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Default Air Force Logo AFMC’s Wingman Intervention program in line with Green Dot philosophy
Across Air Force Materiel Command, military and civilian employees continue to embrace the command’s culture and message of encouraging proactive bystander behaviors which emphasize intervening when others need assistance.The primary philosophy of the Green Dot program, implemented across the Air Force, is to encourage everyone to be comfortable
0 5/11
2017
(U.S. Air Force file photo) Accident Investigation Board finds lapse in maintenance procedures contaminated VC-25A oxygen system
Contractor mechanics failed to follow proper maintenance procedures leading to the contamination of the oxygen system on an Air Force VC-25A aircraft undergoing regular heavy maintenance, according to an Accident Investigation Board report compiled by Air Force Materiel Command.The contamination occurred in April 2016 while the plane was at
0 5/09
2017
An MC-130H Combat Talon II and crew briefly visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group from Hurlburt Field, Fla., opening its doors to 309th AMARG workers currently refurbishing C-130 outer wing sets for the MC-130H and AC-130 sustainment program at Robins AFB, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo) 309th AMARG applauded for valuable AFSOC support
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Gregory Ferguson, the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), along with an MC-130H Talon II aircraft and its crew, recently visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) to recognize and pay tribute to the group’s contribution to the AFSOC mission.
0 4/27
2017
AEDC workers inspect tiles in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16-foot Supersonic Tunnel in 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Mission Ready – Today and Tomorrow: PWT staff testing national assets for 60 years
April 2017 marks 60 years that AEDC teammates have operated the AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel, a one-of-a-kind test facility where the nation’s defense systems have benefited from test capabilities critical to development.The first test run in 1957 in the 16-foot Transonic Tunnel, or 16T, was documented by Phil Tarver, then an AEDC staff
0 4/24
2017
A Boeing 747 VC-25A sits on the flightline April 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft is one of two VC-25As assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The VC-25A is commonly known as "Air Force One," although that radio call sign is reserved and used exclusively when the President of the U.S. is aboard any U.S. Air Force aircraft. This aircraft was completing a maintenance cycle and is undergoing an operational test regimen before being certified to return to Presidential service. (U.S. Air Force photos/Ilka Cole) Presidential aircraft touch down
Presidential aircraft lands here during a maintenance cycle.
0 4/20
2017
A GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb engages a computer-driven small pickup truck during a test at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California March 29. The inert bomb was dropped from an Edwards F-35C. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin) F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target
The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.   An F-35C being tested here released specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb over a controlled range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the California desert, successfully engaging a
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2017
1st Lt. Harvey Hurst, Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program manager, speaks to a crowd at Lancaster High School March 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) AFRL ENSPIRE program strikes resounding chord with students
An Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects with local high schools struck a resounding chord with one school, inspiring an effort to explore the science of producing synthesized electronic music.   Lancaster High School has teamed with AFRL’s Engineering &
0 4/20
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:34 p.m. PST Feb. 20, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (File photo) AFNWC team supports ICBM test launch
A team of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center experts supported the recent launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile to verify its accuracy and reliability, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.
0 4/17
2017
An Air Force F-16C dropped an inert B61-12 during a development flight test by the 422nd Flight Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, on March 14, 2017. The test is part of a life-extension program for the bomb to improve its safety, security and reliability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen) Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test
An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.The F-16 from the 422nd
0 4/13
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein speaks with members of the workforce during an all-call at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., March 30. Goldfein highlighted how important Hanscom's work is and shared his thoughts about the future of the Air Force, including attributes for future fights and his major focus areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) CSAF shares thoughts, stresses importance of Hanscom work during visit
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Hanscom Air Force Base March 28 to 30, 2017, to learn more about the work done at the base, meet with local civic officials to discuss collaboration, and share his insight about where the Air Force currently is and where it’s headed.
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2017
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