Air Force, small business partnership yields blade health monitoring technology

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A cost-saving and risk-mitigating technology for scanning engine rotor blades developed by the Air Force and a small business recently resulted in awards of more than $5 million.

Air Force funds small business participation in research and development programs

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The Air Force is searching for innovative, technology-based small businesses to compete for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR and STTR, research and development contracts.

Improvement program keeps officer engaged in missile mission

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Capt. Billy Terry, a 341st Operational Support Squadron intercontinental ballistic missile senior combat crew instructor, was given the opportunity to chase a dream he had for most of his life - to change career fields and work as a space systems operator.

Mountain Home Airmen provide Osan AB with a theater support package

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Twelve F-15 Strike Eagles from the 391st Fighter Squadron and Airmen from the 391st Aircraft Maintenance Unit out of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, arrived here in July as part of a theater support package to help bolster the U.S. presence on the Korean peninsula.

Largest ISR weapons, tactics conference charts joint vector

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For the eighth consecutive year tacticians and subject matter experts from across the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance community, met at the Air Force ISR Agency headquarters here to help shape the future direction of the Air Force -- this time in concert with its sister services.

Joint effort validates ability to move Stryker vehicles via air

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Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline here, marking the Army's first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction.

Air Force, Army Aviation come together to complete vital mission in Egypt

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Weighing more than 17,000 pounds the a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter -- when not being carried by its own rotors -- is not the easiest piece of Army equipment to move from one point to another. So what happens when one of these military chariots becomes non-mission capable in the desert and needs advanced maintenance?

CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen

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The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on the future force, the new enlisted evaluation system and professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Aug. 19. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed an audience of Airmen, former enlisted and retired NCO members of the association where he talked about the challenges of a smaller Air Force and the impact it is having and will have on its Airmen.

Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A Lifestyle and culture

August 19th, 2014 Comments off
Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices.

Remembering a true American hero: Medal of Honor recipient goes west

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The 366th Fighter Wing here mourns the loss of a fellow Airman, longtime Idaho resident and a true American hero. Air Force Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. Bernard Fisher passed away Aug. 16.