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Default Air Force Logo AFMC Wingman Day set for Nov. 9
The Air Force has a unique culture based upon the concept of Airmen helping fellow Airmen in times of need and in building a strong sense of self and community. Wingman Day, an annual event, will be held here Nov. 9 in celebration of that culture and to reinforce the Wingman culture between Airmen.The objective of Wingman Day is to facilitate
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Default Air Force Logo Thrift shop offers base Airmen $100 a quarter
The thrift shop here is offering even more than the usual bargains these days for young Airmen and their families.The newly enacted Airmen Assistance Program is a program that will aid Airmen and their families who may be in need of clothing and household necessities."The management team at the thrift shop came up with the idea of the Airmen
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Default Air Force Logo Blood program bleeds red, white and blue for deployed servicemembers
A trauma victim may need 40 or more pints of blood. That might sound like a large amount and considering that an average adult's body contains about 10 pints of blood, it is. Advancements in medicine have made more life-saving techniques and procedures available, which means that more blood is needed to sustain patients through major surgeries.The
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Default Air Force Logo Make a Difference Day comes to Kirtland
If one person helps another, that person is helping his entire community. That's the premise of Make a Difference Day, the most encompassing national day of helping others, which falls on Oct. 28 this year. As many around the country gear up to lend a hand where it is needed, volunteers at Kirtland AFB prepare to do their part in bettering their
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Default Air Force Logo Laser test conducted with recycled fuel
The world's first firing of a laser using recycled fuel was conducted here recently by an Air Force and Boeing Company team.During an Aug. 24 test at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate, a chemical laser was supplied with its two main fuels -- basic hydrogen peroxide and chlorine -- which were regenerated from waste
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Default Air Force Logo Breast cancer run, walk raises awareness
Amidst looming rain clouds, a rainbow arched across the sky as more than 45 participants clad in athletic attire and running shoes assembled Oct. 5 for the first-ever 5K Fun Run for Breast Cancer Awareness Month here.Runners and walkers, many adorned in pink, met at the Youth Center at 5:30 p.m. and ran the Zia Park pathway to a turning point and
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Default Air Force Logo Pharmacists provide valuable link to correct medications
October is American Pharmacists Month and Talk About Prescriptions Month, and the fourth week, Oct. 22-28, is National Pharmacy Week. The 377th Medical Group will announce one or more periods where pharmacists will be available for questions. The Health and Wellness Center will also be hosting a "Meet Your Pharmacist" session Oct. 27. A pharmacist
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The Defense Department's largest mirror-coating chamber, shown here open at center, has been installed at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Wellington Phillips AFRL installs new mirror-coating chamber
The Defense Department's largest mirror-coating chamber was installed and testing completed recently at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range."This will give the laboratory a safer alternative to transporting the 3.5-meter (11.5 feet) mirror all the way to Kitt Peak Observatory in Tucson," said 1st Lt. Wellington Phillips,
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Default Air Force Logo Serving a taste of home
As a way to help first-term Airmen feel more at home during their birthday, the Thunderbird Inn Dining Facility here hosts a quarterly birthday meal, each uniquely themed to give Airmen an experience to remember.Four times a year, Staff Sgt. Omar Medina, food services accountant, said that the dining facility, along with the 377th Services Squadron
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