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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest and most important installations. It is the birthplace, home and future of aerospace. Huffman Prairie Flying Field, located adjacent to the base’s main runway is the site of the world’s first operational airfield and where the Wright-Brothers, in their own words, “really learned to fly.”

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A Difficult Time for Civilian Airmen

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February 28, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The United States Air Force would not be the best in the world without your daily contributions as vital members of the Air Force family and joint team. You are integral to nearly every part of the mission, from processing recruits and running family programs, to managing budgets and developing strategy. You fix airplanes, sustain infrastructure, design and develop future systems, and deploy to support combatant commanders. You serve with integrity, selflessness, and excellence. You are Airmen and we thank you for all you do.
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Sequestration briefing highlights Wright-Patt’s communications channels

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February 28, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

As soon as updated information concerning sequestration and possible Department of Defense furloughs becomes available, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base workforce will have multiple ways to access it, said Col. Cassie B. Barlow, commander, 88th Air Base Wing, during a briefing to the media on Feb. 25.

Among those options are:
· The Wright-Patterson AFB Civilian Personnel Flight page on the Air Force Portal   
· Hotline (937) 904-3472 to ask questions
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Center commander updates progress during State of LCMC

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February 26, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, highlighted progress, challenges and the importance of Hanscom to the Center during the first "State of LCMC" at the Marriott Hotel here Feb. 12.

Mentioning Department of Defense strategic guidance, Moore told the crowd that the state of AFLCMC is "strong" and it supports nearly every National Strategic Priority. With regard to Hanscom, he emphasized topics such as communication networks and cyberspace in the "Operate Effectively in Cyberspace and Space" category.
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Jeff Galloway to speak at Air Force Marathon Expo

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February 25, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Jeff Galloway, 1972 Olympian and world-class athlete, will speak at the 2013 Air Force Marathon as the featured speaker.

Mr. Galloway broke the U.S. 10-mile record in 1973, has a six-mile best of 27:21 and has won countless marathons across the world. He also founded the popular Galloway Marathon Training Program, is an experienced race director and motivational speaker.

"We think Jeff will be a tremendous benefit to our expo this year," said Race Director Rob Aguiar, "We hope our runners will be as excited as we are."
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NASIC ‘ALIENS’ voted best hydration station for second year

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February 7, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The 2012 Air Force Marathon runners have voted and named the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) hydration station as the best for 2012. This is the second year in a row that the NASIC-sponsored station has won. Runners are invited to vote for their favorite station after the September event.

The hydration station volunteers dressed up as aliens and welcomed runners to 'NASIC's Alien Nation'. They also had a full-sized R2-D2 at their station.

"The runners really enjoy the hydration station themes every year," said Volunteer Coordinator Jeanette Monaghan. "It really keeps the energy of the runners up on the course."
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All Access Contest offers chance to win VIP parking

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February 1, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Anyone registering for the 2013 Air Force Marathon before February 28 will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of our All Access Prize Packages.

"This is the fourth year we've had this contest," said Robert Aguiar, Air Force Marathon Race Director, "We are filling up faster this year and had to move the contest up earlier just to accommodate that."

Among other prizes, registered runners will have a chance to win VIP parking on race day. Runners who have already registered for the Air Force Marathon will be automatically entered into the contest.
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‘Life Cycle Thrust’ directorate making a name throughout command

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January 25, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

In six months, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Propulsion Directorate has come into its own. Emphasizing the motto, "Life Cycle Thrust," the directorate prides itself on a new way of doing business.

Introduced by Air Force Materiel Command in the summer of 2012, the propulsion directorate is comprised of three divisions that previously reported to separate chains of command. While the directorate is headquartered here at Tinker, the two primary and product-centered divisions -- Propulsion Sustainment and Propulsion Acquisition -- are located here and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, respectively.
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KC-135 tankers get a boost from innovative, fuel-saving engines

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January 25, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Some decades-old KC-135 Stratotanker are drinking from the fountain of youth -- or at least the engines are.

Airmen installed the first of 1,440 upgraded Stratotanker engines at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 15. The 1970s engine parts will be replaced with modern engines that burn less fuel and run longer without repairs, officials said.

"We expect the engine to stay on wing for 20-plus years and take the KC-135 into retirement," said Senior Master Sgt. Dong Kim, Air Mobility Command's propulsion branch chief.
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F-35 training ‘Year of execution’ in review

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January 25, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

This time last year, the 33rd Fighter Wing stood up its Marine squadron with a fleet of aircraft with the thought 2012 would be their "year of execution."

Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs stationed here would take off for their first of hundreds of sorties that year once they had their military flight release Feb. 28, 2012. Marine sorties would add to the count marking a year total of 739 sorties.

"I think overall it was an outstanding year for the 33rd Fighter Wing and all the men and women and the accomplishments we had," said Air Force Col. Andrew Toth, commander of the wing.
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Air Force begins testing new pod capability

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January 25, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force completed testing this month on a flying wireless router to ground troops with almost instantaneous communications. The biggest difference between the router in most homes and the new flying router... the Air Force's version is attached to a 30mm Gatling gun.

The flying router is a new software upgrade called Net-T or network tactical for the LITENING and Sniper advanced targeting pods for all legacy fighters and the B-1. This high priority developmental test began in October by the 40th Flight Test Squadron.
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New vision and mission to guide AFMC

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January 25, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

New vision and mission statements are at the foundation of a new command strategy designed to ensure Air Force Materiel Command continues to deliver preeminent support to the warfighter.

The command's vision is "one team, delivering capabilities to fly, fight and win ...today and tomorrow." AFMC will strive to attain that vision by accomplishing its mission to "equip the Air Force for world-dominant airpower."

General Janet Wolfenbarger, AFMC commander, said the new vision and mission statements leave no doubt as to the command's resolve.
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AFMC outlines near-term budgetary guidance

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January 25, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The budgetary uncertainties currently facing the Department of Defense, combined with a projected $1.8 billion shortfall in Air Force funding for overseas contingency operations, require prudent steps to mitigate budget execution risks, according to Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander.

"Based on guidance received last week from Headquarters Air Force, my intent is for AFMC to take immediate actions to reduce spending across all appropriations, Working Capital Funds and other reimbursable programs within AFMC's governance authority," she said. "In line with the Air Force direction, our actions will -- to the maximum extent possible -- be reversible or recoverable and minimize impacts to core readiness programs."
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Tackling traffic troubles

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January 11, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Congestion at one of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's key intersections in Area A is being alleviated and backup issues at Gate 12A are being addressed by a continuous right-hand turn implemented the morning of Jan. 7 by the 88th Security Forces Squadron and the 88th Civil Engineer Directorate.

The four-way stop at Chidlaw Road and Spruce Way has been studied via traffic counts conducted by CE, which recommended implementing a temporary continuous right-hand turn from Chidlaw Road onto Spruce Way during peak flow times, during the beginning of work days, said Fred Tito, a CE design manager. Traffic cones, signage and additional personnel are being used to modify the four-way stop.
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Wizards use the magic of info-tain-ment to help children to learn vital skills

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January 11, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

What is W.O.W!? Depending on whom you ask, some say W.O.W! represents the Wizards of Wright program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This program is one of many provided by the Educational Outreach office at WPAFB in partnership with the K-12 educational community to increase student awareness and excitement in all areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and related careers.

Some would say W.O.W.! represents the initials of Wilber and Orville Wright -- the Wright brothers who were responsible for powered flight. Both of these statements are true; however, there is a third meaning of W.O.W!. It is the sound that comes from young students' mouths as they express what they have achieved with the guidance from a Wizard of Wright volunteer.
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Education and Training professionals epitomize values of ongoing learning

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January 11, 2013 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Skywrighter staff reporter Amy Rollins talked recently with members of the Education and Training Section staff in Bldg. 50, Area B, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base about their own graduations from various institutions in 2012, other achievements and educational philosophies.

The staff has been an active part of the Air Force Materiel Command educational initiatives, the Year of the Community College of the Air Force in 2011 and the Year of Continuing Education in 2012, and is ready to embrace and help promote the third initiative, "Year of the Graduate" in 2013.
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