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A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing, 91st Air Refueling Squadron, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., flies a training mission over central Florida. The KC-135's principal mission is air refueling. This asset greatly enhances the U. S. Air Force's capability to accomplish its mission of Global Engagement. It also provides aerial refueling support to U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and allied aircraft. Four turbofans, mounted under 35-degree swept wings, power the KC-135 to takeoffs at gross weights up to 322,500 pounds (146,285 kilograms). Nearly all internal fuel can be pumped through the tanker's flying boom, the KC-135's primary fuel transfer method. A special shuttlecock-shaped drogue, attached to and trailed behind the flying boom, may be used to refuel aircraft fitted with probes. An operator stationed in the rear of the plane controls the boom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Keith Reed) Team helps keep KC-135 fleet viable and relevant
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – America’s longest serving tanker aircraft, the KC-135 celebrates its 62nd birthday this year marking a key milestone for an Air Force ‘workhorse’ that has seen action in every conflict since Vietnam and is the reason there’s no place in the world the Air Force can’t reach.Weighing in at approximately 300,000 pounds
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Lt. Col. Chris and Maj. Matt, 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, prepare to fly the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node’s 10,000th mission in an aircraft, Feb. 24, 2017. The BACN weapons system was developed to fulfill an urgent need in Afghanistan where communication is difficult. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa) BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years
Making BACN a program of record is a way to formalize requirements and set up a predictable budget. The change happened officially March 30. For a system that has proved its value to warfighters for nearly a decade, becoming a POR means the program office here can bring better communications to any theater, while performing training, experimentation and testing to make the system more effective and user-friendly.
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Senior Airman Nikki Narvasa, a health services management technician at the 88th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, flight and occupational medicine, graduated from UCLA receiving two bachelor degrees, one in Philosophy and the other in Labor and Workplace Studies. She received her MBA in International Business in April and has been accepted into law school. Narvasa plans to separate from the Air Force to attend law school and return as a judge advocate to help veterans and active duty members.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Stacey Geiger) Immigrant to Airman…Making an impact and achieving her dreams
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Being thankful for the opportunities the United States has given her, Senior Airman Nikki Narvasa’s vision to repay her gratitude by helping military members and retirees is closer to becoming a reality. Born in the Philippines, Narvasa, a health services management technician at the 88th Aerospace Medicine
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, watches demonstration of Sonic Infrared inspection by Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc., Jupiter, Fla., January 9, 2018. Innovating compressor blade inspection
Blade defects decrease engine efficiency and power, while increasing fuel burn (specific fuel consumption) and exhaust gas temperature (EGT) - resulting in higher maintenance costs, and decreased aircraft availability. Additionally, defective compressor blades can pose a safety threat if not replaced in a timely manner. While researching areas for increased aircraft optimization, Air Force Operational Energy found that cost-effective and reliable blade inspection ensures engines are performing optimally, and is paramount to maintaining aircraft readiness.
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Fairborn City School children planted a tree last year for Arbor Day. Fairborn City Schools, the National Park Service and the 88th Civil Engineering Group will partner this year by planting a tree May 4 at 10 a.m., at the Wright Memorial Area B (Contributed photo/Danielle Trevino). Tree planting planned on base to mark Arbor Day
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Civil Engineering Group will host an Arbor Day event with the National Park Service to plant trees at the Wright Memorial, May 4, starting at 10 a.m.“We are working on a long-term beautification and maintenance plan for the grounds of this historic memorial site.  This is such a great opportunity to
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Col. John P. Stapp ‘Fastest Man on Earth’ started out as aeromedical researcher
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- After a run down a high speed test track aboard the Sonic Wind Rocket Sled 1 on Dec. 10, 1954, during which he reached a speed of 632 miles per, Col. John P. Stapp was dubbed the “Fastest Man on Earth.”The sled was stopped in 1.4 seconds, subjecting Stapp to 46.2 Gs -- equivalent to hitting a brick wall at
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While stationed at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, then-1st Lt. Fred Abrams, an Air Force F-100 “Super Sabre” fighter pilot, distributes items to children as part of a humanitarian initiative. Despite the combat actions taking place around them, it wasn’t always flying fighter missions for Abrams and his squadron, 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, which supported a school, an orphanage and a leper colony. The now-retired Abrams feels that these helping efforts which military members often make during wartime should be remembered. For him, those non-combat experiences away from the cockpit helped shape his future desires to provide service to others. Vietnam War memories still fresh after 50 years for area veteran
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The passage of fifty years can dim recollections for many, but the events of Jan. 31, 1968, at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, located northeast of the then-capitol, Saigon, remain clear in the memory of Col. (ret.) Fred Abrams.That day at Bien Hoa during the Vietnam War, was part of the beginning of the initial
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Default Air Force Logo Four Things to Know About Air Force Patent Attorneys
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Increased efforts to protect intellectual property while driving commercialization has scientists and engineers across the Air Force pushing harder to file patent applications and invention disclosures.   At the center of the action is the Intellectual Property Division of the Air Force Materiel Command Law
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Space-available passengers board a C-17 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, bound for Andersen AFB, Guam. (Tech Sgt. Cohen A. Young) Travel the world for free; how to fly space available from Wright-Patt
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wouldn’t it be great to be able to fly around the world for free? Space available flying makes it possible, but it’s important to know the rules in order to have an enjoyable traveling experience.Space-A flying into and out of Wright-Patterson is pretty much what it sounds like – the military flies planes all
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, left, and Dr. William Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, center, discuss the April 20 TechStars Autonomous Technology Accelerator for the Air Force Demo Day at the Westin Hotel in Boston with John Beatty, right, executive director of the Massachusetts Military Force. Air Force courts tech startups
BOSTON-- An idea that sprang from the minds of four captains at Squadron Officer School led to 10 startup companies pitching their ideas to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, April 20 here. The Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator for the Air Force Demo Day was packed with potential investors, Airmen, tech sector experts,
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