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  • Edwards says goodbye to two military working dogs

    He carefully but thoroughly searched an abandoned bunker halfway around the world thought to house insurgent activity. Then taking point in the pursuit of an unidentified enemy, Telin confidently led the squad of troops through a desert trail, following footprints in the dirt. Telin didn't carry a weapon. He didn't have any specific intelligence on
  • Commentary: 2011 a time of successes, 2012 will bring change

    As the holidays draw close and the year winds down, we have an opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and think ahead about what's to come. I would like to thank our team of more than 85,000 hard-working Airmen--military and civilian. As a result of your talents and professionalism, we have seen many successes this year across all of our
  • CSAF signs munitions realignment program action directive

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz signed the Program Action Directive Nov. 20 that details the transfer of munitions squadrons responsible for nuclear mission support from Air Force Materiel Command to Air Force Global Strike Command. The realignment has formally begun and will complete this December. The realignment of functions will
  • AFMC wins Marathon MAJCOM Challenge

    Air Force Materiel Command was announced the winner of the 2011 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge in early November at CORONA Fall. This was the fifth year for the challenge, which uses a point system to evaluate both participation and performance from each major command. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presented the coveted trophy
  • Tinker team accepts accolade for best DOD depot program

    Senior leaders and employee representatives from Tinker have long maintained that they have the best workforce in the Department of Defense, and now they have the hardware to prove it. A 27-person Tinker delegation -- comprised of senior leadership, suppliers, maintainers, planners, engineers and contractors -- was on hand Nov. 16, 2011, at the
  • C-17 flight takes on-the-job training to the skies

    Senior Airmen Ginnette Lykins (left) and Elyse Detling, both medical technicians assigned to the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here, listen intently as they receive instructions after securing a simulated patient to a litter during a training flight on board a C-17 Globemaster III Nov. 17, 2011. The "volunteer" heart attack victim was James
  • AFMC restructures to cut overhead, make command more efficient

    Providing greater military capabilities, improving readiness and operating effectively in the current fiscal environment is the purpose of an Air Force Materiel Command-wide restructure announced by Air Force officials Nov. 2, 2011. AFMC will reduce the number of its centers from 12 to five. This will cut overhead costs and redundant layers of
  • Air Force team transports wounded Libyan fighters to U.S.

    Nearly two dozen wounded Libyan fighters were evacuated from the the revolutionary battlefields of Libya to the birthplace of the American Revolution, Oct. 29, 2011, aboard an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. At the request of the Department of State, the Secretary of Defense directed two missions supporting the humanitarian assistance effort in
  • Air Force building the future force

    Changes are coming to the Air Force and officials are working with the Department of Defense to prioritize current and future resources as part of a national priority to reduce spending. In the spring of 2010 the Defense Department began a comprehensive effort to increase efficiencies, reduce overhead costs, and eliminate redundant functions in
  • ESC provides modern air traffic control system for Iraq

    The Electronic Systems Center completed work in September that improves and upgrades Iraq's air traffic control system.The completion of this foreign military sales effort involved the delivery of two new air traffic control tower systems along with state-of-the-art radar and ATC-tower simulators to the Iraqi government."These FMS cases play an