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  • AWFC plays major role in F/A-22 IOT&E

    The Air Warfare Center here is playing a major role in moving Americas premier, state-of-the-art fighter aircraft from a flight test vehicle to a fully-functional combat aircraft.When the F/A-22 entered Initial Operational Test and Evaluation at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., April 29, members of the AWFC were there. Working alongside people from
  • Services with a smile

    If youre bored here, its your own fault.At least, thats what Master Sgt. John Perry says. He knows a little bit about staying entertained, too. Hes the superintendent for the 380th Expeditionary Services Squadron, and keeping Airmen deployed here busy is exactly what he and the rest of the squadron are all about.Whether its organizing trips to a
  • Maintainers target wiring problems

    The 4th Component Maintenance Squadron here has created a process that could potentially change the way the Air Force troubleshoots electronic systems.Members of the unit combined one-of-a-kind hardware with locally written software programs to locate wiring problems within three minutes -- in contrast to the 20-plus hours sometimes needed to
  • Team rescues five during night mission

    Battling darkness, a dust storm and unforgiving terrain, Air Force Combat Search and Rescue forces here saved of five Soldiers who were stranded when their helicopter crash-landed in southeastern Iraq.Two HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron took off before dawn April 16 to find the Army CH-47 Chinook
  • Speedway launches Operation Appreciation

    Officials at Lowes Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C., are offering servicemembers discounted tickets to two NASCAR events in May through their Operation Appreciation initiative.The program, designed to show support for our troops, is a special invitation for Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines to attend the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge May 22
  • History Channel features segment on Predator

    The History Channel show Mail Call will feature a segment on the Predator remotely piloted aircraft 10 p.m. Sunday. Mail Call is a weekly series that answers viewers questions about technology, weapons and equipment used throughout history by the armed forces.A production crew visited Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field in March for filming
  • First Air Force: Organization provides top cover for America

    While much of the Air Force is engaged overseas, one organization has remained behind to fulfill a mission equally important executing Operation Noble Eagle, the air defense mission aimed at preventing terrorist attacks in the United States.Through ONE, 1st Air Force, headquartered at Tyndall Air Force Base, is charged with maintaining air
  • Family gives children health, hope

    On April 26, 1986, the worlds worst nuclear power accident occurred at Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union, now the Ukraine. Plant workers noticed something drastically wrong with a reactor and began an emergency shutdown a procedure that only takes 20 seconds. Unfortunately, that was 13 seconds too long. Seven seconds after they started the
  • Pilot wins Good Housekeeping award

    An unwavering faith, a good clean life and a sparkling career, not necessarily a clean house, has won a Good Housekeeping Woman of the Year award for a 524th Fighter Squadron pilot.Capt. Christina Hopper found out this week that she has won the Good Housekeeping Magazine Woman in Government Award for 2003.The award is for given to a women who has
  • Airman volunteers at burn camp

    More than 15 years ago, he spent 10 weeks in a hospital while the burns covering more than a third of his body healed.Today, Airman 1st Class Brandon Lee, an aircraft armament systems specialist with the 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron here, volunteers as a burn camp counselor and shares stories about his ordeal with children who are