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  • KC-46 Pegasus connects with fifth-generation fighter

    Pictured above: A KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker from the 418th Flight Test Squadron connects with an F-35 Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron Jan. 22 during a test sortie over California. It is the first time the new aerial tanker connected with a fifth-generation fighter. The 418th FLTS is overseeing Phase III testing of the
  • Hanscom division puts innovation funds to good use

    Communications and Information Division officials here used more than $43,000 of fiscal year 2018 innovation funds to consolidate information technology assets for most 66th Air Base Group units.
  • ‘Move the flag’ visit to Hill a success

    The first ‘move the flag’ visit by Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, and other center leadership to Hill Air Force Base Feb. 3-8 was a success, according to officials. Describing the visit, the general said, “it was a tremendous opportunity to interact with our military and civilian Airmen, as well as the community. We
  • AFSAC and AFRL hosts Indian military delegation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate and the Air Force Research Laboratory headquartered here, recently hosted senior officials from the Indian Armed Forces and government for discussions and a tour of research facilities on base.The visit was organized under a cooperative program led
  • AFICA partnership delivers COOL program for Airmen

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- In partnership with Air University and The Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency recently delivered a follow-on contract to help enlisted Airmen get civilian-recognized credentials for their post-Air Force careers.The Air Force Credentialing Opportunities
  • Air Force announces adult, youth artists of the year

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Air Force Services Activity recently announced the winners of the annual Air Force Art Contest.With more than 1,800 entries submitted by over 1,100 artists, it was clear creativity is in great supply at U.S. Air Force installations. “I’m more and more impressed with the shape, colors, textures, and overall
  • AFIMSC’s innovation campaign selects eight ideas for ‘Spark Tank’ competition

    Eleven finalists from across the Air Force enterprise are ready to make their innovative ideas reality. The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office’s “Call for Innovation” campaign ended Jan. 31 and received 122 submissions and more than 2,000 online votes. The office selected eight ideas to advance to AFIMSC’s “Spark Tank” event March 1, where competitors with the top three ideas will receive $200,000 to get their ideas to prototype via AFWERX and tech accelerators.
  • CMSAF Wright testifies before Congress on Air Force quality of life

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright told members of Congress at Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, that issues such as adequate base housing, reliable child care and other quality of life factors are “inextricably linked” to the service’s readiness.
  • Annual LEGO competition hones students' STEM skills

    Approximately 60 teams from across the state competed in the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Championship held at the Wright State University’s Ervin J. Nutter Center Feb. 3.  The annual event, sponsored by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Office, brought together 9-to 14-year-old students, who demonstrated their engineering and
  • The history of Black History Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — While studying the beginnings of Black History Month, I learned it began as Negro History Week, and it was celebrated the second week in February,1926, by Carter Woodson, a Black historian and professor at Howard University, who lived from Dec. 19, 1875 to April 3, 1950.In one of his biographies, Woodson felt
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