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Default Air Force Logo Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans
Temperature changes, shorter daylight hours, increased travel and emotional overload are hallmarks of the fall, winter and holiday seasons that safety officials say result in preventable mishaps. “It’s as simple as taking the same safety practices and procedures we use on duty and applying them to our off-duty activities,” said Maj. Gen. John T Rauch, Air Force Chief of Safety. Every Airman should maintain a safety culture, he said, from following the fundamentals on duty to using sound risk management and making smart decisions off duty.
0 11/13
2017
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright are greeted by Maj. Gen. John Rauch Air Force chief of safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and commander of the Air Force Safety Center, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 19. Goldfein shares top priorities with Airmen
The importance of revitalizing squadrons was the key point made by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein during an “all call” Oct. 20, 2017, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
0 10/27
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
0 10/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force awards two contracts for a new intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system
The Air Force announced Aug. 21, 2017 the award of two technology maturation and risk reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program. Contracts were awarded to Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, California.
0 8/22
2017
AFA awards Welch award to AFNWC expert AFNWC expert wins AFA Welch award
The Air Force Association recently honored an Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center colonel with the 2017 Gen. Larry D. Welch-Officer Award.
0 8/18
2017
Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, presents the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award to Col. Eric H. Froehlich and his wife Stephanie during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. June 15. The Forehlichs will be invited to Washington D.C. later this year to officially accept the award.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Bethany La Ville) Froehlichs receive O’Malley Award
Col. Eric Froehlich, the former 377th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife, Stephanie, were awarded the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award June 15 at Kirtland Air Force Base. The O’Malley Award is given to the wing commander and spouse whose contributions to the nation, Air Force and local community best exemplify the highest ideals and positive leadership of a military couple serving in a key Air Force position.
0 6/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Airmen invited to comment on safety publication
To gain insight and perspective from all Air Force stakeholders, the Air Force Safety Center requests informal comments on the draft revision of Air Force Instruction 91-203, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction.
0 6/12
2017
Col. Joseph McFall, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, promotes his sister, Theresa Goodman, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Goodman is a medical inspector at the Air Force Inspection Agency headquarters at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 5296 miles away from Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller) Birds of a feather: brother promotes sister via VTC
The video stream stuttered, lagged and occasionally froze, but it ended with Col. Theresa Goodman looking into a webcam and rendering a perfectly clear salute to her brother stationed 5,296 miles away from her location, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Col. Joseph McFall, the 52nd Fighter Wing commander here, promoted his sister, who he refers to as Tess, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017. As soon as her new rank took effect, Goodman made sure to jokingly let her older brother know it would be the last salute she would have to give him for a while.
0 5/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo Focus on fall prevention can reduce serious injuries
Air Force Occupational Safety will focus on the importance of life-saving fall prevention measures during Fall Prevention Focus, May 8 – 19, 2017, marking the fourth year the Air Force has partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health to draw attention to fall prevention.
0 5/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFRL agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. supports tech transfer
The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate in New Mexico recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. that allows AOT the use of advanced Air Force instrumentation at AOT's new facility in the Sandia Science & Technology Park.
0 2/05
2017
An unarmed AGM-86B Air-Launched Cruise Missile is released from a B-52H Stratofortress Sept. 22, 2014, over the Utah Test and Training Range during a Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program sortie. Conducted by Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., the launch was part of an end-to-end operational evaluation of 8th Air Force and Task Force 204’s ability to pull an ALCM from storage, load it aboard an aircraft, execute a simulated combat mission tasking and successfully deliver the weapon from the aircraft to its final target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson) Air-launched cruise missile passes tests
Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile.
0 1/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Adaptive optics
Space will soon be a contested environment, and the U.S. Air Force is taking steps to ensure it has the best possible observation and information about what is out there. The Air Force Tech Report is a video series that gives viewers a quick look at current technology the Air Force uses to fly, fight and win.
0 10/03
2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter receives a tour of Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 27, 2016. Carter also met with senior leaders charged with maintaining and securing a key part of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Carter: Nuclear triad needs investment for future
All three legs of the nuclear triad operate with a high degree of readiness, reliability and excellence, but the aging systems need more investment for the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sept. 27 at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
0 9/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases new ICBM solicitation
The Air Force released July 29 a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program; up to two contract awards are expected in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.
0 7/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases request for proposal for nuclear air-launched cruise missile replacement
The Air Force released July 29 a request for proposals to industry for its Long Range Standoff (LRSO) nuclear cruise missile program; up to two contract awards are expected in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.
0 7/29
2016
Dr. Daniel Hohman of the 377th Medical Group gave his perspective of service prior to “don’t ask, don’t tell” and during its reign as law on June 17, 2016, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Carlson) Kirtland doctor shares experience of being gay military member
Dr. Daniel Hohman of the 377th Medical Group gave his perspective of service prior to "don't ask, don't tell" and during its reign as law at a pride month presentation at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, on June 17.
0 6/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo Fall prevention video challenge
Air Force Occupational Safety invites Airmen to challenge their creativity and participate in a safety video challenge to help promote the prevention of mishaps due to falls.
0 3/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo 377th ABW transfers to AF Global Strike Command
The 377th Air Base Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, became part of 20th Air Force Oct. 1, as it shifts from Air Force Materiel Command to Air Force Global Strike Command.
0 10/05
2015
Businesses received insight into more than 400 opportunities worth $12.2 billion at the annual Briefing for Industry held Aug. 17-19, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. (Air Force Research Laboratory graphic) Agility, partnerships highlighted at industry event
Businesses received insight into more than 400 opportunities worth $12.2 billion at the annual Briefing for Industry Aug. 17-19 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
0 8/31
2015
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller assumed the duties of Air Force chief of safety, Headquarters Air Force, in Washington, D.C., July 24. In that capacity, he also serves as the commander of the Air Force Safety Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo) New chief of Air Force Safety takes command
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller assumed the duties of Air Force chief of safety, Headquarters Air Force, in Washington, D.C., July 24. In that capacity, he also serves as the commander of the Air Force Safety Center at Kirtland Air Force Base.
0 8/05
2015
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