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The cornerstones of good competition are challenge, planning, design, and team work. After nine months of planning, meetings, board reviews, and e-mails, the Air Force Propulsion Directorate, along with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, held the 43rd AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference Student Design Challenge in the shadow of
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2007
Harley Coon, national director of the American Ex-Prisoner of War, was keynote speaker at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for the recognition of Prisoner of War-Missing in Action Day Sept. 21. (Skywrighter photo by Charles Caperton/U.S. Air Force) Remembrance held for POW/MIAs at Wright-Patterson
Base senior noncommissioned officers held a special Prisoner-Of-War/Missing-In-Action Recognition ceremony Sept. 21 at the historic Arnold House here. Special guest and speaker, Harley Coon, a former POW during the Korean War attended along with Col. Colleen M. Ryan. The purpose of the ceremony was to thank, honor and remember POW/MIAs. At the
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U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling visits the Starbase school at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  Inside the Starbase mission control classroom, Secretary Spelling using call sign “Starbuck” sets with 5th grade student Isaac Satkamp, call sign “Scarecrow,” all in part of Spelling's “No Child Left Behind” tour. (Skywrighter photo by Charles Caperton/U.S. Air Force) Secretary of Education tours Wright-Patt's Starbase
As part of a three-day bus tour, United States Secretary of Education, the Honorable Margaret Spellings, visited the Youth Center and Starbase Wright-Patterson near the Prairie, at Wright Field Sept. 20. During the visit here, she was escorted by Lt. Gen. Jack Hudson, commander of Aeronautical Systems Center; Col. Colleen M. Ryan, commander of the
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Darlene Oliver, assistant front-end manager at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Commissary, and Simone Koram, sexual assault response coordinator, discuss the ways in which the commissary can help spread the message of preventing sexual assault as well as how people can learn to become good wingmen to each other. The partnership between the local Defense Commissary Agency and the SARC is a first for Air Force bases, according to Koram. (Air Force photo by Iyesha Jenkins) Not just for groceries: Commissary partners with base on sexual assault, response program
The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Commissary is not just a place for military members and dependents to pick up groceries; it's also a safe haven for people who may have been sexually assaulted. Defense Commissary Agency officials on base are partnering with the base sexual assault response coordinator office in order to promote education and
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Engineers conduct a JP-8 pool fire using 250 gallons of fuel to test temperature sensors on the New Large Aircraft mockup at Tyndall Air Force Base.  Air Force Research Laboratory, working with the FAA, developed the mockup to research firefighting and rescue techniques in today's larger, multi-deck aircraft. (U.S. Air Force) Double deck aircraft mockup enables firefighting research
Responding to operational challenges posed by the new generation of large double deck aircraft, Air Force Research Laboratory engineers here have developed a mockup to research how to best fight fires and save lives in the event of a crash. The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Airbase Technologies Division at Tyndall, working in
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Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher expresses his admiration for men and women in uniform during a ceremony Monday at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, Ohio, during which he issued a state proclamation designating Sept. 24-30 as Air Force Heritage Week. Seated far left, Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command, spoke during the ceremony about the relevance of Air Force heritage to today’s Airmen in serving their fellow citizens. To her left is Maj. Gen Harry "A.J." W. Feucht, Jr. , assistant adjutant general for Air serving as commander, Ohio Air National Guard. Air Force Heritage Week is held in conjunction with the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends this weekend at Rickenbacker International Airport in recognition of the Air Force's 60th anniversary. (Air Force Photo by SSgt Douglas Nicodemus) Lieutenant governor, Columbus mayor applaud Air Force heritage
Ohio officials honored the Air Force Monday when the lieutenant governor proclaimed Sept. 24 to 30 as "Air Force Heritage Week" in a ceremony at Rickenbacker Regional Airport. Speaking to an audience of about 120 Guard members and civilians, Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher thanked Ohio's men and women currently serving in the Air Force, and extended
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Vintage aircraft builder Mark Dusenberry pilots a replica Wright Flyer III at Huffman Prairie Flying Field.  Dusenberry will reenact the first practical circling flight by a powered aircraft during a National Park Service and Aviation Heritage Foundation sponsored event at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Oct. 5. (National Park Service photo) Park Service to commemorate 102nd anniversary of first practical flight
Vintage aircraft builder and pilot Mark Dusenberry will reenact the first practical circling flight by a powered aircraft at Huffman Prairie Flying Field here Oct. 5. The National Park Service and Aviation Heritage Foundation are teaming with hosting support by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the event, which is free and open to the public.
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Blended wing body model in a wind tunnel AFRL Researchers Complete Blended Wing Body Wind Tunnel Tests
AFRL researchers completed tests of a blended wing body (BWB) model in a 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC).  The BWB model is a follow-on to previous wind tunnel tests conducted in the National Transonic Facility (NTF).  The AEDC wind tunnel's larger cross-section enabled researchers to gather a
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2007
The SJX61-1 engine undergoes testing in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center’s high-temperature tunnel. X-51A Completes Low-Mach Test Series
AFRL engineers completed low-Mach tests on the SJX61-1 engine using the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center's 8-foot high-temperature tunnel. The Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne SJX61-1 (or X-1) is a hydrocarbonfueled scramjet [supersonic combustion ramjet] engine featuring full X-51A flight hardware: flowpath
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Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy measurement platform AFRL Scientists Develop Miniaturized Laser-Based Measurement Capabilities for Scramjet Engine Performance Analysis
AFRL scientists are working with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) partner Zolo Technologies, Inc., to prepare for the first flight test of a diode-laserbased measurement platform. The test is part of the Hypersonic International Flight Research and Experimentation (HIFiRE) program. The team has adapted and miniaturized laser-based
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