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  • Base Fire Department to test hydrants

    Firefighters here will perform annual flow tests and inspect all fire hydrants during the month of September. The mandatory testing will be phased by area and housing complex and will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Base personnel can expect some slight water discoloration and pressure fluctuations during the test period due to the flushing
  • Airmen invited to “do something amazing”

    As part of its "Do Something Amazing" national advertising campaign, the Air Force is offering Airmen the opportunity to submit videos showing Air Force members in action, the best of which will be posted to the official web site - www.dosomethingamazing.com. "In the spirit of the ad campaign, we want to give everyone across the Air Force the
  • Air Force Association, AFMC to co-host anniversary ball

    For the first time at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the annual celebration of the Air Force's birthday will be a shared venture between the local Air Force Association chapter and Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. AFMC, along with the Wright Memorial-212 Chapter of the Air Force Association, will host the AFMC Air Force Anniversary Ball
  • Base imposes strict policies to stop Emerald Ash Borer

    Base officials have imposed strict policies restricting movement of any firewood on and off base property in an effort to help arrest the spread of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer in southwest Ohio. The action builds upon ongoing base ash borer awareness efforts and follows the discovery of the insect by Ohio Department of Agriculture officials
  • Local Air Force Sergeants Association chapter wins award

    Kittyhawk Chapter 751 of the Air Force Sergeants Association continued its award winning trend at the AFSA Professional Airmen's Conference August 22 in Orlando, Fla, garnering Newsletter of the Year award in the large chapter category. The award is presented annually for excellence in publication. The chapter was also selected as the runner-up for
  • AFRL’s Human Effectiveness Directorate wins three regional awards for 2007 technology transfer

    The Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Directorate (AFRL/HE) brought home three regional awards from the 2007 Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer Midwest/Southeast Joint Regional Conference held August 22-24 in Cincinnati. The FLC Midwest Region Partnership Award went to AFRL/HE and the University of Cincinnati
  • AFRL Commercializes Advanced Silicon Carbide Fibers

    Working under contract with ATK-COI Ceramics, Inc. (ATKCOIC), San Diego, California, and in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), AFRL engineers commercially established an advanced silicon carbide (SiC) fiber technology for use in gas turbine engine components and other high-temperature applications. AFRL and
  • First Lieutenant Mark Mallory Receives Junior Military Engineer of the Year Award

    First Lieutenant Mark Mallory, a lead engineer at AFRL's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, received Air Force Materiel Command's Junior Military Engineer of 2006 Award. This award recognizes technical contributions to the sustainment, testing, and advancement of Air Force (AF) weapons systems. Lt Mallory was chosen for his hard work,
  • AFRL-Developed Simulation Tool Improves Aircraft-Stores Carriage Certification Process

    AFRL researchers delivered the Medium-Fidelity Flutter Analysis Tool (MEDFFAT) to the Air Force SEEK EAGLE office (AFSEO). The first of three tools designed to enhance AFSEO's simulation and modeling capabilities, MEDFFAT improves the limited, linear capacity of current commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software by allowing users to more accurately
  • U.S. Air Force Marathon to showcase C-5 Galaxy

    The official aircraft of the eleventh annual United States Air Force Marathon is the C-5 Galaxy. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest air lifter in the Air Force inventory. The C-5 -- C stands for Cargo -- has tremendous payload capability and provides Air Mobility Command airlift in support of the United States'