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Airman 1st Class Jose Aurellano and Airman Lauren Birk, both from the 95th Force Support Squadron, run at the Rosburg Fitness Center track as part of their squadron physical training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes) Fit to fight vs. fit to test, which one are you?
Meet "fit to test," fit to fight's evil twin. "'Fit to test' is basically a mindset that a lot of military members have fallen into, whether directly or indirectly," said Pete Smith, Rosburg Fitness Center director. "Instead of making fitness a permanent lifestyle, they just need to know when they are testing, so three to four months out they bust
0 4/07
2009
Airman 1st Class Lawrence Lopez, 412th Operations Squadron Air Traffic Control apprentice, operates a scenario on the Tower Simulation System. The simulator offers features that present new air traffic controllers with local area procedures and probable contingencies. (Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class William O'Brien)
Airfield simulator offers air traffic controllers smooth transition
In the past, air traffic controllers moved toy airplanes on boards intended to look like a base's airfield in preparation for real world air traffic control functions. Now each Airman operates real life scenarios at real time through the Tower Simulation System. The simulator offers features that present new air traffic controllers with local area
0 4/01
2009
Janice Fisher, Cero Coso Community College instructor, teaches speech class to Edwards students March 16. Edwards partnered with Cero Coso to provide more classes as part of "2009 Year of the Community College of the Air Force degree."
The initiative aims to encourage all Airmen to accomplish the requirements to receive their degree. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes) Edwards pushes '2009 Year of the CCAF Degree'
An apple sitting on a stool crushed his hopes. What seemed to be an object smaller than a man's fist eventually became larger than life, like the fictional giant gorilla "King Kong," scaring a 25-year-old senior airman away. It was English 101. Then Senior Airman Anthony Accurso's first assignment was a descriptive paper about the apple. He wrote
0 3/25
2009
Default Air Force Logo Legal bares new laws, updates for 2009
California has passed new legislation that will hopefully make roads safer. Some of these newly enacted pieces of legislation include texting while driving, fines regarding highway workers, Global Positioning System mounts, alcohol reckless driving and motorcycle definition. Texting while driving California State Bill 28 specifically bans the use
0 2/03
2009
Default Air Force Logo Housing foreclosures on rental properties affects servicemembers
It is difficult to turn on the television or to pick up a newspaper without hearing about the housing market crisis. Foreclosures in the United States are at an all-time high and California is one of the worst hit states in this growing predicament. The foreclosure crisis is directly affecting California property owners and, indirectly, renters as
0 2/03
2009
Default Air Force Logo How does pregnancy affect oral health?
It's a myth that calcium is lost from a mother's teeth and "one tooth is lost with every pregnancy." But you may experience some changes in your oral health during pregnancy. The primary changes are due to a surge in hormones - particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone -- can exaggerate the way gum tissues react to plaque. How does a
0 1/21
2009
Bill Freckleton (right) poses for a photo with Gary Weigand during a dedication ceremony of a VF-111 Sundowners F-4 Phantom, which Mr. Freckleton and Mr. Weigand used to shutdown a North Vietnam MiG-17 during Vietnam War. Mr. Freckleton is a 412th Range Squadron range control officer assigned to the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force. (Courtesy photo) Vietnam Veteran recounts 'MiG-bagging' experience
"I was scared, nervous and excited," said one Vietnam War veteran whose time in Vietnam was a far cry from what's usually portrayed in Hollywood war films featuring dog-fighting. Bill Freckleton, a 412th Range Squadron range control officer assigned to the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force, told the story of his "MiG-bagging" experience during an
0 11/12
2008
Senior Airman Cody Melton, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron avionics troop, performs maintenance on a Global Hawk Oct. 24 at hangar 1414. The 31st TES evaluates the operational effectiveness and suitability of advanced Air Combat Command weapon systems, one of which is the Global Hawk. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes) 31st TES test drives Global Hawk for Air Force
Testing and evaluating a vehicle prior to purchasing ensures it is up to par with the advertised specifications. This guarantees the customers are buying the real deal. For the Air Force's Global Hawk system, the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron test drives the unmanned aerial vehicle in behalf of the warfighters. The 31st TES evaluates the
0 11/03
2008
Lt. Col. Al Ozanian, 95th Medical Operations Squadron commander, checks some parts of an Army M60 tank. Colonel Ozanian received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. He finished his Master of Science in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., and then commissioned with the Air Force. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes) Former Soldier trades tanks with stethoscopes
Dust flew everywhere as an Army M60 tank cruised through the precision impact range area here. The road was bumpy, but the tank's road wheels didn't help either, it actually broke the ground. Lt. Col. Al Ozanian, 95th Medical Operations Squadron commander, drove the more than 50-ton behemoth, navigating through the desert Aug. 11. The 412th Range
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2008
Navy Cmdr. Michael Hsu, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School instructor, poses for a photo at 25,600 feet while ascending Mount Everest during May 2007. Commander Hsu climbed the tallest mountains on all seven continents, including Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, McKinley, Everest, Kosciuszko, Vinson and Elbrus. (Courtesy photo) Edwards Sailor conquers seven summits
What do Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, McKinley, Everest, Kosciuszko, Vinson and Elbrus have in common? Aside from being the tallest mountains on the seven continents, all of them were also conquered by an Edwards pilot. Navy Cmdr. Michael Hsu, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School instructor, started climbing on July 4, 2003, reaching Mount Whitney's pinnacle
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2008
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