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  • Dirty crew pave their way

    What do you call a grown man who still plays in the dirt? A “Dirt Boy,” of course. “A ‘Dirt Boy’ is anyone who works in the pavement and construction equipment career field. (It’s) a nickname given to us because we are always working in the ‘dirt,’” said Steve Ray, 796th Civil Engineer Squadron horizontal section foreman. “I like everything about
  • Composite technology set to improve tactical shelters

    The 84th Combat Sustainment Group, Tactical Shelter, Radome, and Tower Program Office is responsible for management of Air Force hard wall tactical shelters. Tactical shelters are used to house communications electronic gear for fixed or mobile deployment. The shelters can be configured as command posts, briefing rooms, medical facilities, etc.
  • Innovative computer chip offers enhanced data storage capability in space

    A chemical alloy, used in everyday electronic items such as rewritable CDs and DVDs, serves as the source of a new computer chip which researchers hope will demonstrate non-volatile memory, or information storage retention without a power source, in the radiation-hardened space environment. Debuting in 2000, the chalcogenide random access memory,
  • Preparations under way for KC-135 anniversary

    Tinker AFB will be the site for the KC-135’s 50th Anniversary. Patrons will gather Sept. 8-9 to celebrate the aircraft’s 50 years of service. Scheduled activities include a golf tournament, welcome reception, unit, industry and static aircraft displays, and a flyover. The events conclude with a formal banquet at the National Cowboy & Western
  • Hill AFB celebrates completion of 100th Minuteman III stage three case

    Three years after a plant explosion destroyed the original Minuteman III stage three “housing” facility, the ICBM sustainment program here observed a milestone July 13 at the Freeport Center in nearby Clearfield. The landmark occasion highlighted the completion of the 100th Minuteman III stage three case since the new production facility went into
  • The Horn of Africa, the Air Force mission, the captain who vows to return

    Capt. Bob Everdeen, Aeronautical Systems Center public affairs, recently returned from a three and a half month deployment to the Horn of Africa. While there, he performed typical public affairs duties, in an atypical environment, for Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Shortly after his arrival at Camp LeMonier, Djibouti, Capt. Everdeen set
  • Spiritual wellness doesn't mean organized religion

    Think wellness, as in Air Force Materiel Command's Wellness and Safety Campaign, and the image conjured most often is one of physical fitness. But wellness, by AFMC standards, is more than a physical attribute. For AFMC, wellness is comprised of four dimensions: physical, social, emotional and spiritual. When it comes to spiritual wellness
  • AEDC performs mission critical tests on F-35 model

    Arnold Engineering Development Center recently conducted successful aerodynamic loads testing on a 12-percent scale model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the center’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. The test was tentatively the next to last in a series of similar tests providing critical support to the F-35 program before
  • Maintenance group achieves highest software certification

    Meeting and exceeding standards for software development helped the 309th Software Maintenance Group here achieve the highest level of certification issued by industry and the Department of Defense. The group received a Capability Maturity Model Integration — CMMI — Level 5 certification by the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded
  • DUI costs lieutenant thousands

    Recently, a 22-year-old, new Air Force second lieutenant never dreamed she would be standing at attention in front of the two-star Air Armament Center commander to receive an Article 15 for driving while under the influence. This “bright young officer” never thought about having to forfeit up to $1,208 a month and having to pay off a $23,000 Air