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  • Sergeant finds home in Air Force

    When his mother pushed him out of a car traveling 35 mph, the high school junior dusted himself off and immediately started learning the rules of the streets. He began recycling soda cans for income, eating stale doughnuts, dumpster diving for blankets and sleeping on shredded cardboard boxes.

  • Staff to tech in one STEP

    Staff Sgt. Lee Feldhausen, a defense paralegal in the Hanscom Area Defense Counsel office, got the shock of his Air Force career at the 66th Air Base Wing annual awards banquet Feb. 10 when Electronic Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Chuck Johnson surprised him with an instant promotion to

  • AFRL tests advanced rescue basket

    Like eggs nestled in a vintage wire egg basket, evacuees huddle against the periphery of the Heli-Basket, an open-air metal container that hangs beneath a helicopter to ferry disaster victims out of harm's way. "With this basket, you put it on the roof, load 15 people up in a matter of minutes and

  • Turn a negative situation into a positive one

    I knew it would happen, but I didn't think it would be so soon. My son was called the "n" word when he was just four. We were stationed in Alaska and lived on base; I was about to go to my part-time teaching job. My son, Mikey, was looking out of the window talking to a few other kids outside when I

  • Knowledge Management center recognized for outstanding practices

    The Air Force Center of Excellence for Knowledge Management here was recently named one of five best-practice partners for outstanding practices in knowledge management by the American Productivity and Quality Center, a nonprofit organization and leader in benchmarking, knowledge management,

  • Headquarters names annual award winners

    Air Force Materiel Command civilian and military personnel were recognized Feb. 15 at the 2005 Annual Civilian and Military Award Recognition Breakfast presided over by Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, AFMC vice commander. Approximately 200 people attended the breakfast, which recognizes the "cream of the

  • Looking for responsive, low-cost space lift

    An office comprised of two personnel seeks to save the Air Force millions of dollars in liftoff costs by demonstrating innovative launch vehicle concepts to perform the critical, initial portion of spaceflight. Located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space

  • Cooperative relationships key to Small Business Office success

    Ogden Air Logistic Center's Small Business Office broke records last year, helping earn its director a special achievement award along the way. The office, which searches for small businesses to work with, exceeded goals by more than 150 percent - providing training and counseling that heightened

  • Personnel initiative set to make transactions more convenient

    A new initiative, the Personnel Services Delivery Transformation, will soon change the way the Air Force does military personnel business. PSD will use technology to put routine personnel transactions into the hands of Airmen using Web base, fax, phone, Contact Centers and even regular mail. "We

  • Headquarters AFMC restructures A-staff directorates

    Effective Feb. 13, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command realigned its A-staff directorates to more closely resemble the Air Staff’s A-staff structure. Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force Chief of Staff, agreed to AFMC’s proposed A-staff alignment in a Jan. 11 memorandum. Notable changes include: >