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  • C-130 rainbow fitting inspections near completion

    Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command aircraft maintenance and engineering professionals and quick implementation of a fleet-wide time compliance technical order, C-130 maintainers have inspected and verified the viability of 108 of the 123 affected aircrafts’ lower center wing joints, or “rainbow fittings,” allowing for their safe return to service.
  • Air Force awards new A-10 wing replacement contract

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  -- The Air Force awarded a new contract to Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, to replace up to 112 wing assemblies for the A-10 Thunderbolt II.The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a $999,000,000 ceiling, and also provides for up to 15 wing kits.  Work will be performed at multiple
  • AFRL tests life-saving tool to add to aeromedical tool kit

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Name this technology. Medical professionals walk around with them draped around their necks or tucked in the pocket of their white coats. That’s right! A stethoscope.Most learn at an early age how these work—putting the ear pieces into the ears and placing the small circular piece over the heart to listen
  • Civilian discovers true purpose with the Air Force

    How long did it take you to discover your true purpose in life? Some people find the solution to that question rapidly, while others work and wait to receive that answer. Jonie Collins received her answer when she chose to join the Air Force family as a civilian.
  • Alliance improves mission support capabilities

    An alliance between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center and the Business and Enterprise Systems Product Innovation office is improving mission support capabilities.
  • Air Force workshop focuses on installation support, environmental stewardship

    Building resilient installations was the theme of an Air Force Civil Engineer Center workshop that brought together environmental, public affairs and other base professionals August 13 to 15 in San Antonio. More than 400 military and civilians were on-hand at the 2019 Air Force Environmental Workshop to focus on the role of environmental restoration and protection in ensuring installations are mission ready. The workshop focused on enabling the Air Force environmental mission of building resilient installations through environmental stewardship.
  • A hidden white hat, hero

    The Air Force has a history of revealing a hero within people. Some are remembered while others are soon forgotten. It is not the memory of those heroes that matter most; it is the actions those heroes take and the people they influence that matters. The term “white hat” describes a person who goes beyond to care for others ahead of themselves and make a positive difference in the world around them. In other words, “white hats” are heroes.
  • Military working dogs honored with new forever stamp

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Members of the Security Forces community and the U.S. Postal Service gathered at the Military Working Dog Monument here Aug. 15 for a local ceremony to unveil the new U.S. Postal Service MWD forever stamp.
  • Logistics Complex efforts critical to Air Force readiness

    The 14th Annual Tinker and the Primes Conference wrapped up Thursday with a keynote address from Brig. Gen. Chis Hill, commander of Tinker Air Force Base’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, on the transformative role that the ALC has in maintaining readiness within the U.S. Air Force.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory successfully conducts first flight of ROBOpilot Unmanned Air Platform

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory and DZYNE Technologies Incorporated successfully completed a two-hour initial flight of a revolutionary Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program called ROBOpilot Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.“This flight test is a testament to AFRL’s ability to rapidly innovate
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