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  • Resource center ribbon cutting

    Aeronautical Systems Center's Major Shared Resource Center, one of four major high-performance computing centers in the Department of Defense, celebrated the culmination of its High Performance Computing Technology Insertion acquisition process for fiscal year 2005 on Monday during a ribbon cutting

  • JASSM - The Air Force's Next Generation Cruise Missile

    Since the late 1970s the Department of Defense has tried and failed numerous times to give the warfighter an affordable standoff cruise missile capable of taking out the enemy's air defenses early on in a conflict. Fast forward to 2006 and that warfighter need has finally been met by the Air Force's

  • LEAD the way into a bright future

    The Air Force is on the look out for 135 outstanding Airmen to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development, or LEAD, is a program designed for notable young Airmen to progress their education and earn a commission. The program seeks the best and brightest of the Air

  • Tinker employee battling high blood pressure - and winning

    Michael Black's blood pressure had always been a little high, but he never had any symptoms. So his somewhat regular exercise program of lifting weights seemed like enough. "I always wanted to bring it down, I just never had the motivation to do it," he said. "I was going after work at first, but

  • National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex set to reopen

    The Arnold Engineering Development Center and the U.S. Air Force recently signed a lease with NASA to reopen the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex located on NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. Under the terms of a 25-year lease, NASA will retain ownership of the facility

  • Annual Enlisted Awards Banquet March 30 in Dayton, Ohio

    The stripes will shine clear and bright deep in the heart of Ohio March 30. That's when Air Force Materiel Command will salute its top enlisted Airmen during the command's 2006 Annual Awards Banquet at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. "This is a superb opportunity

  • Cell phone restrictions not yet in place

    New cell phone restrictions for drivers on Air Force installations will not be enforced at Air Force Materiel Command installations until union bargaining obligations have been satisfied, according to personnel and security forces staff at command headquarters. The Department of Defense recently

  • World War II-era bombs uncovered near runway

    The 731st Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit here responded immediately to the end of a base runway Feb. 27 when construction crews uncovered two British Mark I 20-pound practice bombs, dating back to World War II era. "We disposed of the bombs by detonation on site because the fuse inside was active,

  • Air Force accepts first combat configured CV-22 Osprey

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Aeronautical Systems Center's commander, Lt. Gen. Jack Hudson, along with other senior Department of Defense leaders, was on hand to accept the keys from Bell Boeing for the first combat configured CV-22 Osprey during a ceremony March 1 at the Bell

  • Contracts awarded to support Directed Energy Directorate

    Eight contracts with a potential value of $24 million were awarded, Air Force Research Laboratory officials here announced March 1. All eight contractors will be identifying potential electronic threats to U.S. systems and developing solutions that will enhance the Defense Department's ability to

  • Class selected for cyber security boot camp

    Forty young men and women from across the country will focus on a futuristic "cybercraft" as they participate in the 2006 Class of the Advanced Course in Engineering Cyber Security Boot Camp. A joint selection committee of Syracuse University and Air Force Research Laboratory personnel reviewed the

  • 100 rounds in 40 seconds

    The December night air was cold. It was the kind of cold that is a biting one; the kind that freezes the bones on contact. Thoughts of this and his family back home filled the Airman's mind as his convoy rolled through the Iraqi village. He saw the muzzle flash and then the night erupted with gun

  • ESC charting 'smart' course with Blue Teams

    An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure, according to the old adage, and the Electronic Systems Center has taken that message to heart. The Air Force has vowed to improve its acquisition timeliness and cost through an initiative known as "Going Green" - green symbolizing a program that is in

  • Former Direct Attack Systems Group director recognized

    Although he's switched allegiances, the deputy director of the Air-to-Air Missile Systems Wing is still reaping awards for the job he did with the Air-to-Ground Munitions Systems Wing. Recently Brian Rutledge was named the 2005 Air Force Outstanding Civilian System Program Director for his

  • Air Force changing for the better, former chief says

    The eighth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sam Parish, shared his views about the Air Force and recognized two recently promoted Brooks chief master sergeants during a recognition banquet Feb. 10 at the Brooks Club. Chief Parish offered words of advice, encouragement and motivation at the