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  • History in Two: The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969. Over a decade prior to this, and nearly four years before President Kennedy’s famous speech, ARDC’s Ballistic Missile Division began research on high thrust space vehicles capable of lunar flights. In January 1957, the ARDC (Air Research and Development Center) invited the N.A.C.A (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) to collaborate on future space plans and projects. With the decision to use civilians for space flight, NASA was formed in July 1958 and began operations in October to carryout the flights to the moon. Among the many undertakings for landing on the moon, a Lunar Landing Research Vehicle project was begun, even before NASA had selected the strategy to use a Lunar Module.
  • Woman’s visit to Arnold brings back memories of her family, childhood

    Touching an X-15 model in the A&E Lobby at Arnold Air Force Base, Annette Freres became emotional as she imagined her father doing the same decades earlier as an engineer working at Arnold.Freres recently had the opportunity to visit Arnold AFB, along with her daughter Michelle and high school friend Bob Hyde.Though she’s currently a resident of
  • Commentary: Innovation 'advances the ball'

    What does an organization need to do to ensure its Airmen are able to innovate at the enterprise level? How can the Air Force continue to nurture and grow an innovative mindset across the mission set? In support of the Air Force Materiel Command's 2019 Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy offers his perspectives on innovation and what the AFIMSC is doing to ensure they continue to innovate for AFMC and the Air Force future.
  • Air Force gathers innovators for Tyndall rebuild

    Air Force leaders are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the best industry practices and innovations to consider in rebuilding Tyndall AFB, Florida, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
  • LEGACY youth program builds interest in STEM careers

    An Air Force program designed to attract, inspire and develop the next generation of our nation’s scientific and technical workforce is underway at Hill Air Force Base. The LEGACY (Leadership Experience Growing Apprenticeships Committed to Youth) program is an Air Force program aimed at building interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through summer craftsman camps and paid summer apprenticeships while showing how STEM applies to the world around us.
  • Staff members each play a crucial role to marathon's success

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Marathon director Brandon Hough credits the marathon’s success to his staff members and says each member has a vital role in planning the event. Meet the Air Force Marathon staff:Rachael McKinney, events manager, oversees the ancillary events such as the two-day expo, Breakfast of Champions, pasta
  • Rapid acquisition leads to rapid success for Air Force small business partner

    Rapid success in contracting has earned Air Force representatives an invite to the opening of the Nasdaq Stock Market July 3 in New York City.
  • PEOs to churn out acquisition Banshees through training

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Program executive offices at Hanscom established intensive, in-person training for acquisition professionals with entrepreneurs at off-base locations by working with private sector partners.Banshee is a two-week course July 16-26 in Boston designed to build fully-capable acquisition professionals by catering to
  • Displaying "Old Glory" with honor

    This week, American flags will be displayed across the nation in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Following a few guidelines can ensure we are displaying Old Glory properly.
  • Patient impaled with firework underscores need for safety

    Fireworks won’t be the only thing skyrocketing on the Fourth of July. Injuries will also be on the rise if people light up the sky without keeping safety in mind. One San Antonio resident found out the hard way that fireworks festivities can backfire in life-changing ways in a split second.
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