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  • 418 FLTS testers record highest cargo airdrop

    Testers at the 418th Flight Test Squadron brought another first to Edwards June 24..A C-17 dropped a 60,000-pound cargo load over the Edwards range from 35,000 feet -- higher than ever before.The squadron just wrapped up the airdrop portion of on-going testing of the Mode 5 Plus avionics software upgrade for the C-17 Globemaster III. The drop test
  • AF Research Laboratory tests rocket engine turbopump

    For five seconds on July 12, flames lit up the night sky on the hill of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate, Detachment 7 here, as part of a new phase of Upper Stage Engine Technology program testing.The current phase of the program involves testing a turbopump, the component that essentially drives a liquid rocket engine.
  • Air Force Marathon officials select AFMC team

    Air Force Marathon officials announced July 18, 2011, the individuals selected to represent Air Force Materiel Command at the Air Force Marathon scheduled for Sept. 17 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located on Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.The following individuals have been selected to represent the command at the marathon:
  • Kirtland sergeant selected as one of Air Force's best Airmen

    Staff Sgt. Jordan Bishopp, of the 377th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Branch here, received a phone call July 8, 2011, informing him of his selection as one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.The conference call came from Gen. Donald Hoffman, Air Force Materiel Command commander, Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren, AFMC command chief and
  • Air Force names AFMC NCO 1 of 12 outstanding Airmen

    Air Force officials announced July 13, 2011, that Staff Sgt. Jordan Bishopp of the 377th Explosives Ordnance Disposal Branch at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., was selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands,
  • X-51 testers perform perfectly during imperfect mission

    Although the second flight test of the X-51A Waverider scramjet ended prematurely, the coordination and performance of the Hypersonics Combined Test Force and the 419th Flight Test Squadron was flawless.More than 100 people from both Edwards Air Force Base and Naval Air Station Point Mugu took part in the enormously complex flight test.A B-52H
  • Edwards Airman to represent Armed Forces in international soccer tournament

    A field full of Tasmanian Devils running in a pack, tirelessly chasing a rolling object for four straight quarters is 1st Lt. Erin Wallace's first memory of playing the game she still loves. She was four, her jersey was yellow, and her mother was the coach.Twenty years later, Lieutenant Wallace, 773rd Test Squadron Human Factors engineer at the
  • Commentary: Now, that is mentoring

    About 10 years ago, after enlightening me with, no doubt, another gem of wisdom that went over my head, the colonel said to me, "now, that's mentoring!" Years later, I'm beginning to understand what mentoring really is and that we can easily miss it, even when it's right in front of us. We often seek mentoring from the wrong sources, we don't
  • Air Force Marathon opens new transfer program

    For a limited time starting July 6, 2011, any Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K registered runner who is not able to participate in the September 17 event can transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the marathon's new Transfer Program. The online transfer form is available at www.usafmarathon.com.All registered runners have
  • My educational journey: Is a degree from the Community College of the Air Force value added?

    As the Command Chief of the 121st Air Refueling Wing in Columbus, Ohio, I have always felt strongly about my civilian post-secondary education, while not making any great effort to obtain an associate's degree from the Community College of Air Force. And why should I? I have an associate's degree in Law Enforcement from Columbus State Community
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