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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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Timothy Smith, an ordnance systems mechanic with the 309th Commodities Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, stows cannon plugs in a newly machined F-16 pylon.  The updated pylons, fitted with a more hi-tech harness, ensure the aircraft can make use of 21st century smart weapons. (Air Force photo by G. A. Volb)

F-16 pylons receive upgrade
Wiring for F-16 pylons are being upgraded by the 309th Commodities Maintenance Squadron, Ogden Air Logistics Center, enabling them to handle 21st century smart munitions. The cables that deliver the pilot's commands to the munitions must be more complex as weapon systems and munitions improve. "The current modifications consist of removing the
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Default Air Force Logo People's willingness to change impresses AFMC commander
When then-Lieutenant Bruce Carlson was stationed in Thailand in the 1970s, every day he would walk from his hooch to the post office, pass an airman or sergeant and ask, "Don't you salute lieutenants?" Today, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command doesn't see any evidence that company-grade officers have to ask that question. "The quality of
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Staff Sgt. Albert Zaletel, a depot aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, prepares the closure beam for fuel spool manifold installation.  (Air Force photo by G.A. Volb)
F-16 receives special care at Hill
Specialists at the Ogden Air Logistics Center, 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron, used their unique equipment and skills to repair a damaged F-16. The squadron's role was pivotal since they were the only active-duty maintenance unit capable of making such repairs, said 1st Lt. Joshua Holmes, the squadron's maintenance flight officer in
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Master Sgt. Crystal Martin, 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, makes a mold of Capt. Dax Cornelius' inner ear. The mold will be used to make a new earplug system for the 4th Fighter Squadron Demo Team member.  (Air Force photo by Shad West)
Improved earpieces reaching Falcon pilots
A new earpiece is set to be implemented among Hill's F-16 pilots affording them better hearing protection and an improved mission focus. The 4th Fighter Squadron's "Fighting Fuujins" will receive the new Attenuating Custom Communication Earpiece System this month. The earpiece was developed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by the Battle Space
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Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander, Air Force Materiel Command, passes the flag to Maj. Gen. Ted Bowlds, during the Air Force Research Laboratory Appointment of Command ceremony Jan. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.    (Air Force photo by Marvin Baumgarter)

New commander joins AFRL
Maj. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds officially assumed command of the Air Force Research Laboratory Jan. 9 during an appointment of command ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Modern Flight Hangar in Dayton, Ohio. Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander, Air Force Materiel Command, presided over the afternoon ceremony and handed over the AFRL flag to
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