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  • ASC team member receives prestigious business award

    An Aeronautical Systems Center team member was selected as the Department of Defense Small Business Champion Award recipient May 4. William G. Machingo is the Chief of the Air Force Plant 42 Integrated Product Team of the Acquisition Environmental Safety and Health Division here and is the first ASC member to win a DOD-level small business award.
  • AWARD: AFRL scientist receives award for excellence

    Development of a new breed of semiconducting material is transforming the operation of electronic devices. Dr. James Scofield of the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate's Electrical Technology and Plasma Physics Branch has received the 2006 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for pioneering the
  • Wright-Patterson motorcycle briefing, ride scheduled for May 19

    Motorcycle riding season is here and many riders are taking their bikes out of winter storage and riding to work or for pleasure. Renewed popularity in motorcycles, added to the soaring cost of gasoline, has also prompted those who don't own one to consider purchasing a motorcycle. Wright-Patterson is embracing its cycling work force by promoting
  • Westover ARB C-5 Galaxy visits Hanscom

    Airmen from around Hanscom gathered at the flight line May 4 to climb aboard a C-5A Galaxy from Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., to gain a better understanding of the Air Force's "big picture." The C-5 was flown to Hanscom to show Airmen what the aircraft brings to the "fight," while the crew fulfilled training hour requirements. "I think a
  • Test Pilot School takes to open seas

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School took another step in building relations with other military services when Class 05B journeyed to San Diego recently and spent the day aboard the USS Stennis. "Flying out to the carrier was an adventure in and of itself," said Capt. Randel Gordon, TPS student. "The C-2 Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft,
  • Global Hawk completes wet runway testing

    The Global Vigilance Combined Test Force's 452nd Flight Test Squadron achieved an important milestone by completing wet runway taxi testing on the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - the first-ever wet runway testing performed on an unmanned aircraft - May 3. The purpose of this test was to gather braking performance data on a wet runway and
  • Command four-star describes terrorists' long-range strategy

    Discussing the war on terror and Air Force weapon systems, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command told attendees of the 18th annual Systems and Software Technology Conference how their efforts play a big part in national defense. Gen. Bruce Carlson was the closing speaker May 4 for the four-day conference, held in Salt Lake City. The
  • Headquarters agencies drive CARR, seek safer work environments

    Spring cleaning often includes reorganizing the garage. Tools are prearranged on walls or in drawers. Routine maintenance is performed on lawn equipment. Hazardous materials are stored where children cannot reach them. These efforts help minimize injuries and increase job efficiency. Imagine the challenges if the "garage" covered several square
  • Ogden ALC fixes F-16 with Navy fuselage

    It was a long time in coming, but the completion of an F-16 damaged in an accident here December 2000 will save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Originally in for depot modifications to extend the service life of the aircraft, the Virginia Air National Guard Fighting Falcon experienced an involuntary gear retraction during a test flight. The
  • ESC tests next generation radar, preps for Global Hawk installation

    The 851st Electronic Systems Group is on the cusp of the next major spiral for the Global Hawk variant of its Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program. The group is preparing for a year-long test of the smaller version of the radar aboard the Proteus, a manned twin turbofan high altitude multi-mission aircraft similar in size to the Global
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