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Default Air Force Logo Maintenance group focusing on core competencies
Wings around the Air Force are creating maintenance groups as part of a move toward the new combat wing organization structure.The changes are in accordance with a recent directive by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper that maintenance groups be stood up and have attained initial operational capability by Oct. 1.The new maintenance groups
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2002
Default Air Force Logo NASA honors academy aeronautics research efforts
Members of the Air Force Academy's aeronautics department received recognition from the NASA Johnson Space Center for their work on the X-38 crew return vehicle, which will serve as a lifeboat for the International Space Station.Named as recipients of the NASA Group Achievement Award are Dr. Tom Yechout, aeronautics professor here; former cadet,
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2002
Default Air Force Logo $10.4 million upgrade increases test capability
With a $10.4 million test facility upgrade here, Air Force officials hope to make Arnold Engineering Development Center a "one-stop" shopping center for aerodynamic and propulsion test customers by providing Mach 8 capability.The Mach 8 milestone, which equates to objects traveling about 6,000 mph, comes as workers install a new high-temperature
0 9/25
2002
Default Air Force Logo Dog days of summer
With his eyes on the action, Carlo, a military working dog, watches his handler, Staff Sgt. Carinae Samsel (right), check a "suspect" for any concealed weapons. Samsel is a military working dog handler with the 31st Security Forces Squadron here. The suspect in the training is Samsel's husband, Staff Sgt. Ron Samsel who also is a military working
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2002
Default Air Force Logo 'Virtual Schoolhouse' becoming wave of future
Using information technology to provide formal, long-term training is allowing military members and civilian employees to further their education with the click of a mouse while saving the Air Force money in the process.Air Force Institute of Technology's Virtual Schoolhouse provides people an opportunity to receive online training in various
0 9/25
2002
Default Air Force Logo New site compiles military-specific consumer complaints
Officials from the Department of Defense and Federal Trade Commission have teamed up to provide DOD military and civilian employees an outlet for consumer complaints."Military personnel, DOD civilians and their families face unique challenges every day trying to deal with consumer-protection issues," said Charles Abell, assistant secretary of
0 9/25
2002
Default Air Force Logo Recent deployments test employer support
Master Sgt. Mike McAdoo, a reservist firefighter with the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron here, is finally home after nearly a year. Coming home is even more enjoyable because his time on active duty did not break his bank account, thanks to the support of his civilian employer.McAdoo is a firefighter for the local Lacey Fire District 3. He was one
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2002
Default Air Force Logo Oklahoma Guardsmen join U.S. planes in South Africa
Even with more than 60 nations represented on the flightline and in hangars at the South African Aerospace Defense Exhibition here, many here say the most recognizable tail art goes to the 185th Airlift Squadron from the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th Airlift Wing.The unit, based in Oklahoma City, has an American Indian with full headdress
0 9/24
2002
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork spans across miles of water
While they may not ride the same shuttle to work or eat in the same dining facility, members of the 40th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron are very much a part of the deployed 40th Air Expeditionary Wing.The 40th EMXS is located at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and provides contingency phase inspections on B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. This
0 9/24
2002
Default Air Force Logo A snap with a map
Senior Airman Daniel Avila Jr., an Air Force intelligence applications journeyman, works on maps at the Combined Air Operations Center at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Avila is assigned to the intelligence directorate supporting Operation Northern Watch that has been enforcing the no-fly zone over northern Iraq since 1991. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Anna
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2002
Default Air Force Logo B-1B crash cause remains unknown
Air Force investigators have determined the cause of the crash of a B-1B Lancer bomber into the Indian Ocean on Dec.12 remains unknown.An Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report stated that aircraft malfunctions affecting the reliability of the pilots' attitude information might have made it difficult for the pilots to maintain
0 9/24
2002
Default Air Force Logo Program helps prevent, deal with domestic violence
The Department of Defense considers all forms of family violence as unacceptable and provides extensive resources that focus on prevention, intervention and treatment.The Air Force's Family Advocacy Program, charged with the prevention and treatment of family maltreatment, has the shared goal of enhancing the health and well-being of Air Force
0 9/23
2002
Default Air Force Logo Falcons upset California 23-21, advance to 3-0
Three touchdowns and 124 rushing yards by quarterback Chance Harridge led Air Force to a 23-21 upset over No. 23 California.The Falcons advance to 3-0 on the season, and have the nation's top-ranked rushing offense in Division I for the fourth consecutive week."What you saw today was a very great, great college football game. Two teams that never
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2002
Default Air Force Logo Demobilized reservists receive time to out-process
Air Force reservists who are not being extended into a second year or have not been identified for early demobilization should begin demobilizing at least 45 days before their call-up anniversary date, said officials.These days give reservists time to complete mandatory medical evaluations and out-process through the military personnel flight.
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2002
Default Air Force Logo Air Force, NASCAR teams compete in 'reverse pit stop'
Elite teams of highly skilled professionals from NASCAR and the Air Force faced off on the flightline here Sept. 19 in a unique competition dubbed the "reverse pit stop." The purpose of the three-hour event was to demonstrate the many similarities and contrasts between the two organizations and to allow each team to experience something of the
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2002
Default Air Force Logo A little help from a friend
Airman Jimmy Garibaldi (right), from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron here, hoses down Staff Sgt. Matthew McQuaig to start the decontamination process during the 52nd Fighter Wing's operational readiness inspection Sept. 20. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Cook)
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2002
Default Air Force Logo Fifth Air Force Marathon a success
More than 3,200 runners from 48 states and eight foreign countries ran in the fifth Air Force Marathon here Sept. 21.Wheelchair competitors began the 26.2-mile race at 7 a.m., followed by individual runners at 7:05 a.m., and relay teams at 7:30 a.m.Patrick Doak of Alpharetta, Ga., was the first male wheelchair competitor to cross the finish line,
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2002
Default Air Force Logo USAFE gains two units under realignment plan
A major command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is gaining two new units with the implementation of the Unified Command Plan on Oct. 1.The 65th Air Base Wing at Lajes Air Base, Azores, and the 85th Group at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, will transition from Air Combat Command to USAFE as part of the Department of Defense realignment of unified
0 9/20
2002
Default Air Force Logo Customs agents looking closely at military mail
Nearly all of the military mail arriving from overseas is now being checked by U.S. Customs agents because of recent increases in contraband.The Air Force's chief of postal policy said all packages coming from overseas locations are subject to inspections by customs agents, but recent discoveries have necessitated a closer look."U.S. Customs in
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2002
Default Air Force Logo Basic training opens chemical warfare facility
Times are changing, and Air Force basic military training is evolving with them.The Air Force unveiled its latest addition to BMT on Sept. 16 at Lackland's Warrior Week encampment site: a nuclear, biological, chemical and conventional warfare training facility."The addition of this new facility will ensure the best possible training for our airmen
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2002
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