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Default Air Force Logo New course benefits civilians professionally
Air Force Materiel Command civilian professional development will take a leap forward when Mrs. Barbara A. Westgate, AFMC executive director, unveils the AFMC Orientation Course during a March 3 video teleconference from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The course made its debut at AFMC headquarters here in August 2005 in a test phase of one of its
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Default Air Force Logo Commander best Air Force military system program director
For a long time now the members of the Long Range Missile Systems Group believed they had the best program director in the Air Force. Now it's official. Recently their commander, Col. Jim Geurts, was named the 2005 Air Force Outstanding Military System Program Director, and they believe no one is more deserving. "Without a doubt, he deserves to be
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Reilly Koyl sits in an F-16  Feb. 14 on the support flight line here. His visit to Edwards was made possible by the Edwards Pilot for a Day Program, which gives children with life-threatening illnesses a chance to experience life as a pilot for a day.  (Air Force photo by Mark McCoy)

Newest 'Raptor pilot' sets record at young age
Team Edwards and the 411th Flight Test Squadron welcomed its "newest pilot" and his family to Edwards Feb. 14. Reilly Koyl, also known as "Raptor 00," may need a set of telephone books on the seat of the F-22A Raptor to see over the canopy rail, but that didn't deter the intrepid aviator from getting into his new "office." At 5 years of age,
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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah - The 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group's Bret Hickenbotham, a 17-year aircraft structural mechanic, identifies various areas on the F-22 Raptor trainer here that will be affected by a modification for night, air-to-air refueling, while also inspecting its structural integrity. (Air Force photo by G. A. Volb)

Maintainers ready for Raptor
The F-22 Raptor's unequaled capabilities bring some unique challenges to Air Force maintainers here. Not the least of which is gearing up a support machine to handle the maintenance workload when the first Raptors arrive for modifications in April. Approximately 18 of the 21st century fighter aircraft will see depot maintenance at Hill throughout
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Default Air Force Logo Protein study a real eye opener
Warfighters will never have the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but a specialized whey protein supplement under study here could enhance mental and physical performance. A double-blind Air Force Research Laboratory study was launched Feb. 3 as part of an operational readiness initiative. It is being conducted in collaboration with
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Default Air Force Logo Big leap forward in detecting ground targets from the cosmos
When launched in 2010, a football-field-in-length demonstrator, weighing more than five tons, will serve as the forerunner for the future of America's intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets in the heavens. Administered by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., the Innovative
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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  — Lt. Col. Glenn Graham, 40th Flight Test Squadron commander, inspects the P5 Combat Training System before taking it out on a flight test.  (Photo courtesy of Cubic Corporation)

Pod testing set to improve Coalition and joint training
After a lot of hard work and dedication, the P5 Combat Training System began flight testing last month. The P5 CTS is the next generation of air combat training systems and provides a revolutionary capability of rangeless operation and real-time monitoring. The program includes a number of planned upgrades to add no-drop weapon scoring, a secure
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Edwards Research Site helped static-fire the third Aerojet Block B Solid Rocket Booster for the Atlas V system. (Air Force photo)


Atlas V solid rocket booster modifications validated
As radios crackled with the countdown “five, four, three, two, one … ignition,” members of the Air Force Research Lab at Edwards witnessed the third validation-static firing of Aerojet’s Block B Solid Rocket Booster. This 90-second static firing occurred Jan. 27 at the lab’s Edwards Research Site, and produced 250,000 pounds of thrust while being
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Default Air Force Logo AFSO 21: A mindset for achieving process improvements
In December, a decision was made to rename the Air Force’s continuous process improvement initiatives Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, or AFSO 21. The details are still being defined regarding AFSO 21. But Air Force Materiel Command – and particularly the three air logistics centers – is ahead of the learning curve. AFSO 21 is the
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — After supporting the Global War on Terror for three years, Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle number three (UAV-3) received its official homecoming Monday when its wheels touched down at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (Air Force photo by Chad Bellay)

Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-3 comes home
The first deployed Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle to return home (UAV-3) landed Monday at Edwards AFB, Calif., after logging more than 4,800 flight hours in a four-year period, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Combined Task Force—Horn of Africa. On hand to give remarks at the press conference hosted by
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