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  • Program allows Airmen to communicate with friends, family

    Deployed Airmen no longer have to wait for weeks for ‘snail mail’ or days for a brief phone call to find out what’s going on back home thanks to a capability developed by the Electronic Systems Center’s Global Combat Support System program last year.They can now “chat” real time with their loved ones using the Friends and Family feature of the Air
  • TPS students test autonomous aerial refueling

    Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School demonstrated various autonomous aerial refueling maneuvers during a flight test program at Edwards during October.A C‑12 represented the tanker and Calspan’s Variable Stability Lear‑25 represented the autonomous receiving aircraft. Both aircraft were equipped with carrier phase differential Global
  • Center redesign promises to improve production

    Continuous process improvement is alive and well at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. For proof, look no further than the 76th Maintenance Wing's new F100 Business Unit being stood up as part of a landmark $500 million, 10-year process of transforming maintenance, repair and overhaul, or MRO, operations.Just four months have elapsed since the
  • Brooks City-Base entomologists wage war against mosquitoes

    The aftermath of Hurricane Rita not only brought devastation to homes and buildings in East Texas, but swarms of potentially harmful mosquitoes. Entomologists from Brooks City-Base tracked, counted and with the help of an aerial spray squad, waged a private battle against the irritating insects. Brooks C-B is part of Air Force Materiel Command,
  • Brooks City-Base entomologists demonstrate pioneering techniques

    They don't 'kill bugs dead' as the advertising slogan suggests, but they're finding them a lot faster now before these deadly microorganisms can cause havoc through disease outbreaks.Air Force medical entomologists at Brooks City-Base have developed an innovative capability that potentially could have a profound impact on helping safeguard
  • Brooks laboratory aids in avian flu detection

    A Brooks City-Base epidemiology laboratory is working to develop more effective and timely methods for detecting avian flu to support a worldwide Air Force surveillance program designed to safeguard American military personnel from a potential outbreak.The Air Force Institute for Operational Health's Epidemiology Division is at the forefront of an
  • Every plane part counts

    The aerial refueling capability of the KC-135 Stratotanker is an essential component of the Air Force mission throughout the world, and the expertise in two shops at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center ensures that every connection the tankers make is safe and successful.Specifically, the two shops work on the KC-135 boom, the tube which carries
  • Helping Airmen help themselves

    The average income for a civilian eight years after high school graduation -- $42,000. Total compensation with existing Air Force career for a staff sergeant with eight years time in service and no dependants -- $52,244. Attending Eglin Air Force Base's Right Decision and Career Decision briefings -- priceless.The Right Decision and the Career
  • Security Assistance Center activates group, squadrons

    The Air Force Security Assistance Center completed its reorganization effort with the activation of the 555th International Group in a ceremony Nov. 8 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.The group now becomes AFSAC's primary organization responsible for supporting foreign military sales to more than 100 countries and
  • FOD prevention measures yield results

    Normally, the acronym FOD, or foreign object damage, when used in the same context with military jet engines is not a good thing. But in the Oklahoma City Air Logistic Center's most recent case, it is.Sept. 9 marked a significant milestone for the 76th Maintenance Wing, as the date signified the one-year anniversary since the last "chargeable" FOD