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Four F-15C aircraft from the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville, Fla., circle the runway of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in preparation for landing and safe haven support, Sept. 7, 2017. The F-15 was one of several planes using Wright-Patterson AFB as a Safe Haven while Hurricane Irma threatens their home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth) Wright-Patt to provide safe haven to aircraft from multiple service branches
WRIGHT-PATTERSON Air Force Base, Ohio -- The 88th Air Base Wing Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is receiving aircraft and their associated aircrews evacuating from several military installations threatened by approaching Hurricane Irma. The first four of eight F-15 fighter aircraft from the 125th Fighter Wing (Florida Air National Guard),
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2017
Duplex housing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, features rooftop solar panels. The homes are part of the Air Force Housing Privatization program portfolio, which is managed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carole Chiles Fuller) Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance.Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence and Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from
0 9/06
2017
Chef Robert Irvine visits Wright-Patt Celebrity chef Robert Irvine judges Mess Hall Madness Cook-Off
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Celebrity chef Robert Irvine visited here August 22 to judge the Mess Hall Madness Cook Off, sponsored by the USO of Central and Southern Ohio. The USO-sponsored event pitted local Airmen cooking talent against each other under the watchful eye of chef Irvine. Irvine moved among four contestants giving tips
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2017
Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Measurement lab passes evaluation with precision
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Edwards Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory passed a recent evaluation that ensures the lab performs measurements that are safe, accurate, reliable and traceable. Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, and Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, visited the PMEL to
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2017
Airman 1st Class Trevhonn Mincy (left) and Airman Robert Briones, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Crew Chiefs, prepare to launch an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 22, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Mincy and Briones were equipped with different instruments designed to test their oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, core body temperatures and the amount of volatile compounds present in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel) Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight
It was a regular day on the flightline. However, an intricate system of tubes and scientific instruments were woven and clipped to the maintainer’s uniforms. Ensuring a healthy environment is available for Airmen to perform their jobs is the first concern for the Air Force and could mean the difference between aircraft flying or static displays.
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2017
Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
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2017
seven of the eight Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Financial Management Airmen who earned annual awards Aug. 29 for managing more than $4 billion in Air Force acquisitions. Calculating financial management’s annual awards
Financial Management Airmen from every AFLCMC site provided oversight to more than 22,000 contracts representing $50 billion in Air Force expenditures. Forty-nine judges evaluated 237 nomination packages and settled on awards for 26 AFLCMC individuals and three team categories.
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Joseph Bryan Stuart (left) shakes hands with Garry Sapp, Airman and Family Readiness Center Community Readiness consultant, after obtaining the first Gold Star Family Member ID card issued at Wright-Patterson August 25. The base is one of five Air Force installations testing the program to define and refine procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Wright-Patt issues first Gold Star ID through Air Force Families Forever
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – “I’ve always been honored in being part of the Air Force family, even though I didn’t serve myself,” Joseph Bryan Stuart said, shortly after receiving the first Gold Star Family Member identification card issued at Wright-Patterson as part of a new Air Force initiative, Aug. 25.Stuart was only 8 years old
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711th Human Performance Wing shares Vigilant Spirit Control Station software AFRL shares UAV software to further research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 711th Human Performance Wing’s Airman Systems Directorate is using an information transfer agreement construct to provide commercial companies with access to its Vigilant Spirit Control Station software package, which allows operators to control multiple unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, at once. The
0 8/30
2017
Overcoming GPS-contested environments New technology shows promise for ground ops to sidestep GPS jamming threats
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Ground forces may soon be getting a new tool to find their way around hostile territory. With support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program, Virginia-based Echo Ridge LLC is developing a process to overcome GPS-contested environments by using radio frequency signals as a source of positioning information. The
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