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  • New director takes the lead at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Leadership of the Air Force's national museum changed hands during a ceremony on Dec. 16, 2010, as retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John "Jack" L. Hudson became director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.General Hudson took the reins from retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles D. Metcalf, who is retiring after serving as museum director for the
  • Air Force Research Laboratory engineer receives Harold Brown Award

    A senior scientist from Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., received the 2010 Harold Brown Award Dec. 15, 2010, for her breakthrough research in pioneering new infrared technology that will augment aircraft defense and impact numerous Defense Department systems.Dr. Candace Lynch strengthened aircraft protection from heat-seeking missiles by developing
  • Robins C-17 area achieves perfect on-time delivery rate

    In the fiscal year which ended Sept. 30, 2010, the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here recorded its first-ever perfect on-time delivery rate. It worked on 37 aircraft and completed every one on time. During the last 10 years, the 562nd has fallen short of its 95-percent on-time delivery goal only once, and that year the rate was 94.6 percent.
  • Commentary: Take time to reflect on holiday season's many gifts

    Another holiday season is upon us. At this time of year, we reflect on the past 12 months and recall the many gifts we've received. As we gather with friends and family to celebrate, we must also remember the sacrifices of those who have helped secure the very blessings for which we're thankful.Today the Air Force has more than 35,000 Airmen --
  • AFPC commander visits AFMC to talk nuclear force development, top priorities

    Air Force Personnel Center Commander Maj. Gen. A.J. Stewart visited Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Dec. 1, 2010, as part of AFPC's 12-base tour to meet with senior leaders and Airmen in nuclear-related career fields."The purpose of this trip is twofold," General Stewart said. "First, we're here to listen -- to get feedback from the field
  • Edwards wing tests Global Hawk with alternative fuel for first time

    An RQ-4 Global Hawk completed a 32-hour flight test using an alternative fuel mixture, Nov. 23, 2010.The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force's Block 20 Global Hawk took off at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and became the first remotely piloted aircraft to fly using the Fischer-Tropsch Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene fuel and regular JP-8 jet
  • Air Force announces new Air Force Museum director

    The Air Force announced Dec. 2, 2010, the assignment of Senior Executive Service member and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John "Jack" L. Hudson as Director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, effective Dec. 16, 2010. He will replace Senior Executive Service member and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles
  • Major AWACS upgrade begins

    The next step in the largest block upgrade in the history of the E-3 Sentry, or Airborne Warning and Control System, aircraft occurred Nov. 18, 2010, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., when the first aircraft receiving the block 40/45 modification was inducted by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.New mission software will enhance tracking and
  • New video gives snapshot of complex AFMC mission

    From researching groundbreaking technology to maintaining the Air Force fleet of aircraft, Air Force Materiel Command has the most diverse mission in the Air Force. And now, with the release of the official command video, anyone can learn more about that mission. View here.Clocking in at just under five minutes, it highlights AFMC's four core
  • Former commander in chief pays tribute to Wounded Warriors during visit

    One minute.That is the duration in which some 1,500 people -- including eight Wounded Warriors along with families of military members killed in action in the past 10 years -- stood and cheered for former President George W. Bush when the president took the stage inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 11, 2010. It marked Mr. Bush's