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  • Air Force to open fourth ATTC

    SYRACUSE, Utah. -- Situated in the Wasatch mountain range in northern Utah, outside the gates of Hill Air Force Base, scientists, engineers, technicians, and educators will have a new state-of-the-art facility to help revolutionize future manufacturing technologies.The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in collaboration with the Air Force
  • Airmen cultivate leadership qualities through Ranger Assessment Course

    Why do we want Airmen to work toward being Ranger qualified? It’s easy, says Lt. Col. Walter Sorensen, Air Force Security Forces Center chief of training, because the Air Force needs to be able to put Airmen in isolated environments -- with minimal to no guidance -- knowing they’ll find a way to get the job done instead of seeing it as an impossible task … that they’ll never give up. This week’s Ranger Assessment Course in Hawaii was hosted by AFSFC and included both Air Force Ranger qualified Defenders and Army Rangers working together to make sure requirements and standards were met. Sorensen oversees the quality and execution of SF training, including the Ranger course.
  • Cooley discusses ‘Lab Life’ on AFRL podcast

    Major General William Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is the featured guest on AFRL’s podcast, “Lab Life,” available July 10. Lab Life brings listeners behind the scenes with Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technologies today.
  • Eligible spouses may be awarded $500 for relicensure reimbursement

    Earlier this year, the Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program. The program provides up to $500 for eligible spouses who must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a PCS across state lines.
  • Donovan stresses ‘Digital Air Force’s’ importance and necessity

    As outlined in a July white paper, the Digital Air Force initiative encompasses comprehensive changes to how the force gathers, uses and shares data.
  • Hypervelocity capabilities advance to new highs at AEDC Tunnel 9

    AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, is on the verge of delivering an unprecedented capability.In late April, the team at Tunnel 9 completed an initial shakeout of the Mach 18 system and, later this year, facility engineers are set to begin a full calibration on Mach 18. If successful, this would allow for testing at Mach
  • Air Force Research Laboratory and IBM to Pioneer Quantum Information Technology for the DOD

    AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY, INFORMATION DIRECTORATE, Rome, N.Y. –  The Air Force Research Laboratory is breaking new ground in their efforts to partner with industry, academia, and the Department of Defense to apply quantum information science to Air Force concerns and ensure they remain the most advanced and capable force in the World.  AFRL
  • Overnight radar replacements for NEXRAD

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The sun went down on Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, one night and when it rose, Cannon was the first Department of Defense site to host a refurbished weather radar system, courtesy of a program managed at Hanscom.The NEXT RADAR, or NEXTRAD replacement, completed at Cannon in February in one night, is part of an
  • Edwards AFB sends earthquake response to nearby base

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake struck at 10:33 a.m. July 4 with a 6.4 magnitude and is now considered a foreshock. A second quake shook the area the following day at 8:20 p.m. with a stronger 7.1 magnitude. Estimated economic losses of what the USGS now calls the Searles Quake are at least $1 billion; furthermore, the air control tower at Plant 42 was also damaged. The exact extent of that damage is still under review.
  • 445th Airmen assist with tornado disaster clean-up efforts

    Severe storms and accompanying tornadoes inflicted significant damage across the Miami Valley May 27, 2019. Fifteen confirmed tornadoes, reaching wind speeds of up to 170 mph, touched down throughout the Dayton area. Nearly a dozen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing living at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and surrounding communities experienced damage to their property.
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