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  • Aeronautical Systems Center Palace Acquire intern continues

    While many people not directly affected by Hurricane Katrina busy themselves with holiday preparations, Robert Stewart, a Palace Acquire intern with Aeronautical Systems Center's C-17 Systems Group, spent his Thanksgiving holiday removing debris from yards in Pass Christian, Miss. The trip was his second to one of the hardest hit cities on the Gulf
  • Airmen learn combat skills to fight, survive

    "Exercise, Exercise, Exercise," took on a whole new meaning for 126 Edwards Airmen Dec. 7, when they received critical training from the 95th Security Forces Squadron during the operational readiness exercise at Camp Corum. The training, called Air Expeditionary Force Combat Skills Training, was mandated by the Air Force for all Airmen scheduled to
  • Branch students welcome back teacher after Japan trip

    From tasting wasabi and other Japanese foods to receiving intercultural insight, fourth-graders from Branch Elementary School will walk away from this school year enriched through an experience that goes beyond traditional learning. Though Branch is not a Department of Defense school, it is located on Edwards Air Force Base and is attended by
  • AFMC announces new AFRL commander

    Air Force Materiel Command officials announced Dec. 8 that Maj. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds will be the new commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory. General Bowlds' current position is deputy program executive officer and vice commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, also headquartered here. The center is responsible for managing more than 50 major
  • Operational Readiness Inspection exercise turns real-world

    An Operational Readiness Inspection exercise turned into a real-world search and rescue mission Dec. 6 when a 116th Air Control Wing aircrew was diverted to aid a downed Marine AV-8B Harrier jet pilot. According to Capt. Jody Strong, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron aircraft commander, the 23-member crew had been tasked as a part of their
  • Kirtland Air Force Base Youth Center receives grant from NFL

    Youth at Kirtland can look forward to a new flag football program at the youth center. Earlier this year, the youth center wrote a grant submission to the Boys and Girls Club of America, requesting the NFL Youth Football Fund grant of $2,500. The youth center was selected out of 400 applicants for the grant. According to Gary Vicsik, the youth
  • Three AFMC Airmen selected for aerospace master's

    Three Airmen from Air Force Materiel Command were selected Nov. 29 for the University of Tennessee's Aerospace Master of Business Administration program, a degree program newly sponsored by the Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition community. Those selected for the program were Maj. Wade Jense from the Ogden Air Logistics Center, Roshelle Orgusaar
  • Product center completes $250 million program

    The Global Information Grid Systems Group recently completed installation of an emergency communications system at Minot AFB, N.D, the last of 50 identical systems in a program worth more than $250 million. The Minuteman Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network Program, or MMP, which began more than seven years ago, replaces the legacy
  • 'Tonight Show:' Edwards Airmen receive star treatment from Jay Leno

    Fifty-five Airmen here traveled to Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 22 as part of an all-military audience for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."More than 350 men and women from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard filled the studio audience to watch the taping of the late-night show, which aired on Thanksgiving Day.Lt. Col. Kerry Beaghan,
  • Part-timers included in AFMC Civilian Fitness Program

    Part-time employees in Air Force Materiel Command can now exercise during duty time just like their full-time counterparts thanks to a recent revision to the Civilian Fitness Program.When Gen. Bruce Carlson took command of AFMC in August, one of his primary concerns was the health and wellness of the work force. "The health and fitness of everyone