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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFMCNS) -- Senior Airman Andrew Smith, 412th
Operations Support Squadron Life Support technician, helps reassemble a helmet 
and oxygen mask. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jet Fabara) Technicians provide lifeline for aircrew
They aren't pilots, they aren't maintainers and they don't build planes, yet the fate of a pilot's survival depends on how well they do their job.Fortunately, for aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the 412th Operations Support Squadron Life Support program has demonstrated a level of excellence in their job that made them win the
0 11/23
2005
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFMCNS) -- Tina Slade and Jennifer 
Tanyatanaboon, microbiologists with Battelle, the lead contractor for the JSF 
decontamination project, prepare an F-16 for a biological (simulant) contamination trial. (Air Force photo by Jeffrey Youngblood) Joint Strike Fighter tests chem-bio cleanup
Members of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, under direction of the JSF Program Office, are testing survivability of the F-35 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., even though aircraft is not being used.Instead, they're testing chemical and biological decontamination processes on a recently retired Edwards' F-16 to return the JSF to
0 11/23
2005
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. (AFMCNS) -- Adam Plondke, store separation project engineer, inspects the installation of the 1/20-scale model of the Miniature Air-Launched Decoy and F-16. Wind tunnel testing, which investigated the carriage and separation characteristics of the MALD from the F-16 at speeds up to Mach 0.95, was recently completed in the 4T wind tunnel. Use of the low-cost, air-launched, programmable decoys, which can accurately replicate the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and coalition aircraft, is designed to deceive and confuse adversary air defense systems. (Air Force photo by Doyle Veazey) Installing test article is detailed work

0 11/23
2005
ENGLAND (AFMCNS) - Rick Penn, 66th Comptroller Squadron Financial
Analysis Branch chief, prepares for take off atop a Stearman biplane, which
he wing-walked in order to raise charitable funds. (Courtesy photo) Hair-raising fund raising
While making a financial donation to the Combined Federal Campaign is the more conventional way to support charitable causes, there have always been those who relish the opportunity to challenge themselves in an effort to rally the troops to dig deep for a good cause.Rick Penn, 66th Comptroller Squadron Financial Analysis Branch chief, is just that
0 11/23
2005
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFMCNS) - (Left to Right) Master Sgt. Shawn Stanley, guitar and vocals, Master Sgt. Robert Green, drums; Tech. Sgt. Cameron Voorhees, guitar and Master Sgt. Vincent Marshall, electric bass entertain participants in Freezing Rivers 05-4, a quarterly readiness exercise , Nov. 17. The four NCOs, along with audio engineer Senior Airman Joshua Deal, are part of the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight's rock band, "Systems Go." (Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Ellen Harr) Never too cold to rock and roll
Five members of the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight's "Systems Go" rock band performed Nov. 17 during Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's quarterly readiness exercise, Freezing River 05-4.The ensemble's performance helped boost the morale of troops participating in the exercise, who were treated to classics originally performed by rock legends Pink
0 11/23
2005
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFMCNS) - Retired Master
Sgt. Ed Horton (Courtesy photo) Doolittle raider visits Hanscom Air Force Base, shares stories
Veterans of World War II are products of the often-called 'Greatest Generation,' in reference to their sacrifices for freedom. Recently, one such veteran visited Hanscom's Airman Leadership School.Retired Master Sgt. Ed Horton graduated high school in 1934 and entered the Army in 1935, serving in the Army Air Corps, and later the Air Force, until
0 11/22
2005
BROOKS CITY-BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Students of the Aircraft Mishap Investigation and Prevention course at the U.S. School of Aerospace Medicine sift through the "wreckage" at a mock aircraft crash site.  The site is used in field exercises to give students a realistic idea what an actual site might be like. The course recently underwent changes, moving from a primarily lecture-based format to a more hands-on, problem-based learning approach. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alfonso Ramirez) Mishap investigation training changes course
Many Air Force flight surgeons and aerospace physiologists as well as some psychologists will have the opportunity to participate in an aircraft mishap investigation at some point in their careers. To best prepare students for that eventuality, a retiring colonel recently helped overhaul the existing Aircraft Mishap Investigation and Prevention
0 11/22
2005
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFMCNS) -- The AFMC Force Shaping briefing team, Lt. Col. Cheryl Malone (left), AFMC/A1 and Brig. Gen. Kathie Close, AFMC/A7, review the briefing book before the start of another trip to AFMC bases. The duo will have all affected AFMC officers briefed by Nov. 18. (AF photo by Ron Scharven) AFMC team picked to ‘spread-the-word’
In less than 1 year, almost 2,000 young officers in many career fields will be told to hang up their blue suit and be involuntarily separated from the Air Force in order to balance the officer overages.This action will be conducted using a Force Shaping board. To ensure each officer is told of the board’s concept and action, each MAJCOM was asked
0 11/21
2005
Default Air Force Logo Airmen rid Eglin of graffiti
The message was clear to anyone passing by. Scrawled in what looked like white chalk on the dingy cement wall of a past bus stop in front of the East Gate chapel read:The f---ers are still here.In his 11 ½ years in the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Winn, First Term Airmen Center NCOIC, had never seen anything like this anonymous and pointless
0 11/21
2005
Default Air Force Logo Edwards CAP squadron makes comeback
In February 2004, Edwards Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 84 was in danger of losing its squadron charter for various reasons. Because of this, they called in CAP Maj. Jason Markiewitz to be their commander.In just a year and a half, the whole squadron turned their gloomy fate into a victory as they claimed the 2005 Composite Squadron of the
0 11/18
2005
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