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Default Air Force Logo Tinker earns command excellence award
Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander, Air Force Materiel Command, named Tinker Air Force Base the AFMC Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award winner for 2005.General Carlson also presented Special Recognition awards to 14 AFMC individuals and organizations. AFMC provides the Air Force with war-fighting capabilities on time and on cost. AFMC is
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- Jim Staffan does reps on one of the resistance machines in the Wright Field Fitness Center here. At 51, Mr. Staffan said, he was an overweight smoker, but he changed his life after becoming part of the Air Force civilian fitness program. He quit smoking and attended a health class at the health and wellness center. Since February 2005, he's lost 47 pounds and five inches off his waist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Spencer P. Lane) Fit to fight, fit to live
After Jim Staffan, a member of Air Force Materiel Command's Inspector General Office, passed the half-century mark he decided his once-lean physique was in need of help. He was 51, a smoker and overweight with a 41-inch waist, 25 percent body fat, and elevated cholesterol.He said he knew he needed to make some changes. But, the impetus for him to
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Default Air Force Logo Edwards Air Force Base commanders test wheelchair accessibility
The Air Force Flight Test Center has a long history of testing aircraft and parachutes, but one little known fact is that each year leaders here also "test" wheelchairs.Edwards' annual Wheelchair Test Day is held during National Disabilities Awareness Month in October.Organizers of the day said the intent is to explore the accessibility of the work
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Default Air Force Logo Animals still in need of help following Katrina
Four weeks ago and several weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast areas with high winds and severe floods, Joyce Kahl went to New Orleans to rescue dogs.An anesthesiology technician at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Ms. Kahl is also a volunteer for Purebred Rescue of Ohio, an organization that attempts to find responsible
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Maintainers resurrect historic aircraft
A group of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., aircraft maintainers recently joined efforts to restore a historic aircraft for the Air Force Flight Test Center museum. Edwards AFB is part of Air Force Materiel Command, which provides the Air Force with war-fighting capabilities on time and on cost. AFMC is headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB,
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force depots exceed major maintenance goals
For the second straight year, the Air Force's three air logistics centers exceeded their aircraft production goal and met their engine production goal, putting more hardware essential to the Global War on Terrorism and peacetime training missions into the hands of U.S. warfighters.The overall on-time delivery rate for aircraft rose to 96 percent,
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Icing tests continue for Airbus A380 engine certification
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center is currently performing a series of icing tests on the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine for the Airbus A380 commercial airliner. The EA is a 50-50 joint venture between GE Aircraft Engines and Pratt & Whitney.The prime objective for this particular test series is to get Federal Aviation
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2005
Default Air Force Logo The AC-130U Gunship program explores viper strike capability
The AC-130U gunship, managed by Aeronautical Systems Center's Special Operations Forces Systems Group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is undergoing an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration for a standoff precision-guided munition called Viper Strike.Viper Strike is a small, precision attack munition with guide/glide fins and a
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2005
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. (AFPN) -- Test engineers Joe Norris (left) and John Lafferty ready a Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-1 model prior to a Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 operation. (U.S. Air Force photo) Tunnel 9 completes vehicle testing
The Arnold Engineering Development Center's Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md. is playing a crucial role in the ongoing Falcon program, with the completion of mission-critical testing of the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 1.The Falcon initiative is a joint Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force program. The objective is to develop
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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
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