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  • Head of Propulsion Directorate earns DOD honor

    The director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Propulsion Directorate has earned the highest honor given by the Secretary of Defense to career civilian personnel. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England presented the Defense Distinguished Civilian award to Dr. William U. Borger during a

  • Researcher earns scientific recognition

    For distinguished contributions to the fields of chemistry and biochemistry, an Air Force Office of Scientific Research program manager was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. According to a Nov. 7 news release, the association honored Dr. Hugh C.

  • Paint removal process lessens production time, health hazards

    Six months ago, the process to remove paint from an aircraft part took four or five hours. Today, the use of lasers is accomplishing the job in 20 minutes. The 566th Aircraft Maintenance Group's Disassembly and Cleaning Unit can "nitpick" an aircraft part of its paint in that reduced amount of time

  • General Bowlds takes command of Electronic Systems Center

    Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds took command of the Electronic Systems Center in a change of command ceremony held at Hanscom AFB's Aero Club Hangar Nov. 7. Lt. Gen. Chuck Johnson, who had commanded the center since December 2003, passed the reins to General Bowlds. Then, in a follow-on ceremony, General

  • Changes to retiree funerals relieve strain on honor guards

    The Air Force's changes Nov. 1 to the way it performs retiree funerals are expected to relieve the operations tempo for honor guard members at Air Force Materiel Command installations, which in fiscal year 2007 performed 34 percent of all Air Force funeral honors. AFMC also provided 43 percent of

  • AFRL wins workforce development award

    The Air Force Research Laboratory's Director of Personnel is excited about winning a highly coveted award, not just for her own organization, but because of what it says about the entire lab. "This is an AFRL award, an enterprise-wide effort, that says AFRL cares about its people," said Personnel

  • AETC wins inaugural USAF Marathon MAJCOM Challenge Commander's Trophy

    Air Education and Training Command, headquartered at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is the Air Force's first recipient of the USAF Marathon MAJCOM Challenge Commander's Trophy. The announcement was made Friday at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, by Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of

  • Hill AFB unveils converted Thunderbird

    Hill AFB rolled out the first of 11 configured F-16 Fighting Falcon jets to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team during a ceremony here Oct. 24. Incoming 2008-2009 U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds commander/leader Lt. Col. Greg Thomas, media, military and civilian spectators attended

  • Global Logistics Support Center provides single focal point

    Increase availability rates for war-fighting equipment by 20 percent. Decrease operations and support costs 10 percent. Accomplish both within the next four years. Lofty goals for Air Force supply chain managers already doing their level best to support a host of Air Force operations, including the

  • RE21 optimizes supply chain support

    Repair of Air Force engines, avionics and pods is becoming more efficient, thanks to Repair Enterprise for the 21st Century. Known as RE21, this Air Force initiative affects maintenance of many of the aircraft acquired and maintained for the warfighter by Air Force Materiel Command. According to Tim