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Default Air Force Logo Personnel initiative set to make transactions more convenient
A new initiative, the Personnel Services Delivery Transformation, will soon change the way the Air Force does military personnel business. PSD will use technology to put routine personnel transactions into the hands of Airmen using Web base, fax, phone, Contact Centers and even regular mail. "We have historically provided personnel services through
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2006
A-staff chart Headquarters AFMC restructures A-staff directorates
Effective Feb. 13, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command realigned its A-staff directorates to more closely resemble the Air Staff’s A-staff structure. Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force Chief of Staff, agreed to AFMC’s proposed A-staff alignment in a Jan. 11 memorandum. Notable changes include: > A8, formerly the Directorate of Financial
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2006
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFMCNS) -- Crew members of the C-135C tail number 669, also known as Speckled Trout, watch the aircraft complete its fini-flight after taxiing underneath the fire department water cascade on Jan. 13. The aircraft not only served in support of senior military leaders with worldwide airlift for 31 years, but it conducted avionics and communications testing at Edwards. Capt. John Kilareski, 412th Flight Test Squadron, and Maj. Raymond Ouellette, 412th FLTS, both piloted the retiring aircraft during its farewell flight. (Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka)

Speckled Trout: AF bids farewell to unique plane with unique mission
After flying senior military leaders and undergoing rigorous testing for more than 31 years as a part of Edwards' 412th Flight Test Squadron, the Speckled Trout tail number 61-2669, officially retired Feb. 10 in a ceremony here, led by Gen. Bruce Carlson, Air Force Materiel Command commander. "Speckled Trout was the primary transport aircraft for
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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFMCNS)- A C-5B Galaxy, aircraft 87040, taxis onto Robins' runway on its way to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., after completing a record-low 159 days in programmed depot maintenance. (Air Force photo by Sue Sapp)

C-5 team pushes planes to warfighters faster
The Warner Robins Air Logistics Center made Air Force history Feb. 3 when a C-5B Galaxy aircraft left programmed depot maintenance after a record-low 159 days. Aircraft 87040 left for Travis Air Force Base, Calif., breaking the previous maintenance record of 171 days here. Last year, the same process took 200-plus days. The C-5 arrived at Robins
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2006
Default Air Force Logo In Person: Command Chaplain (Col.) Joseph Kuan
U.S. Air Force Materiel Command Chaplain (Col.) Joseph Kuan and AFMC Command Chaplain Assistant (Chief Master Sgt.) Mark Hogue visited the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center for the first time in January to promote the importance of spiritual wellness. "As Command Chaplain, it was a privilege for me to visit this place-to know
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2006
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFMCNS)-Lt. Col. Gary Hopper (left), 88th Mission Support Group deputy commander, trains for his Air Force fitness test. Colonel Hopper recently scored a 100 percent on his test in the 25 and under category. The black and white photo is the colonel in 1971 when he competed for his high school track team. Colonel Hopper said his body hasn't changed much since then due to his conditioning. (Courtesy photos) Giving a 'whoopin' to Father Time
Achieving a goal he set out to accomplish two years ago, Lt. Col. Gary Hopper, 88th Mission Support Group deputy commander, scored a 100 percent on his Air Force fitness test. What made the achievement more impressive was what his scores were for the under-25 age group. Colonel Hopper will turn 51 this month. But, with hard work and the
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2006
Default Air Force Logo 653rd CLSS lends expertise to help protect Columbian air force mission
As the Columbian air force continues to use the C-130B and C-130H aircraft to combat drug smuggling, Airmen from the 653rd Combat Logistics Support Squadron here were recently called in to make the mission bullet proof. Tech. Sgt. Darryl Rios-Maldonado, a 653rd aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Tech. Sgt. Ricky Hill, a 653rd crew
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Dining facility operator serves up Golden Plate
The owner of Vick’s Vittles, the contract company that operates the Thunderbird Inn Dining Facility here, is well known for the operation that has brought home two Hennessy foodservice awards for the best dining facility in the Air Force. In order to win the Hennessy, a dining facility must first compete and win at the major command level. In the
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2006
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFMCNS) — Members of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force here prepare an F-16 for a final chemical decontamination test here Jan. 30. The F-16, used in place of an F-35, was sprayed with a chemical simulant, washed, then towed into a hangar and heated from 165- to 185-degree temperatures to accelerate the weathering of the remaining chemical. The goal of the testing is to decontaminate an entire aircraft to quickly return it to service should it be exposed to a chemical or biological agent. (Air Force photo by Mark McCoy)

JSF team tests in-the-field aircraft decontamination procedures
The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force will pull an F-16 out of a special hangar Saturday, marking the culmination of a series of unique tests here. The F-16 was used as a surrogate for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to test Department of Defense chemical and biological decontamination methods in realistic field conditions, the first time an
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Default Air Force Logo Trauma-trained personnel aided news crew survival
Air Force trauma training supported at Brooks City-Base, along with aeromedical evacuation equipment developed at Brooks City-Base, contributed to the treatment and survival of an ABC news crew that was severely wounded in Iraq Jan. 29. Bob Woodruff, co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, and Emmy Award-winning cameraman Doug Vogt, were in serious
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2006
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