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  • Small office comes up big for armament, munitions Airmen

    When it comes to handling munitions no one does a better job than the Munitions Materiel Handling Equipment Focal Point here. The Focal Point is an organization assigned to the Agile Combat Support Systems Squadron. Its sole purpose is to support the entire Air Force armament and munitions community with the development of munitions support
  • High-speed air vehicles designed for rapid global reach

    Flight achieving hypersonic speed, ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 miles per hour (Mach 9 to Mach 22), and reaching altitudes between 100,000 to 150,000 feet, requires an airframe structure designed to survive intense heat and pressure. Such technology is in development by scientists and engineers with the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle program.
  • F-22 Combined Test Force gets Collier Trophy nod

    The Air Force Chief of Staff nominated the F-22 Combined Test Force here for the National Aeronautic Association's 2005 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The trophy is presented annually for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles.
  • Services feeds, shelters transient troops

    "They came in droves, hungry and tired," said Lt. Col. David Preston, 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron commander. "But Services was up for the challenge." Bad weather delayed flights around the theater of operations. As a result, the base had an increased amount of transient personnel waiting to fly in and out. "We knew the rotational schedule
  • 'Thank you' lands Hill military wife on national show

    Kristine Bailey just wanted to say 'thank you'. The Hill military wife had no idea that her gratitude would lead to a television appearance. As with many Americans, Mrs. Bailey struggled with a weight problem. After her third pregnancy in 2001 she weighed 250 pounds on her 5-foot-2-inch frame. "I knew there was something I needed to do but I didn't
  • The future of security forces in combat

    In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2005, the first combat patrols of Operation Desert Safeside left the northern perimeter of Balad Air Base, Iraq, and began an aggressive 60-day combat operation to kill or capture insurgents attacking the air base. This was a historic mission for Air Force security forces. It was bold and put Airmen at risk.
  • Three questions can save a life

    Nearly 20 years ago when Ida Glover asked her 40-year-old son a question and he couldn't respond, she thought he had suffered some type of nerve damage - but days later she discovered his prognosis was much worse. Doctors at the Medical Center of Central Georgia told Ms. Glover her son, Mr. Carey Glover, a retired Sailor, had experienced two
  • Investment lost without exercise

    What if someone offered you $3,600 a year to take better care of yourself? And what if the only stipulation was a little concentrated effort on your part? Would you balk at the deal? I doubt it. And yet, that's exactly what you're doing if you're...say for example, a GS-11, step one employee, and you're not taking advantage of the Air Force
  • 'Smart' thinking: Smart Cable helps protect aircraft

    In December 2003 and January 2004, several Air Force aircraft took fire near Baghdad, but the missile warning systems failed to indicate the attacks. Air Force officials looked to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center for a fix. An airlift defensive systems tiger team was formed to find a solution, said Col. Art Huber, 542nd Electronic Warfare
  • Telescope demonstrator proves big structure can fit in rocket body

    Positioning three delicate, circular mirrors to one one-thousandth of the width of a human hair consistently challenged scientists at Kirtland's Space Vehicles Directorate.For five years, scientists  have studied the deployable optical telescope (DOT), a 1.5 meter (approximately 4.9 feet) in size demonstrator, which represents the future of
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