Paramount Domestic TV -- Mathew Imaging)
'Thank you' lands Hill military wife on national show
Kristine Bailey just wanted to say 'thank you'. The Hill military wife had no idea that her gratitude would lead to a television appearance. As with many Americans, Mrs. Bailey struggled with a weight problem. After her third pregnancy in 2001 she weighed 250 pounds on her 5-foot-2-inch frame. "I knew there was something I needed to do but I didn't
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Default Air Force Logo The future of security forces in combat
In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2005, the first combat patrols of Operation Desert Safeside left the northern perimeter of Balad Air Base, Iraq, and began an aggressive 60-day combat operation to kill or capture insurgents attacking the air base. This was a historic mission for Air Force security forces. It was bold and put Airmen at risk.
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Default Air Force Logo Three questions can save a life
Nearly 20 years ago when Ida Glover asked her 40-year-old son a question and he couldn't respond, she thought he had suffered some type of nerve damage - but days later she discovered his prognosis was much worse. Doctors at the Medical Center of Central Georgia told Ms. Glover her son, Mr. Carey Glover, a retired Sailor, had experienced two
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Default Air Force Logo Investment lost without exercise
What if someone offered you $3,600 a year to take better care of yourself? And what if the only stipulation was a little concentrated effort on your part? Would you balk at the deal? I doubt it. And yet, that's exactly what you're doing if you're...say for example, a GS-11, step one employee, and you're not taking advantage of the Air Force
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Second Lt. Chris Lundell, AAR-47 engineer, holds a Smart Cable.  (Air Force photo by Sue Sapp) 'Smart' thinking: Smart Cable helps protect aircraft
In December 2003 and January 2004, several Air Force aircraft took fire near Baghdad, but the missile warning systems failed to indicate the attacks. Air Force officials looked to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center for a fix. An airlift defensive systems tiger team was formed to find a solution, said Col. Art Huber, 542nd Electronic Warfare
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It took scientists years to develop the deployable optical telescope designed to fit into a typical rocket body. (Air Force photo) Telescope demonstrator proves big structure can fit in rocket body
Positioning three delicate, circular mirrors to one one-thousandth of the width of a human hair consistently challenged scientists at Kirtland's Space Vehicles Directorate.For five years, scientists  have studied the deployable optical telescope (DOT), a 1.5 meter (approximately 4.9 feet) in size demonstrator, which represents the future of
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