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Default Air Force Logo New Air Force Portal application gets parts to warfighters quicker
Armed with a single user ID, password and valid stock number, logisticians can now get parts into the hands of warfighters quicker by using a new application on the Air Force Portal. The Enterprise Solution-Supply online tool gives logisticians the ability to find parts stored in any of the more than 300 Air Force depot- or base-level supply
0 10/21
2005
Default Air Force Logo F135 engines scheduled for future testing at AEDC
Pratt & Whitney's Thomas Johnson, chief engineer of the F135 program, and Jim Dunn, chief of validation and test, visited the Arnold Engineering Development Center Sept. 12 to prepare for the conventional takeoff and landing, or CTOL, qualification test for the F-35's F135-PW-100 engine. Two qualification engines for the F135 program are scheduled
0 10/19
2005
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This ground-finish transparent armor test piece withstood the impact of a .30 caliber armor-piercing bullet fired from 25 yards away using a Russian M-44 sniper rifle. Shown is the test piece, which demonstrates the armor's ability to stop penetration from armor-piercing threats. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force Research Laboratory tests transparent armor
With the goal being to protect military members facing the threat of armor piercing weapons on the battlefield, engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are testing a new type of transparent armor, stronger and lighter than traditional materials. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate in conjunction with
0 10/19
2005
Default Air Force Logo Depot opens 24/7 to better serve warfighter
To help meet the growing demand for getting aircraft replacement parts downrange more quickly, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center established a one-stop Customer Service Center, or CSC, that provides its customers timely, accurate, 'action-based' service around the clock. Mark D. Johnson, 448th Combat Sustainment Wing director, said the center
0 10/19
2005
Default Air Force Logo B-1 Stabilizer Shop proves effective, efficient
When the Air Force launched its Lean/Cellular transformation initiative several months ago, the B-1 Horizontal Stabilizer Shop at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center was one of the first shops already onboard with the program. That transition has allowed the "Stab Shop" to develop into an efficient unit capable of providing depot-level
0 10/19
2005
Default Air Force Logo Phase two of Sniper pod ready for implementation
The implementation of phase two of the Sniper pod workload is expected to net an estimated growth of 76 percent in workload for the 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group. The Sniper pod is the next generation targeting pod for the Air Force. Phase one was implemented in 2004 with a workload of approximately 4,300 hours; when phase two begins in June
0 10/19
2005
Default Air Force Logo Eddy Current Inspection Shop saves lives, money
Saving lives and money: That's what employees in the Eddy Current Inspection Shop at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center are all about. And it's their life management approach to reliability-centered maintenance that has made them the industry leader in extending the life of rotating jet engine components by discovering flaws thousands of times
0 10/19
2005
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Strategic airlift directorate officials here are at the center of an ongoing effort to step up aircraft and parts production to support Air Mobility Command during the largest rotation of U.S. forces since World War II.  The effort is scheduled to last several months.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp) AFMC air logistics centers garner Shingo Prize
Industry leaders have recognized Air Force Materiel Command's three air logistics centers for their practical implementation of Lean Transformation practices - ensuring America's warfighters success on the job. Lean is a methodology designed to create value, eliminate waste and allow an organization to adapt quickly to change. The prestigious
0 10/19
2005
Default Air Force Logo Eglin Airmen train Iraqi police through transitions
Introduction of democracy and the reconstruction of Iraq hinges on its police force’s ability to handle those fighting against the transition. Two Eglin Air Force Base Airmen are in-country to make sure the Iraqi police force gets the training it needs. First Lieutenant A.W. Rittgers and Master Sgt. Anthony Miller are in Iraq on a one-year
0 10/19
2005
Default Air Force Logo Support mission turns to rescue ops for 46th Test Wing crew
While most people watched and wished they could help their fellow Americans struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a few members of the 46th Test Wing were doing just that. As owners of a UH-1 Huey helicopter, they knew their skills and airpower would be a boost to anyone in the Gulf Coast region in need. On Aug. 31, they got their wish
0 10/19
2005
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