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AF selects 2017 all-Air Force marathon team

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The Air Force recently selected candidates to represent the Air Force in the Armed Forces Marathon Championship in Washington D.C., Oct. 19-23, 2017. Congratulations to: Col. Douglas P. Wickert, Las Vegas (head coach) Lt. Col. Mark Cucuzzella, Martinsburg, W.Va. (athletic trainer) Maj. Brian A. Dumm, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. Maj. Bryan S. Kelly, Edwards Air…

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Health & Safety

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Since 1981, October has been commemorated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and resources for addressing domestic abuse. Military OneSource has an all-inclusive tool kit (http://www.militaryonesource.mil/-/domestic-violence-awareness-month-tool-kit-2017) with information,…

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Local

EOD proficiency training

Posted October 4, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team participated in proficiency training at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in Gila Bend, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2017. Proficiency training ensures that EOD Airmen remain capable in using explosives to disarm possible improvised explosive device threats…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 4

Posted October 4, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Airmen deliver supplies and a generator to support hurricane relief efforts, Air Education and Training Command will redesign how Airmen are trained, and the Air Force Association president, retired General Spencer, speaks on the partnership of industry and the Air Force.

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Speed record set 50 years ago

Posted October 4, 2017 by

Fifty years ago on Oct. 3, 1967, Maj. William J. “Pete” Knight flew the modified X-15A-2 to a speed of Mach 6.72. The aircraft was flown with its full ablative coating and external fuel tanks. A dummy ramjet mounted on the lower ventral stub stabilizer fell away during the flight as a result of severe heat…

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