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  • Experiment decreases space-launch damage

    New technology that counteracts vibrations produced during a rocket launch may help limit damage to space-bound payloads, thanks to Air Force Research Laboratory scientists.Known as active isolation and acoustic mitigation, this new technology uses something like a home stereo speaker to counteract damaging engine vibrations and sound waves,
  • Delta II launches NASA space telescope

    NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility launched from here Aug. 25 at 1:35 a.m. EDT aboard a Delta II launch vehicle.The new observatory entered an Earth-trailing orbit about 43 minutes after launch. About 64 minutes after take-off, the NASA Deep Space Network station in Canberra, Australia, received the first data from the facility, according to
  • Air Force reaches recruiting goal

    The Air Force reached its enlisted-contract goal Aug. 22 with the signing of its 37,000th enlistment contract. More than 32,000 people entered basic military training since Sept. 30. The Air Force now has enough contracts to meet its goal for the fiscal year and has for the past four years, according to officials. “I salute our recruiters who are
  • Doctor awarded for work in info therapy

    A doctor here has been recognized by U.S. Medicine, a medical news organization, for his pioneering work in information therapy.Col. (Dr.) Kent Murphy, founder of the academy’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia, was awarded the Frank Brown Berry Prize in Federal Healthcare. His influence is far reaching in the military medical world,
  • Air Force teamwork saves U.N. lives

    Airmen from several Air Force units at Baghdad International Airport rescued seven U.N. employees injured when a terrorist bomb exploded outside their headquarters here Aug. 19. Approximately 90 minutes after the attack, 301st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron officials sent two combat search and rescue teams. Each team included one pilot and three
  • AF announces space, missile pioneer awards

    Four visionaries were selected to receive the 2003 Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Award. They will be honored in an award ceremony and hall of fame induction luncheon here Aug. 28.John Herther, retired Brig. Gen. Martin Menter, retired Navy Capt. Robert Truax, and retired Col. Albert Wetzel will receive the award from Gen. Lance Lord, Air
  • Falcons test positive for West Nile

    Four of the Air Force Academy’s falcon mascots have tested positive for West Nile virus, but pathology reports are not back yet to confirm that a fifth falcon, which died Aug. 17, had the virus.One prairie, one peregrine and two gyr falcons are infected with the virus. All 11 of the academy’s falcon mascots received an equine vaccine last winter
  • Standing watch

    Airman 1st Class Wednesday D. Brodenburger completes a pre-dawn patrol near one of the interior perimeter fences here. She and other airmen of the 822nd Security Forces Squadron are returning home after serving more than five months supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Grande)
  • IMAX film crew wraps session at Nellis

    Filming wrapped for the summer here Aug. 22 on an IMAX film based on the Air Force and the mission of Red Flag.The 45-minute, multimillion-dollar film is scheduled to be released in 2004, according to officials.“IMAX is a spectacular venue in which to showcase the Air Force,” said Maj. Gen. Steve Wood, Air Warfare Center commander. “It is such a
  • Transformation tough, important, progressing

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said bringing change to a department as large as the Pentagon will be tough, but change is important so that the military is not "stuck back in the 20th century.""We've worked hard at it; we've got a lot of wonderful people working on it," Rumsfeld said. "It's a difficult thing to do with a great big institution
  • Metallic name tag mandatory Jan. 1

    Personnel officials announced in a recent message to the field that the new metallic name tag will be mandatory on the service dress uniform and pullover sweaters Jan. 1.The items, which have been available for purchase since November, will be issued to enlisted airmen by their organizations, according to the message. Officers must purchase their
  • Airman’s lifestyle change reaps benefits

    With preparation for the new Air Force fitness standards underway, some servicemembers are already getting in shape.A simple challenge from his leaders was all it took for one airman here to do just that, and lose 35 pounds.Col. Jack Gundrum, 731st Air Mobility Squadron commander, made a New Year’s resolution when the wing commander here issued a
  • Officials release accident report

    Air Force investigators determined that two rivets failed on an improperly loaded B-1B Lancer bomber. The aircraft sustained almost $1.3 million in damage during a March 31 bombing mission.The four-member crew landed the aircraft safely at its forward-deployed location. A ground crew discovered the damage.According to an accident investigation
  • Air Force reorganizes acquisitions team

    Air Force officials announced a major reorganization of the acquisition management structure Aug. 20.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper and Air Force Secretary Dr. James G. Roche approved the reorganization of the service’s aircraft, weapons, and command, control and combat support acquisitions programs. The change streamlines
  • Airmen forging ties with Russians

    Since studying Russian culture during her college years in the early 1990s, Capt. Jessica Rhyne dreamed of seeing Russia and visiting Moscow.Her dream came true Aug. 18. Not from a tour bus, but from the cockpit of her F-16 Fighting Falcon, flying high over the city and landing at this once secret air base just south of the capital.Rhyne, a
  • FAA authorizes Global Hawk flights

    Federal Aviation Administration officials granted the Air Force's Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle a national Certificate of Authorization on Aug. 21.By doing this, the FAA helped the high-altitude, long-endurance reconnaissance aircraft take a major step toward routine flight in U.S. airspace.The certificate allows the Air Force to shorten
  • Osan airmen keep engines ready

    There are at least five fluids required to keep the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft’s TF-34 turbofan engines running: fuel, lubricant, blood, sweat and tears.The 51st Maintenance Squadron’s propulsion flight airmen here have all 11 of their spare A-10 engines ready and waiting in case one is needed.“We came within one engine of tripling our
  • B-52 lands at Moscow air show

    One of the most famous Cold War icons, the B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber, landed here Aug. 20 to participate in the 6th Moscow Space and Aviation Show. This is the first public display in Russia for the B-52, an aircraft designed to deliver nuclear bombs into the former Soviet Union during the Cold War.“For half of my career, I never thought
  • F-15 canopies buffed to visual perfection

    Even the slightest scratch in an F-15 Eagle windscreen can keep a pilot from seeing the enemy, according to F-15 test pilot Maj. Fritz Heck.That is why technicians in the F-15 canopy shop here work diligently to overhaul the acrylic bubbles in canopies and give fighter pilots a clear advantage.Literally starting from scratch, the sheet metal
  • B-2 drops enhanced bombs during test

    A B-2 Spirit released two newly-upgraded 5,000-pound live weapons Aug. 14 in a test by the B-2 Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force here.The weapons were released over the Utah Testing and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, marking the first successful drop of live GBU-28 B/B series weapons. A live drop is the last dedicated flight
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