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  • Sensor increases battlefield awareness

    Air Force Research Laboratory engineers are developing a tool that will provide troops superior battlefield awareness with real-time information on battlefield threats. The tool is the Cross Dispersion Prism sensor. According to William Ewing, one of the sensor's principle developers, the CDP sensor is a passive staring electro-optical infrared
  • Air Force Research Laboratory engineer receives award

    An engineer from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently received the Air Force Science & Engineering Award in the category of Manufacturing for 2005. Mr. Doug Carter, who currently works with the directorate's Manufacturing Technology Division, earned this prestigious award for his contributions to
  • Tinker civilian lauded for valor

    A Tinker Air Force Base civilian was lauded for his heroism Jan. 9 during a 72nd Mission Support Group commander's call. Johnnie Pickett, a materials examiner and identifier with the 72nd Services Division's Recycling Department, was presented with the U.S. Air Force Command Civilian Award for Valor after rescuing a 3-year-old girl from a burning
  • Fact-finding mission brings assistant SECAF to Tinker

    The recently appointed Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics visited Tinker Air Force Base Jan. 18-20 to gather some all-important facts before his first briefing to Congress next month. "I've only been on the job about 70 days and I made a commitment at my Senate confirmation hearing to do some extensive
  • Slow, steady progress helps people excel in fitness

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFMCNS) - Most marathon runners can't complete a 100-mile marathon on their very first try. Most weight lifters can't lift 500 pounds during their first bench press attempt. It takes time, effort and commitment for people to improve their endurance or strength. It's the same for Airmen doing physical training and
  • AFMC leaders meet to plan command's future

    An acquisition, corporate, logistics and sustainment “meeting of the minds” took place here Jan. 26-27 to discuss Air Force Materiel Command’s path ahead and how the application of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century can help.Headquarters AFMC hosted 73 people from AFMC agencies, IBM, Deloitte Consulting and Rand Corp., as part of the
  • Electronic Systems Center program honored

    An Electronic Systems Center command and control program that enables real-time threat detection and response planning recently received a coveted award from the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement. The Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network Program (ISPAN) won in the "Outstanding Achievement from the Defense Industry"
  • Conference to examine DoD compliance with civil airspace requirements

    The Electronic Systems Center's Global Air Traffic Systems Group will hold its 2006 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Conference Feb. 27 to Mar. 2 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The conference will enhance Defense Department understanding of CNS/ATM requirements for civil airspace. It will also allow
  • Rapid prototyping speeds up design feasibility assessment

    Traditional wind tunnel models are meticulously machined from metal in a process that can take several months. These models are highly precise, but the manufacturing process is too slow to assess a new design's feasibility quickly. In support of Integrated Rapid Aerodynamics Assessment, the Air Force Research Laboratory has been exploring rapid
  • New facility set to be environmentally friendly

    A new aircraft paint and depaint facility under construction here is designed to be environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Before a shovel ever hit the ground Environmental Management personnel ensured the project was safe from an Environmental Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) perspective. The goal for the new facility was to make