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  • Air Force investigates potential F/A-22 cost overrun

    Air Force officials announced Nov. 7 a potential cost overrun of up to $690 million in the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the F/A-22 program.The potential overrun appears to be related to achieving cost and schedule in the developmental phase of the program, officials said. It is not related to its technology or performance.
  • Virtual Wall allows public to reach out to Vietnam dead

    Each year, visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial here leave thousands of mementos at the base of the Wall. Since 1997, visitors to a non-profit Internet site have been doing the same, virtually.The Virtual Wall, at www.virtualwall.org, is run by volunteers whose only purpose is to provide an alternate way for people to remember those lost in
  • New history section debuts on Air Force Link

    Air Force Link, the official Web site of the U.S. Air Force, launched a new history and heritage section Nov. 8 to coincide with Veterans Day and the upcoming 100th anniversary of powered flight.The new section documents the achievements of airpower, starting from the early days of wooden-wing aircraft to modern air and space vehicles. It also
  • Brothers take to the air in rare dogfight opportunity

    Two brothers, whose looks practically mirror each other as much as their Air Force careers do, got an opportunity to match their respective air-to-air combat skills in a competitive dogfight here Nov. 5.Capt. Gary Beene, a 58th Fighter Squadron pilot here, and his brother, Maj. Lane Beene, a pilot from the Air Force Reserve Command's 457th Fighter
  • Keeping a Thunderbolt thundering

    A crew chief inspects one of the two engines on an A-10 Thunderbolt II that has just returned from a close air support mission over Afghanistan. The A-10 is part of the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Morrison)
  • Making a difference through Habitat for Humanity

    People from the base chapel here are helping to make one part of the American dream a reality for a local family through lots of labor and a $37,000 donation to a Habitat for Humanity project.These non-profit construction projects put low-income families into quality family housing."Contributing funds and labor to Habitat for Humanity allows one to
  • Total force, total commitment, total special operators

    A small group of Air Force special operators huddle together in a makeshift tent, miles away from anywhere on a map, planning the intense details of a mission.All the "usual" mission planners are there -- aircrew, intel, weather, special tactics and communications. The team works through the wickets with ease; they have planned, exercised and
  • Maintenance troops ensure Falcons are ready to strike

    Weapons loaders swarm beneath an F-16 Fighting Falcon, arming munitions before the fighter takes off on a sortie. The airmen are deployed with 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from the Oklahoma Air National Guard in Tulsa, in support of Operation Northern Watch. ONW has been enforcing the no-fly zone over Northern Iraq since 1997. (Photo by
  • Your eyes, ears essential to fight terrorism

    You're having a conversation with a group of people and you hear something that you perceive to be highly unusual or threatening or you see a car parked nearby that doesn't belong. You get the feeling that something isn't quite right.Don't hesitate to let security forces or Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents know. Your discerning
  • Aerostat accident report released

    High winds, turbulence, and sharp object damage led to the March 30 breakaway of an Air Force surveillance aerostat from its tether near Rio Grande City, Texas, said a report released Nov. 6 by Air Combat Command.The aerostat drifted more than 300 miles before coming to a rest on private land near Burnet, Texas. Along the way, the remains of its
  • Student exchange promotes good will, good friends

    Students from East Elementary School here and from Keimei Gakuen School, Akishima-shi, Tokyo, Japan, enjoy a day of festivities at Friendship Field during a cultural exchange program here recently. The students participated in various activities and games including Frisbee toss, sack races and running competitions. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val
  • Maintaining the Spirit

    Senior Airman Andrew Neitzert and Airman 1st Class Chad Dietz, both crew chiefs with the 509th Maintenance Squadron here, review aircraft forms during an operational contingency exercise Nov 5. The exercise tests the capabilities of the B-2 Spirit to deploy to an expeditionary airfield. (Photo by Senior Airman Tia C. Schroeder)
  • C-5 fleet safer with anti-collision upgrade

    Maintenance people installed a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System, or TCAS, on final operational C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft Oct. 31, according to program officials here.The system, part of an overall upgrade program designed to keep the transport giant flying until 2040, will reduce the potential for mid-air collisions. Installation
  • Sign me up

    Maj. Gen. Mike McMahan, Air Force Personnel Center commander, approves the first bonus applications Nov. 1 under the expanded aviator continuation pay program. For the first time, some air battle managers and navigators are eligible for up to $15,000 per year if they sign an agreement to continue to serve. Standing from left to right are Maj.
  • Chaplains minister to troops

    Father (Lt. Col.) Robert Keller, a chaplain from the 438th Air Expeditionary Group, conducts a service Nov. 3 at a forward deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The base chapel program provides various services to the base community throughout the week, including worship, religious education for various faiths, counseling and
  • Keen eye leads to safety of 1,200 F-16s

    An astute observation by a noncommissioned officer here has resulted in widespread changes to maintenance requirements affecting more than 1,200 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.While performing inspections on an F-16, Tech. Sgt. Jason Anderson, a 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, discovered cracks on a wing
  • T-38C fleet undergoes propulsion upgrades

    Air Education and Training Command's first T-38C Talon with modified ejectors, engines and inlets will be delivered to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., the week of Nov. 4th by pilots from the 415th Flight Test Flight here.Following on the heels of the recent avionics upgrade program, these new upgrades, known as the propulsion modernization program, are
  • New Information Management Tool software now available

    A new software tool designed to improve the efficiency of the Air Force information system is now available across the service.The new Information Management Tool viewer software from PureEdge Solutions Inc. is a replacement to the long-used FormFlow form filler software and is available from local computer system administrators.According to
  • Alaskan civil engineers build super structure

    A team from the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron here deployed recently to the Indian Mountain Long Range Radar Station to construct a 2,500 square foot Super K-Span storage facility.Indian Mountain is one of 18 remote Alaskan radar sites and is located several hundred miles west and slightly north of Fairbanks.A group of 15 craftsmen worked 25 days
  • NASA develops new tool to improve accident investigations

    Scientists and engineers investigating accidents are working much more effectively and efficiently, thanks to a new software tool developed by NASA called the InvestigationOrganizer.Developed at NASA Ames Research Center here, InvestigationOrganizer is a Web-based tool that provides information storage, management, and analysis capabilities to
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