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Above, Seaborn Roberts, a machinist on the Makino 5-Axis milling machine, measures the walls of a completed F-15 spar replacement part using a Stamerr digital mircrometer. Below, the milling machine includes a spindle whose speeds are up to 33,000 RPMs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera) Unique Robins machine contours aircraft parts
The Makino 5-axis milling machine in Bldg. 140 churns out aerospace components at incredible speeds, making it a truly unique capability when it comes to servicing its customers. "This is one of the most reliable machines we have," said Joe Romanelli, 573rd Commodities Maintenance Squadron Industrial Machine and Tool Flight director. "Its specialty
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Default Air Force Logo No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says
Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, "no decisions have been made at this time," a Pentagon spokesman said July 30.More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days are in response to the
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault
It's not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who've been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is emotional, scarring the mental health of
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker Airman sentenced for drug offenses
A Tinker Airman admitted recently that he sold marijuana on multiple occasions.At a general court-martial last month, Senior Airman Christian Mann of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.The presiding judge, Lt. Col. Joshua Kastenberg, issued a reprimand, reduced the
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Default Air Force Logo CC Message: Listening to you
The last couple of weeks I've been out and about in an attempt to really understand the furlough impacts. Unfortunately, travel restrictions have prevented spending time at each location, but the messages appear similar across the Center. It's easy to see the mission degradation, but I really wanted to understand the first-hand personal impacts. I
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Team Hill members walk through the serving line at Centennial Park July 12. Gastronomy, along with other local food vendors, provided complimentary food, drinks, and desserts for military members and their families at the 2013 Salute to Our Nation's Defenders Picnic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks/Released) Community thanks military members with summer picnic
 More than 3,500 military and family members got their choice of barbecue brisket, chicken wings, four different salads, watermelon, strawberry shortcake, ice cream sandwiches, microbrews, soft drinks, water and milk on July 12 at Centennial Park. And that was only the food.It was one way for local representatives from communities surrounding the
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Default Air Force Logo Greening Tinker:
The "Off We Go Energy Reduction Competition" is back and is anyone's game. Introduced last summer by Col. Steven Bleymaier, former 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker Installation commander, the contest challenges on-base commanders to reduce energy consumption in their headquarters buildings. "The contest is even harder this year," said Mark McWhirter,
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Zeigler, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and Staff Sgt. Aaron McCullum, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to launch a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 16, 2013. The B-52 was sent to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to receive the first Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. The change will allow aircrew to receive real-time intelligence updates. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony) First B-52 arrives at depot for CONECT upgrade
The first B-52H Stratofortress departed Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 16 and arrived at Tinker, for the Combat Network Communications Technology, or CONECT, upgrade.The CONECT upgrade will allow B-52 crews to receive and send real-time digital information such as updated intelligence, mapping or targeting information while the aircraft is in
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2013 is AFMC's Year of the Graduate. (U.S. Air Force graphic) AFMC recognizes second quarter “Graduates”
Congratulations to the following members of the Air Force Materiel Command team on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2013, AFMC's "Year of the Graduate."The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan.Edwards Air Force Base,
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A new process known as plastic media blasting has been validated at Robins. The process is unique to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera) New process unique to Robins
A new process for stripping paint from C-17s has been validated at Robins.Known as plastic media blasting, it's environmentally-friendly, and allows a more efficient way of removing paint from aircraft during programmed depot maintenance."This is unique to Robins, the fact we have the capability to do plastic media blasting to strip an aircraft's
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