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U.S. Army Capt. Beth Carriere, right, a physician assistant assigned to the Vermont National Guard's Medical Detachment, Task Force Bravo, briefs her team on how to organize the donated medications from various organizations at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 28, 2017. Maria, Irma make landfall for Hanscom Airmen
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Master Sgt. Sharlyne Acevedo, Acquisition Intelligence Division superintendent at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here, first heard her family survived Hurricane Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico seven full days after landfall. In order to get word to Acevedo, they asked a cousin, whose family lived near
0 10/03
2017
Airman 1st Class Colby Morin Airman accepts Marine Corps challenge
Airman 1st Class Colby Morin, a member of the 66th Security Forces Squadron, volunteered to attend the U.S. Marine Corps’ Lance Corporal Seminar during a deployment to Southeast Asia.
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2017
DAYTON, Ohio – Erin Nichols, a program manager on Team Wright-Patt, writes down project assumptions on a team whiteboard during a brainstorming session Aug. 2 as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Commander’s Challenge 2017. The challenge this year is to remotely move 50 pounds of supplies to a location 30 miles away, delivering them to an area smaller than 400 square feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) AFRL kicks off Commander’s Challenge 2017
DAYTON, Ohio – The 2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge kicked off with teams and leaders from around Air Force Materiel Command coming together for a three-day conference at the Wright Brothers Institute Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center here Aug. 2, 2017.  AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley opened the 10th
0 8/04
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) $93 million contract keeps missile warning system vigilant
“A missile launch starts a timer,” said SEWS Program Manager Capt. Frank Schiavone. “We’re working hard to provide the combatant commands and partner nations with as many extra seconds as possible so they can begin countermeasures, warn their populations, and protect themselves.”
0 7/13
2017
Capt. Evangeline Fleischaker, Early Warning System program lead from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., briefs a traditional acquisition approach during the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Transformational Innovation’s pilot acquisition wargame June 30, 2017, at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Fleischaker’s team was challenged to find a solution for a malware vulnerability that could, in the premise of the wargame, disable nearly a million desktop, laptop and mobile devices during a wargame held June 26-30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Newell) Acquisition as wargame
The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly 1 million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30, 2017, at the Hanscom Conference Center.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams was required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
0 7/07
2017
On the operations floor of Exercise Empire Challenge, held at Langley Air Force Base, Va., in 2009, U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and military forces from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Japan tested interoperability. During the exercise, participants used Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, which provides a digital safe space where U.S. and allied nations can link their intelligence-gathering systems and share information, including full motion video, photo imagery, documents and secure chat.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech Sgt. Randy Redman) CENTAUR speaks all languages
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Personnel at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom are ensuring intelligence can be quickly, securely shared with allies by performing pre-contract market research for maintenance of a program called CENTAUR.The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, provides a digital safe space
0 6/22
2017
U.S. Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Joshua Hames, a loadmaster assigned to the 327th Airlift Squadron, refers to his Electronic Flight Bag, on how he should rig the extraction parachute to the load at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Feb. 16, 2016. Hames is in upgrade training as part of the 913th Airlift Group’s transition from the “H” model to the “J” model, and is trained to use the EFB in order to complete certain tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston/Released)
  
Hanscom proves PlugTest acquisition model
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center personnel here completed the first successful Air Force PlugTest of software for Electronic Flight Bags June 9, resulting in a $1.3 million contract award.   PlugTests pit potential contractors against each other by hosting systems on accessible military networks and
0 6/22
2017
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) Center awards major long-range radar contract
The contract award covers the engineering and manufacturing development of three production representative units, but allows the ability to exercise options for low-rate production, interim contractor support, and full rate production when appropriate.
0 5/11
2017
Current state of early warning radar upgrades depicts various mission sets for the five solid-state early warning radars arrayed throughout the globe. A series of updates beginning in the late 1990s and culminating in 2020 adds the missile defense mission and brings all five sites to a common hardware and software configuration. (U.S. Air Force graphic) $40 million upgrade for Thule radar unifies missile shield sites
The Air Force awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a $40 million contract to modify the Upgraded Early Warning Radar station on Thule Air Base, Greenland, in December 2016. Processor and software modifications reduce the amount of equipment required to operate the radar, which reduces energy consumption and sustainment costs over the long-term. The Air Force plans to complete all current modifications by 2020.
0 5/02
2017
Fred Manasse, a Holocaust survivor, is flanked by his brother, Gus, and his father, Alfred, in Brussels December 1, 1939. Fred and his brother survived, but his father was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Manasse relayed his experiences as part of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, April 24, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fred Manasse) Holocaust survivor recalls flight from Nazis
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Fred Manasse fled Nazi Germany across five European countries and over the Pyrenees Mountains as a child and shared his experiences during Holocaust Remembrance Day here Monday. Manasse spoke about his Jewish family’s persecution and the murder of his father, sister and several other family members. Today, the
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