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  • Automated system will improve purchase request process

    For those in Air Force Materiel Command whose job requires them to manually prepare purchase requests and get them to the local contracting office, life is about to get better. Air Force Materiel Command is preparing to introduce a new, electronic, web-based system called the Purchase Request

  • Automated information system improves command and control capabilities

    An automated information system managed by the 554th Electronic Systems Group at nearby Gunter Annex is supporting deployment operations by providing users the capability to electronically direct, monitor, and document authorized movement of forces and materiel to areas of operations, and manage

  • U.S. Air Force Marathon continues to add new race elements

    In response to runners' requests, U.S. Air Force Marathon race officials have adjusted awards categories for this year's half-marathon race so that they are in five-year increments, rather than 10. The change is part of a growing list of new elements for this year's Air Force 60th Anniversary event,

  • Lieutenant to represent Air Force in Ironman Triathlon

    An officer is slated to represent the Air Force in the Ironman World Championship held at Kailua Kona, Hawaii, on Oct. 13. First Lt. Lisa Newman-Wise was among four Airmen selected to compete in the triathlon event, which features athletes from all over the world. Lieutenant Newman-Wise is a

  • Two AF funded scientists to be honored by President Bush

    Two Medal of Science recipients whose research is funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research will be honored by President George Bush July 27 at the White House. The honorees are Dr. Tobin Marks and Dr. Jan D. Achenbach, both from Northwestern University, Ill. The National Medal of

  • Researcher investigates electronic properties of carbon nanotubes

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded analysis is creating transistors based on carbon nanotubes, ultrathin tubes of carbon a few atoms in width. In discussing his research, Stanford University, Calif., team leader Dr. David Goldhaber-Gordon says that "Specifically, we are creating devices

  • Airman missing 28 years comes home

    For nearly 30 years, the family of deceased Staff Sgt. Donald Michaud has been waiting for his return home. The wait ended July 18 when the sergeant's remains returned to New England. On hand at Boston's Logan International Airport were two members of the Patriot Honor Guard from Hanscom, who were

  • Save money when you register now for the USAF Marathon

    Attention all marathoners and half-marathoners: If you've put off early registration for the 11th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15, your time for procrastinating is running out! If you haven't logged onto www.usafmarathon.com and registered for your race by the time the clock strikes

  • Agency helps expedite C-130 sale to Norway

    A quick turnaround by the Air Force Security Assistance Center, and other Air Force Materiel Command Foreign Military Sales organizations has strengthened the tactical airlift capability of the Norwegian Air Force by arranging for the sale of four C-130J-30 aircraft. The $516 million case is slated

  • Forward-based unit keeps Pacific Command wired

    With hundreds of aircraft in the Pacific theater supporting the interests of the United States and its allies, electronic components are critical. Aircraft are durable and delicate at the same time and getting a replacement part in a timely fashion keeps the war birds in the fight.The Kadena-based