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  • Tinker commander suspends e-mail use on Wingman Day

    The 72nd Air Base Wing went without e-mail Nov. 9 -- Wingman Day -- but it wasn't due to server or connectivity issues. Col. Mark A. Correll, 72nd ABW commander, eliminated the use of e-mail between wing personnel that day to stress two vital messages: don't rely on your e-mail for daily work; and

  • AFRL awards 'MAJIIC' research contract

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate awarded a $4,840,528 contract to Raytheon Systems Co. of State College, Pa., Nov. 16. The 22-month agreement, "Distributed Common Ground Station Coalition Releasable Enclave," will provide technology that uses MAJIIC -- which stands for

  • ASC leaders tackle requirements, acquisition processes

    Starting new programs correctly, ensuring customers have realistic expectations, and ending the "shoot-the-messenger" mentality were among the initiatives Aeronautical Systems Center leaders considered at a November offsite meeting. Lt. Gen. Jack Hudson, ASC commander, along with senior leaders and

  • Air Force taps four AFMC generals for new positions

    As a result of senior leader assignments announced by the Air Force Nov. 16, four generals within Air Force Materiel Command will move and the command will gain two Senior Executive Service civilians. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey R. Riemer is currently the commander of the Air Armament Center and Program

  • Air logistics center upgrades center wing boxes on C-130s

    Team Robins began a three-phase project in November to ensure the viability of the C-130 tactical transport fleet through the year 2030 and beyond. Center wing boxes on C-130s have been showing cracks earlier than expected. As a result, members from the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group have removed

  • Information Directorate awards $1.4 million contract

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate awarded a $1,465,002 contract Nov. 13 to Active Computing Inc. of Herndon, Va. The three-year agreement, "Assessing & Operationalizing COORDINATORs," is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, of Arlington, Va., in

  • Multi-national agreement to advance high-speed flight

    The U.S. Air Force and Australian Department of Defence signed a multi-national research partnership Nov. 10 in Canberra, Australia, which will explore and develop fundamental hypersonic technologies, and experimental methodologies that could enable the next generation of weapon systems. The $54

  • Squadron dedicates kennel in memory of fallen Airmen

    Base officials, family members and friends gathered here Nov. 7 to remember a fallen noncommissioned officer and participate in a dedication ceremony. The Tech. Sgt. Jason Norton Military Working Dog Facility was dedicated in the base's security forces complex, a tribute to Sergeant Norton. He was

  • Lean principles contribute to success of Propulsion Replacement Program

    The 309th Missile Maintenance Group completed assembly of Minuteman booster No. 75-939 Nov. 7, marking two years of early or on-time deliveries by the unit. The unit has maintained its completion and delivery record by using Lean principles, which helped organize work areas and remove waste from

  • Research Lab leads way to test, certify synthetic fuels

    As an integral partner in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Assured Fuels Initiative, the Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the investigation for suitable, domestically produced alternative fuels for military use. AFRL is now certifying suitable fuels for the Air Force fleet, as part of