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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFMCNS) -- Col. Mike Fossum prepares for a space shuttle mission inside a National Aeronautics and Space Administration water filled chamber. The chamber is used to simulate the weightless conditions the colonel will experience during a mission in May 2006. The senior individual mobilization augmentee in Aeronautical Systems Center's F-16 Systems Group, Colonel Fossum was selected for astronaut training in 1998. (NASA photo) IMA prepares for space mission
As a young boy, Col. Mike Fossum was fascinated with flight and the space program. The senior individual mobilization augmentee for Aeronautical Systems Center's F-16 System Group is also an astronaut who will take part in a National Air and Space Administration shuttle mission scheduled for May 2006.A Texas native, Colonel Fossum was a senior in
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Utah legislators purchase $4.4 million in equipment for Hill AFB
The arrival of new equipment on base usually would not attract attention from state and local government officials. But then, Utah officials have a vested interest in this particular shipment.Utah Sen. Sheldon L. Killpack (R-Syracuse), Rep. J. Stuart Adams (R-Layton) and Layton Mayor Jerry Stevenson visited the 309th Maintenance Wing at Hill Nov.
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2005
Default Air Force Logo Azerbaijan delegation tours Tinker, gains insight into aircraft maintenance
As discussions of placing a NATO compatible air base in Azerbaijan continue to pick up steam, a 23-member delegation from the U.S. and the former Soviet Republic toured Tinker Air Force Base in November to get an inside look at what would be required to support such a facility.The visit, which included 10 members of the Azerbaijan military and 13
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force contracting conference addresses force, deployment issues
Through targeted training and an increased focus on joint operations, the Air Force's contracting career field is reshaping itself to meet the current and future needs of its customers -- wherever they may be.This transformation is driven by the need to maintain contracting support at home, while filling Air Force and Joint Service Operation Iraqi
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2005
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFMCNS) -- A CV-22 Osprey is displayed during the Air Force Materiel Command commander's conference, held Nov. 14 - 18. Gen. Bruce Carlson, AFMC commander, hosted the gathering. Edwards AFB recently received the Air Force's second CV-22, which is being tested for Air Force Special Operations Command. (Air Force photo by Chad Bellay) CV-22 Osprey

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Default Air Force Logo New AFRL technology to help air transportation pilots
The Air Force Research Laboratory is demonstrating a suite of technologies that will enable the Air Mobility Command to land in a range of environmental conditions-anytime and anywhere.The AFRL Air Vehicles, Human Effectiveness and Sensors Directorates here are working collaboratively to demonstrate the Autonomous Approach and Landing Capability,
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2005
Default Air Force Logo AMARC reclamation earns DoD best-in-class for continuous process improvement
By reclaiming nearly 42,000 aircraft parts during fiscal years 2004 and 2005, the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center team saved the government $1.257 billion, while providing direct and often sole-source parts support to American and allied warfighters.As a result, the Center earned the 2005 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium
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2005
Default Air Force Logo C-130 Hercules begins critical chain project management journey
A "critical chain project management journey" began for the C-130 Hercules production area Nov. 14."We start our journey to reduce the number of aircraft here for (programmed depot maintenance) and to reduce the flow time ... to get more aircraft to our warfighters in Afghanistan and Iraq," said Col. Pedro Vasquez Jr., C-130 Squadron commander. "We
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Default Air Force Logo Flight Test: certifying AMARC aircraft to fly
Ask most people to describe the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center in one word, and they'll say 'Boneyard.' Many of them don't realize that historically, more than one fifth of AMARC's stored aircraft fly again. In the past two years, more than 120 aircraft returned to flying status from the Center.Although private contractors refurbish
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2005
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFMCNS) -- Craig Milligan with base movers uses a hand cart to move exercise equipment into a delivery truck. Mr. Milligan was at the 88th Mission Support Group Services Division supply warehouse, to transport fitness equipment to the base freight terminal for shipment overseas. The equipment will be used by U.S. Army members who are deployed in Afghanistan. (Air Force photo by Spencer P. Lane) Exercise equipment sent to troops
The deployed troops in Afghanistan will receive some much needed exercise equipment thanks to Steven Carlyon, 88th Mission Support Group Services Division director, and the prompt action taken by Chief Master Sgt. Ed Salinas, of Air Force Materiel Command Installations and Mission Support.Mr. Carlyon suggested the machines could be sent overseas to
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2005
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