KENJI THULOWEIT, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
October 20, 2016
The 412th Test Wing has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force was officially activated in early July and its mission is to provide agile, innovative flight test capabilities for emerging technologies.“We’ve had various commercial and innovation projects coming in and we needed a way to manage all of... Read more
JACLYN KNAPP, Air Force Research Laboratory
October 20, 2016
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Battelle Memorial Institute established a cooperative research and development agreement to develop affordable, lightweight, easily adaptable ice protection technology.In order to achieve maximum operational performance, unmanned aircraft systems must be able to complete missions in adverse weather conditions, such as light to moderate icing.... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
October 20, 2016
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, is working “at the speed of business” to attract innovators and bring cutting edge technologies to the warfighter, according to the unit’s managing partner.“It’s been a very fast-paced sprint since DIUx 2.0 was launched this past May,” Raj Shah explained in a conference call with reporters today.Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the creation... Read more
SHANNON COLLINS, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
October 20, 2016
Growing up in Puerto Rico in the 1940’s, Gilberto Luciano Padilla worked the sugar cane plantations Monday to Saturday for less than $8 a week.“I had to take care of my six little brothers, so I decided to join the Army to see if I could change my life. I volunteered, 100 percent,” he said. “I learned so much. I learned how to shoot a gun, a .45 and then a .30-caliber machine gun. I first learned... Read more
DAWN A. SCHMIDT, AFMC/AFSC Specialized Contracting Maintenance Branch
October 20, 2016
The 2016 Intermountain Combined Federal Campaign “Show Some Love” kicked off Sept. 29 at The Landing here. The robust event would not have been possible were it not for attendees including CFC donors and volunteers, master of ceremonies Bob Evans, and the charities and beneficiaries who took time to bring awareness by highlighting the positive impacts CFC donations provide. Payroll... Read more
BRYAN RIPPLE, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 20, 2016
The Air Force of the future is taking greater focus as the new Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Execution Office is actively pursuing its mission and the experimentation campaigns that it has been chartered to execute.The office will be responsible for supporting Air Force development planning efforts and conducting experimentation efforts that will result in planning choices for... Read more
October 20, 2016
During the months of October through December, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its RECESS physical activity challenge.RECESS is a command-wide initiative which is conducted by Civilian Health Promotion Services, to help the AFMC workforce increase movement by promoting short bursts of physical activity throughout the day.According to a 2015 study of the health effects of sedentary time on... Read more
EDITH DAVIS, Team Hill Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
October 20, 2016
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office will offer a special presentation of the undercover documentary film The Abolitionists Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m. at the base theater. The purpose of the presentation is to provide an opportunity for base personnel and community partners to attend an event emphasizing the importance of combating trafficking in persons.Gerald Molen, Academy Award-... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 13, 2016
Airmen and their K-9 counterparts, along with dog teams from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, received homemade explosives (HME) detection training from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents here Oct. 5-6.The training consisted of explosive compound awareness for handlers and trainers, imprint training for dogs (imprinting is exposing a K-9 to an unfamiliar... Read more
October 13, 2016
In ongoing efforts to attract and retain the most innovative, skillful and strategically agile force today, Air Force senior leaders released the second memorandum to Airmen relaying new diversity and inclusion initiatives.The 13 new initiatives include notable efforts to raise the bar for geographically-separated military spouses, lengthen the early separation decision window for female Airmen... Read more

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In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
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