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  • Feature: Model behavior: Local club shares history with hobby

    Carol Hall has been modeling for the past 20 years, but she hasn't hit any major runways yet. No, she doesn't need a new agent. She's into a different kind of modeling - one that involves kits, paint and a very steady hand. The Contracting Directorate's Flexible Acquisition Sustainment Tool office employee said she was first introduced to the hobby
  • Feature: Partnership gives aircraft a facelift

    By the time Staff Sgt. Anthony Dyer was born, aircraft tail number 51-17144 had already served 17 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a veteran of rescue operations in Vietnam. As the sergeant journeyed through the 'terrible twos,' the aircraft, an HU-16B Albatross and by then a member of the 301st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
  • Computer logon changes set to improve security

    Logging onto a government computer will never be the same for most people starting in August thanks to tighter security measures taking place across the Department of Defense. The changes are a response to ongoing attacks on government computer systems by organized groups, which are often outside the United States. AFMC will begin transitioning to
  • AFMC announces enlisted annual award winners

    It had the makings of a Hollywood awards show - bright lights, red carpet, video clips, a live band, a sit-down dinner and attendees dressed to the nines. But this event also included a color guard, saber arch and a static collection of attack, bomber, cargo, fighter and experimental aircraft hanging from the ceiling and sitting on the ground. This
  • Research lab runners participate in Army marathon

    Army-Air Force interactions are alive and well, at least for a team of runners who participated in a marathon March 25 at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range. Runners from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., made the four-hour drive to the Army range to participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March, a
  • SkyTote to demonstrate high-speed flight with vertical takeoff

    Air Force Research Laboratory scientists are working on a novel unmanned air vehicle called SkyTote that will take off and land vertically like a helicopter, but also transition into horizontal flight like a conventional aircraft. SkyTote's primary mission to deliver a payload to a specific point within a tactically relevant range and time is a
  • Airman 'wheels' for fortune

    An Edwards Airman got a chance to spin her "wheels" for a fortune Feb. 8. Senior Airman Victoria Dougherty, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 avionics system specialist, participated in the "Wheel of Fortune - Wheel Salutes the Armed Forces" edition, set to air the first week of April, and won $17,500 in cash and trips to New York City and
  • AFMC civilian course gains other commands' interest

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFMCNS) - Representatives from three commands plan to meet with Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command professional development staff here in May to discuss adapting the AFMC Orientation Course for their commands. Leadership from the three commands, Air Mobility Command, Air Education and Training Command and
  • WWII pilot finally receives Distinguished Flying Cross

    It was Sept. 26, 1944, and 1st. Lt. Ralph Davis, who'd just finished a run hauling gasoline in his B-24 "Southern Clipper", thought he might relax on the way home. Only this trip turned out to be a little more demanding than the usual gas run. A pilot with the 467th Bombardment Group, based at Rackheath Airfield, England, Lieutenant Davis was
  • Photos of genocide survivors earn Airman top award

    There is another side to the Air Force, far beyond the horizon that is peppered with aircraft defending the nation's skies. Tucked within neatly divided cubicles on bases all over the world are individuals responsible for maintaining and processing vital information and, in some cases, disseminating that information to the public. More simply, some
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