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  • Seminar promotes professional growth among enlisted corps

    A cross flow of information with peers along with receiving updates on key Air Force issues were among the benefits gained by 69 Airmen who attended an enlisted professional development seminar here Dec. 4-6. Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command hosted the sessions in the Hope Hotel here.

  • Boxing trio visit Eglin Airmen

    Amid cheers from waiting Airmen, Roy Jones Jr. stepped off the bus at in front of a hangar here with his hands hoisted in the air as if proclaiming victory. Following closely behind him were Don King and fellow champion boxer Felix Trinidad, here to visit and sign autographs for Airmen Dec. 4. A

  • General focuses on mission, future of AWACS

    The E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System and its crews have led the way into battle many times in the past and are achieving combat excellence today, the commander of the nation's only AWACS flying wing said here Nov. 27. The focus now, however, is on the future, Brig. Gen. Lori Robinson

  • Air Force evaluates F-22 braking system during cold-weather tests

    An F-22 Raptor from Edwards AFB, Calif., underwent three weeks of cold weather testing on its braking system here in November. Test results will, in turn, aid the two F-22 fighter squadrons at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, as winter approaches. Tests allowed officials to validate the F-22 braking system's

  • Secretary Wynne's brother remembered during F-4 dedication

    After visiting Iraq, Afghanistan and Walter Reed Army Hospital, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne was compelled by service members' overwhelming attitude of the military ethic of "standing watch so others may be free." He faced similar emotions Nov. 27 when a Vietnam-era F-4C Phantom II

  • Secretary sees first afterburning engine test with synthetic fuel

    The secretary of the Air Force viewed the first ground testing of the General Electric F101 engine using a 50-50 mix of Fischer-Tropsch and JP-8 jet fuels Nov. 27 at Arnold Air Force Base. Secretary Michael W. Wynne witnessed the first series to qualify a high-performance, afterburning engine with

  • Legislators visit Tinker AFB, learn about Air Force's mission

    A cross-section of state legislators from Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma visited Tinker Air Force Base in November as part of the National Council of State Government Officials conference. The group received a briefing of the organizations on base and their roles in supporting national defense.

  • Maintenance team's analysis could improve aircraft availability

    By using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century tools to establish a synchronized, integrated end-to-end process so that maintenance does not impact mission requirements, the high velocity maintenance high performance team hopes to increase aircraft availability. According to Jerry Mobley,

  • AFMC wins BIG with Team Lean Challenge

    At a time of year when high school, college and professional football teams and fans are obsessed with winning, Air Force Materiel Command is celebrating losing -- 9,401.8 pounds of human fat, that is! The weight loss is a result of AFMC's Team Lean Challenge, or TLC, a six-month, voluntary,