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BURBANK, Calif. (AFMCNS) - Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show," autographs a photo for Master Sgt. Michael Hordichok, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron program manager, at NBC Studios in Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 22. Mr. Leno invited more than 350 servicemembers, including 55 Airmen from Edwards, to be the audience for the taping of his Thanksgiving Day episode. (Air Force photo) 'Tonight Show:' Edwards Airmen receive star treatment from Jay Leno
Fifty-five Airmen here traveled to Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 22 as part of an all-military audience for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."More than 350 men and women from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard filled the studio audience to watch the taping of the late-night show, which aired on Thanksgiving Day.Lt. Col. Kerry Beaghan,
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Default Air Force Logo Part-timers included in AFMC Civilian Fitness Program
Part-time employees in Air Force Materiel Command can now exercise during duty time just like their full-time counterparts thanks to a recent revision to the Civilian Fitness Program.When Gen. Bruce Carlson took command of AFMC in August, one of his primary concerns was the health and wellness of the work force. "The health and fitness of everyone
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Default Air Force Logo Fuel cells could save Air Force thousands
Robins Air Force Base officially welcomed an alternative fuel technology Thursday that could save the Air Force thousands of dollars in energy costs.Base leaders, along with representatives from New York-based manufacturer Plug Power Inc., Atlanta-based Logan Energy Corp., the Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center and others,
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TATAOUINE, Tunisia (AFMCNS) -- First lieutenant Dan Liu helps a Tunisian woman make flour out of grains in her Berber home on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert as Capt. Laurie Wax watches them during their recent four-week Language and Area Studies Immersion trip. The LASI is designed to build a force of culturally savvy officers who can meet the need of communicating with a developing world. Lieutenant Liu is from Sembach Air Base, Germany and Captain Wax is from Monterey, Calif. (Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Kristen Duncan) Officers become International Airmen through LASI program
Traveling to a foreign country, speaking the native tongue and understanding a distant culture are dreams to some people; but thanks to an Air Force program, line officers have the opportunity to turn those dreams into reality.Language and Area Studies Immersion is a program designed to build a force of culturally savvy officers who can communicate
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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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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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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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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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