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Default Air Force Logo Base recognized as one 'Tree City'
Once again, Wright-Patterson AFB has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree City USA" community. This is the 10th time the base has earned the award. In order to earn the right to call itself a "Tree City USA" community, the base had to meet four criteria: maintain a tree board or department, have a tree care ordinance,
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2007
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Army Spc. Thomas Lewis listens as Bill Wright, president of the Huber Heights Senior Citizens Center, describes the crafting of his eagle-headed cane.  (U.S. Air Force/Spencer P. Lane) Injured Army specialist receives cane from local carvers
An Army specialist who is undergoing physical therapy three days a week at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center received a custom-made, eagle-head cane from a team of a dozen woodcarvers April 12 at the Huber Heights Senior Citizens Center. Army Specialist Thomas Lewis of Miamisburg accepted the cane from Bill Wright, president of the Huber Heights
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2007
Life Scout Andrew LaRochelle was one of nine individual and one group Angel Award recipients honored at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base April 17 for their volunteer efforts.  Presenting the Angel Award is Col. Albert Zelenak, 88th Mission Support Group commander. LaRochelle raised over $5,000 and organized 40 volunteers for a Build-a-Bear project for children of deploying base servicemembers.  (U.S. Air Force/Tom Lewis).
'Angels' awarded for community service
Members of Wright-Patterson recognized outstanding volunteers in the base community April 17 during Angel Awards ceremony in the grand ballroom of the Wright-Patterson Club. This event is conducted annually to recognize outstanding volunteers in the base community. A total of 40 individuals and two teams were nominated this year. Criteria for
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Wright-Patterson faces budget shortfall
The imperative to recapitalize and modernize the Air Force is about to directly impact many Airmen, civilian employees and their families at Wright-Patterson AFB. That's what Col. Colleen Ryan, 88th Air Base Wing commander, told men and women assembled during commander's call sessions this week. Her stated objective was to highlight the scope of
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Engineers Deploy Robot for Support
Two engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom to provide robotic system support. Air Force officials requested in-country support for the Mine Area Clearance Equipment, a robotic mine clearing system based on the Danish Hydrema mine flail. Mr. William Lewis, the
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2007
In the largest military cohort study ever, at least 140,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are participating in a 21-year study that began in 2001 and ends in 2022. AFRL researcher helps lead largest military health study
More than 300,000 active duty and retired service men and women will receive a valuable document soon--not of financial worth but which could be a key to optimized performance and improved health and longevity for the nation's military personnel. The Millennium Cohort Study survey form will ask each person to voluntarily respond to about 24 pages
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Budget constraints force closure of AFMC CAP office
As the Air Force continues funding two of its priorities -- waging and winning the Global War on Terror as well as recapitalizing and modernizing its aging air and space force -- budget constraints affect decisions made by senior officials. In a move that will save Air Force Materiel Command approximately $500,000 annually, AFMC is discontinuing
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Marathon details announced
The official USAF Marathon, an official Air Force 60th Anniversary event, will be held here Sept. 15, along with a Sports and Fitness Expo Sept. 13 and 14 at the Nutter Center. Runners from all over the world are expected to participate. Many in the Miami Valley have already commenced training by participating in fun runs, trainings groups and
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force plans to develop revolutionary engine
Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have outlined a five-year timeline for a new, adaptive engine that will enable pilots to switch from high speed combat maneuvers to long-range persistence mode as effortlessly as a bird in flight. AFRL's Propulsion Directorate recently issued a Broad Agency Announcement calling for industry to develop a
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Damage detection essential to ensuring reusability of cryogenic tanks
In-house researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate's Nondestructive Evaluation Branch, together with University of Dayton Research Institute and Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering, have made significant advances in the development of an improved capability for monitoring the
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2007
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