June 2, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost (HCB) program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch systems. The HCB program completed full power, full duration tests of the oxygen-rich staged combustion (ORSC) sub-scale preburner. Testing was conducted at the... Read more
June 2, 2016
Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, returned May 24 from a 35-hour, 14,000-mile nonstop mission to Jordan as part of this year’s exercise Eager Lion with Jordanian Armed Forces.Eager Lion is an annual U.S. Central Command exercise hosted by the Jordan government to test responses to conventional and unconventional threats in a... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN WILLIAM JOHNSON, 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
Entomologists at Dover Air Force Base have been at the forefront of the Air Force when it comes to treating aircraft for various insects, rodents and diseases. Now they’ve added a new specialty to their list — stemming the Zika virus.After Italy issued aircraft guidelines to combat the Zika epidemic, the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron Pest Management section is ensuring Air Force aircraft are able... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 2, 2016
Protecting the nation and much of the world is a U.S. duty because of the challenges and opportunities that exist, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told service members at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, on May 24.The secretary toured an operational Virginia-class submarine and said he is confident in U.S. undersea superiority as a great military strength, telling the service... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
June 2, 2016
The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13.“This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.”This year’s list contains books, TED Talks, a film, work from Air Force photojournalists, journals, and, for... Read more
June 2, 2016
The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1.The six-month deferment allows additional time to validate notification and acknowledgment procedures, as well as ensure test centers have the time... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 2, 2016
 Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlighted his budget priorities today while warning he would recommend a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act if it contains a “raid on war funding” that puts national security at risk.The Defense Department’s budget request includes important investments in cutting-edge equipment and new technologies, Carter told an audience at the Navy League’s Sea... Read more
JOSE T. GARZA III, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
Asthma is no disease to sneeze at.According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 24 million Americans are affected by asthma, a chronic disease that causes airways to become inflamed and makes it hard to breathe. It’s estimated that 10 people die from it per day.Lt. Col. Christopher Coop, an allergist at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Allergy Clinic, explains asthma, its... Read more
June 2, 2016
The base’s indoor pool is adding open recreational swimming for patrons.As of May 27, the indoor pool is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with lap swim from 8 a.m. to11 a.m. and open swim with limited lap swim from noon to 4 p.m.The indoor pool will be closed weekends and federal holidaysFor a list of pool rules and other information, visit http://75fss.com/content/indoor-pool.... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MYA M. CROSBY, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
Airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base created an innovative tool, now used Air Combat Command-wide, for leadership to track their Airmen downrange.Two Airmen from the 355th Communications Squadron crafted the tool, called the Blue Line Tracker, for a simpler way to compile this information.“This could possibly replace the different tools that people use to track their deployed personnel and it... Read more

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