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  • Operation RED, WHITE, and BLUE: Eglin AFB and the Mariel Boatlift

    What role did the Air Force, specifically Eglin Air Force Base and the antecedents of Air Force Materiel Command, play in the Mariel Boatlift? In a time when immigration is a hot button topic, it is useful to review history to understand how the Air Force has responded to such events in the past.
  • B-52H Mission Planning Environment Team leads the way with solid software code

    One of Team Tinker’s specialized software groups, the B-52H Mission Planning Environment team, is leading the way in developing new, solid software code and guidance for upgrades to the 1950s-era “workhorse,” the B-52H Stratofortress bomber.
  • New tool enhances AF safety inspections, assessments and evaluations

    A new module has been launched through the Air Force Safety Automated System on May 17, arming safety professionals AF-wide with a single method to document and track both spot and annual inspections, as well as safety assessments and evaluations at a local and enterprise level.Created in 2007 by the Air Force Safety Center, AFSAS is the unique
  • I-WEPTAC delivers innovations to Air Force leaders

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Innovation was alive here this week, as senior leaders heard proposals May 16 to address some of the greatest challenges facing the agile combat support community at the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, hosted by the Air Force Installation and
  • Additive Manufacturing capability could generate future efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC

    Additive manufacturing (AM), a process commonly known as three-dimensional (3-D) printing, describes technologies that build 3-D objects by adding layers. Team members in the Technology Innovation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base are looking at AM as a way to create efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC. AM typically uses a computer, 3-D modeling
  • Sustaining the Ogden ALC, F-16 relationship

    Though Hill’s operational F-16s have departed, the Ogden Air Logistics Complex continues to sustain and fly one of the world’s most widely recognized and widely used fighter aircraft ever to take to the skies, with ongoing regeneration, depot-level maintenance and modifications on C and D model F-16s.
  • Flight testing validates waveform capability

    The Air Force is moving forward to demonstrate the capabilities of the protected tactical waveform through recent flight tests.
  • Evolution of the Airman Safety App

    The evolution of the Air Force Safety Center’s Airman Safety App reached an important milestone with recent software updates on Dec. 1.This simple web-based tool, provides a streamlined process for all Airmen, their families and anyone accessing the base to report safety issues as they encounter them.“The Air Force wants to utilize every Airman as
  • Airman swims into Hall of Fame

    For one 96th Test Wing Airman, the wild blue yonder isn't up and overhead but below and in front of his gaze as he stands on the starting block waiting for his signal. Upon the alert, he blasts off and pierces his calm blue horizon to begin a competitive swim.Senior Airman Francisco Perez Castillo, a 96th Maintenance Group administrator, has been
  • Active duty Airman advocates for inclusive playground, community

    The Properties of Wright Field will soon have a new playground -- an inclusive playground -- thanks to the advocacy efforts of Tech. Sgt. Amanda Golembiewski, a Public Health apprentice with the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine here.Golembiewski, founder of the non-profit organization Grace Lynn All Play, received approval Feb.
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