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U.S. Marine F-35 aircrew performed an Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center and Joint Operational Test Team test on August 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen) Interorganizational synergy fuels successful test outcome
Synergy across organizations and across services was on full display during a recent deployment of three F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, 75 Marines and 21 JSF operational test team members from Edwards to Florida where they successfully completed five live-fire events using AIM-120 air-to-air missiles against modified QF-16 aerial targets.
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2016
THINK TANK: Members of the 412th Test Wing Innovation Team discuss a proposal involving solar-powered attic fans that could reduce energy costs at Edwards. The team met Sept. 23 in the Innovation Center, which is located on the bottom floor of the dining facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Meeting of the minds: Innovation team hears energy-saving proposal
The 412th Test Wing Innovation Team is always looking for a few good ideas, and it may have received one Sept. 23. Jack Frazier from the 412th Civil Engineering Group proposed that the base install solar-powered attic fans in buildings on base.   Frazier is a resource efficiency manager for the 412th CEG and pitched the idea as a way to save the
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2016
A group of AEDC software engineers, pictured here, recently assisted in improving the Computer Assisted Dynamic Data Monitoring and Analysis System and Propulsion Data Processing and Analysis System to benefit operations of future turbine test projects. Some of the engineers involved in this effort were, left to right, Stephen Powell, Michael Walker, Nathan Harrison, Rusty Zarecor and Phil Voyles. AEDC Instrumentation, Data and Controls team implements significant software changes
Members of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Instrumentation, Data and Controls team have implemented software changes that will benefit aeropropulsion test cells at the complex by increasing the speed in which the Air Force and AEDC test customers receive dynamic data. Mike Pepple, an ID&C supervisor, credits the team of software
0 9/26
2016
Dancers perform a Vietnamese Bamboo Dance to the rock group Queen’s “We Will Rock You” during the third annual Diversity Luncheon held Tuesday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ray Crayton) Team Robins celebrates diversity
The rock group Queen’s “We Will Rock You” doesn’t sound like a traditional song for a Vietnamese Bamboo Dance but that’s exactly the right beat for the choreography. The Asian American Pacific Islander team was just one of many performers and speakers at the third annual Diversity Luncheon held at the Heritage Club on Tuesday. Audience members
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2016
Keith Felder, 402nd Maintenance Support Group sheet metal specialist, performs sheet metal fabrication. The 402nd MXSG is comprised of 400-plus employees at 12 work sites, to include infrastructure engineering, chemical laboratories and the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ray Crayton) Robins unit recertified by OSHA as VPP Star Site
The 402nd Maintenance Support Group has been recertified as a Star Site by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following a visit in August.   The group was awarded the prestigious OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Site accreditation in 2013 for its ongoing commitment to workplace health and safety. It was the first industrial
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2016
Rupert Steele of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation takes a photo during a tour of a petroglyph site in Box Elder County, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016. The tour was part of the 2016 Annual American Indian Meeting, an event which provides a face-to-face forum for tribal leaders and federal agencies to discuss tribal concerns on federally managed land. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) Utah DOD agencies host annual meeting with American Indian tribes
Utah Department of Defense agencies hosted their annual face-to-face meeting Aug. 25-26 with American Indian tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.
0 9/02
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF reaches first milestone in acquisition of new ICBM
The Air Force received approval Aug. 23 for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program to start the next phase of its acquisition effort.
0 9/01
2016
Thanks to a joint effort between the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and Air Force Global Strike Command, updated training simulators for MK12A reentry vehicles (pictured here at a Lockheed Martin Company’s facility) will be delivered to AFGSC. From left:  Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams, command chief master sergeant, AFGSC; Gen. Robin Rand, commander, AFGSC; Col. Scott Jones, director, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Directorate, AFNWC; Mr. Mathew Joyce, vice president and general manager, Strategic Missile Defense, Space System Company, Lockheed Martin Company; and Mr. Mike LeSage, Reentry Vehicle Training Simulators technician, Air Force Strategic Programs, Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Company.  (Courtesy photo) AFNWC delivers updated reentry vehicle training simulators for maintainers
Air Force technicians maintaining nuclear reentry vehicle systems will soon have upgraded training simulators to help them succeed in their mission of strategic deterrence.Thanks to a joint effort between the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and Air Force Global Strike Command, technicians sustaining the Minuteman III weapon system, an
0 9/01
2016
Registered nurse Amber Vanhoose flushes Nancy Harris' pic line prior to receiving a chemotherapy treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacey Geiger)
88th Medical Group’s Cancer Care Center earns outstanding achievement award
The 88th Medical Group has been awarded the 2016 Mid-year Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons for surveys performed Jan. 1 to June 30, 2016.  This award exhibits cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The 88th MDG cancer program was evaluated on
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2016
The A-10 System Program Office team receives the 2015 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award Aug. 31 during a meeting of AFMC leaders at Hill AFB. The award is presented annually based upon objective criteria to the AFMC program office with the most improved performance in fleet sustainment during the given fiscal year, and is named after Dr. James Roche, a former U.S. Navy officer and the 20th Secretary of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) A-10 team garners 2015 Roche Sustainment Excellence Award
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s A-10 Division at Hill AFB, Utah has been honored with the 2015 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award.
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