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  • Perseverance pays off for micro-meteoroid experiment

    Reproducing on the ground comet-origin particles traveling between 44,739 to 134,216 miles per hour striking a satellite and creating resultant radio wave emissions, which could hinder communication to the warfighter and cause damage to the structure. This proved to be a daunting challenge for scientists serving with the Air Force Research
  • OSR studies information forensics, process integration

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here completed its first Information Forensics and Process Integration Program Review recently at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. The review kicked off new basic research funding in the two new areas of interest concentrating on topics such as incomplete information, active querying, and cognitive
  • Patriotic ceremony occurs at Arnold AFB

    Representatives of the Patriot Guard Riders, including James Casciari and his sister, Barbara Lee Monday, visited Arnold Air Force Base to showcase a special U.S. flag. They also joined forces with center personnel in a unique flag-raising ceremony in front of the Administrative & Engineering Building June 20. The Patriot Guard Riders' contingent
  • AFRL directorates showcase warfighter support

    Representatives from the Air Force Research Laboratory headquarters and its technology directorates presented some of their research programs to the attendees of the 2006 Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week at the Tampa Convention Center June 20-22. Members of the Human Effectiveness, Directed Energy, Propulsion, Sensors and Munitions directorates
  • Med center student to compete in Ironman

    Whether in the classroom or on the asphalt, Lisa Kieck pushes herself to the limits in all aspects of her life. One example of her dedication is when she competes in Ironman competitions. “The first ironman I did was an experience I will never forget,” said Kieck. “I’ll never forget the feeling I had crossing the finish line with all my friends and
  • Testers ‘set sights’ on Joint Strike Fighter

    What if a pilot could turn in any direction, but still have access to the information displayed on the heads-up display at the front of the cockpit? That’s the question members of the 412th Test Wing answered when they completed a project June 20 to help evaluate a helmet-mounted display system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. “The F-35 helmet is
  • Last Block 10 Global Hawk arrives for check flights

    An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, the last Block 10 production aircraft, arrived here June 15 for a thorough checkup before delivery to the warfighter. The aircraft will undergo a series of acceptance and operational check flights by the 452nd Flight Test Squadron before flying to Beale Air Force Base, Calif., to take its place as a
  • Team assesses Hanscom's environmental compliance

    Over the past week, a small group of individuals could be seen roaming the base, appearing to be searching for something. This group did not limit themselves to just Hanscom, they also traveled to various geographically separated units as well. This group of volunteer military members and civilians, some with either environmental, safety or
  • Celebrities give ‘slam-dunk’ performance

    The 95th Air Base Wing Striker team defeated the 412th Test Wing Fighter team, 88-77, in a National Basketball Association Entertainment League game June 17. Col. H. Brent Baker Sr., 95th ABW commander, along with Terry Crew, Drew Lachey, Joel McHale, Bobby Ender, Jon Huertas, Corey Hardrict and Tech. Sgt. Darryll Mason, 95th Medical Support
  • Lean tools hammer waste, improve processes

    Many people within Air Force Materiel Command associate toolboxes with maintenance-oriented jobs. However, with the renewed emphasis on continuous improvement, more people are turning to their “Lean” toolbox. This toolbox contains various Lean improvement tools that are part of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century. AFSO21, as it is more