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  • ICBM Country: Hill AFB, Utah workers play key role in future of strategic defense

    Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the second in a two-part series.The nation needs a robust nuclear deterrent. Not just any missiles, but the most responsive strategic weapon systems in the world.The Air Force is responsible for two
  • ICBM Country: Ogden Air Logistics Complex restoring Air Force’s nuclear launch facilities

    Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the first in a two-part series.For more than 50 years, rural American pastures in the Great Plains have housed a key leg in the air-, land- and sea-based strategic deterrent triad – mission-ready
  • Wright-Patt goes to the bees

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Hundreds of base personnel and members of the public were buzzing about the same thing at the Wright Brothers Memorial June 21 – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s status as the first military installation nationwide to be declared a “Bee City USA.”A first-ever Pollinator Expo was coordinated by personnel in
  • CENTAUR speaks all languages

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Personnel at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom are ensuring intelligence can be quickly, securely shared with allies by performing pre-contract market research for maintenance of a program called CENTAUR.The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, provides a digital safe space
  • Hanscom proves PlugTest acquisition model

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center personnel here completed the first successful Air Force PlugTest of software for Electronic Flight Bags June 9, resulting in a $1.3 million contract award.   PlugTests pit potential contractors against each other by hosting systems on accessible military networks and
  • Annual acquisition conference focuses on 'decisive edge'

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Hundreds of acquisition and industry professionals gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology here June 13-14, for two days of demonstrations and presentations from some of the greatest and brightest minds in acquisition, technology, intelligence and sustainment.  Hosted by the Air Force Life Cycle
  • AFSC commander visits Robins' Global Hawk workers

    Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, met with members of Team Robins about work being done on a Global Hawk here during his site visit June 13. This is the first time a Global Hawk has flown into an Air Force air logistics complex. Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex maintenance professionals are meticulously painting the
  • AFMC command chief visits Holloman

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, visited Holloman Air Force Base June 6, 2017 to receive an overview of how the 635th Materiel Maintenance Group Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources Base supports the entire Air Force enterprise, discuss challenges they face, and discover ways to advocate for the tenant unit at Holloman.
  • KC-46 Pegasus undergoes testing in Benefield Anechoic Facility

    A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time. The new aerial refueling tanker is undergoing tests to demonstrate that it meets Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements and Defense Department electromagnetic environmental effects requirements for systems. These tests include shielding
  • 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
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