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  • Technicians provide lifeline for aircrew

    They aren't pilots, they aren't maintainers and they don't build planes, yet the fate of a pilot's survival depends on how well they do their job.Fortunately, for aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the 412th Operations Support Squadron Life Support program has demonstrated a level of excellence in their job that made them win the
  • Joint Strike Fighter tests chem-bio cleanup

    Members of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, under direction of the JSF Program Office, are testing survivability of the F-35 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., even though aircraft is not being used.Instead, they're testing chemical and biological decontamination processes on a recently retired Edwards' F-16 to return the JSF to
  • Hair-raising fund raising

    While making a financial donation to the Combined Federal Campaign is the more conventional way to support charitable causes, there have always been those who relish the opportunity to challenge themselves in an effort to rally the troops to dig deep for a good cause.Rick Penn, 66th Comptroller Squadron Financial Analysis Branch chief, is just that
  • Never too cold to rock and roll

    Five members of the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight's "Systems Go" rock band performed Nov. 17 during Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's quarterly readiness exercise, Freezing River 05-4.The ensemble's performance helped boost the morale of troops participating in the exercise, who were treated to classics originally performed by rock legends Pink
  • Doolittle raider visits Hanscom Air Force Base, shares stories

    Veterans of World War II are products of the often-called 'Greatest Generation,' in reference to their sacrifices for freedom. Recently, one such veteran visited Hanscom's Airman Leadership School.Retired Master Sgt. Ed Horton graduated high school in 1934 and entered the Army in 1935, serving in the Army Air Corps, and later the Air Force, until
  • Mishap investigation training changes course

    Many Air Force flight surgeons and aerospace physiologists as well as some psychologists will have the opportunity to participate in an aircraft mishap investigation at some point in their careers. To best prepare students for that eventuality, a retiring colonel recently helped overhaul the existing Aircraft Mishap Investigation and Prevention
  • AFMC team picked to ‘spread-the-word’

    In less than 1 year, almost 2,000 young officers in many career fields will be told to hang up their blue suit and be involuntarily separated from the Air Force in order to balance the officer overages.This action will be conducted using a Force Shaping board. To ensure each officer is told of the board’s concept and action, each MAJCOM was asked
  • Airmen rid Eglin of graffiti

    The message was clear to anyone passing by. Scrawled in what looked like white chalk on the dingy cement wall of a past bus stop in front of the East Gate chapel read:The f---ers are still here.In his 11 ½ years in the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Winn, First Term Airmen Center NCOIC, had never seen anything like this anonymous and pointless
  • Edwards CAP squadron makes comeback

    In February 2004, Edwards Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 84 was in danger of losing its squadron charter for various reasons. Because of this, they called in CAP Maj. Jason Markiewitz to be their commander.In just a year and a half, the whole squadron turned their gloomy fate into a victory as they claimed the 2005 Composite Squadron of the
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