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Default Air Force Logo IDEA nets retiree $10,000
A retired Keesler technical sergeant was recently awarded the maximum amount for a suggestion he made to the Air Force's Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. William Higdon, assigned to the 333rd Training Squadron until his retirement last year, received his $9,800 cash reward earlier this month. He had already received $200
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Default Air Force Logo MTIs hope BMT study gives canteens the boot
About 50 trainees in each of Lackland's seven basic military training "street" squadrons are being issued backpack hydration systems in a yearlong study to compare their health with fellow trainees hydrating from canteens. "I think everybody intuitively thinks CamelBaks, or a similar backpack hydration system, is the best way to go," said Maj. Rob
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Default Air Force Logo AETC receives federal-level technology award
An electronic training and documentation program developed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency helped Air Education and Training Command receive a federal-level technology award this month. The Federal Government Distance Learning Association awarded its annual Pioneer Award to AETC, AFCESA and two development contractors involved in the
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2006
A Royal Air Force C-130 and a U.S. Air Force C-130 drop flares over central Arkansas during an interfly exercise. The low-level exercise wrapped up week-long joint training between British and American Airmen. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Norris Chandler) RAF, USAF C-130 crews train together
Seventy Royal Air Force airmen and 15 British Army loadmasters flew two RAF C-130s across the Atlantic Ocean to work with American C-130 crews during a combined training exercise this month. During the week-long exercise, British and American crews trained together on maneuvering formations, avoiding enemy threats and flying at low levels (between
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Kirtland HH-60 Pave Hawk accident investigation complete
The Air Force has completed its investigation of the HH-60 Pave Hawk accident May 11 near Angel Fire, N.M., which resulted in the death of an Air Force flight engineer. The accident investigation determined the primary cause of the mishap to be pilot error. Other factors included unfavorable weather conditions and general complacency of the flight
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