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  • Hanscom lays groundwork for comms at Tyndall

    Program managers in the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate here are exercising every one of the words in their five-word title by reconstituting a communications network almost totally wiped out by winds, flooding and infrastructure damage. First responders have set up interval communications systems relying on a few existing nodes, coupled with generator-powered satellite truck systems. The Air Force’s long-term goal is to build an organic communication infrastructure from scratch using an as-a-service model.
  • Gourds to fly above Wright-Patt at 14th Annual Pumpkin Chuck Nov. 2

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams and individuals are scheduled to launch a hundred pumpkins, thousands of feet at the 14th Annual Wright-Patterson Pumpkin Chuck slated for the grounds behind the National Museum of the United States Air Force Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Entry to the event is free and open to all base personnel and
  • Contracting office helps base fill goods, services needs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With approximately 27,000 inhabitants, a grocery store, banks, hospital, police force, restaurants and movie theater, etc., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is often compared to a mid-size city.A key player in the successful operation of the “city” is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Installation
  • BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

    Making BACN a program of record is a way to formalize requirements and set up a predictable budget. The change happened officially March 30. For a system that has proved its value to warfighters for nearly a decade, becoming a POR means the program office here can bring better communications to any theater, while performing training, experimentation and testing to make the system more effective and user-friendly.
  • AFLCMC NDI goes digital on aircraft inspections: saves money, improves operations for Air Force

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center expects to save the Air Force money while protecting the environment and streamlining operations as they roll out their new nondestructive inspection process to inspect aircraft across the service. Computed radiography uses an imaging plate instead of film to produce X-ray
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