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  • 576th AMXS leverages robotic paint stripping technology on A-10 Lightning II

    The 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is upgrading its traditional manual media blast paint removal process by using new-generation robots to strip the paint from A-10s that come to the base for depot overhaul and maintenance.
  • AFAS grant program opens for upcoming academic year

    The Air Force Aid Society is now accepting applications for the Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant Program for students attending undergraduate degree programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • X-60A program conducts integrated vehicle propulsion system verification test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s X-60A program achieved a key developmental milestone with the completion of integrated vehicle propulsion system verification ground testing.The X-60A is an air-launched rocket designed for hypersonic flight research. It is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch
  • I-WEPTAC 2020 registration opens

    Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday. Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions.
  • Innovative training drives new hire success

    The next generation of Team Robins employees is coming on-board at the Middle Georgia base. They are fresh out of college or technical schools ready to apply their knowledge in sustaining the Air Force’s most sophisticated weapons systems. As these new workers are hired, they must get further specialized training on the systems and processes they will use in their careers at Robins AFB. That is where the 431st Supply Chain Management Squadron enters the picture.
  • January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    Base leaders recognized January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month during a proclamation signing here, Jan. 6. The intent is to draw attention to the forms of slavery that exist in the modern era and raise awareness on how community members can take action in preventing and ending the epidemic of human trafficking.
  • AFRL engineer leaves high-power legacy

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a unique directed energy weapon demonstrator called the High-power Adaptive Directed Energy System, or HADES, that completed field testing in 2019. “HADES technology was designed with the warfighter in mind,” said the AFRL program manager Dan Marker. “The system works by combining a large number of high power fiber lasers in a fashion that corrects for distortions caused by the atmosphere. This gives the warfighter a long-range high power laser weapon.”
  • DRAGON simulator to augment AWACS training

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., – A new Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) simulator will train pilots and flight engineers operating the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) aircraft updated with cockpit modifications known as DRAGON, which stands for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation.Recently,
  • SkillBridge Program offers transition into civilian life

    Transitioning back into civilian life can be tough for military members, but the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program is trying to make finding a career after separation a little easier.SkillBridge is a DoD program connecting military members who are 180 days away from service separation with training opportunities, apprenticeships and
  • AFRL, ABL Space Systems, collaborate on development of next-generation rapid launch space systems

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Air Force Research Laboratory and ABL Space Systems are collaborating to develop and test rocket propulsion elements for use in launch vehicles thanks to a 3-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) both organizations have agreed to.The CRADA, which was finalized July 10, 2019, focuses on