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Building homes for burrowing owlsBuilding homes for burrowing owls
Building homes for burrowing owls

The Kirtland AFB Environmental section, with support from Chugach Management Services, built artificial burrows for the base's burrowing owl population.
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Posted: 2/28/2013

Installing an owl burrowInstalling an owl burrow
Installing an owl burrow

Members of the Kirtland AFB Environmental section bury an artificial burrow Feb. 26.
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Posted: 2/28/2013

Pulsed power Pulsed power
Pulsed power

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates volunteered in assisting with the “Discover STEM” week Feb. 11-15 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque. Presenters talked to students about their careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics, and what motivated them to become scientists. William White shows students using a handheld coil gun as part of a demonstration of a pulsed power system. Pulsed power systems store energy over a long time, then release that energy over a short time, allowing for a high output power to be generated by a small system. In the case of the handheld coil gun, the energy from eight AA batteries is stored in a capacitor, then released quickly, generating a magnetic field that shoots a metallic ring 30 feet.
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Posted: 2/28/2013

Show and tell Show and tell
Show and tell

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates volunteered in assisting with the “Discover STEM” week Feb. 11-15 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque. Presenters talked to students about their careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics, and what motivated them to become scientists. Diana Loree and Capt. Katrina Schweiker show and demonstrate laser and high-power microwave technologies to local students. High-power microwaves counter-electronics protect assets and deter aggressors with non-lethal technology. Lasers enable precision accuracy with long-range strike capabilities at the speed of light.
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Posted: 2/28/2013

Freezing balloonsFreezing balloons
Freezing balloons

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates volunteered in assisting with the “Discover STEM” week Feb. 11-15 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque. Presenters talked to students about their careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics, and what motivated them to become scientists. Michael Martin and 2nd Lt. Benjamin Jewell demonstrate to students the effects of a balloon being frozen by cryogenics. Cryogenic refrigeration technology for satellites can enable the performance of onboard infrared sensors to enhance missile detection, conduct intelligence gathering and enable space situational awareness.
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Posted: 2/28/2013

377th Air Base Wing 2012 annual award recipients recognized 377th Air Base Wing 2012 annual award recipients recognized
377th Air Base Wing 2012 annual award recipients recognized

Ten Airmen were recognized as 377th Air Base Wing 2012 annual award recipients Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Mountain View Club at Kirtland AFB, N.M. From left, Col. John Kubinec, 377th Air Base Wing commander; Senior Master Sgt. Lawrence Prieto, 377th Mission Support Group, enlisted reservist of the year; Darryl Thomas, 377 ABW staff, Civilian Category I; Susan Lund, 377 ABW staff, Civilian Category II; Alan Hawn, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Civilian Category III; Robert Eslinger, 377th Maintenance Squadron, Civilian Category IV; Senior Airman Aaron Brown, 377th Medical Group, Airman of the year; Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Clarke, 898th Munitions Squadron, NCO of the year; Master Sgt. Kyle Erb, 377th Weapons System Security Squadron, SNCO of the year; Capt. Brandon Horii, 377th Civil Engineer Division Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, company grade officer of the year; Master Sgt. David Honaker, 898 MUNS, first sergeant of the year; and Chief Master Sgt. John Dougherty, command chief for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities Directorate, and 377th Air Base Wing. Photo by Todd Berenger
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Posted: 2/25/2013

AFNWC NC 2012 annual award recipients recognized AFNWC NC 2012 annual award recipients recognized
AFNWC NC 2012 annual award recipients recognized

Eight Airmen were recognized as Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center’s Nuclear Capabilities Directorate 2012 annual award recipients Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Mountain View Club at Kirtland AFB, N.M. From left, Col. Clarence Johnson Jr., AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities director; Susan Voveris, Civilian Category IV; Tech. Sgt. Aric Wickware, NCO of the year; Master Sgt. James Flowers, SNCO of the year; Master Sgt. Raul Aragon, enlisted reservist of the year; Lt. Col. Rhett Turnbull (representing Stephanie Griffin, Civilian Category I, Terry Turner, Civilian Category II; Jason Brandies, Civilian Category III, and 2nd Lt. Jon Santiago, company grade officer of the year); and Chief Master Sgt. John Dougherty, command chief for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities Directorate, and 377th Air Base Wing. Photo by Todd Berenger
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Posted: 2/25/2013

AFNWC Staff 2012 annual award recipients AFNWC Staff 2012 annual award recipients
AFNWC Staff 2012 annual award recipients

Eight Airmen were recognized as Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center staff 2012 annual award recipients Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Mountain View Club at Kirtland AFB, N.M. From left, Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan, AFNWC commander; Chief Master Sgt. Mark Howell, (representing Tech. Sgt. Frances Herrod, enlisted reservist of the year); Honey Smalls, Civilian Category II; Patty Pringle-Roberts, Civilian Category III; Todd Fattor, Civilian Category IV; Staff Sgt. Tyler Macdonald, Airman of the year; Tech. Sgt. James Denny, NCO of the year; Master Sgt. Chester Ward, SNCO of the year; 2nd Lt. Jessica Oster, company grade officer of the year; and Chief Master Sgt. John Dougherty, command chief for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities Directorate, and 377th Air Base Wing. Photo by Todd Berenger
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Posted: 2/25/2013

AFNWC overall 2012 annual award recipients recognized AFNWC overall 2012 annual award recipients recognized
AFNWC overall 2012 annual award recipients recognized

Nine Airmen were recognized as Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center overall 2012 annual award recipients Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Mountain View Club at Kirtland AFB, N.M. From left, Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan, AFNWC commander; Darryl Thomas, 377th Air Base Wing staff, Civilian Category I; Todd Fattor, AFNWC, Civilian Category IV; Senior Airman Aaron Brown, 377th Medical Group, Airman of the year; Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Clarke, 898th Munitions Squadron, NCO of the year; Master Sgt. Kyle Erb, 377th Weapons System Security Squadron, SNCO of the year; Capt. Brandon Horii, 377th Civil Engineer Division Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, company grade officer of the year; Master Sgt. David Honaker, 898 MUNS, first sergeant of the year; and Chief Master Sgt. John Dougherty, command chief for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities Directorate, and 377th Air Base Wing. Not pictured are Terry Turner, AFNWC, Civilian Category II; and Jason Brandies, AFNWC, Civilian Category III.
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Posted: 2/25/2013

Dairy 101Dairy 101
Dairy 101

Cody Lightfoot explains the process of milking a cow during a mobile classroom dairy education event Feb. 20 at the Kirtland AFB Youth Center.
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Posted: 2/22/2013

Coined by The Air Force Civil EngineerCoined by The Air Force Civil Engineer
Coined by The Air Force Civil Engineer

Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, The Air Force Civil Engineer, right, presented his coin Feb. 14 to four members of the 377th Civil Engineer Division at Kirtland AFB Fire Station 2. Recipients were, left to right, Tech. Sgt. Joshua Rickert, 377th CE Explosive Ordnance Disposal Branch; James Ruth, 377th CE EOD; and Martha Garcia, 377th CE Environmental Branch. Brian Patrick, 377th CE Engineering, not pictured, also received a coin. Escorting the general were John Pike, chief of the 377th CE Operations and Installation Management branches, second from right, and Bo Bohannon, the deputy base civil engineer, right. Photo by Todd Berenger
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Posted: 2/20/2013

Brig. Gen. Billy MitchellBrig. Gen. Billy Mitchell
Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell

Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell may be the most famous and controversial figure in American airpower history. Gaining a commission due to the intervention of his father, he joined the Army Signal Corps. He gradually became excited about aviation and, in 1916, at age 38, he took private flying lessons. Recognized as the top American combat airman of World War I (he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, and several foreign decorations), Mitchell, nevertheless managed to alienate most of his superiors during his 18 months in France. His relations with superiors continued to sour after he returned from the war, when he criticized the War and Navy departments for lacking farsight about airpower. He was court-martialed, found guilty of insubordination, and suspended from active duty without pay for five years. Mitchell resigned instead, as of Feb. 1, 1926, and spent the next decade writing and speaking about airpower. Mitchell died of a variety of ailments, including a heart condition and influenza, on Feb. 19, 1936.
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Posted: 2/20/2013

    

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