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Default Air Force Logo Three questions can save a life
Nearly 20 years ago when Ida Glover asked her 40-year-old son a question and he couldn't respond, she thought he had suffered some type of nerve damage - but days later she discovered his prognosis was much worse. Doctors at the Medical Center of Central Georgia told Ms. Glover her son, Mr. Carey Glover, a retired Sailor, had experienced two
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Default Air Force Logo Investment lost without exercise
What if someone offered you $3,600 a year to take better care of yourself? And what if the only stipulation was a little concentrated effort on your part? Would you balk at the deal? I doubt it. And yet, that's exactly what you're doing if you're...say for example, a GS-11, step one employee, and you're not taking advantage of the Air Force
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Second Lt. Chris Lundell, AAR-47 engineer, holds a Smart Cable.  (Air Force photo by Sue Sapp) 'Smart' thinking: Smart Cable helps protect aircraft
In December 2003 and January 2004, several Air Force aircraft took fire near Baghdad, but the missile warning systems failed to indicate the attacks. Air Force officials looked to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center for a fix. An airlift defensive systems tiger team was formed to find a solution, said Col. Art Huber, 542nd Electronic Warfare
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It took scientists years to develop the deployable optical telescope designed to fit into a typical rocket body. (Air Force photo) Telescope demonstrator proves big structure can fit in rocket body
Positioning three delicate, circular mirrors to one one-thousandth of the width of a human hair consistently challenged scientists at Kirtland's Space Vehicles Directorate.For five years, scientists  have studied the deployable optical telescope (DOT), a 1.5 meter (approximately 4.9 feet) in size demonstrator, which represents the future of
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Terry Bohannon holds a "portion plate" Jan. 17 as the weight reduction class, Portion off the Pounds, begins.
Portion size critical to losing weight
The health and wellness of the Air Force Materiel Command work force is one of Gen. Bruce Carlson's top priorities. The AFMC commander's focus is being realized throughout the command. In addition to policy changes, such as civilians working out during official duty time, health and wellness centers are stepping up to the plate with their own
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Force-Shaping officers can go Reserve
"One weekend a month, two weeks a year" - everyone has heard this catch phrase repeated on television commercials over the years, but for those facing the Air Force's force shaping initiative, it may soon become a reality. Joining the Reserve is just one of many options open to those lieutenants affected by force shaping. The first step for
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2006
A Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (left) lands at Gray Buttes-El Mirage test facility about 20 miles southeast of the base.  A Predator B UAV (right) flies over the Mojave Desert. The Predator A and B weapons systems are undergoing developmental test and evaluation by the newly-formed Detachment 1 of the 452nd Flight Test Squadron.  (Courtesy photos)

Detachment provides Development Test and Evaluation for Predator
With the test pace increasing for the Predator A and B weapons system because of the war on terror, the 452nd Flight Test Squadron's expanding mission was recognized in a ceremony Jan. 12. Detachment 1 actually began operation June 2005 and officially activated on Nov. 9. The ceremony was attended by members of Detachment 1 and members of the
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The Air Force's second deployed production Global Hawk lands on the runway of this undisclosed desert air base yesterday Jan. 12.  The arrival of two Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles marked the first deployment of the asset's production model; previous Global Hawks were prototype, or test models.  (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Mike Hammond)
Air Force takes delivery of first production Global Hawks
The first of two production Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles was delivered to the Air Force Jan. 10 and immediately started flying missions in support of the Global War on Terrorism. The UAVs-which are managed by Aeronautical Systems Center's Global Hawk Systems Group here-are assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's 12th Expeditionary
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2006
Default Air Force Logo 5+1+1 equals U.S. air superiority
Five plus one plus one equals ... the ability to direct the command and control of U.S. and coalition air power across the globe. It also equals seven of course. That's the number of "Falconer" air and space operations centers, and Falconer support centers, that have now been brought on line with common capabilities, said Lt. Col. Rob Dare, chief
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2006
Lieutenant Gen. Terry Gabreski (right), Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, and Lt. Col. Dale Parsons, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School director of special courses, discuss the general's F-16 mission during a Test Pilot School Senior Executive Short Course held Jan. 9 through 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (Air Force photo by Chad Bellay)

Leaders receive short course at Test Pilot School
The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School here held a Senior Executive Short Course from Jan. 9 through 12. The short course is a three-day class introducing senior Department of Defense leaders, both civilian and military, to developmental flight testing. This particular course focused on the unique people and expertise that are key to the Air Force
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