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  • F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of spear for Raptor mission systems

    From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron gets a visit from an old friend. A highly modified and instrumented Boeing 757 called the F-22 Flying Test Bed is an F-22 avionics laboratory. The experimental FTB is the very first Boeing 757 ever produced, and has been retrofitted in order to perform flight
  • Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge

    What started as an ordinary day for three Tinker Airmen, soon turned into anything but. Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s Wingman concept saved a life May 10. Capt. Justin Phelps and 1st Lt. Camden Rogers of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, were returning to base from
  • AFNWC receives Air Force Organizational Excellence award

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the fourth time since the center stood up in 2006. The four awards span seven consecutive years, from 2009 through 2015.Ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are “never doubted and always feared,” AFNWC synchronizes all aspects of nuclear materiel management on
  • Center awards major long-range radar contract

    The contract award covers the engineering and manufacturing development of three production representative units, but allows the ability to exercise options for low-rate production, interim contractor support, and full rate production when appropriate.
  • Accident Investigation Board finds lapse in maintenance procedures contaminated VC-25A oxygen system

    Contractor mechanics failed to follow proper maintenance procedures leading to the contamination of the oxygen system on an Air Force VC-25A aircraft undergoing regular heavy maintenance, according to an Accident Investigation Board report compiled by Air Force Materiel Command.The contamination occurred in April 2016 while the plane was at
  • Global Hawk to make historic first flight to Robins

    The first flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk coming to Robins is scheduled for May 10. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex.This initial aircraft is arriving for depaint/paint refurbishment. Plus, the establishment of a building-based Launch and Recovery
  • Responders include new life-saving tactics to shooter protocols

    Fire and security forces incorporate new tactics into active shooter.
  • Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

    An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.The F-16 from the 422nd
  • AFMC honors, announces annual award winners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command honored its top Airmen of 2016 during the command's Annual Excellence Awards Banquet March 8, 2017.Sixty-one Airmen from throughout AFMC's headquarters, centers and wings were nominated to compete in nine separate categories -- airman, non-commissioned officer, senior NCO, first
  • ALC team uses 'Art of the Possible' to boost security program

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- An operations management revolution that spurred aircraft production is now propelling the personnel security program for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.Facing an increased workload, a team of six workers in the complex’s Management Operations Office Readiness Section has dramatically increased work volume
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