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First Lt. Dan Montes, Air Force Research Laboratory, prepares to touch down on the Emerald Coast landing zone of Noriega Point at Destin Harbor after leaping from the bomb bay of a B-17 Flying Fortress named "Nine-O-Nine." The fully-restored vintage aircraft is named by the Collings Foundation in honor of a 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron plane of the same name which completed 140 missions without an abort or loss of a crewman. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Dan Montes) AFRL Lieutenant experiences 'living history' with B-17 skydive
A U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 Flying Fortress that dropped seeds of war over Germany during World War II, dropped a different payload March 3 over the beaches of the Emerald Coast - to include an Air Force lieutenant who wanted to relive history. During World War II, B-17 Flying Fortresses dropped more than 500,000 tons of bombs out their bomb bays
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Technician Paul Schley of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) installs miniature microphones in the ears of test subject Beth Greschner, also of GDAIS. The microphones record sound equivalent to what an astronaut would hear at liftoff of the space shuttle. (Photo by Chris Gulliford, AFRL/HE) AFRL tests next-generation NASA communications system
Engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Directorate (AFRL/HE) are testing a next-generation hearing protection and communications system for astronauts, designed for use inside NASA's advanced crew escape suit (ACES) during the remaining space shuttle missions. NASA's upgraded technology and AFRL/HE's related assessment
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Emissions testing on a TF33 engine Alternative Jet Fuel Reduces Aircraft Engine Emissions
AFRL researchers completed successful engine emissions tests to support the Department of Defense Assured Fuels Initiative, an effort geared towards securing domestic fuel sources to meet the military's energy needs. To assess the performance of a manned Air Force aircraft running on alternative jet fuel, the research team measured the particulate
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The MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle taxis into Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 13 marking the first operational airframe of its kind to land here. This Reaper is the first of many soon to be assigned to the 42nd Attack Squadron. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.) MQ-9 Reaper delivered ahead of schedule
The first MQ-9 Reaper touched down at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 13. Its arrival, which occurred nearly one year earlier than projected, signals another effort by Aeronautical Systems Center to meet the warfighter's needs. ASC is the primary acquisition agent responsible for developing, testing, producing, delivering and sustaining the MQ-9
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Senior Master Sgt. Jacqueline Larrison and Senior Airman Michelle Henry, 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, were among the many Liberandos who came out to help load relief trucks with humanitarian cargo from the Slovak Republic to Kyrgyzstan.  (Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Daniel Nathaniel) Wright-Patterson Airmen assist in Kyrgyzstan humanitarian aid mission
Airmen from the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing assisted with the delivery of humanitarian supplies from Slovakia to the Kyrgyz Republic here Thursday. The supplies, which were donated over a year ago, were brought to the base via a C-17 Globemaster III from Ramstein, Germany. The supplies were mounted on six pallets. Reserve Airmen deployed to Manas
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne delivers his commencement address to the March 2007 graduates of the Air Force Institute of Technology at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  Wynne is a 1970 graduate of AFIT.  Air Force Photo by Bill Hancock. Secretary of the Air Force Addresses March 2007 AFIT Graduates
More than 240 scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2007 graduation ceremony Thursday evening at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The graduating class was
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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne addresses attendees at the dedication for the Air Force Claims Service Center on March 23 in Kettering, Ohio. The center centralizes processing and payment for all personal property claims previously filed at base legal offices worldwide.  Airmen and civilian employees can now file loss or damage claims any time on-line, with live assistance available 24/7 toll-free.  Air Force photo by Ben Strasser. Air Force transforms filing personal claims
Airmen and Air Force civilian employees will no longer have to wait up to two months to get paid on claims for loss or damage to their household goods, thanks to the new Air Force Claims Service Center here. The center, located in a business park about 15 miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, now processes every personal property claim
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Default Air Force Logo Base to host Operation Purple summer camp
Wright Patterson AFB was chosen again this year to host the popular Operation Purple Summer Camp. The National Military Family Association, or NMFA, developed this free summer camp program in response to the need for increased support for military children, especially those whose parents are or will be deployed. The goal of Operation Purple Camps
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WRIGHT-STATE UNIVERSITY, Ohio -- Dayton Bombers goalie Terry Denike, No. 35, takes to the ice March 10 during pre-game introductions at the Ervin J. Nutter Center.  The special promotional jerseys Denike and the rest of the Bombers wore were auctioned off after the game, raising $9,400 for the Fisher Nightingale Houses.  The Bombers sent the crowd home happy with a 4-2 win over the Wheeling Nailers in East Coast Hockey League action. Air Force photo by Spencer P. Lane Base, Bombers team up for charity
The Dayton Bombers hockey team hosted appreciation night for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base March 10 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. The evening event, which raised money for a great cause, started with a ceremonial dropping of the puck by Col. Colleen M. Ryan, 88th Air Base Wing commander and was capped off by a triumph by the home team. The
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Default Air Force Logo AFIT offers distance learning degree program
The Air Force Institute of Technology recently achieved two milestones that will help the school move forward into the 21st century and serve the Air Force with greater responsiveness. This month, AFIT began offering its first distance learning graduate degree program. AFIT has been using DL technologies to offer graduate certificate programs, as
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