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  • 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
  • Wright-Patterson AFB named 'Tree City USA'

    Wright-Patterson has been named "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation this year for the ninth time. Susan Dilworth, environmental specialist and natural resources technician, submitted the package this year and received the award for the base April 21 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. While the award is designed for local
  • Air Force automates training records, management process

    Airmen in logistics career fields will soon have access to an online tool that takes an Airman's training records out of a desk drawer and makes them available through a desktop computer. The automated training records and management application, called "Training Business Area" on the Air Force Portal, will virtually replace the need to file and
  • Awarding contracts more efficient thanks to Eglin's improvement event

    Put 10 strangers into a room together for a week and tell them to change the world - that's what happened at Eglin's first Lean Rapid Improvement Event in March. In the world of civil engineering, SABER, or Simplified Acquisition Base Engineering Requirements, will never be the same after the team improved its contracting procedures. Similar to
  • Air Force test team launches ‘overhauled’ Iraqi patrol aircraft

    A combined team from Edwards, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Hill AFB, Utah, and Tinker AFB, Okla., has spent two months preparing, stripping down, rebuilding and testing an Iraqi air force Comp Air 7SLX, which had its first test flight here April 25. “This six-seater aircraft, which is a kit-built plane, was developed by a company in Merritt Island,
  • AFRL converts Mine Area Clearance Vehicle to remote operation

    The Headquarters Air Combat Command Civil Engineer (HQ ACC/CE) expressed strong interest in being able to remotely employ a vehicle system and remove the man-in-the-seat during explosive ordnance clearance operations. The Hydrema 910 (Mine Clearance Vehicle) MCV-2 Flail System, hereafter referred to as the Mine Area Clearance Vehicle (MACV), was
  • Researchers focused on proving alternative power storage for spacecraft

    By the summer of 2007, a team of eight personnel serving at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, believe their experiment consisting of three flywheels, spinning between 16,000 and 40,000 revolutions per minute, will demonstrate the innovative technology of combined attitude control and
  • Mars discovered at Albuquerque Convention Center

    An estimated 1,100 students from 34 New Mexico schools are expected here April 28 to construct inflatable shelters that they will link together to form a simulated Mars colony. The event will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The students will construct their colonies in the over 100,000-foot space, while various organizations from
  • Brown pelican down: Natural Resources performs rescue

    This was no wild goose chase. To the contrary, when Mark Hagan chased down and caught an injured brown pelican April 12, it struck at the heart of his duties as Edwards’ Natural Resources manager — protecting the base’s natural resources. Rare everywhere, the brown pelican — federally listed as endangered — is almost never seen anywhere but coastal
  • Worn aircraft parts safer and more reliable after innovations

    Big business 21st century style comes with the obvious mandates of increased production, quality and efficiency. Now, that same mind set is being embraced by institutions that, while not having the typical bottom line to focus on for stock holders, have customers who demand top quality for their dollar just the same. Here at the Ogden Air Logistics

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