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  • ACC releases Predator crash report

    Crew error was the primary cause of an MQ-1L Predator remotely piloted aircraft crash during a training mission Sept. 22 at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nev., according to an Air Force report released today.The mishap pilot failed to correct a high flare maneuver in time to prevent a hard landing, causing more than $2.8 million in
  • Command announces seniro officer assignments, retirements

    Air Combat Command officials announced the following senior officer retirements and assignments: Col. Brian T. Bishop, chief, Flight Operations Division, HQ ACC, Langley AFB, will become commander, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Col. Michael A. Keltz, commander of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia, will become
  • ACC officials announce AF FY04 Safety Awards

    Air Combat Command officials announced the winners of the Air Force fiscal year 2004 Safety Awards March 18.The winners are:Colombian Trophy: 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.Safety Career Professional of the Year Award: Karen D. Rogow, 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, IdahoChief of Safety Outstanding Achievement Award for
  • ACC releases QF-4 accident report

     Failure to react properly to controller inputs led to the intentional destruction of an unmanned QF-4E drone during a mission, Sept. 8 over White Sands Missile Range, N.M., near Holloman Air Force Base, according to an Air Force report released today.The remotely-piloted jet was assigned to the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron Detachmentat Holloman
  • CSS keeps ACC families informed

    Air Combat Command is continuing its commitment to provide families with up-to-date information about base quality-of-life programs and events through the Community Subscription Service.CSS is an online service that allows active-duty Airmen, family members and retirees to receive information about their base programs through e-mail announcements
  • CE program saves time, cuts costs

    Planning and design are fundamental for Air Force civil engineers. Now, through the use of a new management tool, Air Combat Commands Civil Engineer Directorate allows the command to make better use of every acre on its bases.Future First Planning, or F2P, is a new strategic process designed to synchronize all aspects of an engineering project
  • B-2 bombers deploy to Guam

    Bombers from an Air Combat Command base have deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to take part in on-going Air Expeditionary Force deployments at the remote Pacific island base.Air Force B-2 Spirit bombers deployed Feb. 25 from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., as part of a rotation that has provided U.S. Pacific Command a
  • President awards GWOT Service Medal

    President George W. Bush approved awarding the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal to all personnel assigned, attached or mobilized to Air Combat Command.The medal is being awarded to all active duty, mobilized Reserve, and National Guard members assigned to ACC on or after Sept. 11, 2001, command officials said. To be eligible, members must have
  • Predator reaches IOC

    One of the most heavily used and valued weapons system platforms of the Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom has reached Initial Operating Capability, according to officials at Air Combat Command.The MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was officially declared IOC March 1 by Lieutenant General William Fraser III, ACCs vice
  • Rabies a threat to deployed mission

    The Air Force spent countless dollars and numerous lost man-hours in the treatment of 56 civilian contractors at a deployed location whose unit mascot exposed them to rabies. The situation was entirely preventable and caused a massive drain on mission resources, Air Combat Command officials said.Not only did this failure to follow the rules put