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  • Doctors perform groundbreaking surgery at Walter Reed

    Doctors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center here and the University of Miami collaborated to perform the first pancreas islet cell transplant Thanksgiving Day on an Airman whose pancreas was injured so severely in Afghanistan that it had to be removed.Senior Airman Tre Porfirio, a 21-year-old communications technician deployed from
  • Robins home to Southeast's first-of-its-kind solar technology

    Robins has consistently been a leader in testing alternative power technologies, but perhaps no other effort has been as visible to the general base populace then a recently installed solar panel.The gleaming panel, about the size of a drive-in movie screen, incorporates state-of-the-art technology and produces a peak of 25 kilowatts of
  • ESC team looks at progress of net-centric path finders

    Electronic Systems Center officials got a better look at a half dozen promising technologies during a two-day, collaborative event Dec. 9 and 10.During the sessions, 653rd Electronic Systems Wing Enterprise Integration Division members and representatives from companies sponsoring the technologies discussed and demonstrated the enhanced
  • AFMC Freedom's Call Tattoo 2010 scheduled for June 25

    'Tis the season for most people to host or attend holiday parties; but, for officials, here, 'tis the season to be in the midst of planning for one of southwest Ohio's largest summer celebrations.The Air Force Materiel Command Freedom's Call Tattoo is Friday, June 25, 2010. Officials expect another record crowd - in excess of 75,000 people - to
  • Environmental stewardship driving force behind new, unique parking lot

    Parking lots don't have to be vast expanses of water-shedding, heat-reflecting pavement. A new 22-vehicle parking lot at Robins AFB, Ga., incorporates two environmentally friendly concepts intended to reduce water runoff and protect waterways from the drain-off that can come from standard parking lots. In the new lot, the parking spaces themselves
  • Ground-breaking rocket motor test at AEDC supports NASA, DoD and commercial missions

    A high-visibility test on a second stage developmental rocket motor set a new record in the Arnold Engineering Development Center's J-6 large rocket motor testing facility Wednesday, Dec. 9.Joe Migliaccio, the Aerospace Testing Alliance engineer who conducted the test, said the team fired Alliant Techsystems, Inc.'s (ATK) CASTOR 30 rocket motor for
  • X-51A WaveRider gets first ride aboard B-52

    In a flight test reminiscent of the early days of the historic X-15 program 50 years earlier, the X-51A Waverider was carried aloft for the first time over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 9 by an Air Force Flight Test Center B-52H Stratofortress.The "captive carry" test was a key milestone in preparation for the X-51 to light its
  • Robins helps with vital flightline air conditioner fix

    A Robins team is working to resolve a top equipment issue for warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. About a dozen people in the 642nd Combat Sustainment Group are involved with developing specifications for a redesign of flightline air conditioners that are critical to the operation of aircraft in high temperatures. Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer, Warner
  • Senate confirms new AFMC vice commander

    The Senate on Friday Dec. 4 confirmed Maj. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment to the position of Air Force Materiel Command vice commander. General Wolfenbarger was previously the Director of Intelligence and Requirements at Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.As vice commander of AFMC, she will
  • Officials launch new Air Force community Web site

    Air Force officials have launched a new Web site to meet social and informational needs of Airmen, civilians, retirees and their families.The entire Air Force family: all Airmen, married and single; spouses; children; Air Force civilians; and retirees are invited to log on to http://www.usafservices.com, the official community Web site of the Air