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DAYTON, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Malcolm MacDougall, 88th Security Forces Squadron unit instructor, demonstrates the correct way to enter a room during clearing operations to 88 SFS defenders during annual training July 12. MacDougall instructs the week-long course two to three times a month to classes that average 12 to 15 students. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Security trainers sharpen defenders’ responsive edge
DAYTON, Ohio –  Active shooter incidents in the United States saw the highest two-year averages in the past 16 years between 2014 and 2015, according to a 2016 report by the FBI.  Fatal shootings at Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Washington Navy Yard and installations in Tennessee highlight that military bases aren’t immune to the violence. And, if it
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Financial management and contracting interns battle it out with program management interns in a friendly challenge of tug of war at the inaugural Wright-Patterson Air Force Base picnic held at Bass Lake Aug. 10.The PM interns were victorious. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Feuling) Picnic celebrates contributions of interns at Wright-Patt
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Hundreds of interns working across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were honored Aug. 10 at an inaugural picnic held at Bass Lake.The work of about 600 interns assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory was celebrated with remarks by
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A member of a Cyber Protection Team participates in the Air Force's Exercise Black Demon, designed to validate his ability to protect and defend specific critical missions or assests. Unlike other communications specialists who work to defend and protect an entire network, CPTs have advanced training and skillsets that go deeper into locating and then neutralizing the threats posed to high priority missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia) The story our network tells
By taking the pulse of the Air Force network, Acquisition personnel here hope to improve security, reduce maintenance costs and mine data produced by millions of daily operations.
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Light Attack Experiment Light Attack Experiment: A new way of doing business for the Air Force
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On March 8, 2017, Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, issued a memorandum stating that the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base would lead a campaign directed at the Air Force’s light attack capabilities.Just five months later,
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Maj. Justin Fox, 88th Medical Group plastic surgeon, and medical technician Senior Airman Leah Borland, discuss plastic surgery options with Airman 1st Class Brittany Hartsock (middle). The 88th Medical Group plastic surgery clinic’s primary mission is to provide reconstructive procedures but also offers cosmetic procedures. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Stacey Geiger) 88th Medical Group plastic surgery clinic provides more than cosmetic procedures
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Cosmetic enhancements are usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of plastic surgery but the 88th Medical Group plastic surgery clinic offers much more than just cosmetic procedures.     The 88th Medical Group plastic surgery clinic has two plastic surgeons and is one of five plastic
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Celebrate the Air Force's 70th Birthday
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Members of the community are invited to join Team Wright-Patt at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Sept. 8 to celebrate the Air Force’s 70th Birthday. The event will be held in the museum’s Fourth Hangar from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and will include an evening of cocktails, food stations, live
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Lt. Col. James Fee, Air Force Institute of Technology assistant professor of nuclear engineering, discusses electromagnetic pulse and how to model it from a nuclear weapon with 1st. Lt. Cameron Merriman, an AFIT student, June 22 using a display board hung in one of AFIT’s corridors. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) AFIT offers unique nuclear engineering program
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  With talk of nuclear weapons returning to Americans’ everyday conversations, it might be excusable for the average person to think that the technology somehow had left the mainstream; this couldn’t be further from the truth.For educators at the Air Force Institute of Technology, nuclear engineering has been
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2017
Col. Darien Hammett, director of the Global Hawk System Program Office, accepts a 1/10th scale model of a Global Hawk Block 40 aircraft from Lauren Stevens, Global Hawk program manager and vice president, Northrop Grumman.
The Global Hawk System Program Office, is responsible for the total life cycle management of the Air Force's global hawk fleet, including sustaining, maintaining and upgrading the aircraft to meet the needs of the Air Force and combatant commanders overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo / R.J. Oriez) Program office receives model Global Hawk
Col. Darien Hammett, director of the Global Hawk System Program Office, accepts a 1/10th scale model of a Global Hawk Block 40 aircraft from Lauren Stevens, Global Hawk program manager and vice president, Northrop Grumman.The Global Hawk System Program Office, is responsible for the total life cycle management of the Air Force's global hawk fleet,
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Joining 2017 Air Force Fisher House Volunteer of the Year Dede Richardson, center, Aug. 7 to celebrate her accomplishment were, left to right, Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander; Karen Healea, Fisher Houses manager; Maj. Gen. Duke Richardson, Air Force program executive officer for Presidential Airlift Recapitalization, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; Col. Shari Silverman, 88th Medical Group commander; and Dan Druzbacky, 88 MDG compassionate care manager. The award ceremony was held at the Fisher House II, one of two, side-by-side compassionate comfort care facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (Skywrighter photo/Amy Rollins) Dedicated volunteer receives Air Force-level award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Dede Richardson, a military spouse, received the 2017 Air Force Fisher House Volunteer of the Year Award during a ceremony Aug. 7, at the Fisher House II, one of two, side-by-side compassionate comfort care facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.“She is what we think of as the perfect volunteer for
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AFMS MTFs Pilot Medical Readiness Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness
Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
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