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  • Air Force pilot develops plan to reduce jet fuel consumption

    The Air Force spends more than $9 billion annually on energy. Eighty-six percent of that amount is spent on aviation.In support of the Air Force Energy Strategic Plan to foster an energy aware culture and reduce aviation fuel consumption, an instructor pilot from the 5th Flying Training Squadron has introduced some innovative ideas to make pilot
  • Keesler utilizes mock bills to show energy costs in user-friendly way

    Keesler is bolstering its energy conservation campaign by sending statements to managers of metered facilities that detail monthly electrical and natural gas use for their building.These mock bills are intended to illustrate the base's energy consumption in a more meaningful way, according to Billy Stevenson, operations engineering manager for
  • JBSA-Lackland Airman recaptures thousands of dollars in orthotic services

    In a climate where everyone is thinking of fiscal responsibility, the 59th Medical Wing considers it crucial to look for ways to save American taxpayer dollars while continuing to provide world-class health care.This mindset is what led Staff Sgt. Taylor Hilliard, Business Innovation NCO in charge, to look at his regular job as an orthotic
  • New approach to Goodfellow Fire Officer Course to save AF money, improve capabilities

    The Fire Officer IV Course at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy here was filmed Sept. 15 to 25 in order to create a distance learning course that will save funds and improve training capabilities.The fire academy's Fire Officer IV is the capstone certification for firefighters within the DOD becoming qualified in the role of
  • Simulators train aircrew at fraction of cost

    Everything's normal looking out the window of the cockpit on a summer morning. The student pilot and co-pilot are going through their pre-flight checklists. Switches and toggles are thrown and gauges are read. In a few minutes this C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft will barrel down the runway and take off into the wild blue yonder.Well, not
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