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  • Hanscom welcomes home deployed members

    A crowd of more than 500 gathered in the Aero Club Hangar here Jan. 19 to welcome home 80 Hanscom deployers. The Heroes' Homecoming, the first event of its kind here, honored troops who returned from deployments over the past six months. Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Sirois, 66th Air Base Wing and

  • Stand-alone photo: Light show

    Katie Stephens aligns a projectile with a laser that is part of a non-intrusive imaging system upgrade at the Arnold Engineering Development Center's large Hypervelocity Ballistic Range G facility. The Range G launcher is the largest routinely operated two-stage, light-gas gun system in the United

  • 3,000 Robins employees convert to NSPS

    After months of hearing about the National Security Personnel System, about 3,000 non-bargaining Robins employees returned to work Jan. 22 under the new system. The NSPS system, a new civilian employee compensation and management system, rewards workers based on their individual performance. The

  • Mission Possible: Software maintainers help warfighters achieve mission

    While the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or Joint STARS, platform is celebrated for its ability to provide theater, ground and air commanders with real-time ground surveillance in support of attack operations, the surveillance giant couldn't complete its mission without the support

  • Airmen can participate in official rifle match

    Air Force active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members have a chance to test their marksmanship skills at an upcoming rifle match here. The base will host the rifle match Feb. 26 through March 1 at the firing range complex in Area A. The competition can accommodate as many as 252

  • Air control wing receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The only Air Force unit operating the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. The 116th Air Control Wing distinguished itself through exceptionally meritorious service from Aug. 31, 2004 to May 31, 2006. The unit is receiving the

  • Development program could aid civilians with career goals

    With January signaling the beginning of a new year, resolutions tend to become a topic of discussion. Some of the more common ones include exercising more, eating healthier foods, and planning a better budget. How many civilians in Air Force Materiel Command discuss resolutions regarding their

  • Improvised explosive device kills three Hill Airmen

    Three Airmen from Hill were killed Jan. 7 by a car bomb while performing duties in the Baghdad area. The explosion also injured a fourth Airman not assigned to Hill. The Airmen were assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. While in Iraq, the Airmen were

  • NCO serves 25 years with combat logistics support squadron

    Most enlisted Airmen call a base home for a mere four or five years. Master Sgt. John Ferrara isn't like most enlisted Airmen. Sergeant Ferrara, an aircraft structural maintenance craftsman and an F-15 production supervisor in the 653rd Combat Logistics Support Squadron at Robins, has served his

  • AFOSR officials outline basic research funding process

    Providing U.S. warfighters with a technological edge in battle is a huge responsibility and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research here is actively involved in the process. Each year, AFOSR program mangers evaluate thousands of basic research proposals received from scientists and researchers