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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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2005
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
0 12/06
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
0 12/01
2005
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AFMCNS) -- Retired Chief Master Sgt. Marc Mazza recovers at home from a heart attack he suffered four weeks ago. Mr. Mazza, chief of the commander's action group at Air Force Materiel Command headquarters, was at a base gym when he fell unconscious after a workout. The former chief credits the rapid response by gym staff and patrons for saving his life. (Air Force photo by Spencer P. Lane) Retired chief's life saved at base gym
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Marc Mazza was the picture of health. He'd retired from the Air Force after more than 29 years, and he joined civil service to work as chief of the commander's action group at Air Force Materiel Command headquarters.Never a smoker, Mr. Mazza said he was always a fixture in gyms wherever he was stationed. Wright-Patterson
0 12/01
2005
Default Air Force Logo Major convicted for cocaine use, possession
An officer at the Air Force Institute of Technology pled guilty to one charge of possession of cocaine and one of use of cocaine during a general court-martial Nov. 14 and 15.Maj. John R. Foresman was sentenced by a panel of officers to four months confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a dismissal. Both charges are in violation of
0 12/01
2005
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFMCNS) -- NanoSat-2 (two satellites sitting on the triangular white stand, lower left-hand corner) undergo integration and testing at Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The Boeing Delta-IV heavy is on the right with DemoSat (the other payload) on top of it. (Air Force photo courtesy of Scott Franke) College students' innovation creating the future of smaller satellites
Several college campuses across the country have discovered and experienced a new competitive endeavor not occurring in stadiums or arenas, but in classrooms and laboratories -- creating the future of small satellite technology.Initiated five years ago, the University Nanosatellite Program has developed into an effective outreach to approximately
0 12/01
2005
Default Air Force Logo Officer charged with murder of son
An Air Force officer was charged formally Nov. 21 in the death of his five-week-old son.Second Lt. David A. Valois, a program manager in the Human Resources Enterprise Business Systems with the Air Force Research Laboratory, was charged with murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.The next step in the military justice
0 11/23
2005
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFMCNS) -- A simulated attack 
on a convoy has Maj. Mark Lozier, of Air Force Research Laboratory Air Vehicles
Directorate, run to a defensive position around the vehicles Nov. 17 near the 445th 
Civil Engineer Squadron's Base Engineer Emergency Force, or Prime BEEF, camp
in Area C. The purpose of the exercise was for members to learn how to defend 
themselves should a convoy encounter enemy fire. (Air Force photo by Spencer P. Lane) Exercise puts Air Force people in the driver seat

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2005
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFMCNS) -- Tech. Sgt. Martin Ratkowski, a dog handler with the 96th Security Forces Squadron, stands with his dog, Toby, during Toby's retirement ceremony. Toby, a Dutch Shephard, retired after 49 dog years of distinguished services in a special ceremony at the Air Armament Museum. (Courtesy photo) Man's best friend recognized for military service
With dignity so richly earned, the 96th Security Forces Squadron retired one of its own Nov. 17 at the Air Armament Museum.While a retirement is not unusual, the guest of honor was-he had four legs and lounged on the floor while listening to glowing words about his illustrious career.The honoree was Toby A227, a Dutch Shepard military working dog,
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2005
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