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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFPN) -- Capt. Drew Goettler demonstrates the Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response, or PHaSR, a non-lethal illumination technology developed by the laboratory's ScorpWorks team. The technology is the first man-portable, non-lethal deterrent weapon intended for protecting troops and controlling hostile crowds. The laser light used in the weapon temporarily impairs aggressors by illuminating or "dazzling" individuals, removing their ability to see the laser source. (U.S. Air Force photo) New technology dazzles aggressors
A laser technology being developed by Air Force Research Laboratory employees at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., will be the first man-portable, non-lethal deterrrent weapon intended for protecting troops and controlling hostile crowds.The weapon, developed by the laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate, employs a two-wavelength laser system and is
0 11/02
2005
Default Air Force Logo AFMC leaders count on hearing your opinions
Air Force Materiel Command leaders are relying on all Airmen in the command to take the Air Force climate survey. They hope for comprehensive feedback that will lead to improvements throughout the command.Survey respondents are asked to assess factors that affect work environments and to give feedback anonymously to their leaders about the health
0 11/02
2005
Default Air Force Logo Lean effort: Robins colonel shares Iraqi mission success
The Lean journey recently debuted on the battlefield. Lt. Col. Calvin Butts, Center deputy director for Plans and Programs at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., led a group made up of members from every branch of the military working together to set up a first of its kind operation called the Joint Air Cargo Operations Team, or JACOT, at Al Taqaddum Air
0 10/26
2005
Default Air Force Logo Mended Eagle: 402nd helps get crash-damaged F-15 back home
An F-15 Eagle that sustained severe damage during a collision over the Sea of Japan last year will soon return to her nest thanks to the 402nd Maintenance Wing's F-15 Hospital Section at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.According to David Pryor, C-section deputy section chief, a team of 37 mechanics and technicians worked in two shifts to complete the
0 10/26
2005
Default Air Force Logo Wiring harness gives F-15 backup power source
Workers in the 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., used their expertise to give the F-15 Eagle "the juice to turn loose."Six electronics technicians from the group worked more than 4,000 hours making 112 wiring harnesses to replace existing faulty ones.Ronnie Massengale, the 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group
0 10/26
2005
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The R-11 hybrid electric refueling truck is expected to save the Air Force energy dollars. (U.S. Air Force photo) Heavy-duty hybrid electric R-11 refueler expected to save energy
The Air Force is seeking a way to save fuel and energy, while meeting mission needs.The R-11 hybrid electric refueling truck is the first step in a spiral development between the Advanced Power Technology Office at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and the Mack-Volvo Corporation to incorporate hybrid electric technology for military and commercial
0 10/26
2005
Default Air Force Logo Podcasting becomes another Edwards first
An Air Force Materiel Command base became the first to offer news updates through podcasting on the public Web site Oct. 14.At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., podcasting, a method of publishing audio broadcasts via the Internet, allows users to subscribe to a feed of MP3 files.These feeds deliver audio broadcasts to a computer desktop, and the
0 10/26
2005
Default Air Force Logo Carlson assumes command of AFMC
Gen. Bruce Carlson assumed command of Air Force Materiel Command from Gen. Gregory S. Martin on Aug. 19 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. General Carlson, who previously commanded the 8th Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., pinned on his fourth star in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends
0 10/25
2005
Default Air Force Logo CFC monitor experiences generosity first hand
When Donna Britton West opted to become a monitor for the Combined Federal Campaign at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., she had no idea she would experience firsthand the overwhelming generosity of one of the campaign's charitable organizations just three days later. On Aug. 20, a fire broke out in the home the 72nd Mission Support Group
0 10/21
2005
Default Air Force Logo Predator achieves milestone in Global War on Terrorism
The MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft system continues to build its reputation as an increasingly high-demand, lethal asset in counterinsurgency operations, achieving a monthly record of 4,700 flying hours in July. Managed by Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and operated by Air Combat Command units, Predators
0 10/21
2005
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