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  • Team efforts on detect and avoid systems lead to achievement award

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – A team led by the Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Center of Excellence here was honored Oct. 22 for their ground-breaking success with ground-based detect and avoid systems for remotely piloted aircraft.During its annual awards ceremony, the Air Traffic Control Association recognized
  • Search, recovery continues near Zemmer

    Recovery efforts have continued at the site of the F-16 Fighting Falcon crash from Oct. 8, 2019. Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing have assisted with search and recovery of the wreckage as well as the cleanup of the affected area.U.S. Air Force Maj. Hans Winkler, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight commander, has been leading more than
  • Pacific, Philippine Air Forces conduct Aerospace Medicine, Physiology Exchange

    Members from Pacific Air Forces and the Philippine Air Force conducted an aerospace physiology subject matter expert exchange at Cesar Basa Air Base in Pampanga, Philippines, September 9-11.
  • Be safe and seen this Halloween

    Halloween trick-or-treating on MacDill AFB is scheduled for Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. in the Harbor Bay Housing areas. Airmen from the 6th Security Forces Squadron and volunteers from other base units will conduct a “Pumpkin Patrol” to provide a safe and secure environment for children trick-or-treating through expanded foot patrols. To ensure children are safe, make sure they can be seen while trick-or-treating.
  • Schriever firefighters give winter driving tips

    As winter approaches, it’s important drivers start taking precautions to ensure they are ready for traveling in inclement weather.Tyler Rich, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, recommends preparing vehicles for winter by scheduling a complete maintenance check. Regular checks should include oil, brake fluid, antifreeze and windshield washer
  • Air Force motorcycle mishaps hit historic lows

    Recently, the Air Force achieved a significant safety milestone when motorcycle mishaps reached historic lows. In fiscal year 2019, the Air Force saw a 69 percent reduction in motorcycle fatalities and 41.5 percent decrease in lost time injuries over 10 years. Fatalities dropped from 13 in 2010 to a record low four in 2019 and lost time injuries during that same period decreased from 224 to 131.
  • Wing safety office offers “winter tips”

    I know what you’re thinking… Winter??? It’s still 80 degrees, BBQ season is on-going, and winter’s a couple of months away. While this is true, we all know that winter comes quickly in the great state of O-H-I-O, and the weather can be rapidly unpredictable. Needless to say, winter will be here before we know it, and presumably some crazy weather will be headed our way in the very near future.
  • Liberty Maintenance professionals earn Achievement Medals

    Three 48th Fighter Wing Airmen were awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal Oct. 11, 2019 at RAF Lakenheath for their bravery during a fight-or-flight situation.
  • XQ-58A expands performance envelope during third test flight; aircraft damaged after landing

    YUMA PROVING GROUND, Arizona — The XQ-58A Valkyrie completed the third flight of the Low Cost Attritable Strike Demonstration program Oct. 9 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. Unfortunately, high surface winds and a malfunction of the vehicle’s provisional flight test recovery system resulted in a mishap after landing which damaged the aircraft.The
  • Pilot’s quick thinking resolves in-flight emergency

    From initial pilot training to mission qualification training, U.S. Air Force pilots complete intensive training and preparation to learn critical skills to fly, fight and win, as well as prevent mishaps. However, F-35 and F-16 trainees in the 56th Fighter Wing also receive cutting edge human performance optimization training across physical, mental, and emotional domains. In May 2019, Capt. Robert, a 61st Fighter Squadron student pilot, was on a training mission when he found himself faced with an in-flight emergency.

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