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2013-10-03 23:01:46

Civil Air Patrol squadron commander and deputy assistant secretary of energy, Department of the Air Force, to be honored with prestigious Sammie Service to America Medal for championing safe use of alternative fuels to ensure energy independence for combat and support missions worldwide. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 First Lt. Kevin T. Geiss, commander of the Civil Air Patrol National Capital Wing’s Mount Vernon Composite Squadron, is one of nine recipients of the...

2013-09-27 23:18:32

To ensure preparedness of Air Force personnel to “continue the fight” in a WMD environment, the Air Force turned to ARA’s team of CBRN and Instructional Systems Design experts to develop a comprehensive training course. ARA’s Training Solutions Super Group recently completed the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Awareness Course for the U. S. Air Force Emergency Management Program managed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. Panama City, FL (PRWEB)...

2013-09-23 23:21:03

Optometry NCO Saves Life in Houston, announces 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs. Laughlin Air Force Base, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Staff Sgt. Robert Niter III, 47th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of optometry here, lived up to the military’s motto of being on duty 24/7 while on vacation recently. Nearing the end of his leave in Houston on Sept. 12, Niter and his girlfriend, Rita, had planned an afternoon trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science before they...


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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Mark Lee
2012-10-25 11:41:36

Mark Lee is a former NASA astronaut and USAF Colonel. He was born Mark Charles Lee on August 14, 1952 in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate from the Class of 1970 at Viroqua High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1974. He then trained at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in preparation for his assignment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he...

Thomas Jones
2012-10-22 11:32:31

Thomas Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was born Thomas David Jones on January 22, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Eagle Scouts as a child. He graduated from Kenwood High School in 1973 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in basic sciences in 1977. After completing as a Distinguished Graduate of the Academy, Jones served as an Air Force officer on active duty for 6 years. He then flew strategic...

Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

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