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  • Ogden ALC fixes F-16 with Navy fuselage

    It was a long time in coming, but the completion of an F-16 damaged in an accident here December 2000 will save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Originally in for depot modifications to extend the service life of the aircraft, the Virginia Air National Guard Fighting Falcon experienced an involuntary gear retraction during a test flight. The
  • ESC tests next generation radar, preps for Global Hawk installation

    The 851st Electronic Systems Group is on the cusp of the next major spiral for the Global Hawk variant of its Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program. The group is preparing for a year-long test of the smaller version of the radar aboard the Proteus, a manned twin turbofan high altitude multi-mission aircraft similar in size to the Global
  • Wright-Patterson Sharks set record at Tampa Bay Marathon

    It was a record setting performance for three Wright-Patterson Air Force Base swimmers at the ninth annual Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. Doug Gale, of Beavercreek, Ohio, Jay Wilkerson, of Air Force Institute of Technology, and Chris Zingarelli, of National Air and Space Intelligence Center, teamed up to finish first overall in the relay category with a
  • Base children honored for their battle, bravery

    Heroes are defined by their brave actions. For the children honored by the Wright-Patt Young Heroes Association, heroic acts are a part of daily life as they battle potentially life-threatening illnesses. The Wright-Patt Young Heroes Association paid tribute to two children of base employees and another child during a military-style ceremony April
  • Scholarships totaling $144,000 awarded at symposium

    Eighteen undergraduate tuition scholarships donated by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), totaling $144,000 were awarded to 18 high school student winners of a national research paper competition at the 44th
  • Tuskegee Airmen offer views of their past

    Members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, retired Lt. Cols. James Harvey III and Harry Stewart, were here April 26 to lecture on the subject, "Integration of the Air Force: the Early Years," at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A third, retired Master Sgt. Buford Johnson, a former crew chief, was here to attend the briefing, as well as
  • Pharmacy volunteer reflects on 66-year military connection

    In 1916, Woodrow Wilson was the president, Europe was fighting World War I, the U.S. military was pursuing Pancho Villa and the "Saturday Evening Post" published its first cover featuring a Norman Rockwell painting. It was into this world that Ben Sofka was born in Maynard, Mass., on May 10, 1916. On Wednesday, Mr. Sofka will celebrate his 90th
  • Logistics center gains access to technology through partnership

    The Department of Defense, like many of its civilian counterparts, is looking for creative ways to increase productivity by sharing the cost of program development, labor costs and technology. A major step toward that end is the emergence of partnership agreements between local and national contractors, and Ogden Air Logistics Center production
  • 2006 Franz Edelman award goes to WR-ALC

    The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS(R)) announced May 1 that Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC) has won the 2006 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research (O.R.) for its entry "Streamlining Aircraft Repair and Overhaul at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center." The culmination of a
  • Hanscom OSI improves information collecting program

    The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations here, Detachment 102, implemented a system May 1 to streamline the base's travel briefing program, placing the emphasis on information from recently returned travelers. The old system required Hanscom personnel traveling to foreign countries to physically attend a briefing at the AFOSI building.