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  • Arnold engineers implement Condition-Based Maintenance Wireless Network

    An innovative pilot project at Arnold Air Force Base is providing a potential solution to improving the condition-based maintenance, or CBM, program for Arnold Engineering Development Complex assets.In a unique industrial environment such as Arnold AFB, obtaining the necessary measurements for CBM decisions can be challenging. A secure and reliable
  • Air Force committed to supporting benefits of Tenant Bill of Rights

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and the service secretaries signed the Tenant Bill of Rights Feb. 25, empowering residents with processes to receive information, assistance, advocacy and insight into the housing maintenance work order processes.
  • Edwards maintainers conduct hands-on test with new tool

    Airmen from the 412th Maintenance Group tested a new scanning tool that could reduce troubleshooting time and costs for aircraft maintenance at Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently.
  • Installation commander discusses mission growth with state officials

    Members of the Utah Veterans and Military Affairs Commission gathered at the Hill Aerospace Museum Oct. 22 to discuss projected mission growth at Hill Air Force Base and how it will impact the base and surrounding communities.
  • AEDC testing efficient water line repair method

    When it’s possible to increase operational reliability while minimizing the cost and disruption caused by maintenance, it’s a win-win.Arnold Engineering Development Complex team members are implementing a trial run of such a solution to the problem of leaks in raw water pipes at Arnold Air Force Base. Raw water is used in the cooling systems of the
  • AFRL reimagines tech development with virtual reality

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In a move the Wright Brothers likely never anticipated, but surely would approve, the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate is using a bicycle to demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality could revolutionize aircraft maintenance and collaborative partnerships.At the Air Vehicles
  • Bye-bye ‘Wise Guy’

    A team of Air Force maintainers spent four months prepping Wise Guy, a B-52 Stratofortress for flight. The bomber had been in storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group since 2008.
  • Team JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response to a challenge set by leadership. “The supply system could not meet the demand requirements for these cowlings,” said Col. Robert Nash, commander of the 116th Maintenance Group, Georgia Air National Guard. “We needed a sufficient capacity to support the warfighter.”
  • KC-135 beam replacement expedited by Tinker units

    The recent discovery and repair of corrosion on a structurally-crucial part in 15 KC-135 Stratotankers, accomplished jointly by several units at Tinker Air Force Base, has increased the safety of the fleet and gained recognition by high-ranking Air Force officials.
  • AFTC supports high-priority U.S., Australian Navy test

    Late last year, the Air Force Test Center and Team Edwards stepped up to help the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy with a critical test off the coast of California.The Navy was assisting the RAN in testing the combat system on their newest guided missile destroyer, the HMAS Hobart (DDG 39). Due to a conflict in scheduling, the navies were left
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