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  • Base children honored for their battle, bravery

    Heroes are defined by their brave actions. For the children honored by the Wright-Patt Young Heroes Association, heroic acts are a part of daily life as they battle potentially life-threatening illnesses. The Wright-Patt Young Heroes Association paid tribute to two children of base employees and another child during a military-style ceremony April
  • Scholarships totaling $144,000 awarded at symposium

    Eighteen undergraduate tuition scholarships donated by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), totaling $144,000 were awarded to 18 high school student winners of a national research paper competition at the 44th
  • Tuskegee Airmen offer views of their past

    Members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, retired Lt. Cols. James Harvey III and Harry Stewart, were here April 26 to lecture on the subject, "Integration of the Air Force: the Early Years," at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A third, retired Master Sgt. Buford Johnson, a former crew chief, was here to attend the briefing, as well as
  • Pharmacy volunteer reflects on 66-year military connection

    In 1916, Woodrow Wilson was the president, Europe was fighting World War I, the U.S. military was pursuing Pancho Villa and the "Saturday Evening Post" published its first cover featuring a Norman Rockwell painting. It was into this world that Ben Sofka was born in Maynard, Mass., on May 10, 1916. On Wednesday, Mr. Sofka will celebrate his 90th
  • Logistics center gains access to technology through partnership

    The Department of Defense, like many of its civilian counterparts, is looking for creative ways to increase productivity by sharing the cost of program development, labor costs and technology. A major step toward that end is the emergence of partnership agreements between local and national contractors, and Ogden Air Logistics Center production
  • 2006 Franz Edelman award goes to WR-ALC

    The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS(R)) announced May 1 that Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC) has won the 2006 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research (O.R.) for its entry "Streamlining Aircraft Repair and Overhaul at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center." The culmination of a
  • Hanscom OSI improves information collecting program

    The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations here, Detachment 102, implemented a system May 1 to streamline the base's travel briefing program, placing the emphasis on information from recently returned travelers. The old system required Hanscom personnel traveling to foreign countries to physically attend a briefing at the AFOSI building.
  • Civilians included in professional enhancement courses

    In the past, professional enhancement courses at Brooks have been open only to enlisted military personnel. That is about to change. Beginning in June, the senior non-commissioned officer professional enhancement course (SCNOPE) and the NCOPE course will be open to civilians. Chief Master Sgt. Reggie Williams, command chief of the 311th Human
  • Survey to gather information on command's state of wellness

    Do you think you have sufficient time to accomplish physical fitness activities? Do you feel you work in a non-hostile environment? Are you aware of counseling resources available to you on base? When things aren't going so well, do you have the resiliency to bounce back? Air Force Materiel Command leadership would like to know answers to these and
  • AFMC Wellness and Safety Campaign under way

    "Wellness is an Attitude!" If Air Force Materiel Command leadership has its way, those words will become more than just a slogan for the command's new wellness and safety campaign; it will become a way of life. Gen. Bruce Carlson, AFMC commander, identified wellness and safety of the command's military and civilian work force as one of his top