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  1. Estonian Air sai lennukilisa / Gert D. Hankewitz

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Hankewitz, Gert D.

    2007-01-01

    Lennukompanii Estonian Air liisib kolm uut lennukit. Kommenteerib Rein Loik. Vt. samas intervjuud SAS-i asepresidendi Per Jensen Mölleriga, kes eitab spekulatsioone, et SAS võiks airBalticu ja Estonian Airi liita

  2. Air Baltic: Estonian Air on nurka surutud / Teele Tammeorg

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    Tammeorg, Teele

    2010-01-01

    Air Balticu asepresidendi Janis Vanagsi hinnangul on Estonian Air aastaid jätnud tähelepanuta oma peamised turismiturud ning on praegu halvas seisus. Air Baltic on endiselt huvitatud Estonian Airi ostust. Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Partsi seisukoht

  3. Estonian Air andis muutustest teada / Mart Relve

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    Relve, Mart, 1973-

    2006-01-01

    Autor peab kahetsusväärseks, et Äripäev süüdistab Estonian Air'i avalikkuse eest info varjamises ning kasutab oma väidete tõestuseks avalikkuses jutuks olnud fakte. Vt. samas: Estonian Air saanud meedias kriitikat

  4. Estonian Air to overhaul strategy / Matt Withers

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    Withers, Matt

    2008-01-01

    Estonian Air on majanduslikes raskustes, mida aitaks leevendada riigipoolne toetus. Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts leiab, et riik peaks omama lennufirma juhatuses esimehe kohta, et mõjutada rohkem vastuvõetavaid otsuseid ja investeeringuid

  5. Transformational Leadership in the Estonian Defence Forces

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    Antek Kasemaa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – The study is a contribution to the validation of the 15 items and 5 subscales Transformational Leadership Scale (TLS proposed by Rafferty and Griffin (2004. Design/methodology/approach – The sample includes participants from different levels of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF military hierarchy (N=2570. The structure of the TLS was examined by using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Additionally ANOVA was used to compare the results between different subsamples. Findings – TLS showed satisfactory reliability. Confirmatory factor analyses found TLS as valid five dimensions instrument to measure transformational leadership in the Estonian military context. Different management levels showed different emphases among the dimensions of transformational leadership. Research and practical limitations/implications – TLS will be an important tool to use in transformational leadership research in the Estonian military context and beyond. Additionally, the current research contributes to the development of alternative measurement tools besides the most commonly used MLQ. The limitation of the work will be the rather homogenous sample from the Estonian military, however it will open the door for the subsequent research using different samplings. Originality/value – The current research found TLS to be a reliable and valid instrument, very short and therefore easy to administrate, having the possibility to use it with five dimensional and as one general transformational instrument as well.

  6. Transformational Leadership in the Estonian Defence Forces

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    Antek Kasemaa

    2015-01-01

    Purpose – The study is a contribution to the validation of the 15 items and 5 subscales Transformational Leadership Scale (TLS) proposed by Rafferty and Griffin (2004). Design/methodology/approach – The sample includes participants from different levels of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) military hierarchy (N=2570). The structure of the TLS was examined by using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Additionally ANOVA was used to compare the results between different subsamples....

  7. Joakim Helenius: Estonian Air võtku eeskuju airBalticust / Siim Sultson

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    Sultson, Siim

    2010-01-01

    Estonian Airi ühe võimaliku nõukogu esimehe Jaokim Heleniuse hinnangul on väikeste lennufirmade, nagu Estonian Air ja airBaltic jaoks päris palju tegutsemisruumi. Estonian Airil tuleb leida oma nišš ja kindel, kuid omanäoline strateegia

  8. SAS tahab Estonian Airi liita lätlaste firmaga airBaltic / Andres Eilart

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    Eilart, Andres

    2007-01-01

    SAS plaanib Estonian Airi ja Läti firma airBalticu liitmisega luua uue lennufirma. Autori hinnangul viitavad Estonian Airi laienemisplaanidele kriipsu peale tõmbamine ja SAS-i investeeringud airBalticusse sellele, et ühendamise käigus "neelab" Läti firma Estonian Airi

  9. Estonian Air valmistub odavate piletitega EasyJeti tulekuks / Erkki Erilaid

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    Erilaid, Erkki

    2004-01-01

    Estonian Air pidi langetama piletihindu Berliini ja Londoni liinil kolmandiku võrra, kuna oktoobri lõpust hakkab Tallinna lennujaamast reise tegema uus odavlennufirma Easy-Jet. Lisa: Estonian Airi hinnad internetis

  10. Estonian Air püüdis viimase hetkeni Top Toursi päästa / Mirko Ojakivi

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    Ojakivi, Mirko

    2010-01-01

    Estonian Air kaalus Top Toursile appiminekut, sest reisifirma oli Estonian Airil üks olulisemaid koostööpartnereid. Abi oleks puudutanud ennekõike uutele lendudele allahindluse tegemist, räägiti ka võimalikust krediidist

  11. Estonian Air jäi kolmest Fokkerist ilma / Toivo Tänavsuu

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    Tänavsuu, Toivo

    2006-01-01

    Estonian Airil ei õnnestunud saada kolme väiksemat reaktiivlennukit, lennuparki püütakse mitmekesistada järgmistel aastatel. Sel aastal loodetakse saada juurde ühe Boeing 737-300. Lisa: Boeing: Estonian Air on tasemel

  12. Estonian Air andis Berliini liinil loobumisvõidu / Ralf-Martin Soe

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    Soe, Ralf-Martin

    2006-01-01

    Estonian Air sulgeb 2007. aasta jaanuarist Tallinn-Berliin liini, mille võtab üle odavlennufirma easyJet. Diagramm: Lennureisijate arv Tallinn-Berliin. Vt. samas: easyJet kehv alternatiiv. Kommenteerivad Rein Loik ja Mati Feldmann

  13. Parasiitluse viljad: Estonian Air ja Eesti riik / Mikk Salu

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    Salu, Mikk, 1975-

    2009-01-01

    Autori hinnangul oli Estonian Airi erastamise puhul tegemist ratsionaalse, kuid parasiitliku lähenemisega kasu teenimise eesmärgil, samuti oli riigipoolne viga läbimõtlematu suhtumine riigile kuuluvasse Tallinna lennujaama, samas on aga lennuühendus Eesti kui Euroopa nurgas asuva väikeriigi jaoks strateegiliselt oluline

  14. Väärikas Estonian Air jäi kampaaniaga hätta / Alyona Stadnik

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    Stadnik, Alyona

    2010-01-01

    Estonian Air müüs veebikaupluse cherry.ee kaudu soodsaid kinkekaarte. Vastuolu tekkis asjaolust, et nõudlus kinkekaartide järele oli suurem kui pakkumine. Lennukompanii katkestas soodsate kinkekaartide müügi

  15. Hanscom Air Force Base

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — MIT Lincoln Laboratory occupies 75 acres (20 acres of which are MIT property) on the eastern perimeter of Hanscom Air Force Base, which is at the nexus of Lexington,...

  16. Air Force Leadership Diversity

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    2017-04-06

    general officer statistics bear out that the group is 94% white and only 7% female as opposed to the overall Air Force population that is 72% white and 20...programmed, over time, to think about skin color and gender. The Air Force is trying to change this programming by adding other words to describe...Officer Corps, those officers in the ranks of O-7 through O-10 indicates that cohort of officers is 94% white and only 7% female. Since officer

  17. Royal Danish Air Force. Air Operations Doctrine

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    Nørby, Søren

    of during the latter part of the 1990s. The ideas generated by the Danish Air Force later came to good use when Danish air force officers participated in the work that led to the formulation of the NATO Air Power Doctrine (AJP 3.3). During the latter part of the 2000s, the Danish Air Force found...

  18. Air Force Smart Bases

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    2017-10-19

    bases and missions toward an enterprise solution for incorporating smart technologies in the future (defined in the Information Environment Mission... technology might enrich and protect our nation, businesses, and lives. As a human-centric design center, we seek out unique ways to connect Air Force...warfighters with current and future technology in meaningful ways. We look to transfer, license, and share promising prototypes, solutions, and knowledge

  19. Estonian Air võitis reisijaid juurde. Samas turuosa vähenes

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    2011-01-01

    Estonian Airi turuosa vähenes Tallinna lennujaamas regulaarliinidel 2010. aastal võrreldes 2009. aastaga 3,9% võrra, lende toimus 1,8% rohkem kui 2009. a. Lendude toimumise protsent oli 98,1, väljumise täpsus oli 86,7%. Andmeid ka 2010. aasta detsembrikuu kohta

  20. Estonian Air lendab üle võimete / Harry Tuul

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    Tuul, Harry

    2006-01-01

    Viimastel aastatel on Estonian Airil kasvanud nii lendude kui ka reisijate hulk, kuid lennukite arv on jäänud samaks. Tabel. Kaart: Lendude arv sihtkohtadesse nädalas. Kommenteerib Kristina Traks. Küsimustele vastab Mart Relve. Vt. samas: Lennukipuudus sunnib liine sulgema

  1. Iseseisvusdeklaratsioonid 1776–1918. The Estonian Declaration of Sovereignty: An Example of the Civilizing Force of Hypocrisy

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    Hent Kalmo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Sovereignty has been characterised as a form of “organized hypocrisy”, a system governed by a set of rules that are generally recognised as binding and yet are continually infringed upon by the most powerful actors. This idea can be extended to analyse the role of sovereignty within the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was nominally governed by a Constitution which endowed the Union Republics with the right of secession, but there was no realistic possibility of exercising this right. One should not rush to conclude, however, that the actual wording of the Soviet Constitution of 1977 was entirely without relevance. As Jon Elster has argued, hypocrisy can have a “civilizing force” when the need to appear impartial and to retain public credibility forces actors to choose a strategy they would not choose otherwise. A good example of this kind of argumentative constraint is offered by the dilemma faced by the Soviet leadership after the mid-1980s, as it became reluctant to use military force to suppress independence movements within the Baltic States while, at the same time, promising to give more weight to the Soviet Constitution and respect the “sovereignty” of the Union Republics. In this setting, the ambiguity of the word “sovereignty” could be played upon by a whole gamut of political movements in order to further their agenda, from local communists eager to expand their autonomy within the Soviet system to those making an explicit bid for the restoration of independence. Significant legal and political changes could be justified as mere conclusions from the constitutionally recognised status of the Union Republics – a strategy which was all the more effective as Moscow struggled to formulate an alternative line of constitutional interpretation that could be used to counter the Baltic claims. This exchange of opinions escalated into a constitutional conflict in November 1988, when the Estonian Supreme Soviet responded to

  2. US Air Force Balloon Observations

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Worksheets containing pilot balloon data computed from releases at Air Force stations in the western United States. Elevation and azimuth angles are used to compute...

  3. US Air Force Base Observations

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hourly observations taken by U.S. Air Force personnel at bases in the United States and around the world. Foreign observations concentrated in the Middle East and...

  4. Reported contraceptive use, risk behaviours and STIs among military conscripts in Estonian defence forces.

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    David Parker, R; Regier, Michael D; Widmeyer, Joseph; Honaker, John; Rüütel, Kristi

    2015-10-01

    Limited research exists on sexually transmitted infection (STI) and risk behaviour among military personnel. Published research on condom use and types of contraceptives used yield mixed results, yet, the perception that military members are at higher risk for STIs remains. The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to measure factors such as condom use, contraceptive methods, and risky behaviours (i.e. drug use and sex with commercial sex workers) and investigate differences between ethnic groups, where culture could influence behaviour. Data were collected from a recruited population of 584 male, military conscripts in northeastern Europe. Using multinomial logistic regression models, statistically significant findings include an interaction between the use of contraceptive methods of Russians with casual partners and ethnicity, with higher odds of effective methods used among Estonians with regular partners (OR = 8.13) or casual partners (OR = 11.58) and Russians with regular partners (OR = 4.98). Effective contraceptive methods used less frequently with casual partners by ethnic Russians is important in providing education and risk reduction services to young, male conscripts. These findings may be used as a baseline to inform health education and STI prevention programmes tailored to military members in Eastern Europe in the absence of other published studies. © The Author(s) 2015.

  5. SA AIR FORCE

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    on when it comes to handling machine-guns in the air. There is, of course only one place to aim at; that is where the ... Reitz, MP who was his brother-in-law).2. Until February 1943 Major Wright worked closely ... Cape Gun Club and Major Wright supervised its erection which was completed within a week. Major Wright then ...

  6. Estonian Airi president : uus äristrateegia toob ettevõttele edu / Borge Thornbech ; interv. Andres Reimer

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    Thornbech, Borge

    2007-01-01

    Estonian Air asutas regionaalsete lendude korraldamiseks ettevõtte Estonian Air Regional, idee on arendada tegevust lühidistantsidel ja luua ühenduslüli lennukompanii Euroopa-liinide vahel. Kommenteerivad Olev Schults, Oleg Harlamov, Rein Mark. Vt. samas: Kõik aktsionärid vannuvad Estonian Airile truudust; Estonian Air kaalub Tartu lennuliini avamist. Kaart: Reisijate jagunemine sihtkohtade vahel. Graafikud: Estonian Air kukkus kahjumisse

  7. Air Force Civilian Senior Leadership Development Challenges

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    2008-02-15

    Air Force Civilian Leadership Developmental Challenges Although the Air Force has an approved and codified process for developing its future civilian...AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY AIR FORCE CIVILIAN SENIOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES by Billy P. Webb, DAF A Research Report Submitted...to 00-00-2008 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Air Force Civilian Senior Leadership Development Challenges 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM

  8. 78 FR 49484 - Exchange of Air Force Real Property for Non-Air Force Real Property

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    2013-08-14

    ... Department of Air Force Exchange of Air Force Real Property for Non-Air Force Real Property SUMMARY: Notice identifies excess Federal real property under administrative jurisdiction of the United States Air Force it... under the administrative jurisdiction of the Air Force. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Arthur...

  9. The Air Force Handbook 2007

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    2007-01-01

    Hughes Space (CO); Boeing (FL); Contraves (PA); TRAK Microwave (FL); RT Logic (CO); ADC (MN); ENSCO (FL); Net Acquire (WA); Freescale ...ContrACtor THE AIR FORCE HANDBOOK 2007 Ford Aerospace AIM-9M Sidewinder Freescale Semiconductor Inc Launch & Test Range System (LTRS) GDE

  10. Annual Report 2009 (Project Air Force)

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    2009-01-01

    Through 60 years of collaboration, RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) has acquired unparalleled insight into Air Force strategy, forces, policy, resources, and manpower. We have developed a body of expertise and intellectual capital and are uniquely poised to provide policy recommendations on critical national security challenges. Working with the Air Force to translate these recommendations into decisions that have

  11. Estonian literature / Janika Kronberg

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    Kronberg, Janika, 1963-

    2003-01-01

    Sisu: Estonian literature - born on the margins of Europe ; Baltic German literature and its impact ; Seeking the contours of a 'truly' Estonian literature ; Literature and an independent Estonia ; Estonian literature in two cultural spheres ; The fifties and sixties ; Literature and congealed time ; A bold new Estonian literature

  12. Air Force Pilot Retention-1988.

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    1988-04-01

    Politica l Science from Texas A&M University in 1973. He earned his commission S’- ,t the same time. This project will fulfill partial r(,quir(,m,nts...12 years of Air Force pilot retention rates , (2:12: 5:2). 0>. _ , FISCAL YEAR PILOT RETENTION RATES 1976 50.6% 1977 47.9% 1978 39.6% 1979 26.0% 1980

  13. Physical Fitness and the Expeditionary Air Force

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    Lewis, Elizabeth

    2003-01-01

    ... that the Air Force bas a physical fitness program to keep its members healthy and productive. By doing this, it can ensure success in completing the Air Force mission while keeping the organization at the highest level of readiness possible...

  14. Reducing Air Force Fighter Pilot Shortages

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    2015-12-31

    FORCE as part of a fiscal year 2014 study “Rated Requirements Assessment.” RAND Project AIR FORCE RAND Project AIR FORCE ( PAF ), a division of the...RAND Corporation, is the U.S. Air Force’s federally funded research and development center for studies and analyses. PAF provides the Air Force with...and Strategy and Doctrine. Additional information about PAF is available on our website: http://www.rand.org/ paf This report documents work

  15. Air Force Security Forces Professionalism: Useful Insights for Leaders

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    2013-03-27

    REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE Air Force Security Forces Professionalism· tns19hts for Leaders Secrest Justin D .. Major, USAF USMC Command and Staff...corporateness characteristics as theorized by Samuel P. Huntingon, yields helpful insights for current and future-generation leaders . Huntington theorizes...theory, this analysis examines professoonalism in Air Force Security Forces. Security Forces expertise developed as career field leaders constantly

  16. Forced air heat sink apparatus

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    Rippel, Wally E. (Inventor)

    1989-01-01

    A high efficiency forced air heat sink assembly employs a split feed transverse flow configuration to minimize the length of the air flow path through at least two separated fin structures. Different embodiments use different fin structure material configurations including honeycomb, corrugated and serpentine. Each such embodiment uses a thermally conductive plate having opposed exterior surfaces; one for receiving a component to be cooled and one for receiving the fin structures. The serpentine structured fin embodiment employs a plurality of fin supports extending from the plate and forming a plurality of channels for receiving the fin structures. A high thermal conductivity bondant, such as metal-filled epoxy, may be used to bond the fin structures to either the plate or the fin supports. Dip brazing and soldering may also be employed depending upon the materials selected.

  17. Improvements to Air Force Strategic Basing Decisions

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    2016-01-01

    iv RAND Project AIR FORCE RAND Project AIR FORCE ( PAF ), a division of the RAND Corporation, is the U.S. Air Force’s federally funded research and...development center for studies and analyses. PAF provides the Air Force with independent analyses of policy alternatives affecting the development...contract FA7014-06-C-0001. Additional Information about PAF is available on our website: http://www.rand.org/ paf / This report documents work

  18. Fuel Reduction for the Mobility Air Forces

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    2015-01-01

    with energy use within DoD. RAND Project AIR FORCE RAND Project AIR FORCE ( PAF ), a division of the RAND Corporation, is the U.S. Air Force’s federally...funded research and development center for studies and analyses. PAF provides the Air Force with independent analyses of policy alternatives...reported here was prepared under contract FA7014-06-C-0001. Additional information about PAF is available on our website: http://www.rand.org/ paf / v

  19. A Case for Air Force Reorganization

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    2013-04-01

    Talcott Parsons , ed. Talcott Parsons (New York: Free Press, 1947), 340. 23. Maj William C. Thomas, “The Cultural Identity of the United States Air...targeting the organization and personnel categories of the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education , personnel, and...Materiel Command AFRC–Air Force Reserve Command AETC–Air Education and Training Command AU–Air University AFSPC–Air Force Space Command SMC–Space and Missile

  20. The Air Advisor: The Face of US Air Force Engagement

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    2013-08-01

    Zadalis, USAF Nestled in the local townships of small-town New Jersey is an Air Education and Training Command (AETC) schoolhouse with a small faculty of...The World’s Greatest Air Force, Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation : A Vision for the United States Air Force (Washington, DC: Department of the

  1. The Air Force and the Cold War

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    Correll, John T

    2005-01-01

    ...), the Air Defense Command (ADC), the Composite Air Strike Force (CASF), and ICBMs. Chapter 4, Nuclear Strategies and Concepts, focuses on Khrushchev's fanning of the fires, counterforce and countervalue, missiles and bombers, and the space program...

  2. Online Estonian Language Learning

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    Teral, Maarika; Rammo, Sirje

    2014-01-01

    This presentation focuses on computer-assisted learning of Estonian, one of the lesser taught European languages belonging to the Finno-Ugric language family. Impulses for this paper came from Estonian courses that started in the University of Tartu in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In all the courses the students gain introductory knowledge of Estonian and…

  3. Air Force's Transformation to an Expeditionary Culture

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    Anderson, Richard D

    2007-01-01

    .... In response, leadership developed the Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) whereby units and personnel could schedule training, education, and family events such as holidays, vacations, graduations and weddings...

  4. Analysis of data on Air Force personnel collected at Lackland Air Force Base

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    1969-10-01

    In July, 1967, a report was published by the Personnel Research Laboratory, Lackland Air Force Base, entitled "An Attempt to Predict Automobile Accidents Among Air Force Personnnel". Approximately twelve thousand basic airmen and eleven hundred offic...

  5. Air Force and the Cyberspace Mission: Defending the Air Force's Computer Network in the Future

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    Courville, Shane P

    2007-01-01

    .... Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley wrote a joint letter to all airmen of the Air Force, which defined a new mission statement that included the concept of "cyberspace...

  6. 1988. aasta suveräänsusdeklaratsioon: silmakirjalikkuse tsiviliseeriv mõju / The Estonian Declaration of Sovereignty: An example of the civilising force of hypocrisy

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    Hent-Raul Kalmo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Sovereignty has been characterised as a form of “organised hypocrisy”, a system governed by a set of rules that are generally recognised as binding and yet continually infringed by the most powerful actors. This idea can be extended to analyse the role of sovereignty within the Soviet Union. The latter was also nominally governed by a constitution which endowed the Union Republics with the right of secession, but there was no realistic possibility of exercising this right. One should not rush to conclude, however, that the letter of the Soviet Constitution of 1977 was entirely without relevance. As Jon Elster has argued, hypocrisy can be a “civilising force” when the need to appear impartial and retain public credibility forces actors to choose a strategy they would not have chosen otherwise. A good example of this kind of argumentative constraint is offered by the dilemma faced by the Soviet leadership after the mid-1980s, as it became reluctant to use military force to suppress independence movements within the Baltic States while, at the same time, promising to give more weight to the Soviet Constitution and respect the “sovereignty” of the Union Republics. In this setting, the ambiguity of the word “sovereignty” could be used by a whole gamut of political movements in order to further their agenda, from local communists eager to expand their autonomy within the Soviet system to those making an explicit bid for the restoration of independence. Significant legal and political changes could be justified as mere conclusions from the constitutionally recognised status of the Union Republics — a strategy which was all the more effective as Moscow struggled to formulate an alternative line of constitutional interpretation that could be used to counter the Baltic claims. This exchange of opinions escalated into a constitutional conflict in November 1988 when the Estonian Supreme Soviet responded to proposed amendments to the Soviet

  7. Selenium levels of Estonians.

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    Rauhamaa, P; Kantola, M; Viitak, A; Kaasik, T; Mussalo-Rauhamaa, H

    2008-09-01

    The objective of this study is to sum up the dietary selenium intake of the Estonian people according to the serum selenium concentrations. This research compiles the information published in the literature about the levels of selenium in the serum of the Estonian people. We compare these results with the findings obtained from the analyses of serum samples gathered by us in the 1990s in Estonia. The selenium concentration in sera of 404 Estonians ranged from 26 to 116 microg/l; the mean was 75 microg/l. The selenium contents of Estonians were at a similar level as reported for Finns before the selenium supplementation of fertilizers carried out in Finland in 1984. In view of the selenium concentration in the sera, we suggest that the dietary selenium intake among the Estonian people might be scarce, and Estonian authorities should consider in their nutrition policies the possible low intake of selenium of Estonians.

  8. Remodeling Air Force Cyber Command and Control

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    2017-10-10

    Force operations on a mission defense team at the squadron. At the Wing level, Maj Pat Summers serves as a Non- Kinetic Effects Officer, representing...upper/strategic echelons and bases. She is expected to keep up with industry and joint trends and to work with squadrons Amn Stitzer Maj Summers Col...establish transparency with the 24th Air Force, Mr. Brothers will be responsible for reporting to the NKEO ( Maj Summer) to keep the 24th Air Force and

  9. Effectively Managing the Air Force Enterprise Architecture

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    Sharkey, Jamie P

    2005-01-01

    The Air Force is developing and implementing an enterprise architecture to meet the Clinger-Cohen Act's requirement that all federal agencies use an architecture to guide their information technology (IT) investments...

  10. Air Force Civilian Senior Leadership Development Challenges

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    Webb, Billy P

    2008-01-01

    .... While Gen Jumper's sight picture recognizes the need to grow civilians for leadership positions, there is a more compelling reason for the Air Force to focus on civilian leadership development...

  11. US Air Force Data Processing Manuals

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data Processing Reference manual for United States Air Force surface stations, circa 1960s. TDF-13 stands for Tape Deck Format number 13, the format in which the...

  12. OCONUS Compliance Assessment Protocols Air Force Supplement

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    2009-09-01

    implementation of an ESOHMS patterned after the ISO 14001 standard by 31 December 2005 in order to meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13148...Force EMS, articulates the vision for the Air Force’s ISO 14001 -like EMS, identifies the gaps that exist between this vision and the current Air Force...requirements of its EMS and ISO 14001 :2004 or equivalent EMS in accordance with the DOD Component’s EMS declaration of conformance protocol. An EMS

  13. Decisiveness and Air Force Independence

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    Radford, Michael

    1997-01-01

    .... Influenced by World War I, air power theorists proclaimed that the skillfully wielded aerial weapon offered the way to strike directly at the heart of the enemy and bring victory without major...

  14. Air Force Afloat Prepostion Fleet

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    Dugan, Richard

    2000-01-01

    ...) to assist assigned airmen with operations tempo. AEFs present pre-designated combat, mobility, support and leadership capabilities from which the Joint Force Commander can tailor the desired operational effect...

  15. Advanced Robotics for Air Force Operations

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    1989-06-01

    construction Surveillance Following Attack. Knowl - efforts. edge of the extent of damage to an air base facility is necessary to determine what actions can...and Malcom James Ree. Relationships of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVB) Form 8, 9, and 10 to Air Force Technical School Final

  16. Communicating Why: Aligning the Air Force Message

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    2015-02-17

    49 Ibid. 50 Ibid. 51 Alan Vick , American Public is Less Inclined to Distinguish Among Service Branches, RAND Project Air Force Report PAF-1P-239...States Air Force—It’s What We Do.” 29 August 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPMA5QHynw8 (accessed 28 November 2014). Vick , Alan. American

  17. Valued Estonian Music CDs

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2004-01-01

    2002. aastal välja antud eesti muusika heliplaatidest Artur Kapp "Symphonische Werke", Eduard Tubin "Symphonies No.9, No.10 and No.11", "Estonian Preludes", "Eesti heliloojad. Hortus Musicus", "Eesti Muusika Päevad", "Tallinn Saxophone Quartet. Estonian Contemporary Music", "Triskele. Kolga-Jaani vaimulikud rahvalaulud", "Helmekaala. Linnupuu Anne", "Modern Fox mängib Raimond Valgret",

  18. INTRODUCTION TO ESTONIAN LINGUISTICS.

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    RAUN, ALO; SAARESTE, ANDRUS

    THIS TEXT COMPRISES A SURVEY OF THE ESTONIAN LANGUAGE, WHICH IS GROUPED HERE WITH LIVONIAN, VOTIC, AND A PART OF WESTERN FINNISH, TO FORM THE SOUTHWESTERN BRANCH OF THE FINNIC (OR BALTO-FINNIC) LANGUAGES. THE AUTHORS' CLASSIFICATIONS AND A HISTORY OF THE STUDIES WHICH HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN ESTONIAN ARE PRESENTED, FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION OF…

  19. Air Force Nuclear Enterprise Organization: A Case Study

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    2016-09-15

    AIR FORCE NUCLEAR ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION: A CASE STUDY Graduate Research Paper Jeffery M. Blackrick, Major, USAF AFIT-ENS-MS-16...S-027 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIR UNIVERSITY AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio DISTRIBUTION...subject to copyright protection in the United States. AFIT-ENS-MS-16-S-027 AIR FORCE NUCLEAR ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION: A CASE STUDY

  20. 77 FR 55465 - US Air Force Exclusive Patent License

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    2012-09-10

    ... Department of the Air Force US Air Force Exclusive Patent License AGENCY: Air Force Research Laboratory... an Exclusive Patent License. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of part 404 of Title 37, Code of... interest the United States Air Force has in: U.S. Patent No. 8,051,475, filed on March 27, 2007 and issued...

  1. Forced Air-Breathing PEMFC Stacks

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Air-breathing fuel cells have a great potential as power sources for various electronic devices. They differ from conventional fuel cells in which the cells take up oxygen from ambient air by active or passive methods. The air flow occurs through the channels due to concentration and temperature gradient between the cell and the ambient conditions. However developing a stack is very difficult as the individual cell performance may not be uniform. In order to make such a system more realistic, an open-cathode forced air-breathing stacks were developed by making appropriate channel dimensions for the air flow for uniform performance in a stack. At CFCT-ARCI (Centre for Fuel Cell Technology-ARC International we have developed forced air-breathing fuel cell stacks with varying capacity ranging from 50 watts to 1500 watts. The performance of the stack was analysed based on the air flow, humidity, stability, and so forth, The major advantage of the system is the reduced number of bipolar plates and thereby reduction in volume and weight. However, the thermal management is a challenge due to the non-availability of sufficient air flow to remove the heat from the system during continuous operation. These results will be discussed in this paper.

  2. Institutional Memory and the US Air Force

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    38 | Air & Space Power Journal Institutional Memory and the US Air Force Lt Col Daniel J. Brown, USAF Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed...his 2007 white paper raises questions re-garding airpower’s impact and historical record, especially in light of the two conflicts that consumed the...national defense. After each ad- vance is tested in combat, a new round of intellectual sparring commences regarding Summer 2016 | 39 Institutional Memory

  3. Air Force UAVs: The Secret History

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    2010-07-01

    inertia, however, and the very odd-looking, un- manned “flying clam” showed remarkable resiliency despite its profound lack of fit within the... solo campaign for the greater part of a decade. Finally, technology stimulated but failed to float the RPV revolution. Although microprocessors...relationship of manned aviation to the threat posed by enemy air defenses—a threat ap- parently perceived more sharply by the Air Force than by other

  4. 33 CFR 334.590 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base...

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    2010-07-01

    ..., Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. 334.590 Section 334.590 Navigation... RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.590 Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (a) The danger zone. An area in the Atlantic Ocean immediately offshore from...

  5. Improving the Air Force Squadron Command Selection Process

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    2017-04-19

    is assigned to the Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. Lt Col Taylor is an Air Force Special Operations pilot whose experience spans a...within the military, there are almost infinite levels of application. This study will focus attention at the Air Force squadron level for several reasons...through the stages of professional military education that span an Air Force officer’s career, we are taught that the Air Force squadron commander

  6. Contracting Practices at Air Force Laboratory Facilities

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    2007-09-28

    Procurement of services ; management structure,” December 2001, discusses contracting responsibilities of designated officials to ensure the services...Defense to establish a management structure for the procurement of services for DoD. It was determined within the Air Force that research and

  7. Air Force Research Laboratory Cryocooler Technology Development

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    Davis, Thomas M.; Smith, D. Adam; Easton, Ryan M.

    2004-06-01

    This paper presents an overview of the cryogenic refrigerator and cryogenic integration programs in development and characterization under the Cryogenic Cooling Technology Group, Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The vision statement for the group is to support the space community as the center of excellence for developing and transitioning space cryogenic thermal management technologies. This paper will describe the range of Stirling, pulse tube; reverse Brayton, and Joule-Thomson cycle cryocoolers currently under development to meet current and future Air Force and Department of Defense requirements. Cooling requirements at 10K, 35K, 60K, 95K, and multistage cooling requirements at 35/85K are addressed. In order to meet these various requirements, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate is pursuing various strategic cryocooler and cryogenic integration options. The Air Force Research Laboratory, working with industry partners, is also developing several advanced cryogenic integration technologies that will result in the reduction in current cryogenic system integration penalties and design time. These technologies include the continued development of gimbaled transport systems, 35K and 10K thermal storage units, heat pipes, cryogenic straps, and thermal switches.

  8. RAND Project Air Force Annual Report 2008

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    Fitzmartin, Jean R. Gebman, Elham Ghashghai, Jeff Hagen, Thomas Hamilton, Gregory G. Hildebrandt, Yool Kim, Robert S. Leonard, Rosalind Lewis, Elvira...ARMY.MIL, photo by: Carleton Bailie, pages 18–19 AIR FORCE LINK, photos by: Sue Sapp (cover); Airman 1st Class Franklin J. Perkins (pages 12–13

  9. ESTONIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FEATURES

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    This article attempts to identify structural elements of the Estonian education system which has obtained in the last PISA 2012 international report, some results well above the average set by the OECD (494...

  10. Air Force Strategic Planning: Past, Present, and Future

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    1 Giulio Douhet, Command of the Air , trans. Dino Ferrari, Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1998...May 1946. 32 Michael H. Gorn, ed., Prophecy Fulfilled: “Toward New Horizons” and Its Legacy, Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program... air .66 All in all, U.S. command of the air became an increasingly open question. The Air Force responded to these challenges on multiple fronts. It

  11. The Indian Air Force. Trends and Prospects

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    1995-01-01

    acquired in 1984 and serve primarily as part of the IAF’s air defense fleet. 4 Ravi Rikhye, in The Milltarzatiaon of Mother Inaia, New Delhi: Chanakya ...for Year Ended 31 March 1994, No. 9 of 1993, Union Government, 1993. Rikhye, Ravi, The Miiitarization of Mother India, New Delhi: Chanakya ...Publications, 1990. Rikhye, Ravi, The War That Never Was, New Delhi: Chanakya Pub.. lications, 1988. Rikhye, Ravi, "Why India Won: The 14-Day War," Armed Forces

  12. Shaping Air Mobility Forces for Future Relevance

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    2017-01-01

    fleet. The military components gener- ally bring a bifurcated fleet composed of aircraft designs that trade off airfield flexibility for range and...overall flex- ibility and capacity of the existing airlift fleet marginally, but they do not ad- dress the ability of the fleet to accomplish key...real issue in the study was not the need for an outsize capability but the trade -off between cost and the degree to which the Air Force could

  13. 77 FR 33202 - Department of the Air Force

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    2012-06-05

    ... Department of the Air Force Corrected Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License AGENCY: The United States Air Force, DoD. SUMMARY: This notice replaces the one published on May 18, 2012 in the Federal... amended; the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant SCADA Security Innovation, Inc...

  14. 32 CFR 644.516 - Clearance of Air Force lands.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Clearance of Air Force lands. 644.516 Section 644... Excess Land and Improvements § 644.516 Clearance of Air Force lands. The Chief of Engineers has no responsibility for inspecting or clearing excess Air Force land of explosives or chemical/biological contaminants...

  15. 32 CFR 631.15 - Air Force policy.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Air Force policy. 631.15 Section 631.15 National...-Installation Operations (Military Patrols and Investigative Activities) and Policy § 631.15 Air Force policy. (a) Airmen, military and/or Department of the Air Force Civilian (DAFC) police performing off...

  16. MISSION AND COMMUNITY: THE AIR FORCE SOLUTION TO FUNDING BOTH

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    2016-10-10

    enabling mission execution. The overall average age of a facility in the Air Force inventory is 36 years and on- third of the inventory has actually... PRICE FOR AIR FORCE QUALITY OF LIFE ..................................................17 DISCUSSION OF ANALYSIS RESULTS...its Airmen and families, this community focus comes at a great price …an appropriated price . The Air Force must examine alternatives to provide

  17. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

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    2010-07-01

    ... weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. (a... enforced by the Commander, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force, Seattle, Washington, or such agencies as he...

  18. The U.S. Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Mission: A Mission for the Air Reserve Components

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    currently a problem at the AFRC MAJCOM, with the open position of 20 Command Nurse, a position that has been vacant since October. The Air National...Cantwell, Gerald T. Citizen airmen : a history of the Air Force Reserve, 1946-1994. Air Force History and Museums Program,1997. http://www.afhso.af.mil...AU/ACSC/2016 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY THE U.S. AIR FORCE AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION MISSION: A MISSION FOR THE AIR RESERVE

  19. Keesler Air Force Base team tours Stennis

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    2009-01-01

    Stennis Space Center Deputy Director Patrick Scheuermann (seated, center) welcomed members of the Keesler Air Force Base management team from Biloxi during a Nov. 4 tour of the rocket engine test facility. During the visit, Keesler team members toured several areas, including the A-3 Test Stand construction site and the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engine assembly facility. Management team members visiting Stennis included Brig. Gen. Ian R. Dickinson (seated, right), commander of the Keesler base, and Col. Christopher Valle (seated, left), vice commander of the base.

  20. US Air Force fuel cell application analysis

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    Pouchot, W. D.; Summers, W. A.; Hofbauer, J. A.

    1982-01-01

    Fuel Cell Power Unit conceptual designs and cost/benefit analyses were accomplished for six U.S. Air Force applications. The applications included two attended remote sites, two unattended remote sites and two tactical/mobile requirements. The electrical power ratings of these designs ranged from 23 kW to 100 kW. Fuels considered included diesel, Jet Fuel (JP-4) and methanol. Life cycle cost and benefit analyses showed that significant savings and operational improvements could be realized with the introduction of fuel cells into the USAF power generation inventory.

  1. Air Force Chaplains 1971-1980

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    1986-01-01

    service conducted at McConnell AFB Liy Ch. Sudderth A. Harms for Col. Joseph W. Brand on June 25, 1977." On September 6, 1976, the Vietnamese embassy in...valuable single experience of the year as it demonstrated the fairness and equity of the Air Force promotion system." He also performed these tasks...34clean- up" days at which the Catholic Women of the Chapel shampooed all the carpets in one day in \\976.M Usage No tabulation is available of

  2. The Air Force Aviation Investment Challenge

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    2015-12-17

    reducing annual quantities of the F-35A;  further retarding the growth of R&D programs;  deferring the KC-Y follow-on tanker ;  funding the long...the 1970s; 3  the KC-46A tanker , to replace KC-135s designed in the 1950s; 4  the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), initially to replace B-52s...cargo aircraft and a relatively small number of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPA, as the Air Force refers to unmanned aerial systems ). 6

  3. Geothermal Resource Verification for Air Force Bases,

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    1981-06-01

    680OF (3600 C) in the Salton Sea, California, and the nearby Cerro Prieto region of Mexico. Liquid water can exist underground in nature to a maxi...northwest Mexico’s Cerro Prieto field and southcentral California’s Imperial Valley area [banwell (1970)]. The Baca field in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains...AO-AIOQ bA SANDI NA IONCAL L AB NURU NNI 1/ GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE VER IFIC A FR AIR FORCE RASES, 1W UCJUN 81 P f GRANT DE-AC04-TAiDOpOos WACLASSIFIED

  4. Anthropometry of Brazilian Air Force pilots.

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    da Silva, Gilvan V; Halpern, Manny; Gordon, Claire C

    2017-10-01

    Anthropometric data are essential for the design of military equipment including sizing of aircraft cockpits and personal gear. Currently, there are no anthropometric databases specific to Brazilian military personnel. The aim of this study was to create a Brazilian anthropometric database of Air Force pilots. The methods, protocols, descriptions, definitions, landmarks, tools and measurements procedures followed the instructions outlined in Measurer's Handbook: US Army and Marine Corps Anthropometric Surveys, 2010-2011 - NATICK/TR-11/017. The participants were measured countrywide, in all five Brazilian Geographical Regions. Thirty-nine anthropometric measurements related to cockpit design were selected. The results of 2133 males and 206 females aged 16-52 years constitute a set of basic data for cockpit design, space arrangement issues and adjustments, protective gear and equipment design, as well as for digital human modelling. Another important implication is that this study can be considered a starting point for reducing gender bias in women's career as pilots. Practitioner Summary: This paper describes the first large-scale anthropometric survey of the Brazilian Air Force pilots and the development of the related database. This study provides critical data for improving aircraft cockpit design for ergonomics and comprehensive pilot accommodation, protective gear and uniform design, as well as digital human modelling.

  5. Olev Schults : SAS vajab Estonian Airi rahvusliku lennufirmana / Olev Schults ; interv. Andres Reimer

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    Schults, Olev

    2008-01-01

    Estonian Airi nõukogu esimees vastab küsimustele, kas SAS arendas Läti airBalticut Estonian SAS-i arvel, mis mõte on rahvuslikul lennukompaniil, kui riik ei tohi seda finantseerida, kuidas mõjutab investorite meeleolu SAS-i Eestis tabanud poliitikute kriitika tulv

  6. History of Turkish Air Force Aviation School and the Process of Transition to Air Force Academy

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    Osman YALÇIN

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Turkish aviation has started as a military entity. The foundation of ‘’Tayyare Komisyonu’’ (Airplane Comission in June 1, 1911 has been accepted as the official starting point. The organization of aviation includes pilot training, airplane supply, fondation of aviation school, establishment of combatant units, and building the air vehicles with local and national endeavour. Later, air defense systems, meteorology, training observers, machine specialist and technicians has gained importance as well. Turkish aviation has been built upon the ruins of the last wars of Ottoman Empire. After the invasion of the British and the French, Ottoman aviators moved to Maltepe and then to various parts of Anatolia eventually. During the Independence War, aviation school was founded in Eskişehir, moved to Adana, Konya, and came back to Adana again. After the Greek forces were expelled from Anatolia via İzmir, aviation school was moved to İzmir. In 1925, it was brought back to Eskişehir on October 1, 1951. After WWII, the duration of training in order to be a pilot was six years. In 1929, aviation school turned out to be an academic institution as well. On October 1, 1951, Air Force Academy was established in Eskişehir. Due to high sound of jet air planes, the academy was moved to İzmir in 1954. Education and training were restructured there and the quality was raised. In 1967, Air Force Academy was moved back to Yeşilköy where Turkish aviation was born some 47 years ago. Due to academic diversity and rich culture heritage, a productive period has started in Istanbul. Air Force Academy has been an institution offering BA level education since 2001 whose process goes back to 1990s. Around 90 civilian and 50 military academicians conduct education and research per year. Military training including Yalova encampment site, affective domain training, and sports activities are also conducted as well. With a 103 years history and around 16.000 graduates

  7. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2001

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    I had to convince people of.� Young, a heavy equipment operator who has worked snow removal at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.; Osan Air Base, Korea...storage tanks at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. Geer is a 2000 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award recipient. (Photo by SrA Esperanza Berrios) 31 CE

  8. Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Fuze Modernization (ICBM Fuze Mod)

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    2015-12-01

    Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) RCS: DD-A&T(Q&A)823-498 Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Fuze Modernization (ICBM Fuze Mod) As of FY...Assigned: June 27, 2013 Program Information Program Name Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Fuze Modernization (ICBM Fuze Mod) DoD...in a memo dated August 18, 2013, titled "Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Fuze Program Phase 6.3 Development Engineering Authorization

  9. Evaluation of Air Force and Navy Demand Forecasting Systems

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    1994-01-01

    FORECASTING SYSTEMS THESIS Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of...compute the forecasting error measurements (MAD, , vAPE & MPE) to evaluate the accuracy and the stability of the Air Force RDB Forecasting system. The RDB...Institute, March 1993. Bond, A. Craig and Marvin E. Ruth. A Conceptual Model of the Air Force Logistics Picline. MS thesis, AFIT/GLM/LSM/89S-2. School

  10. Hypertension in Indonesian air force pilots

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: To investigate the association between aircraft noise and blood pressure.Methods: A nested case-control study was conducted on Indonesian Air Force pilots doing annual medical check-ups at the Saryanto Institute for Aviation and Aerospace Health (LAKESPRA from 2003 – 2008. The data extracted from medical records were age, total flight hours, type of aircraft, fasting blood glucose and cholesterol levels, waist circumference, height and weight (Body Mass Index, and blood pressure.Results: There were 549 pilots, 49 were found to be hypertensive, with SBP ≥ 140 mmHg and/or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg. Helicopters pilots were at an almost 2 fold risk of hypertension compared to pilots of the fixed wing aircrafts. Pilots with more than 1400 hours of flight had more than 2 fold risk of being hypertensive compared to those with 1400 flight hours or less.Conclusion: The type of aircraft, which is related to the noise generated, may be a risk factor for developing hypertension in pilots. Increased total flight hours also increased the risk of hypertension. (Med J Indones 2012;21:38-43Keywords: Aircraft noise, hypertension, pilots

  11. Increasing Competition for Spares Within AFLC (Air Force Logistics Command).

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    1984-05-13

    the Air Logis- tics Centers, to execute the contract pro- visions and assure that the Air Force receives correct data at the correct time for its...go a long way toward solving many of the problems addressed in this research project. According to representatives of the OPR, the Air Staff ( LEYE ...Funds for Breakout AD- 4 LIST OF PERSONS INTERVIEWED 1. Air Staff ( LEYE ): Mr. Bill Jiminez LTC Eugene Tattini 2. Air Staff (RDCL): Mr. John Robuck Mr

  12. Living History: Pioneering Bandswomen of the United States Air Force

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    Nichols, Jeananne

    2015-01-01

    This narrative describes two United States Air Force bandswomen whose combined careers span the past sixty years. Cornetist Martha (Martye) Jean Awkerman joined the U.S. Women in the Air Force (WAF) Band in 1955. She served the WAF band as cornet soloist and principal trumpet until the band was disbanded in 1961. In 1983, tubist Jan Duga joined…

  13. Program Funding Guide for Air Force Systems Command Space Programs

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    1975-11-01

    Robert O’Shaughnessy, USN. My special thanks are also due Major Lawrence J. Hildebrand, Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command/ SDSD , for providing in...and Engineering. Washington, D.C., May 1974. 14. Hildebrand, Lawrence J., MAJ USAF., Interview conducted at Air Force Systems Command, AFSC/ SDSD . 12 August 1975. C-2 I

  14. Educating Air Force Mortuary Officers: Confronting Death Anxiety.

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    Giles, Karen

    1993-01-01

    Instructor at Air Force Institute of Technology describes role in preparing officers and noncommissioned officers to care for Air Force's dead, thus making them mortuary officers. Notes that officers possess no special skills, are not tested for psychological aptitude, and are not given any initial special/additional training. Describes…

  15. Weapon System Warranties: Is the Air Force on Track?

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    1988-04-01

    26 IV WARRANTY ADN !NISTRATION ......................35 Air Force Formal Guidance .................. 35 Air Force Warranty Program Organization...programs are listed below: Klystrun Electrun Tube Sep 75 - Sep 79 A.N/ ARN 118 TACAN Dec 75 - Apr 82 AVU - bC/A Airspeed Indicator Apr 76 - Apr 81 Omega

  16. Strategies for managing academic stress among air force secondary ...

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    This paper focuses on the concept of stress, academic stress and causes of academic stress experienced by the students of Air Force Secondary schools. The paper goes further to look at the effects, symptoms of academic stress among students of the Air Force Secondary Schools, and proffers some strategies for ...

  17. Preliminary Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Air Force Advertising.

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    Vitola, Bart M.

    The Airman Enlistment Questionnaire was administered to a sample of non prior service enlistees, 1,667 males and 300 females. Analysis of the responses shows (1)educational opportunity is the strongest motivator for enlisting in the Air Force; (2) there is an indication that Air Force advertising should make different appeals to men and women; and…

  18. Tough Tommy’s Space Force: General Thomas S. Power and the Air Force Space Program

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    2016-06-01

    Cameron, Training to Fly: Military Flight Training 1907-1945 (Washington, DC: Air Force Museums and History Program, 1999), 225-6. 9 Bruce Ashcroft, We... Air Corps Tactical School 1920-1940 (Washington, DC: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1998), 79. This paper has been cleared as amended for...itself. Graduation Day on 29 June 1940 was as inauspicious as opening ceremonies, and Brigadier General Frederick L. Martin, Third Wing, GHQ Air

  19. Air Force Commander’s Guide to Diversity and Inclusion

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    2015-01-01

    The author of this publication, Nelson Lim, is an senior sociologist at the RAND Corporation. RAND Project AIR FORCE RAND Project AIR FORCE ( PAF ), a...division of the RAND Corporation, is the U.S. Air Force’s federally funded research and development center for studies and analyses. PAF provides...Resource Management; and Strategy and Doctrine. Additional information about PAF is available on our website: http://www.rand.org/ paf / A B O U T T

  20. Triple Track: A New Paradigm for Developing Air Force Officers

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    2017-03-06

    AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY TRIPLE TRACK: A NEW PARADIGM FOR DEVELOPING AIR FORCE OFFICERS by Tracy N. Hunter, Lieutenant...their careers in order to possess the skills to effectively integrate capabilities across the joint force.5 The AF needs to alter the paradigm on...same time developing officers who can integrating elements across multiple domains. This new paradigm will encourage a focus on officer

  1. Discovering Air Force Identity: Airpower and Innovations

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    2012-02-15

    potential of rockets and tested the first remotely piloted aircraft able to carry ordnance over hundreds of miles.9 For Arnold, airpower represented...Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon (New York: Random House, 2009; and Vicki J. Rast , The Air University Pantheon of...ed. Air Power in its Wider Context. London: The Stationery Office, 1998. Rast , Vicki J. The Air University Pantheon of Air, Space, and Cyberspace

  2. Kas Bombardier lennutab Estonian Airi üles? / Henrik Ilves

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    Ilves, Henrik

    2011-01-01

    Estonian Air on saanud oma käsutusse kaks kolmest ostetud lennukist Bombardier CRJ900, millega saavutatakse Boeing 737-ga võrreldes oluline kütuse kokkuhoid. 20 aastaga on müüdud CRJ-seeria lennukeid juba üle 1700

  3. Cognitive Evaluation of Israeli Air Force Pilot Cadets.

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    Gordon, Shirley; Goren, Chen; Carmon, Erez; Shelef, Leah

    2017-04-01

    In aviation psychology, there is a constant need for the cognitive evaluation of pilots as part of operational fitness and safety criteria. A cross-sectional study with comparison between the performance of Israeli Air Force pilot cadets (N = 318) and U.S. Air Force pilot training candidates (N = 512) as assessed by a cognitive battery was undertaken. The data of the comparison group was collected from Callister, King, and Retzlaff, as published in 1996. In general, the means in the three components composing the battery-speed, accuracy, and throughput variables-indicated that the Israeli Air Force pilot cadets' scores were higher than those of the U.S. Air Force pilot candidates' scores in 50 of 53 variables. Nonsignificant differences were found in Accuracy of shifting attention-arrow color (SATAC), pathfinder-combined (PFC), and pathfinder-letter (PFL). The difference in performance between the two groups may be due to differences in population characteristics. However, these results need to be considered cautiously, as the groups were sampled at a sizeable time gap (1996 for the U.S. Air Force vs. 2013 for the Israeli Air Force), with each time period characterized by different cultural and technological influences.Gordon S, Goren C, Carmon E, Shelef L. Cognitive evaluation of Israeli Air Force pilot cadets. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017; 88(4):392-398.

  4. International Affairs Programs: The Air Force Versus the Army

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    2015-10-01

    AU/ACSC/2015 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAMS: THE AIR FORCE VERSUS THE ARMY by Robin L...Doss, thank you for reading my paper and providing encouragement through the whole process of Air Command and Staff College , I am honored by your... friendship . Most importantly, I thank my family. To Dad who always says I can do anything; I just have to believe I can. I am grateful for the

  5. DSB Task Force Report on Air Dominance: Executive Summary

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    2017-01-03

    supremacy . Of interest , General Dwight Eisenhower brought forward an air campaign plan to General George Marshall in 1942 as part of his duties as the...Executive Summary was cleared for public release on January 3, 2017. The Executive Summary is unclassified and cleared for public release. DEFENSE...A fundamental question is whether air supremacy or air dominance is realistic if U.S. air forces cannot be present in the A2/ AD battle space in

  6. Estonian Airi uued soodsad pakkumised

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    2010-01-01

    Estonian Airi kodulehelt on võimalik osta lennupileteid koostööpartnerite poolt pakutavatele mandritevahelistele lendudele ning broneerida internetis hotellituba Euroopa suurima hotelli broneerimise teenust pakkuva ettevõtte Booking.com kaudu

  7. Health Management Issues and Strategy for Air Force Missiles (POSTPRINT)

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    Ruderman, Gregory

    2005-01-01

    As so-called "wooden rounds," which are intended to sit stably in storage for extended periods and then function precisely as desired, at a moment's notice, Air Force missiles would appear to be an...

  8. Changing Demographics and the Impact on Air Force Officer Retention

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    Armstrong, Brenda

    2000-01-01

    .... A review of the demographic studies performed by the Air Force Chaplain Office in the early 1980s and the National Families and Work Institute in 1997 reflect the trend towards an increasing concern...

  9. United States Air Force Nurse Crops Captains' Perceived Leadership Effectiveness

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    Randall, Marjorie

    1998-01-01

    ... effectiveness of nurses who lacked the additional training. Two hundred and seventy-nine United States Air Force Nurse Corps Captains with management experience completed Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practice Inventory-Self (LPI...

  10. Analysis of Air Force Civil Engineering Strategic Planning

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    Mondo, Francis

    2003-01-01

    Several organizations within the Department of Defense, including the Air Force Civil Engineer, are actively engaged in strategic planning in an effort to create a roadmap for future capabilities and performance...

  11. Standard operating procedure for air quality stationary source management at Air Force installations in the Air Force Materiel Command

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    Powell, C.M.; Ryckman, S.J. [Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States). Environmental Compliance Branch

    1997-12-31

    To sustain compliance and avoid future enforcement actions associated with air quality stationary sources and to provide installation commanders with a certification process for Title V permitting, and Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Stationary Source Management has been developed. The SOP consists of two major sections: Stationary Source Planning and Administration, and Stationary Source Operations These two main sections are further subdivided into twelve subsections which delineate requirements (e.g. maintaining inventories, applying for and maintaining permits, keeping records, reporting and certifying compliance) and assign ownership of processes and responsibilities (e.g. appointing a manager/alternate for each identified stationary air source). In addition, the SOP suggests training that should be provided from operator to commander levels to ensure that all personnel involved with a stationary air source are aware of their responsibilities. Implementation of the SOP should provide for the essential control necessary for installation commanders to eliminate stationary air source non-compliance and to certify compliance in accordance with the Title V Operating Permit requirements. This paper will discuss: the background and purpose for the SOPs content, the twelve subsections of the SOP, the success of implementation at various installations, the relevance or the recommended training, the success of negotiating with various labor unions for SOP implementation and the success of the SOP in reference to its intended purpose.

  12. Collected Engineering Data Sheets (Air Force Data Sheet Program)

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    1978-12-01

    extracted from the mold . The metal is refined and desulfurized by flux action and the micro- structure is improved by controlled solidification . The...of three tests in each direction . (c) NA, not applicable. 371 200 1 l? (�) 140 ~ (100) ni TYS (L) D TYS (T) _____________ 120 35 9 e (L) A E (T) 30...34Engineering and Design Data". The work was administered under the direction of the Air Force Materials Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command, Wright

  13. Ejection experience in Serbian air force, 1990-2010

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    Pavlović Miroslav; Pejović Janko; Mladenović Jovan; Čekanac Radovan; Jovanović Dalibor; Karkalić Radovan; Ranđelović Danijela

    2014-01-01

    Background/Aim. Ejection injuries are the problem for air forces. The present risk for injuries is still too high, approximately 30-50%. This study was an effort to determine factors responsible for and contributing to injuries in the Serbian Air Force (SAF) in the last two decades. Methods. All ejection cases in the SAF between 1990 and 2010 were analyzed. The collected data were: aircraft type, ejection seat generation, pilots ´ age and experience, causes...

  14. Air Force Personnel Research: Recommendations for Improved Alignment

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    2014-01-01

    2241, 2013—See Secretary of the Air Force, 2013. AFPC—See Air Force Personnel Center. Aguinis , Herman , “An expanded View of Performance Management ...considered personnel research. Such personnel research informs such areas as recruitment, selection, clas- sification, training, performance management ...oper- ations Agency (AFPoA); AFMA’s Performance Management Division (Bernadette oncale, Brenda Gainey, and Louis Datko); and AFMA’s Management

  15. The Burden of Disability among Active Duty Air Force Members

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    2006-09-01

    regarding active duty pilots and navigators who experienced a cardiac event, which included myocardial infarctions, angina , and sudden death. The study...a Cohort of Active-Duty U.S. Air Force Members Authors: Anthony S. Robbins, MD, PhD, Susan Y. Chao, MS, Vincent P. Fonseca, MD, MPH, Michael R...Physical Fitness in a Cohort of Active-Duty U.S. Air Force Members Anthony S. Robbins, Susan Y. Chao, Vincent P. Fonseca, Michael R

  16. Air Force Strategy Study 2020-2030

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    compacts (EMAC). As the commander in chief within their several states, governors can recall National Guard personnel in either state active duty ( SAD ...states’ adjutant general. Moreover, Guard forces in SAD or under Title 32 status can restore public order using police powers that federal forces do...boundary—the Tropic of Cancer—but no northern one; NATO extends to the North Pole.27 Therefore, partnering with other NATO members with territorial

  17. Environmental Assessment: Installation Development at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

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    America—Division of Saint -Gobain Fiberglass Reinforcements 888 Cryovac Division—Sealed Air Corporation Flexible Packaging 750 Cingular Wireless...Affected Environment Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas 3-55 May 31, 2007 Archer County, Baylor County, Brown County, Callahan County, Clay County

  18. Generic Environmental Impact Statement. Air Force Low Altitude Flying Operations

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    1990-01-01

    evaluating impacts of proposed new or modified airspace allocations for low altitude operations in Vol MI E/AP Guide. 1.62 M d 1.6.21 Devopment of data As...Force airspace management hierarchy. If they are accepted within the Air Force chain of command, proposals for the establishment of MTRs, MOAs, and RAs

  19. [Mati Erelt. Estonian Language] / Katrin Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Katrin

    2004-01-01

    Arvustus: Estonian language / [Estonian Academy of Sciences] ; edited by Mati Erelt.Tallinn : Teaduste Akadeemia Kirjastus, 2003. 412, [1] lk. : ill., kaart. (Linguistica Uralica. Supplementary series, 0868-4731 ; vol. 1)

  20. Army - Air Force Cooperation: Looking Backward to Move Forward

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    Army – Air Force Cooperation: Looking Backward to Move Forward Approved by: __________________________________, Monograph Director William J...until 1947 the US Army was the master of its own destiny. Evidence and lessons learned during combat in World War II led to the creation of a separate...Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and General William W. Momyer, Commander of the Air Force’s Tactical Air Command (TAC). At the first meeting

  1. AAFES Gas Station at Creech Air Force Base Environmental Assessment

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    2009-07-01

    facilities; and methylene chloride , which is used as a solvent and paint stripper . Examples of other listed air toxics include dioxin, asbestos, toluene...equipment and operations such as fueling and painting . Additionally, HAPs may be present in indoor air due to off-gassing of new materials (furniture... paint , aerosol cans, and solvents (Air Force 2003). All base AAFES Gas Station Environmental Assessment Chapter 3: Description of the Affected

  2. Diversity Within the U.S. Air Force Senior Leadership

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    2010-02-17

    Jacqueline A. Gilbert and Bette Ann Stead, ―Stigmatization Revisited: Does Diversity Management Make a Difference in Applicant Success?‖ Group & Organization... Difference in Applicant Success?‖ Group & Organization Management , Vol. 24, No. 2 (June 1999): 239-258. Golembiewski, Robert T. Managing Diversity...AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY WITHIN THE U.S. AIR FORCE SENIOR LEADERSHIP by Gary N. Leong, Lt Col, USAF A Research Report

  3. The United States Air Force Academy: A Bibliography: 1968 - 1972

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    Hist - Aerospace Historian Aero Med - Aerospace Medicine Air Reservist Airman America Armed Forces Compt - Armed Forces Comptroller Armed Forces J...center for aviary medicine . Airman 15:48, May 1971. 235 Jeans, Kit. Children learn at Academy school--CHAP pro- gram. AF Times 30:26, 29 Apr...Indoctrination 10355 Merit lists 10356 Organization 10330 Wing strength 10354 Marihuana incidents 10912 Marriage of cadet 10326

  4. The Slippery Slope of Air Force Downsizing: A Strategy Connection

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    2013-02-14

    Meinhart , Richard M. "Chapter 7 - National Military Strategies: 1990-2009." U.S. Army War College, n.d. National Security Strategy Archives. n.d...service can be seen in comparison. 3 Force structure follows military expenditures as associated with GDP. 11 Army and Marine Corps Force... Army or Marines, as resources become tighter, the Air Force will not have wartime increases from which to reduce. (see Figure 4-212). In FY2001 the

  5. Resilient Airmen: Pacific Air Forces’ Critical Enabler

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    2015-02-01

    8217’Airman’s Creed ." Consider the last stanza: 11I am an American Airman: wingman, leader, warrior. I will never leave an Airman behind, I will never...airpower with strategic effect. January-february 2015 Air & Space Power Jouma/1 127 \\J VIEWS •1• 8. "Airman’s Creed ," US Air Force, accessed 21 November...2014, http:/ /www.airforce.oom /learn-about/ airmans- creed /. 9. Air Force Instruction 90-506, Comprehensive Ainnen Fitness (GAF), 2 April 2014, 14

  6. Improving Collaboration Between Air Force Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence

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    2009-04-01

    hand that CI does not “fit neatly with HUMINT,” but he goes on to explain the importance of CI techniques such as feeding foreign agents false...D.C.: CQ Press, 2006), 14. 31 AFISR 23-2, 4. 32 LtCol John C. Dymond, “Air Force HUMINT: Phoenix or Albatross ?” (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air War...Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center (DCHC), 22 July 2008. Dymond, LtCol John C. “Air Force HUMINT: Phoenix or Albatross ?” (Maxwell

  7. 50th project Air Force, 1946 - 1996

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    1996-12-31

    Contents: a partnership of trust 47 analytic methods, 11 out of the box, 53 systems training program, 17 space, 57 defense economics, 23 strategy for the nuclear era, 61 manpower, 29 theater air operation, 61 logistics, 33 computing, 71 acquisition policy, 39 international studies, 75 the post-cold war world, 43 arms control, 79 the new challenge.

  8. [Professional psychological selection system in the Air Force - 50 years].

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    Pokrovskiĭ, B L

    2014-08-01

    Given the data about the establishment of the professional psychological selection system in the Air Force in 1958-1964 in the NIIIAM Air Force by the team psychological department under the leadership of K.K.Platonova. Given the names of the developers of this system and given the results of their research. The result of all made work the order of Air Force Commander about the introduction of the psychological selection in Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots, starting from a set of 1964 became. Recommendations for professional psychological selection of a wide range of aviation professionals in various fields, and in the future - and other professionals of the Armed Forces, became the results of future work.

  9. Makers of the United States Air Force,

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    1987-01-01

    strength. When Andy Andrews, wearing mufti, was given a farewell review at [Langley, there were few dry eyes. The mail that flooded in, reflecting sorrow...hoped it would be in the cockpit, and he got his wish. Everyone else who knew him or served under him deeply mourned his loss. Marshall, who delivered the...months of flight test, Kepner finally bade experimental airships farewell forever, and, in March 1932, was installed in the Air Corps Materiel

  10. Air Force JROTC: Introduction and Information Brief

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    2015-04-01

    WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Air University ,155 N. Twining Street,Maxwelll AFB,AL,36116 8. PERFORMING...Cadets, Prepared for the Future • Cadet Programs • Citizenship, leadership, academics, & extracurricular activities - our “Immersive Learning” tools...required Extracurricular Activities • Community Service Projects • Color Guard and Drill Teams • Marksmanship • Academic Bowl (SAT/ACT

  11. Improving Energy Security for Air Force Installations

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    2015-09-01

    air energy, and flow batteries are better suited to deliver energy to users for durations in units of minutes or longer. One can see a natural...closely watching. The site has a landfill gas project, solar energy, and a zinc bromide flow battery based energy storage system. Raytheon, though its...of Defense Instruction 4170.11, “Installation Energy Management,” 11 December 2009. Department of Defense, “ Zinc Bromide Flow Battery

  12. Comparison of forced-air warming and resistive heating.

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    Perl, T; Flöther, L; Weyland, W; Quintel, M; Bräuer, A

    2008-12-01

    Perioperative hypothermia is common during anesthesia and surgery and is accompanied by several complications. Forced-air warming is recognized as an effective procedure to prevent hypothermia. The aim of this study was to compare a resistive heating device with a forced-air warming device. Prospective randomized trial. heat transfer laboratory of a University hospital. six healthy volunteers. warming with a forced-air warming device (BairHugger 505 and Upper Body Blanket 522; Arizant Healthcare Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, USA) or a resistive heating device (Geratherm Adult system; Geratherm Medical AG, Geschwenda, Germany). heat transfer was measured with 11 calibrated heat flux transducers on the upper body. Additionally, blanket and skin temperatures were measured. The t-test for matched pairs was used for statistical evaluation. Skin temperature under the covered surface was not statistically different between the two groups (37.3+/-0.2 degrees C in the forced-air warming group and 37.8+/-0.2 degrees C in the resistive heating group). In contrast, blanket temperature (40.3+/-0.6 degrees C vs 38.1+/-0.4 degrees C, P=0.002) and heat transfer (13.2+/-3.6 W vs 7.8+/-1.9 W, P=0.048) were significantly higher in the resistive heating group. Heat transfer in the resistive heating system was significantly greater than that of the forced-air warming system.

  13. Minimizing Air Pollution During the Construction of Air Force Facilities

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    1993-12-08

    fumes, mist, liquid, smoke, other particulate matter, vapor, gas, odorous substances, or any combination thereof but shall not include uncombined water ...Unwofluted Dr Air (Tbe2-1 comenr mt Parts Per Million (VoI) I .ZJn• Nitrogen 780,900 8.95 x 108 Oxygen 209,400 2.74 x 108 Water Argon 9,300 1.52 x 107 Carbon...College, PA 1.9 0.4 2.0 1.0 1.4 5.0 Phoenix, AZ 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.8 Sourc: Fundamentals ofAir Pollation . 2ndEdt~ton, by Stem, Boubel, Tuner, and Fox

  14. IS FREE REALLY FREE PALACE ACQUIRE AS AN EFFECTIVE FORCE RENEWAL SOURCE FOR AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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    2016-02-29

    Objects Report, Public Affairs RPA Tracker. Database, Joint Base San Antonio: Air Force Personnel Center. 12 Air Force Public Affairs SharePoint Site...Air Force Public Affairs SharePoint Site. Career Management. Accessed 22 February, 2016. https://cs3.eis.af.mil/sites/OO-SC-AF-82/Resources/Career

  15. Organizational Change in the United States Air Force

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    2003-01-14

    organizational change on the part of the Air Force. This exploratory study analyzes the transition between the Cold War and post-Cold War periods to identify key variables in the organizational change process that might be susceptible to policy intervention. In particular, it highlights the importance of an external change agent in the form of a directed change in mission, or an internal change agent in the form of organizational learning, as essential factors in transforming the Air Force’s organizational strategy, which is the first step in

  16. Planning and Organizing the Postwar Air Force 1943-1947,

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    1982-01-01

    elonpN. 32 Nepal -ate xCluakdrttii and a Total o1 (-q4() elihxted and OtIC idpciontinel Ill coinpICtineL tllcxC ax Laer \\xa, ettiiplximie x tliWa I... photography ; or special equipment.ൖ With the AAF’s planning for a permanent postwar Air Force having finally reached the 70-group, 400,000-man goal...intelligence, it was agreed that the Air Force would assume responsibility for mapping and photography , over which the War Department previously had

  17. An Air Force Strategy for the Long Haul

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    2009-01-01

    sensor operators, the Air Force should request sensor operators from Army RQ-5 Hunter and Army RQ-7 Shadow UAS units to augment over-tasked, under...space world’s Byzantine labyrinth of shifting security pro- grams exacerbates the problem by locking out whole cadres of experienced scientists and...An Air Force Strategy for the Long Haul S T R A T E G Y F O R T H E L O N G H A U L BY THOMAS P. EHRHARD Report Documentation Page Form

  18. Kanada rahastaja tõi Estonian Airi ostu lähemale / Rivo Sarapik ; kommenteerinud Andrus Ansip

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    Sarapik, Rivo, 1981-

    2010-01-01

    Estonian Air ja Bombardier sõlmisid lennukite hanke lepingu, tingimused ja hind jäid samaks, muutus vaid lennukite tarneaeg. Ostu rahastab Kanada finantseerimisasutus. Uued lennukid saabuvad Eestisse 2011. a. jaanuaris

  19. Evaluating Air Force Expeditionary Nursing -- Are We Prepared?

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    2007-12-07

    cuffs ) Knowledge Q20M Inservice; TOPSTAR; Everyday work experience validated by supervisor/instructor; 1-2 wk clinical rotation ; Additional...iii iv INTRODUCTION A number of nurses from Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) are being deployed on a cyclical rotation to the Air Force (AF...care capability. In-theater Level III hospitals are no longer designed to rehabilitate patients, so patients are then air evacuated to a state-side

  20. U.S. Air Force Annual Financial Statement 2010

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    2010-01-01

    capability of the operational Air Force with highly trained and motivated Airmen; recalls individual ready Reservists and manages mobility and contingency...facilities both in the United States and around the world, as shown below: ➢ CONUS: 67 ➢ OCONUS: 16 People: Trained, motivated , and dedicated. The Air...gift, device, or bequest of real or personal property, made on the condition that it is used for the benefit (or in connection with the establishment

  1. Air Force UAV’s: The Secret History

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    2010-07-01

    AARS have a certain inertia, however, and the very odd-looking, un- manned “flying clam” showed remarkable resiliency despite its profound lack of...military use remained a solo campaign for the greater part of a decade. Finally, technology stimulated but failed to float the RPV revolution. Although...perceived relationship of manned aviation to the threat posed by enemy air defenses—a threat ap- parently perceived more sharply by the Air Force

  2. United States Air Force Annual Financial Statement 2011

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    2011-01-01

    Force with highly trained and motivated Airmen, recalls individual ready Reservists and manages mobility and contingency tasking support for combatant...facilities both in the United States and around the world, as shown in Figure 2 and Table 1.  CONUS: 77  OCONUS: 16 People: Trained, motivated , and...Fund [10 USC 2601 (b)] The Department of the Air Force General Gift Fund accepts, holds, and administers any gift, device, or bequest of real or

  3. The United States Air Force in Korea 1950-1953

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    1983-01-01

    1948, formed the Republic hostilities broke out, the American of Korea, headed by an American- forces in Korea would be a "military educated Korean...the Fifth Air Force sought a specially organized organizational answers to its logistical problems. it maintenance squi -,ron performed major noted the...entitled Supply atov an ree-week prioubtgeenge o from the Sky, which was of educational over a three-week period beginning on value to the ground units

  4. 76 FR 18537 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-04-04

    ... announces that the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place on 5 April 2011 at the Ogden Air Logistics Center, Club Hill Building 450, 7420 Miller Street, Hill Air Force...

  5. Optimizing Air Force Depot Programming to Maximize Operational Capability

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    2014-03-27

    Engineering and Management Air Force Institute of Technology Air University Air Education and Training Command In Partial Fulfillment of the...MCG, OES, PAI, TAI, WF, Z, MAX_Y; AC_PT_YR( AC, PT, YR): CST, P_RQ, P_RQ_MD, DTC , UFPC, X, Y; ENDSETS DATA: BPOS = 5 5 5; WRE = 5...6; CST = 18000 15000 12000 14000 8000 7500 11000 2000 1000 12000 11000 10000 5000 4000 6000 7500 8000 15000; DTC = .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1

  6. Death by a Thousand Cuts: Micro-Air Vehicles (MAV) in the Service of Air Force Missions

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    2001-04-01

    exotic approaches as air suction/injection along the wing surface (which might require micro -valves and micro - pumps ), wall heat transfer, or...AU/AWC/___/2001-4 AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: MICRO -AIR VEHICLES (MAV) IN THE SERVICE OF AIR FORCE MISSIONS by...Dates Covered (from... to) - Title and Subtitle Death by a thousand Cuts: Micro -Air Vehicles (MAV) in the Service of Air Force Missions Contract

  7. Impossible Certainty: Cost Risk Analysis for Air Force Systems

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    2006-01-01

    7 For more detailed information, see, for example, Henrici (1964). 52 Impossible Certainty: Cost Risk Analysis for Air Force Systems... Henrici , Peter, Elements of Numerical Analysis, New York: John Wiley, 1964. Hess, Ronald W., and H. P. Romanoff, Aircraft Airframe Cost Estimating

  8. Book Review: Royal Air Force 1939-1945 | Cornwell | Scientia ...

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    Book Title: Royal Air Force 1939-1945. Book Author: Denis Richards & Hilary St George. Volume 1: The Fight at Odds, by Denis Richards, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1974, pp xii 430. Volume 2: The Fight Avails, by Denis Richards and Hilary St George Saunders. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1975.

  9. Gnatho-postural treatment in an air force pilot.

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    Baldini, Alberto; Tecco, Simona; Cioffi, Domenico; Rinaldi, Antonio; Longoni, Salvatore

    2012-05-01

    Due to the stresses of flight, air force pilots are more likely to experience oral parafunctions such as bruxism when compared to the general population. Further, their craniocervical mandibular system is subjected to particular stresses in the course of their duties. The aim of this study was to analyze an air force pilot who was undergoing gnatho-postural treatment in order to protect the masticatory system and achieve better occlusal balance. A 32-yr-old pilot from the Italian Air Force national aerobatic team P.A.N. Frecce Tricolori was chosen from the pilots analyzed and treated at the Istituto Medico Legale A. Mosso. A resin stabilization splint was designed for the pilot's lower arch, allowing for the unobstructed excursive glides of the mandible in the protrusive position, and laterality and occlusal balance in the centric position. The clinical gnatho-postural treatment involving a functional diagnostic instrument used on Italian Air Force pilots protects the masticatory system from dental abrasion and, in this particular case, seemed to improve the pilot's posture control system as analyzed by the stabilometric platform.

  10. Suitability of Missions for the Air Force Reserve Components

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    2014-01-01

    capital developed in the AC. Table 3.9. Nonmilitary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Applications Application Sector Agricultural spraying, crop dusting...Protection Predator Drone ................................................................................................... 69   Figure A.1. Man...USAF is already training more UAV pilots than F-16 pilots. Within two to three years, Air Force officials predict, drone pilots will outnumber F- 16

  11. Aviation Psychological Practice in the Nigerian Air Force ...

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    The military aviation environment is a unique and dynamic one in which several factors impact the safety and reliability of its operators. The present study is an overview of the challenges and prospects of psychological practice in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The Department of Psychology adopted robust assessment ...

  12. Shaping an Air Force: A Chief’s Perspective

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    2011-06-01

    integration where the cursor is over the target, and we are indifferent to how we got there.”12 Indeed, General Jumper‟s Global Strike Task Force ( GSTF ...concept highlights his ideas on future air operations. GSTF is “a rapid-reaction, leading-edge, power-projection concept that will deliver massive

  13. Personality Differences Among Men In Selected Air Force Specialties

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    Wigington, John H.; Apostal, Robert A.

    1973-01-01

    The results of the analyses of variance indicate that differences exist among the examined Air Force specialties on four VPI scales; realistic intellectual self-control, and status. These results might be considered by school, college, and military counselors in their vocational counseling of prospective and enlisted airmen. (Author)

  14. Closure of George Air Force Base, San Bernardino County, California

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    1990-05-01

    8217s the Air Force has deposited a wide range of environmentally unacceptable wastes into the bosom of Mother Earth. The lists as contained in the E.I.R...high on the hog - -. ere did she get the dough ? I saw atrocities over there th2t would have closed this base in a minutex if it had happened at

  15. Connecting United States Air Force Core Values to Mission Accomplishment

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    2014-06-04

    they should act versus the way people actually act ( Ajzen , 1991). Culture, environmental factors, individual factors, and psychological mechanisms...Resolution, 6 June 2012. Air Force Instruction (AFI) 91-204. Safety Investigations and Reports, 24 September 2008. Ajzen , Icek. “The Theory of

  16. Sustaining Air Force Aging Aircraft into the 21st Century

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    2011-08-01

    Development Center) to receive information. Locations included Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), Ohio ; Hill AFB, Utah; Robins AFB, Georgia; Scott AFB...Northrop Grumman (Palmdale. California). Lockheed-Martin ( Marietta , Georgia), and General Atomics (San Diego, California). The Panel also was...meeting at Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta , GA. (Note: Briefing contains Lockheed Martin proprietary information). Babish, C. (2009, September

  17. Depression and burnout symptoms among Air Force family medicine providers.

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    Varner, Derrick F; Foutch, Brian K

    2014-05-01

    This study investigated the prevalence of depression and burnout symptoms among family medicine providers on active duty in the US Air Force. Results demonstrated that 84% of those surveyed scored positive for degrees of depression symptoms; only sex differences were significant.

  18. United States Air Force Agency Financial Report 2013

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    2013-01-01

    Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) DEAMS is the Air Force financial management Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) system that uses industry...perception to mitigate the risk of brownout clouds to pilots, ground crews and flight hardware. Fundamental basic science studies of the fluid...fidelity computational models of brownout clouds , which were subsequently validated with experimental testing. This was combined with research into novel

  19. Information Assurance within the United States Air Force

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    Cherry, John D.

    2010-01-01

    According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a review of information assurance (IA) in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 2009, cyber security is jeopardized because of information loss. This situation has occurred in large part because of less than optimal training practices or adherence to training protocols. The purpose of this study was…

  20. U.S. Air Force Engineering and Services Hardware Requirements

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    1991-04-01

    This document proposes a path to meet the communications-computer systems (CSC) requirements of Air Force Engineering and Services (E and S) in the mid-to-late 1990s. It reflects the philosophies that guide E and S upper- level management as it carri...

  1. Air Force Personnel Research Issues: A Manager’s Handbook

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    2007-09-01

    by computing an average physical demand weighted by frequency of performance and percent of the AFS members performing a task. Air Force...Awareness Flight Training Evaluator [ SAFTE ]), and a Predator- like Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Simulation. An additional applied accomplishment...the ratee and rater. Nine performance factors were identified based on several studies involving analyses of OER word pictures, frequency of use

  2. The Chinese Air Force: Evolving Concepts, Roles, and Capabilities

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    2012-01-01

    service. They both enjoy sports, particularly basketball . Xu has enjoyed good fortune while in the air force. After graduation from the 8th Aviation...crucial to its inter- ests. China maintains intermittent patrols and limited interdiction in these rel- evant sea areas with the goal of limiting resource

  3. Process to manufacture effervescent tablets: air forced oven melt granulation.

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    Yanze, F M; Duru, C; Jacob, M

    2000-12-01

    In the present study we apply melt granulation in an air forced oven, called "are forced oven melt granulation" to the single-stage manufacture of effervescent granules consisting of anhydrous citric acid (43.2%) and sodium bicarbonate (56.8%) in order to make tablets. This study established that process parameters such as concentration of PEG 6000, residence time in the air forced oven, fineness of PEG 6000, fineness of the initial effervescent mix and efficiency of two lubricants markedly influenced several granule and tablet characteristics. The granules ready to be compressed into tablets were stable for 7 days at 60% RH/18 degrees C. It is a dry, simple, rapid, effective, economical, reproducible process particularly well suited to the manufacture of effervescent granules which are easily compressed into effervescent tablets. Of all the formulations tested, only formulations B2 and E2 melt granulated for 30 minutes gave tablets which had optimum compression characteristics without processing problems during compression.

  4. Motivational Underpinnings of Estonian Folk Dance Practices among the Estonian Diaspora over Time

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    Eha Rüütel; Iivi Zajedova; Angela Arraste

    2013-01-01

    This article is a part of a wider research on Estonian folk dance, aiming to map the emergence of folk dance groups and to study the practices and role of folk dance among the Estonian diaspora. The article sets out to explore incentives contributing to intergenerational transmission of Estonian folk dance tradition. 54 interviews (21 men and 33 women aged 38 to 87) were carried out with Estonians living in Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and the United States. The analysis ...

  5. Final Environmental Assessment: Replacement Joint Force Headquarters Building, Hanscom Air Force Base Massachusetts

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    2010-01-22

    Headquarters U.S. Air Force 22 January 2010 iv PSD Prevention of Significant Deterioration RFTA Reserve Forces Training Area SAPs Satellite ...including adhesives, sealants, greases, waste paint and thinners, solvents, and corrosive cleaning compounds, are accumulated at satellite ...Chang. clarinet. grade ll edo Chang. trombone. e10 1el Davidow. French hom. ell stey. French hom. grade es Gorry. flute. grade 12 Andrew Goulet

  6. Cohort Profile : Estonian Biobank of the Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu

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    Leitsalu, Liis; Haller, Toomas; Esko, Tonu; Tammesoo, Mari-Liis; Alavere, Helene; Snieder, Harold; Perola, Markus; Ng, Pauline C.; Maegi, Reedik; Milani, Lili; Fischer, Krista; Metspalu, Andres

    The Estonian Biobank cohort is a volunteer-based sample of the Estonian resident adult population (aged >= 18 years). The current number of participants-close to 52000-represents a large proportion, 5%, of the Estonian adult population, making it ideally suited to population-based studies. General

  7. Forced-air warming discontinued: periprosthetic joint infection rates drop

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Several studies have shown that the waste heat from forced-air warming (FAW escapes near the floor and warms the contaminated air resident near the floor. The waste heat then forms into convection currents that rise up and contaminate the sterile field above the surgical table. It has been shown that a single airborne bacterium can cause a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI following joint replacement surgery. We retrospectively compared PJI rates during a period of FAW to a period of air-free conductive fabric electric warming (CFW at three hospitals. Surgical and antibiotic protocols were held constant. The pooled multicenter data showed a decreased PJI rate of 78% following the discontinuation of FAW and a switch to air-free CFW (n=2034; P=0.002. The 78% reduction in joint implant infections observed when FAW was discontinued suggests that there is a link between the waste FAW heat and PJIs.

  8. Innovating to integrate the intangibles into the learning Air Force.

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    Hazen, Benjamin T; Weigel, Fred K; Overstreet, Robert E

    2014-01-01

    United States federal law and other regulations require the US military services to provide professional military education to their forces. Meeting that requirement will become increasingly difficult with the absence of a federal government budget, significant cuts to defense spending, and expected future cuts to both defense spending and manpower. Additionally, the operations tempo remains high despite the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan. The resulting time and budget constraints will likely make it more difficult for the services to provide every member with the opportunity to compete for positions in coveted in-residence professional military education programs. Thus, the Air Force is considering a new lifetime learning approach to professional military education. As the Air Force seeks to develop its new paradigm, we must understand what benefits of the current system should be retained and what drawbacks should be allayed. Unfortunately, there is little research in this area. We content analyze data collected from Air Force officers attending in-residence professional military education, synthesize our findings with education and technology literature, and suggest innovative technologies that can maximize the intangible benefits and minimize the drawbacks of professional military education. The blended approach we present can create a richer, more meaningful learning experience for the service member, while simultaneously lowering the cost per member and providing greater opportunity to attend in-residence professional military education.

  9. Air Force B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber

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    2016-04-14

    go.usa.gov/cswxQ. 3 The other top priorities, as enunciated by Air Force officials on many occasions, are the F-35A Lightning II fighter and the KC-46A...concept of large aircraft carrying long-range weaponry has resurfaced as DOD’s proposed “Arsenal Plane .” See, inter alia, James Drew, “USAF flaunts...arsenal plane ’ concept at Air Warfare Symposium,” FlightGlobal.com, February 26, 2016, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-flaunts-arsenal

  10. 76 FR 57026 - Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    2011-09-15

    ..., communications, weather, and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance; increased space asset vulnerability... Force Research Laboratory overview focusing on the Air Force Science and Technology plan emphasizing...

  11. Plastic media blasting activities at Hill Air Force Base

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    Christensen, J. D.

    1993-03-01

    Hill Air Force Base in Utah developed plastic media blasting (PMB) paint removal process for removing paint from Air Force aircraft. The development of the process involved extensive testing of various abrasives and subsequent parameters to end up with an approved production process. Hill AFB has been using PMB in a production mode since 1985, and completely discontinued chemical stripping of airframes in 1989. We have recently installed and began operating a fully automated PMB facility that utilizes two nine-axis robots to strip an aircraft. This system has enabled us to further reduce the manhours required to strip an aircraft, and also allowed us to remove the employee from the blasting atmosphere into a control room. We have, and will continue to realize, significant environmental and economic savings by using PMB. Hill is also actively involved with the development of future paint stripping technologies.

  12. Femoral neck stress fracture in Air Force basic trainees.

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    Kupferer, Kevin R; Bush, David M; Cornell, John E; Lawrence, Valerie A; Alexander, Jeffrey L; Ramos, Rosemarie G; Curtis, Denice

    2014-01-01

    Stress fractures are a common overuse problem among military trainees resulting in preventable morbidity, prolonged training, and long-term disability following military service. Femoral neck stress fractures (FNSFs) account for 2% of all stress fractures but result in disproportionate burden in terms of cost and convalescence. The purpose of this study was to describe and investigate FNSF in U.S. Air Force basic trainees and to present new data on risks factors for developing FNSF. We examined 47 cases of FNSF occurring in Air Force basic trainees between 2008 and 2011 and 94 controls using a matched case-control model. Analysis with t tests and conditional logistic regression found the risk of FNSF was not associated with body mass index or abdominal circumference. Female gender (p physical fitness level on arrival to training and female gender were significantly associated with risk of FNSF. Reprint & Copyright © 2014 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  13. Eielson Air Force Base Operable Unit 2 baseline risk assessment

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    Lewis, R.E.; Jarvis, T.T.; Jarvis, M.R.; Whelan, G.

    1994-10-01

    Operable Unit 2 at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) near Fairbanks, is one of several operable units characterized by petroleum, oil, and lubricant contamination, and by the presence of organic products floating at the water table, as a result of Air Force operations since the 1940s. The base is approximately 19,270 acres in size, and comprises the areas for military operations and a residential neighborhood for military dependents. Within Operable Unit 2, there are seven source areas. These source areas were grouped together primarily because of the contaminants released and hence are not necessarily in geographical proximity. Source area ST10 includes a surface water body (Hardfill Lake) next to a fuel spill area. The primary constituents of concern for human health include benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). Monitored data showed these volatile constituents to be present in groundwater wells. The data also showed an elevated level of trace metals in groundwater.

  14. Joining Forces: Preparing to Fight Coalition Air War

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    2013-06-01

    transitioned to control through the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which was NATO-led. Veronica M. Kitchen , The Globalization of NATO...in every war, since the Mexican -American Border Wars (1910- 1919), airpower provided by the US Army Signal Corps, the US Army Air Corps, the US Army...Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press,1992. Kitchen , Veronica M. The

  15. The Icarus Illusion: Technology, Doctrine and the Soviet Air Force.

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    1986-09-01

    Kipp, Jacob W., eds. Soviet Aviation and Air Power. Boulder: Westview Press, 1977. Hollowav. David. The Soviet Union and the Arms Race. New Haven: Yale...L. Fighter Combat: Tactics, and Maneuvering. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1985. Scott, Harriet Fast and Scott, William F. The Armed Forces of the...USSR. Boulder: Praeger, 1979. Scott, Harriet Fast and Scott, William F., eds. The Soviet Art of War: Doctrine, Strategy and Tactics. Boulder

  16. The Air Force Role in Low-Intensity Conflict

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    1986-10-01

    December 1981), and aftermath of Guelta Zemmour (January 1982 to present) . Static Defense (November 1975 to June 1979) The Morocco-Polisario conflict...denied them the ability to operate freely in the desert . The air force undertook extremely successful operations at Akka, Guelta Zemmour, Hausa, Messeid...intense level of activity in conflicts around the Guelta Zemmour area . The Polisario attacked Guelta Zemmour in strength and drove out the Moroccan

  17. Descriptive Analysis of Air Force Non-Fatal Suicide Events

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    2006-07-01

    otherwise in any manner construed, as licensing the holder or any other person or corporation; or as conveying any rights or permission to manufcture , use...collectior of information, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Department of Defense, Executive Services and Communications Directorate...the Air Force Suicide Prevention Program, the Suicide Event Surveillance System (SESS) was developed in response to a peak in 1994 in the number of

  18. Role of Air Force Special Operations in Foreign Internal Defense

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    1991-09-01

    can detract from the menta.’ legitimacy of the state. The Salvadoran The necessity to maintain the fragile Organizacion DemocratIca Nacionallsta...supplement the regular forces while civil defense: or psychological opera- providing the people with a reason to tions.2 The flexibility required in...countries with (R&S). airlift, close air support (CAS), in- rudimentary infrastructure. In these terdiction, and psychological operations. cases, airlift

  19. Air Force Human Resources Laboratory Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1985,

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    1986-01-01

    Integrated Maintenance Information System If technicians are to operate effectively as generalists, they will need much better diagnos- tics and...plan for wartime support, the Air Force needs databases and analysis methods that are sensitive to wartime variables. The Logis- tics and Human...by 1985. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. contractors and representatives from AF/MPPTS, AF/ LEYE , AFOSP, AFMPC, ATC, Joint Service Job Performance

  20. Air Force Leadership Development: Transformation’s Constant

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    2003-05-01

    organization better.ൺ According to Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus , "To choose a direction, a leader must first have developed a mental image of a possible...therefore, its naturally transformational. Leaders of the Air Force must embrace changes and be able to adapt. Burt Nanus , a professor of management and...also quotes another source, "Warren Bennis echoes this sentiment in On Becoming a Leader. He analyzed the leadership learning basics employed by a

  1. A New Vector for Air Force Development of Joint Leaders

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    2010-05-26

    All Saying the Same Thing?”. A survey of leadership literature also includes: Richard L. Daft , The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2002...dividing and specializing labor, to perform a mission or achieve an objective.”13 In The Leadership Experience, Richard Daft defines culture as a...Air Force, policy is also a significant mechanism 14 Richard L. Daft , The Leadership Experience, 2nd ed. (Mason, Ohio: South-Western, 2002), 510. 15

  2. Physical Profiling Performance of Air Force Primary Care Providers

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    2017-08-09

    MTF medical treatment facility OR odds ratio PCP primary care provider PHA Periodic Health Assessment SE standard error SME subject matter expert ...ascertain if predictors existed to augment PCP screening. This study was a cross-sectional, retrospective medical records review of active duty U.S. Air...Force (AF) members receiving care in an AF medical treatment facility (MTF) between October 31, 2013, and September 30, 2014, who had at least one

  3. Headquarters Air Force Material Command Customer Relationship Study

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    2006-03-01

    uses information about each customer to make each customer more valuable to the organization, and the organization more valuable to the customer , while...decreasing the cost of servicing the customer . However, an organization cannot conform to customer specifications if the needs of the customers as...well as what the customer values is not known. As a result, Headquarters (HQ) Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is taking the initiative to gain an

  4. Leadership, Managership, and Computers in Today’s Air Force,

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    Managership is quantifiable and measureable while leadership is qualitative and personal. Though the two concepts are not opposed to each other...there are differences. This paper discusses specific Air Force situations to show that leadership extends beyond managership , particularly in computer...applications areas. For a mere manager, computers make decisions; for a leader a computer is only one tool in decision-making. Exclusive managership

  5. Developing Air Force Strategic Leadership - A Career Long Process

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    2012-05-14

    adapt to fight and win tomorrow’s war. Grandstaff and Sorenson state “In today’s fast-paced society, strategic leaders need to scan the environment...competent flying skills. Without competent flying skills, the Air Force risks being able to “fly, fight, and win .” Figure 3 below, portrays the general...awcgate/au/weaver.pdf (accessed August 22, 2011). Wenger , Etienne, Richard McDermott and William M. Snyder. Cultivating Communities of Practice

  6. Reinventing the Wheel: Structuring Air Forces for Foreign Internal Defense

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    1991-08-01

    150. of the SAWC was changed to place training third in 22 CADRE PAPER priority, behind development of COIN doctrine and 42. Samuel B. Griffith. ed...Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1979. Special Operations in US Strategy. Edited by Frank R. Barnett, B. Hugh Tovar , and Richard H. Shultz...Edited by Peter Paret. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986. Mao Tse-tung on Guerrilla Warfare. Edited and translated by Samuel B

  7. Understanding and Improving Modifiable Cardiovascular Risks within the Air Force

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    2013-10-04

    Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S. Atherosclerosis . 2011 Jun;216(2):489-95. Exercise during military training improves cardiovascular risk factors in young...Low-dose physical activity attenuates cardiovascular disease mortality in men and women with clustered metabolic risk factors. Heald AH, Knapman... Cardiovascular Risks Within the Air Force", Principal Investigator, LtCol. Jennifer Hatzfeld. Dear LTC Schlicher: Attached please find the Final Report for the

  8. An Air Force Guide to the System Specification.

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    1981-01-01

    avoided in most official Air Force documents deaLing with acquisition management, for many years (viz., AFR 800-14, AFR 65-3, "NIIK5. TD -483. MII-STD...I9OD-T- 8P3 " would incorporate onlv the design requirements of DOD-E- for A. e’ Oct ror~i c components, covered hx’ the spec if icatlo- (both crouind in

  9. Integrating Women into Previously All Male Air Force Units.

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    1980-05-31

    scales. Table 4 reports correlations of values for three different types of measures. Cadet conceptions of their masculinity and feminity are included as...essentially masculine traits? Tables 10 and 11 contain scores on the Bem masculinity and feminity scales for both the first and last years at the Academy...changes in cadet conceptions of masculinity and feminity at West Point are different than at the Air Force Academy. For example, both males and females

  10. Managing Air Force Joint Expeditionary Taskings in an Uncertain Environment

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    2011-01-01

    and Maj Alex Anastasiou (AF/A1PR) helped us understand the impact of joint sourcing assignments on different career fields. Col Robert “Tiny” Lala ...personnel who are undeployable because they have recently returned from a deployment. With the right tool, the Air Force could examine what happens...various nonde- ployable categories from the total in the career field; it does not yet take into account the fact that personnel returning from deployment

  11. Physical work capacity of Bulgarian Air Force pilots.

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    Nancheva, R; Minkovski, L

    1994-01-01

    A thorough study was performed on physical work capacity (PWC) of 135 males from the Bulgarian Air Force, aged 18 to 59 years. VO2max was measured directly by means of maximum cycle ergometry testing. The following mean values were obtained: 2.94, 3.03, 3.18 and 2.78 l.min-1 for the age groups 18-25, 35-40, 41-50 and above 50 years, respectively. The relative VO2max mean values per kg BW for the above age groups were 46.15, 35.89, 39.57 and 34.15 ml.kg-1.min-1, respectively. The obtained data, even though not definitive, helped to develop standards for the evaluation of the physical work capacity of pilots. Comparison of our results with those of Bulgarian and foreign investigators has shown that the PWC of Bulgarian pilots is greater than the PWC of some heavy physical workers. It is similar to the norms of Andersen /1/ and Shvartz and Reibold /2/. In accordance the PWC of Bulgarian pilots below 29 years old and 40-49 years old is greater than the working norms for US Air Force personnel. For unknown reasons, the PWC of pilots 35-40 years old is lower than the generally accepted norms for this age group. Testing of the PWC of air force personnel has two general aeromedical goals--establishment of the cardiovascular fitness level and establishment of a baseline for comparison and improvement of PWC by implementation of physical fitness training programs. In the last few years a thorough study was carried out at the Bulgarian Institute of Aviation Medicine for determination of the PWC of Bulgarian Air Force personnel.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  12. The Application of Time Resolved Dielectric Instruments to Air Force Ground Fleet Maintenance

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    Thompson, Stephanie

    1998-01-01

    In 1993 the Military Equipment Evaluation Program (MEEP) located at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, evaluated a time resolved dielectric instrument for use in air force ground fleet maintenance applications...

  13. WGS 84 Coordinate Validation and Improvement for the NIMA and Air Force GPS Tracking Stations

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    Cunningham, James

    1996-01-01

    .... The 31 sites consisted of the 12 National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) and Air Force operational stations, an additional NIMA site at Holloman Air Force Base, and 18 International GPS Service for Geodynamics (IGS...

  14. Air Force, Cyberpower, Targeting: Airpower Lessons for an Air Force Cyberpower Targeting Theory

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    2013-06-01

    an attack, diverting an attack to a honey pot, or conducting direct-action against the machine conducting the attack—maybe it is time to start...constituted new scientific approaches which crystallized in the theories of chaos and complexity. For more specifics, see: Bousquet, The Scientific Way...when stated policy regarding acceptable cyber behavior is violated.88 Organizing, training, and equipping cyber forces are crystal clear when

  15. RELEVANCE OF RELIGIOUS LEADER ENGAGEMENT FOR THE AIR FORCE CHAPLAIN CORPS

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    2015-12-01

    2009. This policy letter is no longer available on the Air Force Chaplain Corps SharePoint website. Army Technical Publication (ATP) 1-05.03...Air Force Chaplain Corps Policy of Religious Leader Engagement, 6 October 2009. This policy letter is no longer available on the Air Force Chaplain Corps SharePoint website. 35 Adams, 37.

  16. A Call to the Future: The New Air Force Strategic Framework

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    2015-06-01

    innovative portrayal of how an agile, multidomain Air Force will operate in 20 years’ time. It will describe future capabilities in broad terms and...Washington, DC: Headquarters US Air Force, n.d.]), http:// www.osi.af.mil/shared/ media /document/AFD-130111-016.pdf; and Headquarters US Air Force

  17. 78 FR 43865 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-22

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of... Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301-1950...

  18. 78 FR 59343 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-09-26

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place... the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301-1950. Email: marcia.l.moore12...

  19. 32 CFR 644.535 - Support in clearance of Air Force lands.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Support in clearance of Air Force lands. 644.535 Section 644.535 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL... Excess Land and Improvements § 644.535 Support in clearance of Air Force lands. Where Air Force range...

  20. 76 FR 75453 - Restricted Areas and Danger Zones at Eglin Air Force Base, FL

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    2011-12-02

    ... one existing restricted area and establish four new restricted areas within the Eglin Air Force Base... restricted areas would be subject to identification checks by U.S. Air Force patrol boats. At high threat.... Air Force patrol boats. With the exception of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, during times of high...

  1. 78 FR 75334 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-12-11

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission''). DATES: Dates of Closed... the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301-1950. Email...

  2. 78 FR 46928 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-08-02

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of... Federal Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874...

  3. Evaluating Cadet Leadership Positions at the U.S. Air Force Academy

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    Didier, Jeremy M.

    2012-01-01

    The U.S. Air Force relies on effective leadership to complete its mission. The U.S. Air Force Academy exists to develop leaders of character for the Air Force through a four-year program. Part of this program involves cadets participating in leadership positions. By exploring nine types of cadet leadership positions, this dissertation aims to…

  4. 78 FR 51175 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-08-20

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of..., National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC...

  5. 78 FR 33394 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-06-04

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of... the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301-1950. Email...

  6. 78 FR 22852 - Establishment of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-04-17

    ... of the Secretary Establishment of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... the charter for the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (hereinafter referred to as... study. In considering the structure of the Air Force, the Commission shall give particular consideration...

  7. 78 FR 61343 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-10-03

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of Open..., National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC...

  8. 78 FR 43184 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-19

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of... Secretary of Defense; and Major General Timothy Ray, U.S. Air Force, Director, Operational Planning, Policy...

  9. 78 FR 40446 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-05

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of... Moore, Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense...

  10. 78 FR 78943 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-12-27

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission''). DATES: Date of Closed... the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301-1950. Email: marcia.l.moore12...

  11. 78 FR 56219 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-09-12

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place..., Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon...

  12. 78 FR 36751 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-06-19

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of... the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301-1950. Email: [email protected

  13. 32 CFR 865.5 - Decision of the Secretary of the Air Force.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Decision of the Secretary of the Air Force. 865.5 Section 865.5 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATION AND MISSION-GENERAL PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARDS Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records...

  14. 78 FR 32634 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-05-31

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission''), to include a closed... Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874...

  15. 78 FR 53133 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-08-28

    ... of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY... National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place. DATES: Date of..., Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon...

  16. Schults suurendas kaalu Estonian Airis / Kadri Paas

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    Paas, Kadri, 1982-

    2010-01-01

    Estonian Airi nõukogu esimees, AS-i Cresco üks omanikke Olev Schults ostis ärimees Tõnu Laagilt tema osaluse Crescos ja selle tütarfirmades, saades täieliku kontrolli Cresco ja ühtlasi Estonian Airi 17-protsendilise osaluse üle

  17. Evaluation of Why the Air Force Dedicated Personnel Recovery Mission Should Remain with Air Combat Command

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    2016-03-01

    4 Literary Review...becomes inescapable: How can the individuals affiliated with Air Force dedicated PR switch their communal identification from AFSOC to ACC? Literary ... Article /139311/afsoc-taking-combat-search-rescue.aspx 3 Major Mark Uberuaga, “The Search for a Permanent Home: Explaining the Organizational

  18. Toward Independence: The Emergence of the U.S. Air Force, 1945-1947

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    Wolk, Herman S

    1996-01-01

    .... Just as important as technology, however, would be the vision and energy of air power advocates. Over five decades, Air Force personnel would build the world's finest air organization by following a simple creed...

  19. Eielson Air Force Base OU-1 baseline risk assessment

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    Jarvis, M.T.; Jarvis, T.T.; Van Houten, N.C.; Lewis, R.E.

    1993-09-01

    This Baseline Risk Assessment report is the second volume in a set of three volumes for operable Unit 1 (OU-1). The companion documents contain the Remedial Investigation and the Feasibility Study. Operable Unit 1 (OU-1) is one of several groups of hazardous waste sites located at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) near Fairbanks, Alaska. The operable units at Eielson are typically characterized by petroleum, oil, lubricant/solvent contamination, and by the presence of organics floating at the water table. In 1989 and 1990, firms under contract to the Air Force conducted field studies to gather information about the extent of chemical contamination in soil, groundwater, and soil air pore space (soil gas) at the site. This report documents the results of a baseline risk assessment, which uses the 1989 and 1991 site characterization database to quantify the potential human health risk associated with past Base industrial activities in the vicinity of OU-1. Background data collected in 1992 were also used in the preparation of this report.

  20. Force Structure: Better Information Needed to Support Air Force A-10 and Other Future Divestment Decisions

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    certification training and qualification training. From March 2010 to March 2016, A-10s provided 44 percent of aircraft support for Air Force Joint Terminal...standardize Joint Terminal Attack Controller and FAC(A) certification and qualification requirements, including identifying minimum training and...Though all DOD FAC(A)s are required to meet minimum training requirements for certification and qualification retention, as established in a

  1. Aviation Security Force Assistance: Joint General Purpose Forces as Air Advisors

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    USAFRICOM began the Africa Partnership Flight ( APF ) program. APF features low footprint, short duration, high-impact, sustainable and predictable...engagement with our African partners. APF will become the primary Air Force program for conducting building partnership capacity and will enable...Africa. 12 USAFRICOM conducted the first APF event in Accra, Ghana in March, 2012, with participation of service members from Ghana, Togo, Benin

  2. Ejection experience in Serbian air force, 1990-2010

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    Pavlović Miroslav

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Ejection injuries are the problem for air forces. The present risk for injuries is still too high, approximately 30-50%. This study was an effort to determine factors responsible for and contributing to injuries in the Serbian Air Force (SAF in the last two decades. Methods. All ejection cases in the SAF between 1990 and 2010 were analyzed. The collected data were: aircraft type, ejection seat generation, pilots ´ age and experience, causes of ejection, aeronautical parameters, the condition of aircraft control and types of injuries. For ease of comparison the U.S. Air Force Safety Regulation was used to define of major injuries: hospitalization for 5 days or more, loss of consciousness for over 5 min, bone fracture, joint dislocation, injury to any internal organ, any third-degree burn, or second-degree burn over 5% of the body surface area. Results. There were 52 ejections (51 pilots and 1 mechanic on 44 airplanes. The ejected persons were from 22 to 46 years, average 32 years. Major injuries were present in 25.49% cases. Of all the ejected pilots 9.61% had fractures of thoracic spine, 11.53% fractures of legs, 3.48% fractures of arms. Of all major injuries, fractures of thoracic spine were 38.46%. None of the pilots had experienced ejection previously. Conclusion. Our results suggest to obligatory take preventive measures: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan must be included in the standard pilot selection procedure and procedure after ejection. Physical conditioning of pilots has to be improved. Training on ejection trainer has to be accomplished, too.

  3. Ejection experience in Serbian Air Force, 1990-2010.

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    Pavlović, Miroslav; Pejović, Janko; Mladenović, Jovan; Cekanac, Radovan; Jovanović, Dalibor; Karkalić, Radovan; Randjelović, Danijela; Djurdjević, Slavisa

    2014-06-01

    Ejection injuries are the problem for air forces. The present risk for injuries is still too high, approximately 30-50%. The aim of this study was to determine factors responsible for and contributing to injuries in the Serbian Air Force (SAF) in the last two decades. All ejection cases in the SAF between 1990 and 2010 were analyzed. The collected data were: aircraft type, ejection seat generation, pilots" age and experience, causes of ejection, aeronautical parameters, the condition of aircraft control and types of injuries. For ease of comparison the US Air Force Safety Regulations were used to define major injuries: hospitalization for 5 days or more, loss of consciousness for over 5 min, bone fracture, joint dislocation, injury to any internal organ, any third-degree burn, or second-degree burn over 5% of the body surface area. There were 52 ejections (51 pilots and 1 mechanic) on 44 airplanes. The ejected persons were from 22 to 46 years, average 32 years. Major injuries were present in 25.49% cases. Of all the ejected pilots 9.61% had fractures of the thoracic spine, 11.53% fractures of the legs, 3.48% fractures of the arms. Of all major injuries, fractures of the thoracic spine were 38.46%. None of the pilots had experienced ejection previously. Our results suggest that taking preventive measures is obligatory. Namely, magnetic resonance imaging (MRL) scan must be included in the standard pilot selection procedure and procedure after ejection, physical conditioning of pilots has to be improved, training on ejection trainer has to be accomplished, too.

  4. Brazilian Air Force aircraft structural integrity program: An overview

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    Alberto W. S. Mello Junior

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an overview of the activities developed by the Structural Integrity Group at the Institute of Aeronautics and Space - IAE, Brazil, as well as the status of ongoing work related to the life extension program for aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force BAF. The first BAF-operated airplane to undergo a DTA-based life extension was the F-5 fighter, in the mid 1990s. From 1998 to 2001, BAF worked on a life extension project for the BAF AT- 26 Xavante trainer. All analysis and tests were performed at IAE. The fatigue critical locations (FCLs were presumed based upon structural design and maintenance data and also from exchange of technical information with other users of the airplane around the world. Following that work, BAF started in 2002 the extension of the operational life of the BAF T-25 “Universal”. The T-25 is the basic training airplane used by AFA - The Brazilian Air Force Academy. This airplane was also designed under the “safe-life” concept. As the T-25 fleet approached its service life limit, the Brazilian Air Force was questioning whether it could be kept in flight safely. The answer came through an extensive Damage Tolerance Analysis (DTA program, briefly described in this paper. The current work on aircraft structural integrity is being performed for the BAF F-5 E/F that underwent an avionics and weapons system upgrade. Along with the increase in weight, new configurations and mission profiles were established. Again, a DTA program was proposed to be carried out in order to establish the reliability of the upgraded F-5 fleet. As a result of all the work described, the BAF has not reported any accident due to structural failure on aircraft submitted to Damage Tolerance Analysis.

  5. Vandenberg Air Force Base Pressure Gradient Wind Study

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    Shafer, Jaclyn A.

    2013-01-01

    Warning category winds can adversely impact day-to-day space lift operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. NASA's Launch Services Program and other programs at VAFB use wind forecasts issued by the 30 Operational Support Squadron Weather Flight (30 OSSWF) to determine if they need to limit activities or protect property such as a launch vehicle. The 30 OSSWF tasked the AMU to develop an automated Excel graphical user interface that includes pressure gradient thresholds between specific observing stations under different synoptic regimes to aid forecasters when issuing wind warnings. This required the AMU to determine if relationships between the variables existed.

  6. NASA Air Force Cost Model (NAFCOM): Capabilities and Results

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    McAfee, Julie; Culver, George; Naderi, Mahmoud

    2011-01-01

    NAFCOM is a parametric estimating tool for space hardware. Uses cost estimating relationships (CERs) which correlate historical costs to mission characteristics to predict new project costs. It is based on historical NASA and Air Force space projects. It is intended to be used in the very early phases of a development project. NAFCOM can be used at the subsystem or component levels and estimates development and production costs. NAFCOM is applicable to various types of missions (crewed spacecraft, uncrewed spacecraft, and launch vehicles). There are two versions of the model: a government version that is restricted and a contractor releasable version.

  7. The Economics of Air Force Medical Service Readiness

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    PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Rand Corporation,Project AIR FORCE,1776 Main Street, PO Box 2138,Santa Monica, CA ,90407-2138 8...P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138 1200 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202-5050 4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2665...M.D. (Ret) OASD(HA)/TRICARE Medical Agency Greg Atkinson Al Middleton Ken Cox Robert Moss Michael Dinneen, M.D. Robert Opsut, Ph.D. Dr. Richard Guerin

  8. A Cost Model for Air Force Institute of Technology Programs.

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    specific Air Force require- ments in science, engineering management, medicine, and the social sciences. The peograms administered by CI include officer...Difference Direct Costs: $ 73.11 $ 67.77 $ 5.34 Indirect Costs: AFIT Indirect Costs 19.31 22.51 (3.20) Base Sico =rt Costs .97 1.01 (.04) Crmand Overhead...cost model’s forecast potential. A final determination regarding the quantification of the risk involved in using the AFIT cost model as a forecast

  9. Air Force Human Resources Laboratory Annual Report - Fiscal Year 1979.

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    i~i..,, mr olI’N I,. Atlg .,ri l i fI’,r Il l Ii iJIh- an| o~prali~ptal, -Diii piih, r- , ,h l i’d h e a,. l mhraloir% I-, o l|pt il ia l I’I lli li...instructional and large- scale testing operations, such as enlistment economic. R esults to date indicate that the process of testing. Presently. plans are...difficult to implement with (OJT), the Air Force contracted for a large- scale printed materials. For this reason, the two- systems analysis of the OJT

  10. Noise impacts from professional dog grooming forced-air dryers

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    Scheifele, Peter M.; Johnson, Michael T; Byrne, David C.; Clark, John G.; Ashley Vandlik; Kretschmer, Laura W.; Sonstrom, Kristine E.

    2012-01-01

    This study was designed to measure the sound output of four commonly used brands of forced-air dryers used by dog groomers in the United States. Many dog groomers have questions about the effect of this exposure on their hearing, as well as on the hearing of the dogs that are being groomed. Readings taken from each dryer at 1 meter (the likely distance of the dryer from the groomer and the dog) showed average levels ranging from 105.5 to 108.3 dB SPL or 94.8 to 108.0 dBA. Using the 90 dBA cri...

  11. Targeting the Occupational Skill Pairings Needed in New Air Force Colonels

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    communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance CAF combat air force CC commander CFM career-field manager CORONA meeting...Task Force (ASETF) (Formerly Air Expeditionary Force),” website, 2009. 3 CORONAs are meetings of Air Force four-star generals and are usually held...Development Floors Solutions to the flow-optimization problem using different settings for several input param- eters underlay the revised occupational

  12. What Influenced the Development of the Air Force Nurse Corps from 1969 Through 1983

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    one-day meeting at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss and evaluate nurse education programs and policies. (16:4) The availability of adequate number of...Medical centers. (54:25) The United States Air Force Nurse Corps, Nurse Education Branch, was accredited by the Mountain Regional Employment...Force Nurse Corps, chaired a one-day meeting at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss and evaluate nurse education programs and policies. (67-4

  13. Noise impacts from professional dog grooming forced-air dryers

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    Peter M Scheifele

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was designed to measure the sound output of four commonly used brands of forced-air dryers used by dog groomers in the United States. Many dog groomers have questions about the effect of this exposure on their hearing, as well as on the hearing of the dogs that are being groomed. Readings taken from each dryer at 1 meter (the likely distance of the dryer from the groomer and the dog showed average levels ranging from 105.5 to 108.3 dB SPL or 94.8 to 108.0 dBA. Using the 90 dBA criterion required by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, dog groomers/bathers are at risk if exposure to the lowest intensity dryer (94.8 dBA exceeds 4 hours per day. If the more stringent 85 dBA criterion and 3 dB tradeoff is applied, less than one hour of exposure is permissible in an 8 hour day. Cautions are recommended for any persons exposed to noise from forced-air dryers.

  14. Laryngeal Cuff Force Application Modeling During Air Medical Evacuation Simulation.

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    Eisenbrey, David; Eisenbrey, Arthur B; Pettengill, Patrick

    2016-01-01

    Endotracheal tubes are intended to protect the airway and assist with mechanical ventilation in sedated patients. The blood vessels of the tracheal mucosa can be compressed by high tracheal tube cuff pressures (> 30 cm H2O), leading to reduced mucosal blood flow with resulting ischemia and morbidity. Previous research showed a direct correlation between aircraft pressure altitude and the pressure reading from the tracheal cuff, with resulting pressures > 80 cm H2O at 10,000 ft. Standard practice is to periodically remove air from the cuff during ascent based on assumed increased pressure on the adjacent tracheal mucosa. Using a vacuum chamber and a direct reading micropressure sensor in a 22-mm-diameter semirigid tube, we assessed the direct force applied by the tracheal cuff against the laryngeal tube analog. Standard tracheal cuffs showed direct force/pressure relationships when properly inflated to 20 cm H2O but much less than reported in the literature. Current literature reports values of 55 to 150 cm H2O at 5,000 ft, whereas we report 23 to 25 cm H2O. Our data indicate that a properly inflated cuff does not exceed the critical pressure of 30 cm H2O until the altitude exceeds 8,000 ft. Thus, the standard practice of deflating the laryngeal cuff on ascent should be reconsidered because it may be counterproductive to patient safety. Copyright © 2016 Air Medical Journal Associates. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Noise impacts from professional dog grooming forced-air dryers.

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    Scheifele, Peter M; Johnson, Michael T; Byrne, David C; Clark, John G; Vandlik, Ashley; Kretschmer, Laura W; Sonstrom, Kristine E

    2012-01-01

    This study was designed to measure the sound output of four commonly used brands of forced-air dryers used by dog groomers in the United States. Many dog groomers have questions about the effect of this exposure on their hearing, as well as on the hearing of the dogs that are being groomed. Readings taken from each dryer at 1 meter (the likely distance of the dryer from the groomer and the dog) showed average levels ranging from 105.5 to 108.3 dB SPL or 94.8 to 108.0 dBA. Using the 90 dBA criterion required by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, dog groomers/bathers are at risk if exposure to the lowest intensity dryer (94.8 dBA) exceeds 4 hours per day. If the more stringent 85 dBA criterion and 3 dB tradeoff is applied, less than one hour of exposure is permissible in an 8 hour day. Cautions are recommended for any persons exposed to noise from forced-air dryers.

  16. Caffeine consumption among active duty United States Air Force personnel.

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    Knapik, Joseph J; Austin, Krista G; McGraw, Susan M; Leahy, Guy D; Lieberman, Harris R

    2017-07-01

    Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicated that 89% of Americans regularly consumed caffeinated products, but these data did not include military personnel. This cross-sectional study examined caffeine consumption prevalence, amount of daily consumption, and factors associated with caffeine intake in active duty United States (US) Air Force personnel. Service members (N = 1787) stationed in the US and overseas completed a detailed questionnaire describing their intake of caffeine-containing products in addition to their demographic, lifestyle, and military characteristics. Overall, 84% reported consuming caffeinated products ≥1 time/week with caffeine consumers ingesting a mean ± standard error of 212 ± 9 mg/day (224 ± 11 mg/day for men, 180 ± 12 mg/day for women). The most commonly consumed caffeinated products (% users) were sodas (56%), coffee (45%), teas (36%), and energy drinks (27%). Multivariate logistic regression modeling indicated that characteristics independently associated with caffeine consumption (≥1 time/week) included older age, ethnicity other than black, tobacco use, less aerobic training, and less sleep; energy drink use was associated with male gender, younger age, tobacco use, and less sleep. Compared to NHANES data, the prevalence of caffeine consumption in Air Force personnel was similar but daily consumption (mg/day) was higher. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  17. Retrofitting Forced Air Combi Systems: A Cold Climate Field Assessment

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    Schoenbauer, Ben [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States); Bohac, Dave [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States); McAlpine, Jack [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States); Hewett, Martha [NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States)

    2017-06-01

    This project analyzed combined condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water (DHW) and forced air space heating. Called "combi" systems, they provided similar space and water heating performance less expensively than installing two condensing appliances. The system's installed costs were cheaper than installing a condensing furnace and either a condensing tankless or condensing storage water heater. However, combi costs must mature and be reduced before they are competitive with a condensing furnace and power vented water heater (energy factor of 0.60). Better insulation and tighter envelopes are reducing space heating loads for new and existing homes. For many homes, decreased space heating loads make it possible for both space and domestic water heating loads to be provided with a single heating plant. These systems can also eliminate safety issues associated with natural draft appliances through the use of one common sealed combustion vent. The combined space and water heating approach was not a new idea. Past systems have used non-condensing heating plants, which limited their usefulness in climates with high heating loads. Previous laboratory work (Schoenbauer et al. 2012a) showed that proper installation was necessary to achieve condensing with high efficiency appliances. Careful consideration was paid to proper system sizing and minimizing the water temperature returning from the air handling unit to facilitate condensing operation.

  18. Retrofitting Forced Air Combi Systems: A Cold Climate Field Assessment

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    Schoenbauer, Ben [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership; Bohac, Dave [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership; McAlpine, Jake [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership; Hewett, Martha [Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States). NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership

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    This project analyzed combined condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water (DHW) and forced air space heating. Called 'combi' systems, they provided similar space and water heating performance less expensively than installing two condensing appliances. The system's installed costs were cheaper than installing a condensing furnace and either a condensing tankless or condensing storage water heater. However, combi costs must mature and be reduced before they are competitive with a condensing furnace and power vented water heater (energy factor of 0.60). Better insulation and tighter envelopes are reducing space heating loads for new and existing homes. For many homes, decreased space heating loads make it possible for both space and domestic water heating loads to be provided with a single heating plant. These systems can also eliminate safety issues associated with natural draft appliances through the use of one common sealed combustion vent. The combined space and water heating approach was not a new idea. Past systems have used non-condensing heating plants, which limited their usefulness in climates with high heating loads. Previous laboratory work (Schoenbauer et al. 2012a) showed that proper installation was necessary to achieve condensing with high efficiency appliances. Careful consideration was paid to proper system sizing and minimizing the water temperature returning from the air handling unit to facilitate condensing operation.

  19. Air compliance through pollution prevention at Air Force Materiel Command facilities.

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    Kolpa, R.; Ryckman, S.J. Jr.; Smith, A.E.

    1999-03-19

    Options for air compliance through pollution prevention (P2) have been identified at 14 facilities of the US Air Force Materiel Command, ranging from depots with significant light industrial activity to laboratories. Previous P2 efforts concentrated on reducing hazardous and solid wastes, with any reduction in air impacts generally being a collateral benefit. This work focused on reducing air emissions and air compliance vulnerabilities. P2 options were identified in three stages. First, potentially applicable P2 options were identified from Internet and published information. Attention was given to identifying the types of sources to which an option could be applied, the option's state of development, and constraints that could limit its application. Traditional P2 options involving technology or equipment changes and material substitution were considered. In addition, newer approaches based on administrative ''controls'' were considered. These included inserting P2 into operating permits in exchange for administrative relief, privatization, derating boilers, and reducing an installation's potential to emit and compliance vulnerability by separating sources not under the Air Force's ''common control.'' Next, criteria and toxic emissions inventories by source category were prepared from inventory data supplied by facilities. The major problems at this stage were differences in the levels of detail provided by facilities and in the categories used by different installations. Emitting categories were matched to P2 option categories to identify candidate options. Candidates were screened to account for local regulations and technical information about sources in the inventories. When possible, emission reductions were estimated to help facility personnel prioritize options. Some options identified are being actively pursued by facilities to determine their site-specific feasibility. Although much work has been

  20. Help From Above: Air Force Close Air Support of the Army. 1946-1973

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    2d ed. London: Putnam , 1970. Greenfield, Kent Robert. American Strategy in World War II: A Reconsideration. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1963... Putnam , 1969. ———. British Aviation, The Ominous Skies, 1935–1939. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1980. Pershing, John J. My Experiences in the...Operations. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Army History, 1954. Richards, Denis, and Hilary St.George Saunders. The Royal Air Force, 1939–45

  1. Air Force Training: Further Analysis and Planning Needed to Improve Effectiveness

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    2016-09-01

    virtual training issues for the Air Force. In 2012, we assessed the Air Force’s virtual training efforts in...requirements, such as the availability of personnel or aircraft. Virtual training uses aircraft simulators that replicate the live environment for various... Virtual Constructive Operational Training Flight Plan Combat Air Force Live, Virtual , Constructive Vision Problem definition and risk assessment

  2. Cancer in US Air Force veterans of the Vietnam War.

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    Akhtar, Fatema Z; Garabrant, David H; Ketchum, Norma S; Michalek, Joel E

    2004-02-01

    Cancer incidence and mortality were summarized in Air Force veterans of the Vietnam War. The index subjects were Operation Ranch Hand veterans who sprayed 2,3,7,8 tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (dioxin)-contaminated herbicides in Vietnam. Comparisons served in Southeast Asia during the same period but did not spray herbicides. We assessed cancer incidence and mortality using national rates and contrasted cancer risk in each of three Ranch Hand dioxin exposure categories relative to comparisons. The incidence of melanoma and prostate cancer was increased among white Ranch Hand veterans relative to national rates. Among veterans who spent at most 2 years in Southeast Asia, the risk of cancer at any site, of prostate cancer and of melanoma was increased in the highest dioxin exposure category. These results appear consistent with an association between cancer and dioxin exposure.

  3. 77 FR 47617 - Change of Names Given for the Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force.

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    2012-08-09

    ... Department of the Air Force Change of Names Given for the Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force. AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is given to replace a member of the 2012 Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force. DATES...

  4. Estonian Golf & Country Club / Urmas Oja

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    Oja, Urmas, 1981-2012

    2005-01-01

    Konkursil "Eesti parim puitehitis 2005" pälvis voodrilaua eripreemia Jõelähtme Estonian Golf & Country Club'i katus. Arhitekt Andres Siim. Sisearhitekt Juta Lember. Konstruktor: AS Resand. 11 värv. ill

  5. Wastewater pretreatment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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    Garrett, D.W.; Zanoni, P.D.

    1999-07-01

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida provides berthing services for US military ships and submarines including the storage and pretreatment of various types of onboard wastewater. CCAFS required an upgrade to the current pretreatment processes to adequately treat shipboard, bilge and missile tube wastewaters prior to discharge to a new base sewage treatment plant. A wastewater characterization showed that the nature of the onboard wastewaters is quite unique and highly variable. Due to the unusual characteristics of these wastewaters, treatability testing was performed on representative samples of these wastewater to simulate pH adjustment, gravity oil separation and dissolved air flotation (DAF). Based on the results of that readability tests and other design requirements, three pretreatment systems were designed, one for each type of wastewater. Due to the location and the high profile nature of the project, several special design issues were involved including special aesthetics requirements, environmental restrictions, special clear zones from munitions storage and multiple review agencies. The project was completed within the required schedule and budget constraints.

  6. Measuring the interaction forces between protein inclusion bodies and an air bubble using an atomic force microscope.

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    Wangsa-Wirawan, N D; Ikai, A; O'Neill, B K; Middelberg, A P

    2001-01-01

    Interaction forces between protein inclusion bodies and an air bubble have been quantified using an atomic force microscope (AFM). The inclusion bodies were attached to the AFM tip by covalent bonds. Interaction forces measured in various buffer concentrations varied from 9.7 nN to 25.3 nN (+/- 4-11%) depending on pH. Hydrophobic forces provide a stronger contribution to overall interaction force than electrostatic double layer forces. It also appears that the ionic strength affects the interaction force in a complex way that cannot be directly predicted by DLVO theory. The effects of pH are significantly stronger for the inclusion body compared to the air bubble. This study provides fundamental information that will subsequently facilitate the rational design of flotation recovery system for inclusion bodies. It has also demonstrated the potential of AFM to facilitate the design of such processes from a practical viewpoint.

  7. Innovation in the United States Air Force: Evidence from Six Cases

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    therefore likely to underestimate the scope and importance of Air Force innovation . • Air Force innovation is a decentralized, diffuse, and diverse...more important , whether it is well suited to innovating in response to contemporary national strategic problems. 3. Airpower innovation , as a distinct...literature has important limitations in explaining USAF innovation . In particular, Air Force innovation appears more decentralized and diffuse than

  8. Implementation of Organizational Change in the Air Force: a Case Study

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    1989-09-01

    ve) Lfl DTIC &’ELECTE IMPLEMENTATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE IN THE AIR FORCE: A CASE STUDY THESIS Ronald D. Taylor First Lieutenant, USAF AFIT/GLM...022 AFIT/GLM/LSR/89S-66 IMPLEMENTATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE IN THE AIR FORCE: A CASE STUDY THESIS Ronald D. Taylor First Lieutenant, USAF AFIT/GLM...Department of Defense. AFIT/GLM/LSR/89S-66 IMPLEMENTATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE IN THE AIR FORCE: A CASE STUDY THESIS Presented to the Faculty of the

  9. Peer Ratings: Scoring Strategy Development and Reliability Demonstration on Air Force Basic Trainees

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    1980-09-01

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 i 1 11. CONTROLLING OFFICE NAME AND ADDRESS R HIQ Air Force Hlumani Resources Laboratory (AFSC) / Brooks Air Force Base,’ Texas...where: k = harmonic mean of the number of nominators nomina +ing each nominee in the flight This coefficient reflects the level of interrater reliability...HUMAN RESOURCES LABORATORY (AFSC) BROOKS AIR FORCE BASE. TEXAS 78235IMRPLY TO Arm o. TSR 1 JAN 1981 vmJrc, Removal of Export Control Statement TO

  10. Diabetes in Combat: Effect of Military Deployment on Diabetes Mellitus in Air Force Personnel

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    DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 59TH MEDICAL WING (AETC) JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND TEXAS MEMORANDUM FOR SGOM5E ATTN: LT COL IRENE FOLARON...on Diabetes Mellitus in Air Force Personnel presented at/published to American Diabetes Association, Orlando, FL, 1 April 2017 & San Antonio...Military Deployment on Diabetes Mellitus in Active Duty Air Force Personnel 6. TITLE OF MATERIAL TO BE PUBLISHED OR PRESENTED: Diabetes in Combat: E

  11. Developing a Model for Assigning Senior Officers in the Brazilian Air Force

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    2015-03-01

    the main theories of work performance and peculiarities of the officer community in the Brazilian Air Force in order to enable the selection of...specialization must be previously standardized by the Brazilian Air Force. The third sub-process is the job selection . Each officer in transit...accesses the SIGPES and selects 10 jobs in decreasing order of preference. Since the assignment process in the Brazilian Air Force is executed

  12. Trust-Based Analysis of an Air Force Collision Avoidance System

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    2015-12-01

    AFRL-RH-WP-TP-2015-0030 TRUST -BASED ANALYSIS OF AN AIR FORCE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM Joseph B. Lyons Air Force Research Laboratory Nhut T. Ho...findings _______________________________________ Joseph Lyons, Ph.D., Work Unit Manager Human Trust and Interaction Branch Human Effectiveness...DD-MM-YY) 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 1-Dec-15 Interim 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Trust -Based Analysis of an Air Force Collision Avoidance

  13. The Future Nuclear Arms Control Agenda and Its Potential Implications for the Air Force

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    2015-08-01

    contributions to U.S. arms control decision-making; and areas for Air Force “ homework ” to prepare for and engage effectively in an evolving arms control...judgments about bottom-line implications for the Air Force. There also is a quick reprise of the Air Force “ homework ” across the arms control domains...deployments closer to Russia’s borders; the availability of credible military alternatives to carry out missions that might be executed by banned

  14. Contemporary Quality Leadership Principles: Do They Fit the Air Force Model?

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    New York: Free Press, 1989. Kotter , John P., and James L. Heskett . Corporate Culture and Performance. New York: The Free Press, 1992 . Loh, John...the Air Force) 1 3 Air Force Manual (AFM) 1-1, Basic Aerospace Doctrine of the United States Air Force, Vol. I, March 1992 , 19 5 Chapter 2...implemented in 1992 and continued to evolve into its current version. QAF is defined as, a leadership commitment and operating style that inspires trust

  15. Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate Leadership Legacy, 1960-2011

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    2011-03-01

    initiated and served as Program Director of the Air Force Program 405B laser communications space data relay. He was a co- developer of the high power...of the Air Force Program 405B laser communications space data relay. He was a co-developer of the high power carbon monoxide laser, the second...of the Air Force Program 405B laser communications space data relay. He was a co-developer of the high power carbon monoxide laser, the second

  16. Financial Audit: Financial Reporting and Internal Controls at the Air Force Systems Command

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    1991-01-01

    United States General Accounting Office GAO Report 1,o, the Commander, Air Force -A0 Systems Command Janar 191FINANCI-AL AUDTFI Financial Reporting ...20332 Dear General Yates: This report presents the results of our review of the Air Force Systems Command’s financial management operations. It addresses...internal control and financial reporting improvements needed within the Air Force Systems Command. The report resulted from our examination of the

  17. DEFENSE INVENTORY: Improved Management Framework Needed to Guide Air Force Best Practice Initiatives

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    1999-01-01

    In this report, we discuss our evaluation of the Air Force's best practices implementation schedule for the acquisition and distribution of secondary inventory items, which the Secretary of the Air...

  18. On the System of Person-Denoting Signs in Estonian Sign Language: Estonian Name Signs

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    Paales, Liina

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses Estonian personal name signs. According to study there are four personal name sign categories in Estonian Sign Language: (1) arbitrary name signs; (2) descriptive name signs; (3) initialized-descriptive name signs; (4) loan/borrowed name signs. Mostly there are represented descriptive and borrowed personal name signs among…

  19. The Predictive Factors of the Promotion of Physical Activity by Air Force Squadron Commanders

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    Whelan, Dana

    2001-01-01

    This research examined the relationship between beliefs about physical activity, physical activity levels, age and the promotional practices for physical activity employed by Air Force squadron commanders...

  20. Competency-Based Assignment & Promotion to Meet Air Force Senior Leader Requirements

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    Steele, Jr., Robert G; Fletcher, Kelly E; Nadoiski, William F; Buckman, Emily A; Oliver, Jr., Stephen W

    2006-01-01

    .... The third component, competencies, are occupational skill sets and enduring leadership competencies Air Force leaders develop as they progress along the tactical, operational and strategic levels...

  1. Fit to Fight: Admin or Ethos? Embedding Fitness in Air Force Culture

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    2009-02-12

    Hoffman, “Body Mass Reduction Program Helps AFMC Lose Weight ,” Air Force Times, 24 November 2008, 16. AFMC’s program focuses on BMI, a departure from...Body Mass Reduction Program Helps AFMC Lose Weight ,” Air Force Times, 24 November 2008, 16. 24 Ibid. 25 Schein, Organizational Culture, 31. 26...Michael. “Body Mass Reduction Program Helps AFMC Lose Weight .” Air Force Times, 24 November 2008. Hoffman, Michael. “PT Shape-up.” Air Force Times

  2. Expanded Air Force Physical Fitness Battery: Muscle Strength, Muscle Endurance, and Flexibility Considered. Workshop Proceedings

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    Palmer, Barbara

    1997-01-01

    This Proceedings document summarizes the discussion that took place during the Expanded Physical Fitness Workshop, sponsored by the US Air Force Office for Prevention and Health Services Assessment...

  3. Air Force Transformation -- Will It Produce a Revolution in Military Affairs?

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    2003-01-01

    Architecture,” Armed Forces Journal, September 2002, 55. 32 by services, Global Strike Task Force ( GSTF ) in the Air Force, Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESGs...under the Navy/Marine Corps team, and Striker Brigades within the Army, the Global Strike Task Force is furthest along. GSTF incorporates many of

  4. ART OF THE POSSIBLE: SECURING AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND MISSION SYSTEMS FOR THE WARFIGHTER

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    2016-10-23

    AU/ACSC/2016 AIR COMMAND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY ART OF THE POSSIBLE: SECURING AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND MISSION SYSTEMS FOR THE...24th Air Force provides Tier II CSSP support for both non-secure and secret network but not for any of the nearly 250 spaced based mission systems...objectives that specifically map to the four primary concerns and issues. Therefore the 250 AFSPC mission systems supporting DOD warfighters from a space

  5. Preparing Air Force Nurses to Deliver Health Care in a Unique Operational Environment: Detainee Operations

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    2010-03-01

    Dr. Josephna Campinha-Bacote’s, President and Founder of Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, model of cultural competence in health care delivery...AU/ACSC/DOLIHITE/AY10 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY PREPARING AIR FORCE NURSES TO DELIVER HEALTH CARE IN A...provided in areas of battlefield nursing and the combat health care system. Specifically, nursing care is taught to be delivered at the Air Force

  6. No Sense in Dwelling on the Past?: The Fate of the US Air Force’s German Air Force Monograph Project, 1952-69

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    2011-04-01

    and possi- bly the Iberian , Italian, and Jutland peninsulas. Following a strategic nuclear air campaign against the Soviet Union, Allied forces...closure of the Air Force Historical Division’s Karlsruhe office. 70. Wolfe , Captured Germans and Related Records, 86. 71. For a detailed treatment...Papers and Proceedings of the Conference on Captured German and Re- lated Records, November 12–13, 1968, edited by Robert Wolfe , 73–91. Athens, OH

  7. Estonian and Russian Parental Attitudes to Childrearing and Play.

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    Saar, Aino; Niglas, Katrin

    2001-01-01

    Used Neukater and van der Kooji's parental attitude questionnaire to ask three groups of mothers (Estonian, non-Estonian in Estonia, Russians in Moscow) about their attitudes toward children's education and play. Found that Estonian mothers applied least control and that higher mother education resulted in less child control and instruction. (DLH)

  8. Consequences of Inconsistency in Air Force Tobacco Control Policy.

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    Lando-King, Elizabeth A; Malone, Ruth E; Haddock, Christopher K; Poston, Walker S Carlos; Lando, Harry A; Jahnke, Sara A; Hawk, Nita; Smith, Elizabeth A

    2017-04-01

    Although the United States Air Force (USAF) has been a leader in efforts to reduce tobacco use among service members, tobacco continues to be a problem and initiatives to decrease tobacco use further require buy-in from leadership. We explored line leaderships' perspectives on tobacco. A diverse group of 10 senior commissioned and 10 non-commissioned personnel were interviewed. Respondents reported substantial changes in the culture of tobacco use during their years of service, from near ubiquity to restricted use areas. They also perceived mixed messages coming from the USAF, including simultaneous discouragement of and accommodations for tobacco use, and variability in policies and enforcement. Many respondents indicated that allowing tobacco use creates conflict and undermines military discipline and suggested that a tobacco-free policy would be the best way to eliminate these contradictions. Although there has been substantial movement away from a culture of tobacco in the USAF, current policies and variable enforcement of these policies create unnecessary contradictions. Establishing a tobacco-free service would resolve these issues in addition to improving the health of service members and veterans.

  9. Sitewide feasibility study Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

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    Last, G.V.; Lanigan, D.C.; Josephson, G.B.; Bagaasen, L.M.

    1995-09-01

    The Sitewide Feasibility Study (FS) is required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Contingency Plan (NCP), and the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) for Eielson Air Force Base (AFB). It is based on findings presented in the Sitewide Remedial Investigation (RI) Report (USAF 1995a), and the Sitewide Baseline Risk Assessment (BLRA) Report (USAF 1995b). Under the FFA, 64 potential source areas were placed in one of six operable units, based on similar contaminant and environmental characteristics, or were included for evaluation under a Source Evaluation Report (SER). The sitewide RI was directed at contamination that was not confined to an operable unit (OU) or SER source area. The objectives of the sitewide RI were to: Provide information about site characteristics to support individual OU RI/FS efforts and the sitewide RI/FS, including site hydrogeology and determination of background soil and groundwater characteristics; identify and characterize contamination that is not confined or attributable to a specific source area through sitewide monitoring of groundwater and surface water; evaluate cumulative risks to human health and the environment from contamination on a sitewide basis; and provide a mechanism for continued cohesive sitewide monitoring.

  10. Astronomical Observations from the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS)

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    Lambert, J. V.; Africano, J. L.; Talent, D. L.; Sydney, P. F.; Soohoo, V.; Nishimoto, D. L.; Kervin, P. W.

    1999-05-01

    The Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS) was established in 1965 as a research and operations center for United States Department of Defense. The primary mission of AMOS has been space surveillance -- the detection, tracking, identification, and monitoring of suborbital missiles and manmade objects in Earth orbit. However, the site has also actively supported a secondary mission in the area of scientific and astronomical research. Each of the facility's five telescopes, with apertures ranging in size from 0.6 to 3.67 meters, has unique capabilities to support astronomical observations. Over the years, the facility has supported the development of adaptive optics and laser guide stars; high resolution imaging of P Cygni; Saturn ring plane crossing observations; Jupiter torus studies; asteroid characterization and follow-up; Comet Shoemaker/Levy-9 impact observations; and multi-decade IR photometry of long period variable stars. Results from these efforts will be presented. With the changing international political environment, the site is becoming more available for astronomical observations. Unique niches AMOS can fill include the short notice (hours to days) scheduling of transient event observations, and long-term (multi-year) synoptic observations.

  11. 75 FR 30689 - Modification of Class C Airspace; Beale Air Force Base, CA

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    2010-06-02

    ... Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 RIN 2120-AA66 Modification of Class C Airspace; Beale Air Force Base, CA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action modifies the legal description of the Beale Air Force Base (AFB), CA, Class C airspace area by...

  12. The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test: Validity, Fairness, and Bias. Technical Report

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    Hardison, Chaitra M.; Sims, Carra S.; Wong, Eunice C.

    2010-01-01

    The Air Force has long recognized the importance of selecting the most qualified officers possible. For more than 60 years, it has relied on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) as one measure of those qualifications. A variety of concerns have been raised about whether the AFOQT is biased, too expensive, or even valid for predicting…

  13. 32 CFR 806.27 - Samples of Air Force FOIA processing documents.

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    2010-07-01

    ... documents. (a) This section includes suggested language in paragraph format that tracks Air Force and DoD FOIA guidance. The rest of the body of letters and memorandums should comply with Air Force... section, language in parentheses is for explanatory purposes only. Do not include any of the parenthetical...

  14. The South African Air Force, 1920–2012: A Review of its History and ...

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    Although a South African Aviation Corps existed for a few months in 1915, and although several South Africans saw action in World War I as members of Britain's Royal Flying Corps, the history of the South African Air Force (SAAF) – the world's second oldest air force – strictly speaking only dates back to 1 February 1920.

  15. Korea Air Force and Organization Development: Is There Potential for It?

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    1982-12-01

    This thesis examines the need and potential to bring Organization Development into the Korea Air Force in the near future. After explaining what... Organization Development is, and how it is used in the U.S. military, Korea’s environment, its cultural traits, and the Air Force’s particularities are

  16. 75 FR 48929 - Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

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    2010-08-12

    ... Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force AGENCY...; (919) 541-5400. The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on... 6, 2010, in Washington, DC. Teressa Davis, Rulemaking Manager, Natural Resources Conservation...

  17. Effects of Forced Air Warming on Airflow around the Operating Table.

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    Shirozu, Kazuhiro; Kai, Tetsuya; Setoguchi, Hidekazu; Ayagaki, Nobuyasu; Hoka, Sumio

    2017-10-26

    Forced air warming systems are used to maintain body temperature during surgery. Benefits of forced air warming have been established, but the possibility that it may disturb the operating room environment and contribute to surgical site contamination is debated. The direction and speed of forced air warming airflow and the influence of laminar airflow in the operating room have not been reported. In one institutional operating room, we examined changes in airflow speed and direction from a lower-body forced air warming device with sterile drapes mimicking abdominal surgery or total knee arthroplasty, and effects of laminar airflow, using a three-dimensional ultrasonic anemometer. Airflow from forced air warming and effects of laminar airflow were visualized using special smoke and laser light. Forced air warming caused upward airflow (39 cm/s) in the patient head area and a unidirectional convection flow (9 to 14 cm/s) along the ceiling from head to foot. No convection flows were observed around the sides of the operating table. Downward laminar airflow of approximately 40 cm/s counteracted the upward airflow caused by forced air warming and formed downward airflow at 36 to 45 cm/s. Downward airflows (34 to 56 cm/s) flowing diagonally away from the operating table were detected at operating table height in both sides. Airflow caused by forced air warming is well counteracted by downward laminar airflow from the ceiling. Thus it would be less likely to cause surgical field contamination in the presence of sufficient laminar airflow.

  18. Air Force Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of NATO Round Robin Propellant Testing for Development of AOP-4717

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    2015-09-23

    ADDRESS(ES) 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NO. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFMC) AFRL/RQRP 10 E. Saturn Blvd Edwards AFB, CA 93524-7160...area code ) N/A Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. 239.18 0 Air Force Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of NATO Round Robin

  19. 78 FR 63459 - Names of Members of the Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force

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    2013-10-24

    ... Department of the Air Force Names of Members of the Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air... for the Department of the Air Force. DATES: Effective Date: November 4, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c) (1-5), the Department of the Air Force (AF) announces the...

  20. The Air Force’s Experience with Should-Cost Reviews and Options for Enhancing Its Capability to Conduct Them

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    2012-01-01

    production (production would not start until 2000). Three teams went out to major contractor locations—Fort Worth, Texas; Marietta , Georgia; and Seattle...Statistical Evaluation of the Effect of Should Cost on Contract Negotiations for Air Force and Army Weapons Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio : Air...Capt Teddy J. King, Critical Success Factors for Should Cost Planning, Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio : Air Force Institute of Technology, 1984

  1. Safety and efficacy of resistive polymer versus forced air warming in total joint surgery

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    Sandoval, Melanie F.; Mongan, Paul D.; Dayton, Michael R.; Craig A Hogan

    2017-01-01

    Background Forced-air warming is used as a mechanism to prevent hypothermia and adverse outcomes associated with hypothermia among patients undergoing surgery. Patient safety in healthcare includes the use of devices and technology that minimize potential adverse events to patients. The present study sought to compare the capabilities of patient warming between two different devices that use different mechanisms of warming: forced-air warming and non-air warming. Methods One hundred twenty pa...

  2. Reconnaissance investigation of the geology and hydrogeology of Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas

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    Ozuna, G.B.; Small, T.A.

    1993-01-01

    An investigation at Lackland Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base Training Annex (Medina Base) was conducted from May to September 1988 to delineate the subsurface geology, to describe the hydrogeology within the study area, and to determine possible migration pathways for contaminants. Data from this investigation supplement data collected in conjunction with other Air Training Command studies conducted under the Installation Restoration Program.

  3. The United States Air Force and Humanitarian Airlift Operations 1947-1994

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    1998-01-01

    clothing, and medical supplies. President Nixon declared Pennington, Meade, Lawrence, and Custer Counties disaster areas and authorized more federal aid on...Force and the Royal Air Force ( RAF ) par- ticipated, with the Americans calling the operation “Vittles” and the British call- ing it “Plain Fare...Air Rscu Sqs in the relief operations. The 66th Air Rscu Sq, based at Manston RAF Station in the United Kingdom, deployed an H–19 helicopter and crew to

  4. Environmental Assessment for Implementation of the Installation Development Plan at Edwards Air Force Base, California

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    2017-05-01

    limitations as outlined by the local air district. MM AIR -7: Apply water or dust suppressants to roads and open areas where dust is being generated. If......Outdoor Recreation; FamCamp; Air Force Flight Test Museum ; Youth Center; child development center (CDC); public schools; Lodging (including

  5. Disposal and Reuse of Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas. Final Environmental Impact Statement.

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    1993-07-01

    Matthews, TSgt. Jeffrey Shumway ) 67th CSG/DE-CARE (Lt. Tim Bently, MSgt. Wagner) 67th RW/HOSP/SGPB [Bioenvironmental Engineering] (Lt. Wendy Klein) 67th...of Oklahoma, Norman C.E.R.T., 1982 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama Years of Experience: 26 Bergstrom AFB Disposal

  6. Reliable Force Predictions for a Flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicle : A "Vortex-lift" Approach

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    Thielicke, W.; Kesel, A. B.; Stamhuis, Eize

    2011-01-01

    Vertical and horizontal force of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) has been measured in slow-speed forward flight using a force balance. Detailed information on kinematics was used to estimate forces using a blade-element analysis. Input variables for this analysis are lift and drag

  7. Effect of particle shape on capillary forces acting on particles at the air-water interface.

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    Chatterjee, Nirmalya; Flury, Markus

    2013-06-25

    The capillary forces exerted by moving air-water interfaces can dislodge particles from stationary surfaces. The magnitude of the capillary forces depends on particle shape, orientation, and surface properties, such as contact angle and roughness. The objective was to quantify, both experimentally and theoretically, capillary force variations as an air-water interface moves over the particles. We measured capillary forces as a function of position, i.e., force-position curves, on particles of different shape by using force tensiometry. The particles (5 mm nominal size) were made of polyacrylate and were fabricated using a 3D printer. Experimental measurements were compared with theoretical calculations. We found that force-position curves could be classified into in three categories according to particle shapes: (1) curves for particles with round cross sections, such as spheroidal particles, (2) curves for particles with fixed cross sections, such cylindrical or cubical particles, and (3) curves for particles with tapering cross sections, such as prismatic or tetrahedral particles. Spheroidal particles showed a continuously varying capillary force. Cylindrical or cubical particles showed pronounced pinning of the air-water interface line at edges. The pinning led to an increased capillary force, which was relaxed when the interface snapped off from the edges. Particles with tapering cross section did not show pinning and showed reduced capillary forces as the air-water interface line perimeter and displacement cross section continuously decrease when the air-water interface moved over the particles.

  8. Stocks of organic carbon in Estonian soils

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    Kõlli, Raimo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The soil organic carbon (SOC stocks (Mg ha–1 ofautomorphic mineral (9 soil groups, hydromorphic mineral (7, and lowland organic soils (4 are given for the soil cover or solum layer as a whole and also for its epipedon (topsoil layer. The SOC stocks for forest, arable lands, and grasslands and for the entire Estonian soil cover were calculated on the basis of the mean SOC stock and distribution area of the respective soil type. In the Estonian soil cover (42 400 km2, a total of 593.8 ± 36.9 Tg of SOC is retained, with 64.9% (385.3 ± 27.5 Tg in the epipedon layer (O, H, and A horizons and 35.1% in the subsoil (B and E horizons. The pedo-ecological regularities of SOC retention in soils are analysed against the background of the Estonian soil ordination net.

  9. SR-71B - in Flight - View from Air Force Tanker

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    1997-01-01

    This look-down view shows NASA 831, an SR-71B flown by Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, as it cruises over the Mojave Desert. The photo was from an Air Force refueling tanker taken on a 1997 mission. Two SR-71 aircraft have been used by NASA as testbeds for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research. The aircraft, an SR-71A and an SR-71B pilot trainer aircraft, have been based here at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. They were transferred to NASA after the U.S. Air Force program was cancelled. As research platforms, the aircraft can cruise at Mach 3 for more than one hour. For thermal experiments, this can produce heat soak temperatures of over 600 degrees Fahrenheit (F). This operating environment makes these aircraft excellent platforms to carry out research and experiments in a variety of areas -- aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, thermal protection materials, high-speed and high-temperature instrumentation, atmospheric studies, and sonic boom characterization. The SR-71 was used in a program to study ways of reducing sonic booms or over pressures that are heard on the ground, much like sharp thunderclaps, when an aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. Data from this Sonic Boom Mitigation Study could eventually lead to aircraft designs that would reduce the 'peak' overpressures of sonic booms and minimize the startling affect they produce on the ground. One of the first major experiments to be flown in the NASA SR-71 program was a laser air data collection system. It used laser light instead of air pressure to produce airspeed and attitude reference data, such as angle of attack and sideslip, which are normally obtained with small tubes and vanes extending into the airstream. One of Dryden's SR-71s was used for the Linear Aerospike Rocket Engine, or LASRE Experiment. Another earlier project consisted of a series of flights using the SR-71 as a science camera platform for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in

  10. Safety and efficacy of resistive polymer versus forced air warming in total joint surgery.

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    Sandoval, Melanie F; Mongan, Paul D; Dayton, Michael R; Hogan, Craig A

    2017-01-01

    Forced-air warming is used as a mechanism to prevent hypothermia and adverse outcomes associated with hypothermia among patients undergoing surgery. Patient safety in healthcare includes the use of devices and technology that minimize potential adverse events to patients. The present study sought to compare the capabilities of patient warming between two different devices that use different mechanisms of warming: forced-air warming and non-air warming. One hundred twenty patients undergoing total hip or total knee arthroplasty received patient warming via a forced warming device or non-air warming fabric conductive material. The project was part of a quality improvement initiative to identify warming devices effective in maintaining normothermic patient core temperatures during orthopedic surgery. Forced-air warming and non-air warming achieved similar results in maintaining the core temperature of patients undergoing total knee or hip arthroplasty. No adverse events were reported in either group. Operating room staff observed that the non-air warming device was less noisy and appreciated the disposable covers that could be changed after each surgical case. These findings demonstrate that hypothermia is achieved by both forced-air and non-forced air warming devices among total knee and hip arthroplasty patients. The potential for airflow disruption is present with the forced-air warming device and does not exist with the non-forced air device. The disruption of laminar airflow may be associated with surgical site infections. The disposable covers used to protect the device and patient have potential implications for surgical site infection. Quality improvement efforts aimed to enhance patient safety should include the implementation of healthcare equipment with the least known or suspected risk.

  11. Riik võib lüüa SAS-i esmaspäevaks Estonian Airi omanikeringist välja / Erik Müürsepp, Mikk Salu

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    Müürsepp, Erik

    2008-01-01

    SAS osaleb Estonian Airþile lisakapitali eraldamises ainult juhul, kui Eesti riik müüb oma osaluses lennukompaniis SAS-ile. Peaminister Andrus Ansipi ning majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Partsi seisukoht

  12. Estonian Literature in the Schools of the Estonian-Russian Population (Changes in Literacy).

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    Ots, Loone

    1997-01-01

    Describes how Estonian language and literature have been taught at Russian-language schools in Estonia. Notes a lack of interesting reading materials, and describes how this instruction could be improved. (SR)

  13. GLOBAL INTEGRATED ISR: A BETTER ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTRUCT FOR AIR FORCE LD/HD ISR

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    2017-04-06

    AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY GLOBAL INTEGRATED ISR: A BETTER ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTRUCT FOR AIR FORCE LD/HD ISR by Nicholas A. Nobriga...Akrotiri, Cyprus. He is currently a student at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. iv ABSTRACT The unpredictable and complex global ...Strategy emphasizes the importance of adapting to the changes in the global strategic environment, by suggesting the United States cannot afford to focus

  14. Probe And Drogue Aerial Refueling Requirements: How Will Air Force Special Operations Command Meet Future Demands?

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    2002-06-01

    Global Strike Task Force,” ( GSTF ) which will be explained in greater detail shortly. Added to this requirement is the need to increase the...21 Global Strike Task Force Global Strike Task Force ( GSTF ) is the concept, initiated by General John R. Jumper, Air Force Chief of Staff...the way we fight. GSTF is the Chief’s concept to deal with the difficulties presented by regional threats, asymmetric challenges, and wild card

  15. Forecasting Downdraft Wind Speeds Associated with Airmass Thunderstorms for Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Using the WSR-88D

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    Steen, Travis

    1999-01-01

    .... This thesis seeks to assist Air Force forecasters at Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB), Colorado, in forecasting airmass thunderstorm downdraft wind speeds using the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D...

  16. The Lightning Bolt and the Quill: Determining the Role of Air Force Public Affairs in Information Warfare

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    Englin, David

    1998-01-01

    As the Air Force's internal and external public voice, Air Force public affairs is uniquely positioned to influence the flow of information to different audiences about a variety of issues and operations...

  17. Supplemental site inspection for Air Force Plant 59, Johnson City, New York, Volume 1: Investigation report

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    Nashold, B.; Rosenblatt, D.; Hau, J. [and others

    1995-08-01

    This summary describes a Supplemental Site Inspection (SSI) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) at Air Force Plant 59 (AFP 59) in Johnson City, New York. All required data pertaining to this project were entered by ANL into the Air Force-wide Installation Restoration Program Information System (IRPIMS) computer format and submitted to an appropriate authority. The work was sponsored by the United States Air Force as part of its Installation Restoration Program (IRP). Previous studies had revealed the presence of contaminants at the site and identified several potential contaminant sources. Argonne`s study was conducted to answer questions raised by earlier investigations.

  18. Reflecting Warfighter Needs in Air Force Programs: Prototype Analysis

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    2010-01-01

    JUSTICE EDUCATION ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS NATIONAL SECURITY POPULATION AND AGING PUBLIC SAFETY SCIENCE AND...States. Air Force— Combat sustainability . 4. United States. Air Force—Operational readiness. 5. Close air support. I. Davis, Paul K., 1943...Decisionmakers are shown options at the scorecard level, where they see multicriteria evaluations rather than evaluations in terms of some net effectiveness. For

  19. Vandenberg Air Force Base Upper Level Wind Launch Weather Constraints

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    Shafer, Jaclyn A.; Wheeler, Mark M.

    2012-01-01

    The 30th Operational Support Squadron Weather Flight (30 OSSWF) provides comprehensive weather services to the space program at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. One of their responsibilities is to monitor upper-level winds to ensure safe launch operations of the Minuteman III ballistic missile. The 30 OSSWF tasked the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) to analyze VAFB sounding data with the goal of determining the probability of violating (PoV) their upper-level thresholds for wind speed and shear constraints specific to this launch vehicle, and to develop a tool that will calculate the PoV of each constraint on the day of launch. In order to calculate the probability of exceeding each constraint, the AMU collected and analyzed historical data from VAFB. The historical sounding data were retrieved from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory archive for the years 1994-2011 and then stratified into four sub-seasons: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. The maximum wind speed and 1000-ft shear values for each sounding in each subseason were determined. To accurately calculate the PoV, the AMU determined the theoretical distributions that best fit the maximum wind speed and maximum shear datasets. Ultimately it was discovered that the maximum wind speeds follow a Gaussian distribution while the maximum shear values follow a lognormal distribution. These results were applied when calculating the averages and standard deviations needed for the historical and real-time PoV calculations. In addition to the requirements outlined in the original task plan, the AMU also included forecast sounding data from the Rapid Refresh model. This information provides further insight for the launch weather officers (LWOs) when determining if a wind constraint violation will occur over the next few hours on day of launch. The interactive graphical user interface (GUI) for this project was developed in

  20. The Roots of the Command and Control of Air Power: An Appraisal of Three Air Forces Through 1945

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    2014-09-17

    Richards and Hilary Aldan St George Saunders’ official history Royal Air Force 1939-1945; the Air Ministry’s formerly classified official histories of...E. F. Cheesman, The Air Defence of Britain 1914-1918 (London: Putnam , 1984), 8. 24 Raleigh and Jones, The War in the Air, Vol I, 264-265. 19...Services Institution Vol LXXII (February 1927): 9. 68 Graham Wallace, R.A.F. Biggin Hill (London: Putnam , 1957), 36. 69 Wallace, R.A.F. Biggin Hill

  1. From Kites through Cold War: The Evolution of United States Air Force Manned Airborne ISR

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    2016-06-06

    D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1998), 1. 86 Gill Robb Wilson, “The Memories of a Pioneer,” Flying 61, no. 2 (August 1957): 41-51. 87...the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916,” (Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program, 2003), 5; Hennessy, The United States Army Air ...Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World (New York, NY: Random House, 2009), 230. 29 Mead, Eye in the Air , 56

  2. 77 FR 66595 - U.S. Air Force Broadcast of Consent Order, and Determination of Interest Level for a United...

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    2012-11-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Broadcast of Consent Order, and Determination of Interest Level for a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Consent Order Industry Day AGENCY: Headquarters Air Force, Deputy...

  3. 77 FR 62221 - Renewal of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy

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    2012-10-12

    ... of the U.S. Air Force Academy AGENCY: DoD. ACTION: Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. SUMMARY... notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy (hereafter... provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the U.S. Air Force Academy, to...

  4. Air Force Achieves Fuel Efficiency through Industry Best Practices

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    2012-12-01

    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) is changing the way it does business. It is saving energy and money through an aircraft fleet fuel-efficiency program inspired by private industry best practices and ideas resulting from the empowered fuel savings culture.

  5. CASIMIR FORCE EXPERIMENTS IN AIR: TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE

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    De Man, S.; Heeck, K.; Smith, K.; Wijngaarden, R. J.; Iannuzzi, D.

    2010-01-01

    We present a short overview of the recent efforts of our group in the design of high precision Casimir force setups. We first describe our Atomic Force Microscope based technique that allows one to simultaneously and continuously calibrate the instrument, compensate for a residual electrostatic

  6. Valued Estonian Music CDs / Igor Garshnek

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    Garšnek, Igor, 1958-

    2003-01-01

    2002. aastal välja antud eesti muusika heliplaatidest Arvo Pärt "Summa", Lepo Sumera "Chamber Music", "Baltic Voices 1.", "Sequenzen - Europäische Orgelmusik des 20. Jahrhundrets mit...", "El silenco ئ Silence. Kuldar and Marje Sink. Songs of Mother and Son", "Riho Sibul. Estonian Dream Big Band", "Rull's Royce ئ Rull's Choice"

  7. English in the Estonian Multicultural Society.

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    Fonzari, Lorena

    1999-01-01

    Argues that the spread of English is not closely associated to a discourse of linguistic imperialism, basing the thesis on a case study in Estonia. Surveys of three generations of Estonians indicated that all welcomed English as a means of communications and technology in the modern world, reacting against the imposition of Russian language and…

  8. Supplemental Environmental Assessment Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Upgrades at Beale Air Force Base, California

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    2010-05-01

    activities and monitor their impact on air quality. Section 112 of the CAA defines the sources and kinds of HAPs. Beale AFB is in Yuba County, which...the FRAQMD. The FRAQMD is responsible for implementing and enforcing state and Federal air quality regulations in Yuba County, Sutter County, and...portions of the Northern Sacramento Valley Air Basin. The air quality in Yuba County has been characterized by the USEPA as unclassified/attainment

  9. Adopting New Procurement Methods in the U.S. Air Force

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    2004-01-01

    .... Part of this effort involves the implementation of commodity councils teams of technical experts and other stakeholders from different parts of the Air Force who develop corporate-wide strategies...

  10. Air Force ALP AEF Initiative Wing-Level Cluster Development and Demonstration

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    Stute, Nicholas

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to describe the results for the Air Force ALP AEF Initiative Wing-Level Cluster Development and Demonstration task jointly sponsored by the Logistics Readiness Branch...

  11. Modeling the Value of Micro Solutions in Air Force Financial Management

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    O'Hare, Scott M; Krott, James E

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this MBA Project was to develop a model that would estimate the value of applying available spreadsheet programming tools to automation opportunities in Air Force Financial Management (FM...

  12. [The problems of assessment of the high noise impact on the experts of the Air Force].

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    Zinkin, V N; Sheshegov, P M

    2012-01-01

    Air Force specialists are exposed to high intensity noise levels exceeded the maximum permissible levels. Infrasound as a productive factor in accordance with the general technical requirements (OTT) Air Force-86 is not included in the list of standardized factors. The adverse acoustic environment makes the risk of occupational (sensorineural deafness) and professionally-related diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. The system of physical fitness for military service in the Air Force and serving in the Air Force with high-intensity sources of noise, the system of treatment and preventive measures for adverse effects of noise and the procedure for examination of persons with diseases caused by the influence of noise are needed to be reviewed in accordance with the existing state legislative frameworks.

  13. Measuring the Operational Readiness of an Air Force Network Warfare Squadron

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    Orth, Paul H

    2008-01-01

    As part of its squadron activation, the 315th Network Warfare Squadron (NWS) requested assistance from the Air Force Institute of Technology in developing criteria for declaring Initial Operational Capability (IOC...

  14. Technology Transfer: A Qualitative Analysis of Air Force Office of Research and Technology Applications

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    Trexler, David C

    2006-01-01

    Everyday within United States Air Forces? research laboratories there are hundreds of scientists and engineers whose research and development activities contribute to the advancement of science and technology for mankind...

  15. 2008 Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) Lidar: Eglin Air Force Base, Walton County, FL

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — In the summer of 2008, the Northwest Florida Water Management District collected lidar data over a portion of Walton County, FL (Eglin Air force Base) to support...

  16. Benefit Analysis Report, United States Air Force Technical Order Management Systems (AFTOMS)

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    1989-08-01

    This report prepared by the Transportation Systems Center (TSC) concludes an analysis of the Technical Order (TO) costs and benefits, which was originally undertaken as part of the US Air Force Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) ...

  17. 77 FR 22770 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-04-17

    ... Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place 24 April 2012 at the Air Force Operational Test... discussions on non-traditional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data collection and exploitation...

  18. An Economic/Demographic Comparison of Air Force and Other Service Families

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    Glover, John

    1998-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to compare economic, attitudinal and demographic variables for families in all branches of service to see in which areas the Air Force is ranked/rated higher and lower than other services...

  19. Combat Pair: The Evolution of Air Force-Navy Integration in Strike Warfare

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    Lambeth, Benjamin

    2007-01-01

    ... any significant interoperability features. The most influential factor accounting for this gradual trend toward integration was the nation's ten-year experience with Operations Northern and Southern Watch, in which both Air Force land-based...

  20. 77 FR 24480 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2012-04-24

    ... Update; an Air Force and US Defense Strategy Briefing; a Character Update; the USAFA 501(c) Organizations... they will involve matters covered by subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. 552b. Public attendance at the open...

  1. Report of Findings: Cold Bay Air Force Station (Grant Point) military contaminants: Fiscal year 1988 collections

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes our contaminants investigation at the abandoned Cold Bay Air Force Station (Station), located on the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge at Grant...

  2. Forced-air warming: a source of airborne contamination in the operating room?

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    Albrecht, Mark; Gauthier, Robert; Leaper, David

    2009-01-01

    Forced-air-warming (FAW) is an effective and widely used means for maintaining surgical normothermia, but FAW also has the potential to generate and mobilize airborne contamination in the operating...

  3. 2008 Northwest Florida Water Management District Lidar: Eglin Air Force Base, Walton County, FL

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — In the summer of 2008, the Northwest Florida Water Management District collected lidar data over a portion of Walton County, FL (Eglin Air force Base) to support...

  4. Adhesion force imaging in air and liquid by adhesion mode atomic force microscopy

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    van der Werf, Kees; Putman, C.A.J.; Putman, Constant A.; de Grooth, B.G.; Greve, Jan

    1994-01-01

    A new imaging mode for the atomic force microscope(AFM), yielding images mapping the adhesion force between tip and sample, is introduced. The adhesion mode AFM takes a force curve at each pixel by ramping a piezoactuator, moving the silicon‐nitride tip up and down towards the sample. During the

  5. Envirenmental Baseline Survey, Dunning Circle Housing Area, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

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    2003-12-01

    Weapons School Beddown, Nellis AFB, Final Environmental Impact Statement, October. U.S. Air Force, 2001a. Nellis Home AFB Family Housing Master Plan...AIR FORCE BASE - INDI FIRE TRAINING FACILITY 89191 SHWS LAS VEGAS 8103876954 GAIA AND ASSOCIATES FLAMINGO ROAD AND BUFFALO ROAD SHWS LAS VEGAS...sick, and children. While the location of all sensitive receptors cannot be determined, EDR indicates those buildings and facilities- schools

  6. Infrastructure Asset Management Modeling through an Analysis of the Air Force Strategic Vision and Goals

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    2012-03-01

    34Clinical Versus Statistical Prediction: The Contribution of Paul E. Meehl ," Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61:1233-1243 (October 2010). Gruber...Management Smart Book. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Air Force, 2009. [13] Longley, Paul A., Mike Goodchild, David J. Maguire, and David W...D.C.: Office of the Air Force Civil Engineer, 2008. [17] Robinson, C. Paul , Joan B. Woodard, and Samuel G. Varnado. Critical Infrastructure

  7. Wellness at Air Command and Staff College: Impacting Total Force Readiness Through Tomorrow’s Leaders

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    1998-04-01

    Publishers, Inc., 1994), 8. 8 Danuta Kasprzyk and Crystal Freeman [Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation], “Best Practices in Health...5-11 September 1997): 36. 15 Col Carlisle Harrison Jr., 42nd Medical Group commander, and Capt Teresa R. Birmingham, 42nd Medical Group health...Air Force Magazine, April 1990, 106. 26 Kasprzyk and Freeman, 12. 12 Notes 27 William Matthews, “How Fit Are Reservists?” Air Force Times, vol. 54, no

  8. The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force 1947-1965

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    1993-01-01

    of his assistants, William Burden and Garrison Norton, invited Oppenheimer to a luncheon attended by David Griggs. Oppenheimer was uncommunicative and...and Chaplain .* He testified that the Air Force could only support a unified medical organization within which all three services were represented. If...responsibility for storage and maintenance of some * The Air Force at the time had its own Surgeon General, Chaplain , and logistics functions, which had been

  9. Job Dissatisfaction among Air Force Clinical Nurses: Causes and Ways to Change It.

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    1988-01-01

    CHAPTER THREE At What Price Quality Care? .............................................. 9 CHAPTER FOUR--What the Experts Have to Say Burnout ...Air Force nurses describe symptoms of " burnout " and job dissatisfaction. Middle level nurse managers identified major issues of concern common to...analyzing these suggestiormv however, it is important to review Air Force expectations of a clinical nurse. This, along with the legal and profesional

  10. US Air Force Perspective on Validated NDE Past, Present, and Future (Postprint)

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    2016-02-01

    accompanied aviation since the work of the Wright Brothers . Inspection for both initial quality/materials acceptance and readiness for flight have been...accompanied aviation since the work of the Wright Brothers . Inspection for both initial quality/materials acceptance and readiness for flight have been...20176 AIP PUBLISHING (STINFO COPY) AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE WRIGHT -PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE

  11. Selection for career course and impact on retention of Brazilian Air Force officers

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    De Mello Takahashi, Marcus Vinicius

    2015-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited This research examines the effect of a particular non-monetary incentive on the retention of active duty Brazilian Air Force colonels. The objective is to provide evidence to support the Brazilian Air Force Manpower decision makers in establishing policies regarding the selection of colonels for a career course. The characteristics of the incentives and the links to Expectancy Theory were reviewed to frame the hypotheses. Using two sou...

  12. Artificial Intelligence Research Capabilities of the Air Force Institute of Technology

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    Milne, Robert; Cross, Stephen

    1985-01-01

    The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) provides master's degree education to Air Force and Army Officers in various engineering fields It is in a unique position to educate and perform research in the area of applications of artificial intelligence to military problems. Its two AI faculty members are the only military officers with PhD's in Artificial Intelligence. In the past two years, the artificial intelligence Laboratory of AFIT has become a major focal point for AI research and ap...

  13. Pneumonia Outbreak Caused by Chlamydophila pneumoniae Among US Air Force Academy Cadets, Colorado, USA

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    2015-06-01

    Article 3. DATES COVERED (From – To) Sep 2013 – May 2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Pneumonia Outbreak Caused by Chlamydophila pneumoniae among US Air Force...October 2013–May 2014, there were 102 cases of pneumonia diagnosed in US Air Force Academy cadets. A total of 73% of tested nasal washes contained...Chlamydophila pneumoniae . This agent can be considered to be present on campus settings during outbreaks with numerous, seemingly disconnected cases of

  14. Fraternization in the United States Air Force: Development of a Policy Booklet

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    1988-09-01

    War College (AU), Maxwell AFB AL, May 1987. 143. Zaleznik , Abraham . " Managers and Leaders : Are They Different ?" Harvard Business Review, 55: 67-78 (May...fraternization issues in the Air Force. In 1983, senior leaders directed a media campaign to discuss fraternization policy in nine different Air Force...organization. He urges organiza- tions to abandon culd, scient.!•ic management practices and develop leaders who are not afraid to interact closely with

  15. Air Force: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots

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    2014-04-01

    30RPA pilots fly CAPs 24 hours a day and thus RPA pilots may be needed to fly on day, evening, and night shifts. Whereas civilian workers ...rotate shifts slowly, up to several months. Research has shown that shift work negatively affects employee sleep as well as family and social lives...5Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Facets of Occupational Burnout Among U.S. Air Force Active Duty and National Guard/Reserve

  16. Building Better Leaders: Developing Air Force Squadron Leadership for the Next Century

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    2003-01-01

    Building Better Leaders : Developing Air Force Squadron Leadership for the Next Century Lt Col Timothy M. Zadalis, USAF Lt Col...Better Leaders : Developing Air Force Squadron Leadership for the Next Century 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR...iv Building Better Leaders Squadron Commanders for the Next Century Illustrations Page Figure 1-1 Leadership Development/Command

  17. Distinctive Functions of the United States Air Force in the Cyberspace Domain

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    2009-12-01

    of this distinct cyberspace function. As observed by Hare and Zimmermann, in the joint fight today “we cannot achieve victory without dominating...physical domains. 30 Hare and Zimmermann, “The Air Force in Cyberspace”, 94. 31 Rogers, “Shaping the Air Force”, 11; Radice, “Dominating Cyberspace”, 2...Base, CO. 2 November 2009. Alexander, LT GEN Keith B. “Warfighting in Cyberspace.” Joint Forces Quarterly, Issue 46 (3rd Quarter 2007), 58-61

  18. Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force and Army Should Improve Strategic Human Capital Planning for Pilot Workforces

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    2017-01-01

    United States they can live at home . However, the Secretary of the Air Force noted in January 2015 that UAS pilots fly 6 days in a row and work 13 to...Report to Congressional Committees January 2017 GAO-17-53 United States Government Accountability Office United States Government...Accountability Office Highlights of GAO-17-53, a report to congressional committees January 2017 UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS Air Force and Army

  19. Final Environmental Assessment for the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

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    2011-05-01

    trapped in the thawed layer over the permanently frozen subsurface ( permafrost ). Flood periods tend to occur during spring snowmelt and during the...FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE MILITARY HOUSING PRIVATIZATION INITIATIVE (MHPI) EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA MAY 2011...Privatization Initiative (MHPI) Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d

  20. The Erosion of Public Trust: Normalization of Deviance In The Air Force

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    2016-02-13

    deal of discussion regarding a general decline in the public’s confidence and trust in the military, it is difficult to prove. Aside from articles ...2012. http://www.af.mil/News/tabid/124/ Article /110028/csaf-directs-air-force-wide-inspection.aspx 28 Ibid. 29 United States Air Force, Results of...accountid=4332 Kramer, Ronald C. and Diane Vaughan, “The Normalization of Deviance," In Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, edited by Francis T. Cullen

  1. Installation Restoration Program. Phase I: Records Search. Los Angeles Air Force Station, California

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    1985-07-01

    logistic , transportation, aad medical support for all organizations and personnel assigned or attached to the installation. The Space Division is...developed area of Los Angeles dominated by aerospaci industries. A residential housing development is situated immediately south of Area A. Due to...Corp. On April 1, 1961, reorganization of the Air Force resulted in the formation of three new commands--the AFSC, Air Force Logistics Command, and

  2. The Author’s Guide to Writing Air Force Flight Test Center Technical Reports

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    2009-08-01

    etc., was not accomplished, recommend IOT &E NOT evaluate the system until it has been qualified, or state limitations for IOT &E. The idea is that IOT ...report must be entered in all capital letters. Figure C3 shows an example of the SF 298 with appropriate portion marking for a classified report. PREFACE...paragraph. Edwards Air Force Base Air Force Flight Test Center AUGUST 2009 AUTHOR’S GUIDE C-5 Figure C3 Example SF 298 in Classified

  3. Alternative Energy Sources for United States Air Force Installations

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    1975-08-01

    There are two basic types of wind turbines --horizontal axis and vertical axis. The horizontal axis approach is the most common and consists of blades ...applications were developed for the vertical- axis rotor, the concept never became popular. Interest was renewed in the Darrieus type wind turbine when the...chordwise lift force is greater than the chorcwise drag force (ref. 30). The Darrieus wind turbine offers the follwing advantages relative to the more

  4. Surgically Shaping a Financial Hydra: Reprogramming United States Air Force End Strength to the Air Reserve Component

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    2012-02-14

    resources to maintain ARC capabilities, the vision of organizing this smaller equipment force structure and capitalizing on the operational relevancy of...the ARC is a mere hallucination . The Operational ARC at Risk Over two decades of sustained involvement in conflict and contingency operations...4th quarter 2010): 136-142. McCarthy, Dennis. “A New Vision For The Guard, Reserves.” Air Force Times, 27 June 2011. Nagl, John A. and Sharp

  5. Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Base General Plan Development, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado

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    2012-06-01

    100 200 ¼ Mile ½ Mile Combined Peak Noise Level (dBA) 103 97 91 74 68 Source: Tipler 1976 Generally speaking, peak noise levels within 50 feet...September 2009. SAFB 2011. Final 2009 Air Emissions Inventory, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, February 2011. Tipler , Paul A. 1976. Physics

  6. The development of an air injection system for the forced response testing of axial compressors

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    Wegman, Erik J

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available of ASME Turbo Expo 2013: Power for Land, Sea and Air: GT2013, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 3-7 June 2013 THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR INJECTION SYSTEM FOR THE FORCED RESPONSE TESTING OF AXIAL COMPRESSORS E Wegman and G Snedden CSIR, Pretoria, South...

  7. Delinquent Medical Service Accounts at David Grant Air Force Medical Center Need Additional Management Oversight

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    2015-09-24

    for children and adults with limited income and resources. ...did not elevate reimbursement problems with Medicare and Coalition Forces patients...stating that DoD 6010.15-M is available to DGMC UBO staff on the DHA website. In addition, the Air Force Medical Operations Agency and AF/SG UBO

  8. 78 FR 61342 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-10-03

    ... components of the Air Force could be recruited; (e) maintains a peacetime rotation force to support.../index.html . Meeting Announcement: Due to difficulties finalizing the meeting agenda for the National... registration. The Commission's staff will assign time to oral commenters at the meeting, for no more than 5...

  9. 33 CFR 334.730 - Waters of Santa Rosa Sound and Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving...

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    2010-07-01

    ... Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force Base... Sound and Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air... regulations. (1) Experimental test operations will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force within the prohibited...

  10. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO ASSESS EVAPORATIVE COOLING UNDER FORCED AIR FLOW

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    Full Text Available Abstract Air blast is one of the most employed industrial chilling methods. It can be enhanced, i.e., increasing heat transfer and reducing cooling time, by superficial evaporative phenomena. This work reports a methodology, including experimental setup and mathematical modelling, to quantify the air chilling enhancement by wetting the surface of the object to be chilled. A spherical metal model was covered by a cotton tissue (wet or dry and placed into a cold chamber. The effective heat transfer coefficient was determined at different temperature, air velocity, and relative humidity from time-temperature profiles into the sphere. Under the same air conditions, the effective coefficient between sphere and air was increased three-fold by moistening the cotton tissue on the sphere surface. Furthermore, comparing a dry and wet surface showed that evaporative cooling resulted in much shorter chilling times. The proposed approach was able to assess evaporative heat transfer by measuring only the time-temperature profile, and is suitable for industrial applications.

  11. The impact of international shipping on European air quality and climate forcing

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    van Aardenne, J. [European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen (Denmark); Colette, A. [INERIS (France); Degraeuwe, B.; de Vlieger, I. [VITO (Belgium); Hammingh, P. [PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Netherlands); Viana, M. [CSIC (Spain)

    2013-03-15

    This EEA Technical report provides an overview on the state of knowledge on the impact of international shipping in European waters to air quality and climate change. Based on literature review and model assessment studies information is provided on past and future emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, monitoring of ship emissions, emission mitigation policies and impact on European air quality and radiative forcing. (Author)

  12. An Investigation of Combat Knowledge and Attitudes of Women in the United States Air Force

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    1989-09-01

    stated in a student report at Air Command and Staff College (ACSC): ... women join the Air Force for the same reasons other females become policewomen or...of Femaljes in ItaAF?. This 1986 study by Lt Col Thomas W. Iskra was a report for Air War College . The report analyzes the increase of female ...basic arguments center around the variables: military group performance; pregnancy, motherhood, and menstruation ; "male-bonding" male- female ratios

  13. Charting a New Path: Modernizing the U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilots Career Development

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    2015-12-01

    AU/ACSC/2015 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY CHARTING A NEW PATH: MODERNIZING THE U.S. AIR FORCE FIGHTER PILOT’S CAREER...the shoulders of its fighter pilots and their capabilities in combat. However, any romantic visions of fighter pilot life fall in stark contrast...overcame the ambiguous WO relationship , the USAF did not care to understand how to utilize FO technical skills within its existing culture. A WO program

  14. Technology Horizons: A Vision for Air Force Science and Technology 2010-30

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    2011-09-01

    missiles. Advanced EW systems, including approaches based on digital radio frequency memory ( DRFM ) sys- Figure 6. High-end systems such as the F-22...frequency agility may enable approaches such as pulse- to-pulse waveform diversity that can assist in offsetting the threats posed by DRFM and other...move to AESA radars and make use of DRFM -based systems for RF spoofing, Air Force freedom of operation in the air-to-air EM domain is also being sig

  15. Toward A Fail-Safe Air Force Culture: Creating a Resilient Future While Avoiding Past Mistakes

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    2012-10-01

    Force (QAF) banner. QAF borrowed heavily from the Total Quality Management ( TQM ) work of Dr. W. E. Deming and asserted that TQM’s successful...impact to the force as “Airmen 7 saw TQM as an abdication of leadership, especially when it combined with empowerment—another fine concept that...December 2010). 10. Air Force Systems Command, 񓟥 AFSC Total Quality Managment Briefing,” http://www.school-for- champions.com/ tqm /pdf

  16. The Strengthening of the Colombian Air Force: An Effective Strategy on the Road to Negotiation

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses how the strengthening of the Colombian Air Force since the beginning of the new millennium, resulted in the military weakening of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP. These circumstances, along with the overall strengthening of the national security forces allowed to develop the proper conditions to initiate a set of peace talks between the most remarkable insurgent organization and the Colombian State, in very different conditions from previous experiences.

  17. Environmental Assessment for the Upgrade and Construction of the Eielson Air Force Base Rail Line, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

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    2012-03-01

    Eielson AFB. Common species include moose (A/ces a/ces), black bear (Ursus americanus), grizzly bear (U. arctos), snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus...and Revisions Keith Guyer, P.G, Project Manager B.S. Geology Years of Experience: 30 EA: Draft EA Review 28 5.0 LIST OF AGENCIES AND PERSONS...Force Subcontractor amber@tutkallc.com Mr .. Keith Guyer, Tutka, 907-272-8010 Draft EA Review LLCIAir Force Subcontractor keith @tutkallc.com Judith E

  18. Desert Storm and the New American Way of War: Implications for Air Force 2030

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    2012-06-01

    5 (May 2011): 38-56. Grant, Rebecca. “Desert Storm.” Air Force Magazine 94, no.1 (January 2011): 40-45. Hardin , Garret. “The Tragedy of the...and tragedy were slowly coming to public light,” the Iraqi force in Kuwait continued to grow in size. President Bush opted to change the nature of...to nations in need, and promoting the common good.”6 The DoD’s 2010 QDR institutionalized what the Air Force and others had already come to know

  19. Centralized Execution in the U.S. Air Force

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    2006-06-01

    actions in the air are responsive to his intent. A useful analogy is a fishing charter captain allowing the mates to catch bait fish while missing the...chance to hook a world record marlin that is trailing the boat. A similar situation in a combat zone has far more serious consequences. Although

  20. Environmental Assessment Proposed Demolition Plan Hill Air Force Base, Utah

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    2010-04-01

    Hill AFB Historic Buildings and Structures Reassessment ( Salo E., et al, 2003). The Utah SHPO concurred with the Hill AFB determinations in April...communications made by URS to Utah DEQ Air Quality. September. Salo , Edward, Marsha Prior, and John Ferguson, 2003. Hill AFB Historic Buildings and

  1. Fiscal Year 2012 United States Air Force Agency Financial Report

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    2012-01-01

    JUSTICE, MY NATION’S SWORD AND SHIELD, ITS SENTRY AND AVENGER. I DEFEND MY COUNTRY WITH MY LIFE. I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN: WINGMAN, LEADER...Air Force’s jurisdiction . The fund is available to such institutions or organizations subject to the terms of the gift, device, or bequest

  2. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 14, Number 2, 2006

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    2006-01-01

    Energy Program was given the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2006 Climate Protection Award, in acknowledgment of the Air Force’s significant... Climate Protection Partnerships Division; Lt Col Brian Weidmann, Chief, Readiness Installation Support Branch, USAF/A7; and Mr. Michael Aimone, Assistant

  3. America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future

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    content and delivery methods that are becoming available to our youth. Failure to do so can yield “negative learning” and slow the development of our...duplicative structures at every installation. Organizations We must exploit advances in automation to create a leaner , more efficient force. We can

  4. Breakthrough Air Force Capabilities Spawned By Basic Research

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    Flight Pressure Suit and Anti-Gravity Valve. AFOSR-supported research in the 1960s on cardiovascular blood dynamics under G force stress led to the...also used synthetic organic techniques to prepare novel substrates for the firefly luciferin and substrates for a bioluminescent jellyfish .55

  5. U.S. Air Force Doctrine: A Perspective

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    operating, support, and industrial bases which are the responsibility of the combat support forces under the broad definition of " logistics ." In the early...of logistics doctrine had to be filled at the basic doctrinal level. He formed a team that began with the formulation of a basic definition of logistics based

  6. Final Nellis Air Force Base Capital Improvements Program Environmental Assessment

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    pathology, radiology, dietetic and nutritional medicine, medical benefits and information. The 99th Security Forces Squadron provides flight-line...as a shovel or snake hook (Note: it is not the intent of NDOW to request unreasonable action to facilitate captures; additional coordination with

  7. Effect of forced-air warming on the performance of operating theatre laminar flow ventilation.

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    Dasari, K B; Albrecht, M; Harper, M

    2012-03-01

    Forced-air warming exhaust may disrupt operating theatre airflows via formation of convection currents, which depends upon differences in exhaust and operating room air temperatures. We investigated whether the floor-to-ceiling temperatures around a draped manikin in a laminar-flow theatre differed when using three types of warming devices: a forced-air warming blanket (Bair Hugger™); an over-body conductive blanket (Hot Dog™); and an under-body resistive mattress (Inditherm™). With forced-air warming, mean (SD) temperatures were significantly elevated over the surgical site vs those measured with the conductive blanket (+2.73 (0.7) °C; presistive mattress (+3.63 (0.7) °C; pwarming generates convection current activity in the vicinity of the surgical site. The clinical concern is that these currents may disrupt ventilation airflows intended to clear airborne contaminants from the surgical site. Anaesthesia © 2012 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

  8. An Analysis of the United States Air Force and Army Logistical Doctrines for Conducting the Air Land Battle (ALB).

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    NATO are depicted below (14:83): Table 2 Air Force Comparison Type Aircraft Warsaw Pact NATO Fighter/Bomber 1920 2525 Interceptor 4370 614...from the foundation upward and not from the roof downwards (7:28). The logistics component of warfare is not glamourous and is often partially neglected

  9. Resistive polymer versus forced-air warming: comparable heat transfer and core rewarming rates in volunteers.

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    Kimberger, Oliver; Held, Christine; Stadelmann, Karin; Mayer, Nikolaus; Hunkeler, Corinne; Sessler, Daniel I; Kurz, Andrea

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    Mild perioperative hypothermia increases the risk of several severe complications. Perioperative patient warming to preserve normothermia has thus become routine, with forced-air warming being used most often. In previous studies, various resistive warming systems have shown mixed results in comparison with forced-air. Recently, a polymer-based resistive patient warming system has been developed. We compared the efficacy of a standard forced-air warming system with the resistive polymer system in volunteers. Eight healthy volunteers participated, each on two separate study days. Unanesthetized volunteers were cooled to a core temperature (tympanic membrane) of 34 degrees C by application of forced-air at 10 degrees C and a circulating-water mattress at 4 degrees C. Meperidine and buspirone were administered to prevent shivering. In a randomly designated order, volunteers were then rewarmed (until their core temperatures reached 36 degrees C) with one of the following active warming systems: (1) forced-air warming (Bair Hugger warming cover #300, blower #750, Arizant, Eden Prairie, MN); or (2) polymer fiber resistive warming (HotDog whole body blanket, HotDog standard controller, Augustine Biomedical, Eden Prairie, MN). The alternate system was used on the second study day. Metabolic heat production, cutaneous heat loss, and core temperature were measured. Metabolic heat production and cutaneous heat loss were similar with each system. After a 30-min delay, core temperature increased nearly linearly by 0.98 (95% confidence interval 0.91-1.04) degrees C/h with forced-air and by 0.92 (0.85-1.00) degrees C/h with resistive heating (P = 0.4). Heating efficacy and core rewarming rates were similar with full-body forced-air and full-body resistive polymer heating in healthy volunteers.

  10. Finger Flexor Force Influences Performance in Senior Male Air Pistol Olympic Shooting.

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    Mon, Daniel; Zakynthinaki, María S; Cordente, Carlos A; Antón, Antonio J Monroy; Rodríguez, Bárbara Rodríguez; Jiménez, David López

    2015-01-01

    The ability to stabilize the gun is crucial for performance in Olympic pistol shooting and is thought to be related to the shooters muscular strength. The present study examines the relation between performance and finger flexor force as well as shoulder abduction isometric force in senior male air pistol shooting. 46 Spanish national level shooters served as test subjects of the study. Two maximal force tests were carried out recording handgrip and deltoid force data under competition conditions, during the official training time at national Spanish championships. Performance was measured as the total score of 60 shots at competition. Linear regressions were calculated to examine the relations between performance and peak and average finger flexor forces, peak and average finger flexor forces relative to the BMI, peak and average shoulder abduction isometric forces, peak shoulder abduction isometric force relative to the BMI. The connection between performance and other variables such as age, weight, height, BMI, experience in years and training hours per week was also analyzed. Significant correlations were found between performance at competition and average and peak finger flexor forces. For the rest of the force variables no significant correlations were found. Significant correlations were also found between performance at competition and experience as well as training hours. No significant correlations were found between performance and age, weight, height or BMI. The study concludes that hand grip strength training programs are necessary for performance in air pistol shooting.

  11. Finger Flexor Force Influences Performance in Senior Male Air Pistol Olympic Shooting.

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    Full Text Available The ability to stabilize the gun is crucial for performance in Olympic pistol shooting and is thought to be related to the shooters muscular strength. The present study examines the relation between performance and finger flexor force as well as shoulder abduction isometric force in senior male air pistol shooting. 46 Spanish national level shooters served as test subjects of the study. Two maximal force tests were carried out recording handgrip and deltoid force data under competition conditions, during the official training time at national Spanish championships. Performance was measured as the total score of 60 shots at competition. Linear regressions were calculated to examine the relations between performance and peak and average finger flexor forces, peak and average finger flexor forces relative to the BMI, peak and average shoulder abduction isometric forces, peak shoulder abduction isometric force relative to the BMI. The connection between performance and other variables such as age, weight, height, BMI, experience in years and training hours per week was also analyzed. Significant correlations were found between performance at competition and average and peak finger flexor forces. For the rest of the force variables no significant correlations were found. Significant correlations were also found between performance at competition and experience as well as training hours. No significant correlations were found between performance and age, weight, height or BMI. The study concludes that hand grip strength training programs are necessary for performance in air pistol shooting.

  12. Environmental Assessment: Installation Development at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

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    of building space located in portions of Buildings 10800, 10900, and 10902 currently housing tech training classrooms, high bay tech training...Residential Area (South Leon Valley) 67.5 SD08 Residential Area (Huebner and Bandera Roads) 64.5 SD09 Residential Area (South O.P. Schnabel Park) 62.3...Air Quality Control Region (AQCR Number 217), which includes Atascosa, Bandera , Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes

  13. The Lavelle Affair: An Air Force Case Study in Ethics

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    capacity directing the implementation of a high technology, anti- infiltration barrier to interdict personnel and supplies from North Vietnam along the Ho...Chi Minh Trail.27,28 National Security Action Memorandum 358 placed the barrier , codenamed Project PRACTICE NINE, in the highest national priority...or Get The Hell Out of My Way: The Not So Warm, Fuzzy Story of My Experiences as the Commander, 56th Special Operations Wing, Nakom Phenom Air Base

  14. Final Creech Air Force Base Capital Improvements Program Environmental Assessment

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    time aerial reconnaissance, surveillance , target acquisition and attack flying the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper. All Predator...requirements. Contact Air Quality Program Manager YES Page 2 WATER QUALITY 99 CES/CEIEC, 652-2834 Any process that discharges to sanitary or industrial... Sanitary Wastewater Will the project result in the discharge of any sanitary wastewaters (e.g., wastewater from sinks, showers, toilets, etc)? A

  15. An Air Force History of Space Activities, 1945-1959

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    l. baUer iD 19116: tb&t tbe7 Mat rocketa to alti• tuaae ot 100 aile• with pqloll48 ot 200 pouade 111 191J9; tbat tb81J." aulae puMDpr8 ot...ARPA aDd. DBA acqUiaitioaa aDd actiona had virtually wrecked the proposed USAF utroaautica progra of 188 25 Juua:&’Y, and the Air Stan’ ~elt it wu

  16. Motivation a Necessary Personnel Management Tool in the Air Force.

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    psychologists has written on the subject of job motivation. Some greats such as Abraham H. Maslow, Douglas McGregor, and Frederick Herzberg have become... Frederick Herzberg , Instructor 7. Herzberg , Frederick . Work and the Nature of Man. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Company, 1966 8. Air Command and Staff...Individuals , such as Maslow, McGregor, Herzberg , Likert, Vroom, Argyris, and others tried to formulate theories to "explain the complex behavior of

  17. Achieving the Air Force’s Energy Vision

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    utilizing only the electric system. These efforts illustrate the growing interest in applying hybrid- electric technology to air and space systems... illustrate methods either to decrease fuel demand or to increase its supply. In one very successful study, Maj Phil Morrison, a recent graduate of...Symposium, Dayton, OH, 27 October 2009). 19. Lewis, “Military Aviation Goes Green,” 24. 20. Beatriz Rodriquez and Thomas M. Bartsch , “The United

  18. The AFIT of Today is the Air Force of Tomorrow

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    Mechanical Engineers: Dr. Tom  Christian    • Student team finalist in 2011 National Security Innovation Competition:  LTC (USA) John McClory • AETC CE Manager...KAM torus orbit fitting * Kolmogorov, Arnol’d and Moser tori UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Air University: The Intellectual and Leadership Center of the

  19. Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy

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    appropriated the money for 19 1907–1947 purchase and development in the First Deficiency Appropriation Act for fiscal year 1936, and construction began shortly...of the Wilcox Act to address its deficiencies in modern bombing and gunnery ranges. As early as 1933, a landowner at Val- paraiso , Florida, on the...66–67; Annual Report of the Director of Air Service, Fiscal Year 1919, (Washington, D.C., Sep. 25, 1919), 23, 38, AFHRA 167.4011, FY 1919. 48 Locating

  20. AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION: CLINICALLY PREPARING AIR FORCE FLIGHT NURSES

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    nurses should be based on: “educational and experiential background, technical and clinical competence, leadership skills, critical thinking skills...assume this risk. In response, the critical care air transport team was created. The team consists of a physician, a critical care nurse , and a...Support   Advanced Cardiac Life Support   Age Specific Certifications  Trauma Certification  Critical Care/Emergency Nursing Experience

  1. AFHRL (Air Force Human Resources Laboratory) FY 86 Annual Report.

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    Force on-the-job training under AOTS. MSgt Joseph Singleton TSgt Robert Swindell provided an exten- sive computer background and experience in the Airman...design and development of Comput- er-Assisted Instruction and Computer- Managed Instruction were invaluable. TSgt Robert Swindell SrA David LeBrun was...current C-130 training resources and practices; and (d) a description of the system architecture for a mission- Contact: Dr. Robert T. Nullmeyer oriented

  2. Implementing Automated Information Systems in the Air Force

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    FORCE AUTHOR(S) MAJOR JAMES P. TOTSCH, USAF FACULTY ADVISOR MAJOR CHARLES E. ZIMMER, JR., ACSC/EDCM SPONSOR LIEUTENANT COLONEL CARROLL E. GOWINS , ACSC...Enterd) L . . ., . . . 1 i i i i i . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . PREFACE This paper was prepared with two purposes in mind. The first V was to review and...Procedures for Implementing Information Systems -------------------------------- 25 v 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A Part of our College mission is

  3. United States Air Force Role in Mass Atrocity Response Operations

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    suit in 2006 with its National Security Strategy, identifying genocide as intolerable .4 This shift in U.S. policy provided the momentum for the Carr...particular, planners should silence all forms of television and mass radio broadcasts endemic to supporting genocide. This would not only limit...humanitarian and nation-building missions, while minimizing their exposure to possible retaliatory forces from the perpetrator-group. The opening of the

  4. Capital Improvement Program Environmental Assessment, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

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    logistics readiness, and security forces. The 7th Medical Group is comprised of medical support, aeromedical/ dental , and medical operations...Medical Group. Dyess AFB has a medical clinic and dental clinic. The medical clinic does not provide emergency services. Medical emergencies are...masonry walls, brick veneer , reinforced concrete foundations on drilled piers, concrete floor slabs, and a standing seam metal roof. Project is to

  5. 33 CFR 334.630 - Tampa Bay south of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; small-arms firing range and aircraft jettison, U...

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Tampa Bay south of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; small-arms firing range and aircraft jettison, U.S. Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base... Force Base, Fla.; small-arms firing range and aircraft jettison, U.S. Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base...

  6. United States Air Force 611th Air Support Group/Civil Engineering Squadron Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Remedial investigation and feasibility study. Bullen Point Radar Installation, Alaska. Final report

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    The United States Air Force (Air Force) has prepared this Remedial investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) report as part of the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) to present results of RI/FS activities at five sites at the Bullen Point radar installation. The IRP provides for investigating, quantifying, and remediating environmental contamination from past waste management activities at Air Force installations throughout the United States.

  7. Estonian Middle Semantics with Evidence from Discourse

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    Full Text Available This paper presents arguments for recognizing a middle voice in Estonian. The claim that the semantics of middle-marked verbs differs in a substantial way from the semantics of other intransitive constructions leads to the examination of the discourse pragmatics of these constructions, and the relationship between discourse patterns and their valency and argument properties. Various topicality measures show that the argument participant in middle clauses lies between that of the sole participant (S in intransitive clauses and the O of active transitive clauses. The results regarding the discourse behaviour of middle arguments constitute new evidence for the view that middle constructions differ from ordinary intransitive verbs, despite structural similarities, and mark a unique range on the scale of transitivity exhibited by verbs in Estonian.

  8. Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environmental Assessment for the Force Structure Actions at March Air Force Base

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    ANG Air National Guard APZ Accident Potential Zone AREFW Air Refueling Wing CEQ Council on Environmental Quality CO Carbon monoxide CUD Compatible Use...forbs and herbs include filaree, tarweed, vinegar weed, dove weed, spurge, mustard, and Jimson weed. In a few localities there are widely spaced shrubs...County. The basin is in compliance with Federal standards for sulfur dioxide (SOX) and lead (PB). Ozone levels in the SCAB are approximately three

  9. Warming by resistive heating maintains perioperative normothermia as well as forced air heating.

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    Matsuzaki, Y; Matsukawa, T; Ohki, K; Yamamoto, Y; Nakamura, M; Oshibuchi, T

    2003-05-01

    Even mild perioperative hypothermia is associated with several severe adverse effects. Resistive heating has possible advantages compared with other active warming systems because it can heat several fields independently. To assess this new warming system, we measured core temperature in patients during surgery who were warmed with circulating water mattresses, forced air covers or resistive heating covers. Twenty-four patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly assigned to (i) circulating water mattress (38 degrees C), (ii) forced air warming (set to 'medium') or (iii) carbon-fibre resistive warming (38 degrees C). Warming was applied throughout anaesthesia and surgery. The groups were compared using one-way ANOVA and Student-Newman-Keuls tests. Confounding factors were similar among the groups. Core temperatures in each group decreased for 20 min, but subsequently increased in the forced air and resistive heating groups. There was no significant difference between the forced air and resistive heating groups at any time. In contrast, core temperature in the circulating water group continued to decrease. Consequently, core temperature in the circulating water group was significantly lower than in the other groups 30 min after anaesthetic induction and at later times. Resistive heating maintains core body temperature as well as forced air heating and both are better than circulating water. Resistive heating offers the advantage of adjustable heating pods.

  10. The US Air Force suicide prevention program: implications for public health policy.

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    Knox, Kerry L; Pflanz, Steven; Talcott, Gerald W; Campise, Rick L; Lavigne, Jill E; Bajorska, Alina; Tu, Xin; Caine, Eric D

    2010-12-01

    We evaluated the effectiveness of the US Air Force Suicide Prevention Program (AFSPP) in reducing suicide, and we measured the extent to which air force installations implemented the program. We determined the AFSPP's impact on suicide rates in the air force by applying an intervention regression model to data from 1981 through 2008, providing 16 years of data before the program's 1997 launch and 11 years of data after launch. Also, we measured implementation of program components at 2 points in time: during a 2004 increase in suicide rates, and 2 years afterward. Suicide rates in the air force were significantly lower after the AFSPP was launched than before, except during 2004. We also determined that the program was being implemented less rigorously in 2004. The AFSPP effectively prevented suicides in the US Air Force. The long-term effectiveness of this program depends upon extensive implementation and effective monitoring of implementation. Suicides can be reduced through a multilayered, overlapping approach that encompasses key prevention domains and tracks implementation of program activities.

  11. 78 FR 32241 - U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Input for National Security Space Launch Assessment

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    ... Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Input for National Security Space Launch Assessment... inform an on-going strategic National Security Space Launch Assessment. To support this effort, the Air... capability to launch national security space payloads? 3. What DoD policy recommendations would your company...

  12. U.S. Air Force Posture Statement 2007

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    the air Force’s other heavy lifter, the c–5 Galaxy , flew 5,500 sorties in support of the GWoT. since 11 september 2001, c–5 have flown over 50,000...as the guardian of the world’s premier gateways to space and america’s vital national space launch capabilities. space launch is another element...to optimize support to the warfighter through the Glsc. C–5 Galaxy workers from Robins AFB, Georgia, received the 2006 Chief of Staff Excellence

  13. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: Tactical Airlift

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    Gilbreth , 6492nd intvw, Feb 4, 1964; brief, Dir/Plans, CCG, to Col L. J. Mantoux, Cdr CCG. subj: Actions Concerning South Vietnam, subj: Rprt of...Activities, Jan I, 1965; Itr, Lt Col Bruce 6. Rprt, Brig Gen Frank A. Osmanski, G. Gilbreth , Ch Comm-Electr, 315th Air USA. MACV 1-4. Rprt on Vietnam, Sep Div...Col Bruce G. Gilbreth , Ch, Comm-Electr, Airlift System, Jun 12, 1967; msg 00403. 315th AD, to OC-SO, 315th AD, subj: 7th AF to PACAF, subj: Org of

  14. Air Force Human Resources Laboratory Annual Report - Fiscal Year 1981.

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    occlusion ty lie pi lot s aircraft. the ASPT k- 10 for air-to-surface weapon delivery training. An A-10l combat t ransfer -of -train ing study. is Utilizafion...Resetarch andt ielt pm (oiirl 1110 \\i IS Ia- nim i ;rttgri.stil lit t iil \\thiirvt ransfer oI iv itpt-rtritial voiiitiiiir\\. ixe.. Xir Trainling...square feet of office area for AFIIRL/OT behavioral scientists. The Annex’s advanced modlaroffcedesign also includes a number of energy -ff icen

  15. United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.

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    speed ratio - blade tip speed + wind speed. -45- CONTROLCHECVMODE NON is * AD> YES Figure~ SE 22 Molrora -46N) SECTION VI TURBINE PERFORMANCE 1...Rotors, SAND76-0131. Albuquerque: July 1977. 10. Oliver, R.C. and P.R. Nixon. "Design Procedure for Coupling Savonius and Darrieus Wind Turbines ", Air...May 17-20, 1976. -65- 16. Blackwell, B.F., R.E. Sheldahl, and L.V. Feltz. Wind Tunnel Performance Data for the Darrieus Wind Turbine with NACA 0012

  16. The United States Air Force and Profession: Why Sixty Percent of Air Force General Officers are Still Pilots When Pilots Comprise Just Twenty Percent of the Officer Corps

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    2006-08-25

    through radar, television, or infrared imagery while flying in combat conditions. There is no need for a pilot to undertake any special maneuvers to...controllers frequently came from the surveillance technician career field; so there was an element of musical chairs to fill the gap; not bringing totally...the post-Vietnam drawdown, the Air Force held a RIF board in November 1974 that reviewed 20,295 reserve officers and selected 1133 for involuntary

  17. Environmental Assessment Preparation for Air Force Test Mission in the 21st Century: Upgrade and Improve the Test Capability at the Edwards Air Force Base California Test Complex

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    natural gas, propane, and other petroleum-based products. Electric power at Edwards AFB is provided by Southern California Edison to operate lighting...County Planning PO Box L, 168 N. Edwards St. Independence, CA 93526 Kern County APCD Mr. Thomas Paxson, P.E. 2700 M Street, Suite 302 Bakersfield...Air Force Base, California April 2015 A-2 (No document text on this page) 10 Feb 15 Mr. Thomas Rademacher 412th Civil Engineer

  18. Environmental Assessment: Western Range Instrumentation Modernization Program Vandenberg Air Force Base, Santa Barbara County, and Pillar Point Air Force Station, San Mateo County California

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    2008-09-03

    emissions due to the use of fossil fuel-powered equipment and (2) fugitive dust emissions (PM10 and PM2.5) during earth- moving activities, and materials...Wildlife Resources Wildlife, including mammals , amphibians, reptiles, and birds, present in the vicinity of the construction activities could be...entire Holocene and may extend back to late Pleistocene times. Excavations on Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) reveal occupations dating back 9,000

  19. Probing the interaction between air bubble and sphalerite mineral surface using atomic force microscope.

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    Xie, Lei; Shi, Chen; Wang, Jingyi; Huang, Jun; Lu, Qiuyi; Liu, Qingxia; Zeng, Hongbo

    2015-03-03

    The interaction between air bubbles and solid surfaces plays important roles in many engineering processes, such as mineral froth flotation. In this work, an atomic force microscope (AFM) bubble probe technique was employed, for the first time, to directly measure the interaction forces between an air bubble and sphalerite mineral surfaces of different hydrophobicity (i.e., sphalerite before/after conditioning treatment) under various hydrodynamic conditions. The direct force measurements demonstrate the critical role of the hydrodynamic force and surface forces in bubble-mineral interaction and attachment, which agree well with the theoretical calculations based on Reynolds lubrication theory and augmented Young-Laplace equation by including the effect of disjoining pressure. The hydrophobic disjoining pressure was found to be stronger for the bubble-water-conditioned sphalerite interaction with a larger hydrophobic decay length, which enables the bubble attachment on conditioned sphalerite at relatively higher bubble approaching velocities than that of unconditioned sphalerite. Increasing the salt concentration (i.e., NaCl, CaCl2) leads to weakened electrical double layer force and thereby facilitates the bubble-mineral attachment, which follows the classical Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek (DLVO) theory by including the effects of hydrophobic interaction. The results provide insights into the basic understanding of the interaction mechanism between bubbles and minerals at nanoscale in froth flotation processes, and the methodology on probing the interaction forces of air bubble and sphalerite surfaces in this work can be extended to many other mineral and particle systems.

  20. Sügistorm Balti taevas: Air Balticu tulevik / Erki Urva

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    Läti lennufirmast Air Baltic. Firma kolm võimalikku arenguteed. Autori hinnangul on Estonian Airil õppida Air Balticu loost seda, et kõik suured ei ole edukad ja et edukaks olemiseks ei pea olema suur

  1. Comparison of resistive heating and forced-air warming to prevent inadvertent perioperative hypothermia.

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    John, M; Crook, D; Dasari, K; Eljelani, F; El-Haboby, A; Harper, C M

    2016-02-01

    Forced-air warming is a commonly used warming modality, which has been shown to reduce the incidence of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (resistive heating mattresses offer a potentially cheaper alternative, however, and one of the research recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was to evaluate such devices formally. We conducted a randomized single-blinded study comparing perioperative hypothermia in patients receiving resistive heating or forced-air warming. A total of 160 patients undergoing non-emergency surgery were recruited and randomly allocated to receive either forced-air warming (n=78) or resistive heating (n=82) in the perioperative period. Patient core temperatures were monitored after induction of anaesthesia until the end of surgery and in the recovery room. Our primary outcome measures included the final intraoperative temperature and incidence of hypothermia at the end of surgery. There was a significantly higher rate of hypothermia at the end of surgery in the resistive heating group compared with the forced-air warming group (P=0.017). Final intraoperative temperatures were also significantly lower in the resistive heating group (35.9 compared with 36.1°C, P=0.029). Hypothermia at the end of surgery in both warming groups was common (36% forced air warming, 54% resistive heating). Our results suggest that forced-air warming is more effective than resistive heating in preventing postoperative hypothermia. NCT01056991. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  2. The Emerging Shield. The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense 1945-1960

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    1991-01-01

    Areas of Responsibility for Air Defense, July 1951 146 xvi Army Antiaircraft Artillery Command Subdivisions and Bat - talions Assigned, December 31...strategic bomb- ing. 22 As early as 1948, the RCAF formed an autonomous air defense fighter group equipped with De Havilland Vampire jets. In January 1950

  3. High Flight: History of the U.S. Air Force Academy

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    34 Checkpoints 36.2 (2007): 12-15. Madsen, William D. "U.S. Air Force Academy Food Service Facilities." Review 52 (1973): 20-21+. Marley ...Human Kinetics, 1995. 17-19. 37    DeBerry, Fisher Schaller Bob . For God and Country. Grand Island, NE: Cross Training Pub., 2000. (GV 939 .D42... Marley , Frederick Harold. "A Proposal for the Establishment and Operation of the Audio- Visual Materials Center of the Air Force Academy; a Report of

  4. Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces: Analysis of CONUS Centralized Intermediate Repair Facilities

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    2008-01-01

    AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) 10. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT NUMBER(S) 12. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT Approved ...Kerchner Ben Van Roo Charles Robert Roll, Jr. PROJECT AIR FORCE Prepared for the United States Air Force Approved for public release; distribution...Florida) AFMC/ ACCa 2 6 Andrews ANG (Maryland) ANG 18 0 Buckley ANG (Colorado) ANG 18 0 Dannelly Field ANG (Alabama) ANG 18 0 Des Moines ANG (Iowa) ANG

  5. Reality Before Rhetoric: Toward An Air Force Narrative For The Early Mid 21st Century

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    http://tedfriedman.com/electric- dreams /chapter-5-apples-1984, accessed 27 Jan 15. 40 Creative director of the commercial, Lee Clow, mentions this...While “without it you lose” is a stark break from its immediate predecessor, it has firm roots in airpower history. Air power prophet Giulio...tedfriedman.com/electric- dreams /chapter-5-apples-1984/, accessed 27 Jan 15. Gay, Jerry. “Op-Ed: Fighter Pilot Leadership Isn’t The Future Of The Air Force

  6. The Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System: Its Impact on Air Force Acquisition Thirteen Years Later

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    deployment and OT&E can be supported.9 A smart program manager will determine if DT events can be combined with operational testing to reduce risk...development is the F-35A Lightning II, and this platform’s IOC is planned for December 2016. The Air Force is literally putting all of its future air...or introduce new aircraft have run into cost overruns, extended schedules, and cancellations. PEO Weapons, however, harnessed lightning in a bottle

  7. Installation Restoration Program, Phase 1. Records Search, Wheeler Air Force Base, Oahu, Hawaii

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    1983-07-01

    Dispensary Service, 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, and components of the Army’s m 25th Aviation Company and Navy FDCC Detachment. 3 By memorandum of...the 3vegetation was already exotic, consisting of trees such as guava , koa haole, eucalyptus and silver oak, and shrubs and 3 grasses including lantana... component I commander of a properly designated joint force with combat operationally ready elements of the tactical air control system capable of operating

  8. A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs

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    2006-01-01

    thrust to weight UAH University of Alabama at Huntsville UAS unmanned aircraft system UCAV unmanned combat air vehicle UCC ultracompact combustor UER...test-fail-fix-test cycles by approximately one-half ( Wood , 2002). This approach was also used to reduce development costs for the SSME Block-II engine...satellites and the DARPA/Air Force FALCON program. Acta Astronautica: AA2399. Wood , Byron. 2002. Propulsion for the 21st Century—RS-68. AIAA Paper 2002-4324

  9. Sustaining the Drone Enterprise: How Manpower Analysis Engendered Policy Reform in the United States Air Force

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    Sustaining the Drone Enterprise How Manpower Analysis Engendered Policy Reform in the United States Air Force Major Kiel M. Martin, Ph.D...CT 06510 Abstract The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), colloquially labeled the “ drone ,” has become iconic of American military campaigns this...Sustaining the Drone Enterprise: How Manpower Analysis Engendered Policy Reform in the United States Air Force’ informed policy decisions by the Office of

  10. Squadron Commanders and the Air Force Personnel System: Key Partners in the Career Development Process.

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    1987-05-01

    personnel topics in an effort to establish a background of opinion on issues such as the r3ted supplement and professional military education . The authors...34unprepared." SUMMARY In general, the survey results indicate the typica squi - dron commander receives major air command directed orientition...positions. Th2 commanders basically confirm current Air Force policy on the timing of in-residence professional military education : Squadron Officer

  11. Final A Street Pond Expansion Environmental Assessment at Beale Air Force Base, California

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    2008-09-01

    EUCALYPTUS STANDS OTHER SEASONAL WETLAND PERMANENT MARSH RIPARIAN WETLANDS SEASONAL SWALE VERNAL POOL 0 1 20.5 Miles Figure 3-1 Habitat Communities Beale Air...Part B permit. Contaminated soil was identified and removed from the site. Soil vapor extraction and bioventing systems were installed within this...daytime 40 Quiet urban night time 30 Quiet rural night time 20 Rustling leaves 10 Mosquito at 3 feet Beale Air Force Base Final A Street Pond

  12. Environmental Assessment: Proposed Automotive/Arts and Crafts Skills Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah

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    2010-10-14

    framing, and woodworking . The findings of this EA indicate that the proposed action would not have significant adverse effects on the human...hobby enthusiasts, including automotive maintenance, engraving, framing, and woodworking . According to a Hill Air Force Base (AFB) internal needs...from welding, various spray cans, a parts washer, and woodworking . Existing air emissions are 0.12 tons per year or less of each criteria

  13. Mentoring and Leadership Development in the Officer Corps of the United States Air Force

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    Head- quarters Air University, Maxwell AFB AL, 26 March 1984. 28. Zaleznik , Abraham . " Managers and Leaders : Are They Different ?" Harvard Business...of Master of Science in SysLems Management Michael E. Uecker, B.S. "Captain, USAF September 1984 Approved for pu~blic release: distribution unlimited...Air Force give S its bright, talented young officers the proper combination of know- ledge, motivation and experience to mature into leaders who can

  14. Occupational Burnout and Retention of Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Intelligence Personnel

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    2012-01-01

    Russell et al. (1987) reported that teachers with more students had higher burnout levels than those with fewer students . Pines and Kafry (1978...P. (1994, April). Burnout and health status in Italian air traffic controllers. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine , 65(4), 315-322. DePaepe...Environmental Medicine , 54(6), 511-516. Ouma, J. A., Chappelle, W. L., & Salinas, A. (2011, June). Facets of occupational burnout among U.S. Air Force

  15. Will the Bomber Always Get Through? The Air Force and Its Reliance on Technology

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    2002-06-01

    examined in their embryonic stages. The most prevalent doctrine being espoused by Air Force leadership is the Global Strike Task Force ( GSTF ) model...The technologies previously discussed make GSTF feasible, but what makes GSTF possible is stealth. Commonly referred to as the “kick-down-the...door” concept, GSTF is not envisioned as a war-winning scenario. Rather, it provides “a capacity to systematically destroy hundreds of targets, roll

  16. Building the Future Air Force: Analysis of Platform versus Weapon Development

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    2016-05-26

    priorities toward smaller conflicts prompted considerable debate about how best to cope with these wars … In the Air Force, many believed that existing...with an increasingly unpopular war.”163 Unfortunately, there was “no answer to the problem of interdiction against Marxist- style guerillas” throughout...focused on disabling the enemy forces through nuclear attack, and as such, the focus on training was geared towards nuclear attack. The platforms

  17. Towards a Fail-Safe Air Force Culture: Creating a Resilient Future While Avoiding Past Mistakes

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    2011-02-16

    1990‘s, under the Quality Air Force (QAF) banner. QAF borrowed heavily from the Total Quality Management ( TQM ) work of Dr. W.E. Deming and asserted...Graham Rinehart summarized Page 4 the impact to the force as ―Airmen saw TQM as an abdication of leadership, especially when it combined with...Managment Briefing." School for Champions. 1989. http://www.school-for- champions.com/ tqm /pdf/AFSC_TQM_Presentation.pdf (accessed December 7, 2010

  18. Retaining U.S. Air Force Pilots When the Civilian Demand for Pilots Is Growing

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    FORCE ( PAF ), a division of the RAND Corporation, is the U.S. Air Force’s federally funded research and development center for studies and analyses. PAF ...information about PAF is available on our website: http://www.rand.org/ paf / v Contents Preface...Force ( PAF ) to provide information on recent and likely future changes in airline pilot demand and civilian opportunities for USAF pilots, assess

  19. United States Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan 2009-2047

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    2009-05-18

    arrive “ready to fly” at any range or with any simulated blue force or opposition force (OPFOR) during training, testing , and similar activities. A...include the creation of a high fideiity simulator with the goal of transitioning to simulator -only operator initial qualification training (lOT...of Alternatives AOC Air Operations Center AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association AOR Area of Responsibility AS Acquisition Sustainment

  20. To Enable and Sustain: Pacific Air Forces’ Theater Security Cooperation as a Line of Operation

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    2015-02-01

    and plans guide PACAF in areas of emphasis on regional security coopera- tion, joint teamwork , and the joint needs of its Air Force forces for...inter- agency effort, teamwork with the diplomatic community is essential- to assure that goals and objectives are complementary. This calls for time...Asia-Pacific is a team sport . The security cooperation activities that promote it flow from national- level strategy guided by the combatant commander

  1. Biofuels: An Alternative to U.S. Air Force Petroleum Fuel Dependency

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    2007-12-01

    of biodiesel. Virgin oil feedstock such as rapeseed, and soybean oils are most commonly used, though other crops such as mustard, palm oil or hemp ...fleet may make the biofuel alternative cost prohibitive . Additionally, the U.S. Air Force mission is global, and in order to operate around the...railroads, tanker trucks, barges and pipelines. An alternative fuel would be cost prohibitive if it forced the establishment of a new fuel

  2. Noor-Eesti rollist eesti kirjandus- ja kultuuriloos. The Role of Young Estonia in Estonian Literary and Cultural History

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    2012-04-01

    political and aesthetic views: linguist Johannes Aavik, poets Villem Grünthal and Gustav Suits, prose writer and critic Friedebert Tuglas, and critic and translator Bernhard Linde; Finnish-Estonian writer Aino Kallas also belonged to the inner circle. As shown by private correspondences, personal relationships played a major role in the group’s activities; statements on behalf of the group as a whole were only made in the context of parrying the attacks of conservative critics. The main force unifying the members of the Young Estonia group was dissatisfaction with the state of Estonian language, literature, and mentality at the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to their call for a new aesthetic, members of the group wished to hold up their own original work as models. Writers of the Young Estonia group produced little in the way of original literature: their main strength was as critics and essayists, theoretical articulators of a new direction. First and foremost among their contributions – particularly in the case of Johannes Aavik, was a steady, principled struggle for the cultivation of the Estonian language: on this topic they published manifestoes, explanatory articles, and writings of a linguistic-theoretical nature. Along with supplementing the language, there was a joint commitment to the style and form of the work of art. Thus, the second major contribution of Young Estonia was giving a new meaning to the concepts of ”author” and ”writer”. Following the example of Georg Brandes, they began writing a new type of biography of Estonian writers, and oriented themselves to the concept of national literature. For example, Gustav Suits glorified Kristian Jaak Peterson (1801-1822 as the ”first Estonian poet”. The Young Estonian slogan, ”Let us be Estonians, but let us also become Europeans!” lost its meaning during the First World War, when the ideal of Europe collapsed. Those who had been rebels up to that point now became the leaders of

  3. A Discrete-Event Simulation Model for Evaluating Air Force Reusable Military Launch Vehicle Post-Landing Operations

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    Martindale, Michael

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to develop a discrete-event computer simulation model of the post-landing vehicle recoveoperations to allow the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Vehicles Directorate...

  4. The Twelfth US Air Force. Tactical and Operational Innovations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1943-1944

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    St. Clair, Matthew G

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyzes the participation of the US Twelfth Air Force in the Mediterranean theater of operation from 1943 to 1944 and also studies the coalition and joint operations required in the air campaign...

  5. Comparison of forced-air and water-circulating warming for prevention of hypothermia during transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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    Benjamin Rohrer; Emily Penick; Farhad Zahedi; Hocine Tighiouart; Brian Kelly; Frederick Cobey; Stefan Ianchulev

    2017-01-01

    Introduction Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures at our institution were complicated by perioperative hypothermia despite use of the standard of care forced-air convective warming device...

  6. Cohort Profile: Estonian Biobank of the Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu.

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    Leitsalu, Liis; Haller, Toomas; Esko, Tõnu; Tammesoo, Mari-Liis; Alavere, Helene; Snieder, Harold; Perola, Markus; Ng, Pauline C; Mägi, Reedik; Milani, Lili; Fischer, Krista; Metspalu, Andres

    2015-08-01

    The Estonian Biobank cohort is a volunteer-based sample of the Estonian resident adult population (aged ≥18 years). The current number of participants-close to 52000--represents a large proportion, 5%, of the Estonian adult population, making it ideally suited to population-based studies. General practitioners (GPs) and medical personnel in the special recruitment offices have recruited participants throughout the country. At baseline, the GPs performed a standardized health examination of the participants, who also donated blood samples for DNA, white blood cells and plasma tests and filled out a 16-module questionnaire on health-related topics such as lifestyle, diet and clinical diagnoses described in WHO ICD-10. A significant part of the cohort has whole genome sequencing (100), genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array data (20 000) and/or NMR metabolome data (11 000) available (http://www.geenivaramu.ee/for-scientists/data-release/). The data are continuously updated through periodical linking to national electronic databases and registries. A part of the cohort has been re-contacted for follow-up purposes and resampling, and targeted invitations are possible for specific purposes, for example people with a specific diagnosis. The Estonian Genome Center of the University of Tartu is actively collaborating with many universities, research institutes and consortia and encourages fellow scientists worldwide to co-initiate new academic or industrial joint projects with us. © The Author 2014; all rights reserved. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Epidemiological Association.

  7. Environmental Assessment for Proposed Security Forces Operations Facility, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

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    2006-07-01

    mainly in silty material deposited by the wind (loess). The Fondis soils are gently sloping (1 to 5 percent slope), well-drained, fertile upland soils... fertile with moderate internal drainage, steep slopes (3 to 30 percent slope), moderately slow to slow Security Forces Operations Facility EA, Buckley...by past or current ground-disturbing construction activities or past grazing activities. Weed species observed include fringed sagewort ( Artemisia

  8. Changing the balance of power – Worldwide air force`s capability turbulences

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In past Century, the air power had undergone a significant journey. In its humble beginnings during WWI an airplane proved itself a perspective and highly capable new weapon. WWII demonstrated the importance of air superiority for waging a global warfare. The Cold War mastered technologies enabling air power to be not only a weapon a mass destruction but also a surgical tool. On one hand, an aircraft has become a state of art technology, yet on the other hand a cost for its development, procurement, and servicing grew into an astronomic levels. Therefore, since mid 1970s there have been trends to shift airpower from quantity into quality, which has gained a new moment with the end of the Cold War. Starting with the first Gulf War, in past two decades demonstrated a growing importance of a multirole fighter aircraft that is able to carry out a full specter of missions for minimal costs. When analyzing five most potent airpowers of the 21st century, we can witness that this is the trend is on and it will surely continue in future.

  9. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: The War in Northern Laos, 1954-1973

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    1993-01-01

    Bangkok, Col. Roland K. McCoskrie, believed the embassy would object to the proposal. The RTAF had furnished the first six T-28s and had not yet...systematically met After tallcing with Brig. Gen. George B. Simler , 2d Air Division Operations Chief, and Brig. Gen. Roddy Triantafellu, 2d Air...to influence those battles as well. All of this was anathema to the Air Force high command. (£ Col. Roland K. McGoskrie, commander of the 56th ACW

  10. The Maharaja’s New AVTAAR: Air-Refuelling Strategy for the Indian Air Force

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    2013-06-01

    of merchant ships by the Royal Navy during the Falkland’s War and the USAF’s use of Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) during Desert Storm. Against...Ministries of Shipping, External Affairs and Defense would undertake to curb piracy off the Somalian coast and would include” legal, administrative and...March 22, 2013). 29 Ronald.N Priddy, A History of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Sortie (Cambridge

  11. Aviators, Air Combat, and Combat Stress: An Air Force Commander’s Primer

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    1993-02-22

    responses to the problems of combat fatigue or psychological collapse during the history of air war. While stress and battle shock casualties are...and organizational responses to the problems of combat fatigue or psychological collapse during the history of air war. While stress and battle shock...their self- respect, and their instinct for self-preservation. 3 5 19 THE MANIFESTATIONS OF STRESS Stress , primarily in the form of fatigue and fear

  12. Lonely Skies: Air-to-Air Training for a 5th Generation Fighter Force

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    2015-06-01

    When flying by the seat of their pants, pilots use quick visual scans of the horizon and feelings of acceleration on their body to monitor aircraft...factsheet.asp?id=4353; Anthony M. Thornborough, The Phantom Story (London ; New York: Arms and Armour  : Distributed in the USA by Sterling Pub. Co, 1994...with a “seat of the pants” sensation imposed by the force of gravity on their bodies . These forces have a negative influence on the pilot’s

  13. The Symbiotic Relationship between the Air Force’s Active and Reserve Components: Ensuring the Health of the Total Force

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    2013-02-01

    hold. They asserted that reserve forces were less expensive and attacked the Air Force’s de- cision to cut the RC rather than the AC. The fact is...that both the AC and RC can argue that they are less expensive , given the right set of as- sumptions and conditions. Such a position oversimplifies the...2009), 3, http://www.gao.gov/assets/100/96269.pdf. 22. Department of Defense Human Resources Management, “Human Resources Manage- ment ( HRM ) Community of

  14. Santa Rosa Island Final Range Environmental Assessment, Revision 1. Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

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    2012-03-01

    nvironmenfal Assessment. Santa Rosa island Reconslitution Tesi Capabilities. Apri11998. 37 U.S. Air Force. 1998c. Environmemal AssessmenT ji:Jr...Coastal Tesiing of 1he Shallow Water Assaul1 Breaching 38 {SABRE) and Dislributed Explosive Technology (DEl) s:vsrems. September 1998. 39 USAF. 1998d

  15. Rescuing Joint Personnel Recovery: Using Air Force Capability to Address Joint Shortfalls

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    2011-06-01

    RICHARD R. MULLER (Date) _______________________________ JAMES D. KIRAS (Date) iii Disclaimer The...my advisor, Dr. Richard Muller , and my reader, Dr. James Kiras, for the tireless effort and expertise they provided during this project. I would...the USAF 115 Schwartz, General Norton, interview by Marina Malenic. Air Force Chief Signals

  16. 33 CFR 334.560 - Banana River at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banana River at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area. 334.560 Section 334.560 Navigation and Navigable Waters CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.560 Banana...

  17. Developing Clinical Leaders in Primary Care: The US Air Force Diabetes Champion Course

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    2017-04-03

    The US Air Force Diabetes Center of Excellence designed the Diabetes Champion Course (DCC), a semi-annual, 3-day course, to train primary care teams...to become local champions in diabetes standards of care . Didactics and hands-on training are focused on current standards, the latest technologies

  18. MODIA Applied in the Design and Cost Analysis of an Innovative Air Force Course.

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    Petruschell, Robert L.; Carpenter, Polly

    Educators often fail to implement improved teaching systems because they lack a method of choosing among instructional alternatives. The Rand Coporation is developing for the Air Force a means--called Method of Designing Instructional Alternatives (MODIA)--whereby instructors can select a preferred instructional system. Using MODIA, one begins by…

  19. Piercing the Fog: Intelligence and Army Air Forces Operations in World War 2

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    1996-01-01

    and the Casablanca area (February 1942); “Information for TORCH” (September 1942); “Target Information on Italy, Sardinia, and Balearic Islands...threat of German air attacks from either Spain or the Balearic Islands for at least a month after the invasion forces landed.’" On October 6, the

  20. STEAM ENHANCED REMEDIATION RESEARCH FOR DNAPL IN FRACTURED ROCK, LORING AIR FORCE BASE, LIMESTONE, MAINE

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    This report details a research project on Steam Enhanced Remediation (SER) for the recovery of volatile organic compounds from fractured limestone that was carried out at the Quarry at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. This project was carried out by USEPA, Ma...

  1. Becoming an Air Force Nurse: The Experience of Transition A New Perspective of a Known Phenomenon.

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    Chargualaf, Katie A; Tse, Alice M

    2017-10-01

    Transitions in nursing have consistently been described as complex and stressful. While the literature is replete with studies investigating role transitions in civilian healthcare settings, there is no known research that explores the role transition of experienced nurses who move from civilian to military nursing practice. Using nurses in the U.S. Air Force as an exemplar, this study serves as a starting point to understand the transition process and challenges likely encountered by nurses new to the military. The outcomes of this study could influence future efforts to recruit and retain qualified nurses. A hermeneutic, phenomenologic approach was used to explore and describe the lived experience of transition from civilian staff nurse to Air Force staff nurse. The results indicated that new Air Force nurses encounter challenges related to a lack of knowledge and role preparedness, which led to feelings of stress and frustration. Support from peers, mentors, and managers helped the new Air Force nurses bridge the gap in knowledge and successfully integrate into the military culture. Efforts to reduce the perceived lack of knowledge through improvements to the Commissioned Officer Training program and the clinical orientation period are recommended. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Air Force Commanders and Barriers to Entry into a Doctoral Business Program

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    Williams, Tony; LeMire, Steven D.

    2011-01-01

    The authors examined professionally qualified Air Force commanders' barriers to entry into a business doctoral degree program related to the factors of time, financial means, academics, and motivation. Of the 116 present commanders, 63% were interested in pursuing a doctorate in business. For the commanders interested in obtaining a doctorate…

  3. Risk assessments at the Royal Netherlands Air Force : an explorative study

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    A.L. Richardson; Gwendolyn C.H. Bakx

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, differences in the assessment of mission risks and mission benefits between operators and members of the management level in the transport helicopter branch of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) are studied. Results were obtained from a risk analysis that was conducted in

  4. Commitment to Liberal Education at the United States Air Force Academy

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    Enger, Rolf C.; Jones, Steven K.; Born, Dana H.

    2010-01-01

    Located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is one of the nation's federally funded military service academies. With an enrollment of approximately 4,400 undergraduates, the academy offers an integrated four-year curriculum of academics, athletics, leadership and character development, military…

  5. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Indicators of Leadership Development in Undergraduate Military Education

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    Shannon, Christopher C.

    2013-01-01

    The selection and retention assessment process is dynamic. Dipboye, Smith, and Howell (1994) argued that the most influential portion of the final hiring process is the result of the interviewer's impression of the applicants. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program is responsible for selecting, retaining and ultimately hiring…

  6. Optical observations of acoustical radiation force effects on individual air bubbles

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    Palanchon, Peggy; Tortoli, Piero; Bouakaz, Ayache; Versluis, Michel; de Jong, N.

    2005-01-01

    Previous studies dealing with contrast agent microbubbles have demonstrated that ultrasound (US) can significantly influence the movement of microbubbles. In this paper, we investigated the influence of the acoustic radiation force on individual air bubbles using high-speed photography. We emphasize

  7. Individual Oral Exams in Mathematics Courses: 10 Years of Experience at the Air Force Academy

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    Boedigheimer, Ralph; Ghrist, Michelle; Peterson, Dale; Kallemyn, Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    Over the last 10 years faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy have incorporated individual oral exams into mathematics courses. We have experimented with various approaches, shared results and ideas with other department members, and refined our techniques. We have found that this…

  8. Height anomalies in tappingmode atomic force microscopy in air caused by adhesion

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    van Noort, S.J.T.; van der Werf, Kees; de Grooth, B.G.; van Hulst, N.F.; Greve, Jan

    1997-01-01

    Height anomalies in tapping mode atomic force microscopy (AFM) in air are shown to be caused by adhesion. Depending o­n the damping of the oscillation the height of a sticking surface is reduced compared to less sticking surfaces. It is shown that the height artefacts result from a modulation of

  9. The History of the Air Force Nurse Corps from 1984 to 1998 - A Research Paper

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    1999-04-01

    of this research is to explore factors that influenced the development of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps from 1984 through 1998. The main...were problematic in the specialty areas mentioned above, but clinical staff nurses remained stable. However, Brigadier General Carmelita Schimmenti ...ambulances, helicopters, and ambuses. The majority of the patients were treated for fractures, shrapnel, gunshot, trauma , lacerations, chemical burns

  10. 32 CFR 728.25 - Army and Air Force National Guard personnel.

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    2010-07-01

    ... entitled to medical or dental care. Limit care to that appropriate for the injury. disease, or illness... MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE FOR ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FACILITIES Members of Reserve... Guard Personnel § 728.25 Army and Air Force National Guard personnel. (a) Medical and dental care. Upon...

  11. Global Positioning System: Observations on Quarterly Reports from the Air Force

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    2016-10-17

    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 contained a provision that the Air Force provide quarterly reports to GAO on the next...Obtaining Copies of GAO Reports and Testimony Order by Phone Connect with GAO To Report Fraud , Waste, and Abuse in Federal Programs

  12. Presentation to the Atomic Energy Commission and the Air Force, June 14, 1962

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    1962-10-01

    This volume contains the charts and backup material presented to the Atomic Energy Commission and Air Force on June 14, 1962 concerning General Electric's Nuclear Materials and Propulsion Operation (formerly the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Department), during its work on the development of a nuclear power plant for manned aircraft.

  13. An Historical Analysis of the United States Naval Academy Graduates in the United States Air Force.

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    Hodge, William E.

    The purpose of the study is to provide an analysis of the Naval Academy graduates who were commissioned in the Air Force upon graduation. Active duty personnel records were searched to determine retention, rank, professional military education, education level and career field assignments. Comparisons were made between this group and the regular…

  14. A US Air Force Strategy for Africa (Drew Paper, Number 7)

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    2009-08-01

    was commissioned from the United States Air Force Academy in 1995 where he received a bachelor’s de- gree in electrical engineering. Graduating from...elsewhere might receive them.”3 The common argument against such broad-ranging consideration of consequences is that it engen - ders “analysis

  15. 78 FR 17185 - U.S. Air Force Space Command Notice of Test

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    2013-03-20

    ..._Plan_Comments.pdf ) consistent with the GPS public ICWG process. Any military or civil users who... process L2C or L5 CNAV. U.S. Air Force Space Command ] expects to conduct one to two CNAV tests per year over the next few years. These test events will provide an opportunity for civil users and...

  16. Environmental Assessment for Increasing Routine Flightline Activities, Edwards Air Force Base, California

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    2009-08-01

    i. Laboratory activities, research, and development; j. Propellant mixing; k. Abrasive blasting, grinding /milling, and sanding operations; and l...issue, perform quality control, and account for aviation fuels, ground fuels, cryogenic fluids, and missile propellants. Air Force Instruction 23-204

  17. Increasing Competition for Spares within AFLC (Air Force Logistics Center). Revision.

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    1982-11-30

    AD-A139 672 INCREASING COMPETITON FOR SPARES WI N N AFLC (AIR i FORCE LOGISTCS CENTER) REVISION(U) ANALYICS INC DAYTON OH IMCCANN 3D NOV 82 188-R-N03...GR. ’V 34 19. A13STRACT (Continue on reverse if necessary and identify by block numlber) This technical report is an annotated bibliography of the

  18. Who is the Air Force Deputy Commander for Resource Management: An Empirical Study of Resource Managers.

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    1985-09-01

    Compendium of Authenticated Systems and Logistcs Terms, Definitions and Acronyms. School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology...numberl1FIELD GROUP SUB. GR. Logistician, Logistics, Logistics Manaaement Resource Management 19 ABSTRACT (Continue on reverse if necesary and Identify by

  19. The Correlation of Human Capital on Costs of Air Force Acquisition Programs

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    2009-03-01

    Some research has considered that optimum for two of the variables we are examining. Wheelwright & Clark (1992) explained the following for engineers...Economic Factors and Acquisition Reforms on the Cost of Defense Weapon Systems.” Air Force Institute of Technology Thesis. Wheelwright , Steven and Kim

  20. Air Force Health Care Providers: Automation Concerns Relating to - Needs, Experience, and Support,

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    1987-05-22

    radiology surgery urology ophthalmology otorhinolaryngology anesthesiology obstetrics/gynecology physical medicine psychiatry internal medicine oncology...aerospace physiology clinical psychology clinical social work alcohol rehabilitation dietitian occupational theraphy pharmacy optometry podiatry...Psychologist - Psychologist - Social worker Air Force 56 b) PA Pod Opt Phy Oc (92XX) includes: - Occupational Therapist - Physical Therapist

  1. Building Combat Strength through Logistics: Translating the New Air Force Logistics Concept of Operations into Action

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    1988-03-31

    Monica, California, in May 87 to define an Air Force game plan for implementing CLOUT. (11:9-15) This effort was later superceded by the AFLOGCON...LOGISTS - - P/60 SYSTEM ADtMINLOGISflCS /Go.. READINESS I ADAM III If CENTER L ---- - - - -. THEATER MOBa Name, WTrU SBSS RE7TAIL WrA"i,0 SATELLITE USERS

  2. 75 FR 22560 - Federal Advisory Committee; U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Charter Renewal

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    ... technical advice to the U.S. Air Force leadership. b. Study topics deemed critical by the Secretary of the... attend the meeting. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or interested organizations... meeting in question. Dated: April 23, 2010. Mitchell S. Bryman, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison...

  3. Are the Needs of Single Parents Serving in the Air Force Being Met?

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    Samantha E. Blanchard

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The military has taken extraordinary steps in establishing programs to support not only the member serving but their families as well. This article will examine military policy as it impacts single parents serving in the Air Force, highlighting existing programs, and calling for more research on this valuable population.

  4. A Comparison of Attitudes in Dual-Career Air Force Families.

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    York: Harper and Row, 1976. Rivers, Caryl, Rosalind Barnett, and Grace Baruck. "He Works, She Works: Does the Marriage Work?" Working Woman, Vol. 5...Woman," The Air Force Times Magazine Supplement, Vol. 40, No. 25 (January 14, 1980), pp. 4-10. Margiotta, Franklin D. The Changing World of the

  5. Global Combat Support Basing. Robust Prepositioning Strategies for Air Force War Reserve Material

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    2010-01-01

    xxi Abbreviations...aContingency-dependent bPredictable xxi Acknowledgments Many people inside and outside the Air Force provided valuable assistance and support to our work...Djibouti Masirah, Oman Cotopaxi, Ecuador Seeb, Oman Souda Bay, Greece Thumrait, Oman Balad, Iraq Al Udeid, Qatar Sigonella, Italy Kimhae, South

  6. MODIA: Vol. 4. The Resource Utilization Model. A Project AIR FORCE Report.

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    Gallegos, Margaret

    MODIA (Method of Designing Instructional Alternatives) was developed to help the Air Force manage resources for formal training by systematically and explicitly relating quantitative requirements for training resources to the details of course design and course operation during the planning stage. This report describes the Resource Utilization…

  7. Basing Strategies for Air Refueling Forces in Anti-access/Area-Denial Environments

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    2015-09-01

    action by the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DOD). The Threat If good sense and luck prevail, the United States and China will never find...characteristics can seem daunting. Fortunately , there are good reasons to think that the concept could work. The historical record provides many

  8. United States Air Force Health Care Provider Practices: Skin Testing for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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    1997-04-03

    Infection Control Manager Nurse Manager, Family Practice Clinic Infection Control Assistant Manager Clinical Nurse, Obstetrical Ward Clinical...172 Air Force health care providers at a mid- level medical treatment facility including: medical doctors (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO...of osteopathy , physician assistants, nurse practitioners and independent duty medical technicians. Knowledge of tuberculosis skin testing: shall be

  9. A Need to Know: The Role of Air Force Reconnaissance in War Planning, 1945-1953

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    2004-02-01

    despite conferences at Key West, Florida, and the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, the interservice dispute over roles and missions...from US electronic reconnaissance flights, the Air Force assessment of the Soviet threat depicted a powerful, unwieldy colossus featuring large

  10. Design Build Delivery and the Air Forces’ Application of the Concept

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    1990-12-01

    less familiar, things usually do not run as well ( Hellriegel 1989). The change may be viewed as a threat to power. This is very applicable to design...to Military Construction Program Projects, Department of the Air Force. AFT, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, September 1989. 23. Hellriegel , Don and Slocum

  11. (Environmental investigation of ground water contamination at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

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    1992-03-01

    This report presents information related to the sampling of ground water at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It is part of an investigation into possible ground water contamination. Information concerns well drilling/construction; x-ray diffraction and sampling; soil boring logs; and chain-of-custody records.

  12. Identification of Air Force Emerging Technologies and Militarily Significant Emerging Technologies.

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    1985-08-31

    program and the Air Force for its Pave Sprinter program (ATF). The 17 functions to be demonstrated in the full-up version are: @ JTIDS * TACAN e IFF...will recognize a rather . limited vocabulary, but must " train " on the individual pilot’s voice. The system, in other words, must learn the voice print

  13. Women in the Military Academies: US Air Force Academy (Part 2 of 3).

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    Petosa, Scott

    1989-01-01

    Discusses the evolution and structure of fitness programs for women at the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1977-87. Women's fitness level has continued to improve, although curriculum and physical fitness tests have remained the same for both sexes. (SM)

  14. Resistive-heating and forced-air warming are comparably effective.

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    Negishi, Chiharu; Hasegawa, Kenji; Mukai, Shihoko; Nakagawa, Fumitoshi; Ozaki, Makoto; Sessler, Daniel I

    2003-06-01

    Serious adverse outcomes from perioperative hypothermia are well documented. Consequently, intraoperative warming has become routine. We thus evaluated the efficacy of a novel, nondisposable carbon-fiber resistive-heating system. Twenty-four patients undergoing open abdominal surgery lasting approximately 4 h were randomly assigned to warming with 1) a full-length circulating water mattress set at 42 degrees C, 2) a lower-body forced-air cover with the blower set on high, or 3) a three-extremity carbon-fiber resistive-heating blanket set to 42 degrees C. Patients were anesthetized with a combination of continuous epidural and general anesthesia. All fluids were warmed to 37 degrees C, and ambient temperature was kept near 22 degrees C. Core (tympanic membrane) temperature changes among the groups were compared by using factorial analysis of variance and Scheffé F tests; results are presented as means +/- SD. Potential confounding factors did not differ significantly among the groups. In the first 2 h of surgery, core temperature decreased by 1.9 degrees C +/- 0.5 degrees C in the circulating-water group, 1.0 degrees C +/- 0.6 degrees C in the forced-air group, and 0.8 degrees C +/- 0.2 degrees C in the resistive-heating group. At the end of surgery, the decreases were 2.0 degrees C +/- 0.8 degrees C in the circulating-water group, 0.6 degrees C +/- 1.0 degrees C in the forced-air group, and 0.5 degrees C +/- 0.4 degrees C in the resistive-heating group. Core temperature decreases were significantly greater in the circulating-water group at all times after 150 elapsed minutes; however, temperature changes in the forced-air and resistive-heating groups never differed significantly. Even during major abdominal surgery, resistive heating maintains core temperature as effectively as forced air. Efficacy was similar for forced-air and resistive heating, and both maintained intraoperative core temperature far better than circulating-water mattresses. We thus conclude

  15. Summer Research Program - 1997 Summer Faculty Research Program Volume 6 Arnold Engineering Development Center United States Air Force Academy Air Logistics Centers

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    1997-12-01

    Fracture Analysis of the F-5, 15%-Spar Bolt DR Devendra Kumar SAALC/LD 6- 16 CUNY-City College, New York, NY A Simple, Multiversion Concurrency Control...Program, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. [3]AFGROW, Air Force Crack Propagation Analysis Program, Version 3.82 (1997) 15-8 A SIMPLE, MULTIVERSION ...Office of Scientific Research Boiling Air Force Base, DC and San Antonio Air Logistic Center August 1997 16-1 A SIMPLE, MULTIVERSION CONCURRENCY

  16. US Air Force perspective on validated NDE - Past, present, and future

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    Lindgren, Eric A.

    2016-02-01

    The concept of inspection has accompanied aviation since the work of the Wright Brothers. Inspection for both initial quality/materials acceptance and readiness for flight have been coupled with US Air Force (USAF) since its inception as the US Army Signal Corps. Initial nondestructive evaluation work expanded beyond visual inspection to include radiography and magnetic particle in the 1920's and 1930's as air frames transitioned to metal and engines used higher strength steels. Within the USAF Research and Development community, a Nondestructive Test Section was stood up in 1952 and the Nondestructive Evaluation Branch (NDE) was established in 1974. In 2012 the name was changed to the Materials State Awareness Branch. This name change reflects the evolution from a primary focus on inspections for damage and defects in materials to the characterization of the underlying materials structure that governs properties of the materials of interest for Air Force applications.

  17. German Air Forces experiences with plastic media blasting and future requirements

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    Stoermer, Matthias

    1993-03-01

    German Air Force (GAF) has been researching a method of paint removal for a couple of years to replace the chemical method still in use. This is to improve corrosion prevention, environmental protection and health care. With the support of German aerospace company MBB and the University of the Armed Forces in Munich GAF selected Plastic Media Blasting (PMB) as the most suitable method. Having a stripping facility for the entire aircraft at MBB Manching already in existence, GAF decided that the next step forward to gain more experiences is to establish a smaller 'stripping cabin' at an air force base. This cabin is suitable for stripping removable parts and components of aircraft and equipment with the max. size of a half dismantled TORNADO wing. With these gained experiences GAF will be in position to formulate the specific requirements for an entire on-base aircraft stripping plant which will be suitable for F-4's, TORNADO's and EFA's, too.

  18. Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Geothermal Resource Assessment and Future Recommendations

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    Joseph C. Armstrong; Robert P. Breckenridge; Dennis L. Nielson; John W. Shervais; Thomas R. Wood

    2013-03-01

    The U.S. Air Force is facing a number of challenges as it moves into the future, one of the biggest being how to provide safe and secure energy to support base operations. A team of scientists and engineers met at Mountain Home Air Force Base in early 2011 near Boise, Idaho, to discuss the possibility of exploring for geothermal resources under the base. The team identified that there was a reasonable potential for geothermal resources based on data from an existing well. In addition, a regional gravity map helped identify several possible locations for drilling a new well. The team identified several possible sources of funding for this well—the most logical being to use U.S. Department of Energy funds to drill the upper half of the well and U.S. Air Force funds to drill the bottom half of the well. The well was designed as a slimhole well in accordance with State of Idaho Department of Water Resources rules and regulations. Drilling operations commenced at the Mountain Home site in July of 2011 and were completed in January of 2012. Temperatures increased gradually, especially below a depth of 2000 ft. Temperatures increased more rapidly below a depth of 5500 ft. The bottom of the well is at 5976 ft, where a temperature of about 140°C was recorded. The well flowed artesian from a depth below 5600 ft, until it was plugged off with drilling mud. Core samples were collected from the well and are being analyzed to help understand permeability at depth. Additional tests using a televiewer system will be run to evaluate orientation and directions at fractures, especially in the production zone. A final report on the well exploitation will be forthcoming later this year. The Air Force will use it to evaluate the geothermal resource potential for future private development options at Mountain Home Air Force Base. In conclusion, Recommendation for follow-up efforts include the following:

  19. The Early Development of Satellite Characterization Capabilities at the Air Force Laboratories

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    Lambert, J.; Kissell, K.

    This presentation overviews the development of optical Space Object Identification (SOI) techniques at the Air Force laboratories during the two-decade "pre-operational" period prior to 1980 when the Groundbased Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) sensors were deployed. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the United States Air Force has actively pursued the development and application of optical sensor technology for the detection, tracking, and characterization of artificial satellites. Until the mid-1980s, these activities were primarily conducted within Air Force research and development laboratories which supplied data to the operational components on a contributing basis. This presentation traces the early evolution of the optical space surveillance technologies from the early experimental sensors that led to the current generation of operationally deployed and research systems. The contributions of the participating Air Force organizations and facilities will be reviewed with special emphasis on the development of technologies for the characterization of spacecraft using optical signatures and imagery. The presentation will include descriptions and photographs of the early facilities and instrumentation, and examples of the SOI collection and analysis techniques employed. In this early period, computer support was limited so all aspects of space surveillance relied heavily on manual interaction. Many military, government, educational, and contractor agencies supported the development of instrumentation and analysis techniques. This overview focuses mainly on the role played by Air Force System Command and Office of Aerospace Research, and the closely related activities at the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The omission of other agencies from this review reflects the limitations of this presentation, not the significance of their contributions.

  20. Risk Factors for Hearing Decrement Among U.S. Air Force Aviation-Related Personnel.

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    Greenwell, Brandon M; Tvaryanas, Anthony P; Maupin, Genny M

    2018-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze historical hearing sensitivity data to determine factors associated with an occupationally significant change in hearing sensitivity in U.S. Air Force aviation-related personnel. This study was a longitudinal, retrospective cohort analysis of audiogram records for Air Force aviation-related personnel on active duty during calendar year 2013 without a diagnosis of non-noise-related hearing loss. The outcomes of interest were raw change in hearing sensitivity from initial baseline to 2013 audiogram and initial occurrence of a significant threshold shift (STS) and non-H1 audiogram profile. Potential predictor variables included age and elapsed time in cohort for each audiogram, gender, and Air Force Specialty Code. Random forest analyses conducted on a learning sample were used to identify relevant predictor variables. Mixed effects models were fitted to a separate validation sample to make statistical inferences. The final dataset included 167,253 nonbaseline audiograms on 10,567 participants. Only the interaction between time since baseline audiogram and age was significantly associated with raw change in hearing sensitivity by STS metric. None of the potential predictors were associated with the likelihood for an STS. Time since baseline audiogram, age, and their interaction were significantly associated with the likelihood for a non-HI hearing profile. In this study population, age and elapsed time since baseline audiogram were modestly associated with decreased hearing sensitivity and increased likelihood for a non-H1 hearing profile. Aircraft type, as determined from Air Force Specialty Code, was not associated with changes in hearing sensitivity by STS metric.Greenwell BM, Tvaryanas AP, Maupin GM. Risk factors for hearing decrement among U.S. Air Force aviation-related personnel. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2018; 89(2):80-86.

  1. Scanning force microscopy at the air-water interface of an air bubble coated with pulmonary surfactant.

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    Knebel, D; Sieber, M; Reichelt, R; Galla, H-J; Amrein, M

    2002-01-01

    To study the structure-function relationship of pulmonary surfactant under conditions close to nature, molecular films of a model system consisting of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, dipalmitoylphosphatidylglycerol, and surfactant-associated protein C were prepared at the air-water interface of air bubbles about the size of human alveoli (diameter of 100 microm). The high mechanical stability as well as the absence of substantial film flow, inherent to small air bubbles, allowed for scanning force microscopy (SFM) directly at the air-water interface. The SFM topographical structure was correlated to the local distribution of fluorescent-labeled dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, as revealed from fluorescence light microscopy of the same bubbles. Although SFM has proven before to be exceptionally well suited to probe the structure of molecular films of pulmonary surfactant, the films so far had to be transferred onto a solid support from the air-water interface of a film balance, where they had been formed. This made them prone to artifacts imposed by the transfer. Moreover, the supported monolayers disallowed the direct observation of the structural dynamics associated with expansion and compression of the films as upon breathing. The current findings are compared in this respect to our earlier findings from films, transferred onto a solid support.

  2. The impact of diurnal variations of air traffic on contrail radiative forcing

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available We combined high resolution aircraft flight data from the EU Fifth Framework Programme project AERO2k with analysis data from the ECMWF's integrated forecast system to calculate diurnally resolved 3-D contrail cover. We scaled the contrail cover in order to match observational data for the Bakan area (eastern-Atlantic/western-Europe.

    We found that less than 40% of the global distance travelled by aircraft is due to flights during local night time. Yet, due to the cancellation of shortwave and longwave effects during daytime, night time flights contribute a disproportional 60% to the global annual mean forcing. Under clear sky conditions the night flights contribute even more disproportionally at 76%. There are pronounced regional variations in night flying and the associated radiative forcing. Over parts of the North Atlantic flight corridor 75% of air traffic and 84% of the forcing occurs during local night, whereas only 35% of flights are during local night in South-East Asia, yet these contribute 68% of the radiative forcing. In general, regions with a significant local contrail radiative forcing are also regions for which night time flights amount to less than half of the daily total of flights. Therefore, neglecting diurnal variations in air traffic/contrail cover by assuming a diurnal mean contrail cover can over-estimate the global mean radiative forcing by up to 30%.

  3. Readability Formulas and Air Force Publications: A Review of Their Development and an Examination of Their Application.

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    1989-09-01

    Kincaid formula, the Air Force’s decision to exc lutI certain multi- syllabic technical words from calculation w.en c,,mput ing the Technical Order’s...8217 readability of its Techricai Orders, the Air Force should reexamine the requirement to write the material to a ninth grade reading level. To automatical ly

  4. 33 CFR 334.640 - Gulf of Mexico south of Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range. 334.640 Section 334.640 Navigation and Navigable Waters... REGULATIONS § 334.640 Gulf of Mexico south of Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range. (a) The... meanderings of the shore to the point of beginning. (b) The regulations. (1) The fact that aerial rocket...

  5. 33 CFR 334.740 - Weekley Bayou, an arm of Boggy Bayou, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Weekley Bayou, an arm of Boggy Bayou, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. 334.740 Section 334.740 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.740 Weekley Bayou, an arm of Boggy Bayou, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. (a...

  6. 33 CFR 334.340 - Chesapeake Bay off Plumtree Island, Hampton, Va.; Air Force precision test area.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Island, Hampton, Va.; Air Force precision test area. 334.340 Section 334.340 Navigation and Navigable Waters CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.340 Chesapeake Bay off Plumtree Island, Hampton, Va.; Air Force precision test area. (a) The...

  7. The Impact of Environment and Occupation on the Health and Safety of Active Duty Air Force Members - Database Development

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    2014-04-01

    Air Force members can face numerous hazards on a daily basis. These environmental and occupational hazards may directly influence an individual’s...workplaces has not yet been examined or analyzed Air Force wide. In addition to direct environmental and occupational hazards , members of the

  8. 33 CFR 334.635 - Hillsborough Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Hillsborough Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area. 334.635 Section 334.635 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.635 Hillsborough Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area...

  9. 33 CFR 334.750 - Ben's Lake, a tributary of Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Ben's Lake, a tributary of Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. 334.750 Section 334.750 Navigation and... RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.750 Ben's Lake, a tributary of Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force...

  10. A Feasibility Study of Life-Extending Controls for Aircraft Turbine Engines Using a Generic Air Force Model (Preprint)

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    2006-12-01

    Eric A. Jordan Mr. Richard Millar Controls & EHM Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH... EHM ). He is involved with JSF related projects, VAATE and SBIR funded projects and others in Controls and EHM underway in industry. He has a BSEE

  11. Design guidelines for the forced-air cooling process of strawberries

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    Ferrua, M.J.; Singh, R.P. [Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 (United States)

    2009-12-15

    The complex structure of the package systems currently used by the strawberry industry has prevented an efficient design of the forced-air cooling process. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms through which different design parameters affect the rate and uniformity of cooling, using a previously validated computational fluid dynamics model. The results indicated that the vent area has a significant effect on the cooling rate, but not on its uniformity. A design that reduces bypassing will not necessarily increase the cooling rate, because there is less bypass air to cool down the air exiting from each clamshell, so that the air entering the next clamshell becomes warmer. Periodic airflow reversal improves the rate and homogeneity of the cooling process. (author)

  12. Numerical Investigation on Aerodynamic Force of Streamlined Box Girder with Uniform Air Suction

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    Tang Ke

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, the flow around a streamlined box girder with uniform air suction has been investigated numerically. Two-dimensional incompressible unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS equations are solved in conjunction with the SST k −ω turbulence model in simulations. Taking the Great Belt Bridge girder as an example, cases of different suction positions on the girder section were discussed. The effect of the suction ratio and the angle of attack (AOA of wind also were investigated. The result showed that the aerodynamic drag force was influenced by the uniform suction through either upper surface or lower surface of the box girder. The larger the suction ratio was, the more the drag-reducing could be. The suction position and AOA had a comprehensive effect on the drag force. The vortex shedding frequency was also affected by air suction. For the aerodynamic lift force and moment, air suction showed no obvious influence. If necessary, using a combined suction scheme to reduce the aerodynamic drag force or to control the flow wake would be more efficient in engineering design.

  13. Estonian greenhouse gas emissions inventory report

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    Punning, J.M.; Ilomets, M.; Karindi, A.; Mandre, M.; Reisner, V. [Inst. of Ecology, Tallinn (Estonia); Martins, A.; Pesur, A. [Inst. of Energy Research, Tallinn (Estonia); Roostalu, H.; Tullus, H. [Estonian Agricultural Univ., Tartu (Estonia)

    1996-07-01

    It is widely accepted that the increase of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere due to human activities would result in warming of the Earth`s surface. To examine this effect and better understand how the GHG increase in the atmosphere might change the climate in the future, how ecosystems and societies in different regions of the World should adapt to these changes, what must policymakers do for the mitigation of that effect, the worldwide project within the Framework Convention on Climate Change was generated by the initiative of United Nations. Estonia is one of more than 150 countries, which signed the Framework Convention on Climate Change at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. In 1994 a new project, Estonian Country Study was initiated within the US Country Studies Program. The project will help to compile the GHG inventory for Estonia, find contemporary trends to investigate the impact of climate change on the Estonian ecosystems and economy and to formulate national strategies for Estonia addressing to global climate change.

  14. MINORITY LANGUAGES IN ESTONIAN SEGREGATIVE LANGUAGE ENVIRONMENTS

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    Elvira Küün

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this project in Estonia was to determine what languages are spoken by students from the 2nd to the 5th year of basic school at their homes in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. At the same time, this problem was also studied in other segregated regions of Estonia: Kohtla-Järve and Maardu. According to the database of the population census from the year 2000 (Estonian Statistics Executive Office's census 2000, there are representatives of 142 ethnic groups living in Estonia, speaking a total of 109 native languages. At the same time, the database doesn’t state which languages are spoken at homes. The material presented in this article belongs to the research topic “Home Language of Basic School Students in Tallinn” from years 2007–2008, specifically financed and ordered by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (grant No. ETF 7065 in the framework of an international study called “Multilingual Project”. It was determined what language is dominating in everyday use, what are the factors for choosing the language for communication, what are the preferred languages and language skills. This study reflects the actual trends of the language situation in these cities.

  15. Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources

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    Muiste, P.; Tullus, H.; Uri, V. [Estonian Agricultural University, Tartu (Estonia)

    1996-12-31

    In the end of the Soviet period in the 1980s, a long-term energy programme for Estonia was worked out. The energy system was planned to be based on nuclear power and the share of domestic alternative sources of energy was low. The situation has greatly changed after the re-establishment of the Estonian independence, and now wood and peat fuels play an important role in the energy system. Energy consumption in Estonia decreased during the period 1970-1993, but this process has less influenced the consumption of domestic renewable fuels - peat and wood. It means that the share of these fuels has grown. The investment on substitution of imported fossil fuels and on conversion of boiler plants from fossil fuels to domestic fuels has reached the level of USD 100 million. The perspectives of the wood energy depend mainly on two factors; the resources and the price of wood energy compared with other fuels. The situation in wood market influences both the possible quantities and the price. It is typical that the quickly growing cost of labour power in Estonia is greatly affecting the price of energy wood. Though the price level of fuel peat and wood chips is lower than the world market price today, the conditions for using biofuels could be more favourable, if higher environmental fees were introduced. In conjunction with increasing utilisation of biofuels it is important to evaluate possible emissions or removal of greenhouse gases from Estonian forests 3 refs.

  16. Air-water interface of submerged superhydrophobic surfaces imaged by atomic force microscopy.

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    Moosmann, Markus; Schimmel, Thomas; Barthlott, Wilhelm; Mail, Matthias

    2017-01-01

    Underwater air retention of superhydrophobic hierarchically structured surfaces is of increasing interest for technical applications. Persistent air layers (the Salvinia effect) are known from biological species, for example, the floating fern Salvinia or the backswimmer Notonecta. The use of this concept opens up new possibilities for biomimetic technical applications in the fields of drag reduction, antifouling, anticorrosion and under water sensing. Current knowledge regarding the shape of the air-water interface is insufficient, although it plays a crucial role with regards to stability in terms of diffusion and dynamic conditions. Optical methods for imaging the interface have been limited to the micrometer regime. In this work, we utilized a nondynamic and nondestructive atomic force microscopy (AFM) method to image the interface of submerged superhydrophobic structures with nanometer resolution. Up to now, only the interfaces of nanobubbles (acting almost like solids) have been characterized by AFM at these dimensions. In this study, we show for the first time that it is possible to image the air-water interface of submerged hierarchically structured (micro-pillars) surfaces by AFM in contact mode. By scanning with zero resulting force applied, we were able to determine the shape of the interface and thereby the depth of the water penetrating into the underlying structures. This approach is complemented by a second method: the interface was scanned with different applied force loads and the height for zero force was determined by linear regression. These methods open new possibilities for the investigation of air-retaining surfaces, specifically in terms of measuring contact area and in comparing different coatings, and thus will lead to the development of new applications.

  17. 2018 Annual Terrestrial Sampling Plan for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico on Kirtland Air Force Base.

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    Griffith, Stacy R. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2018-01-01

    The 2018 Annual Terrestrial Sampling Plan for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico on Kirtland Air Force Base has been prepared in accordance with the “Letter of Agreement Between Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Sandia Field Office (DOE/NNSA/SFO) and 377th Air Base Wing (ABW), Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) for Terrestrial Sampling” (signed January 2017), Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (SNL/NM). The Letter of Agreement requires submittal of an annual terrestrial sampling plan.

  18. Can the Air Force and Airlines Collaborate for Mutual Benefit An Exploration of Pilot and Maintenance Workforce Options

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    2016-01-01

    analysis was performed in support of a RAND Project AIR FORCE ( PAF ) project, the overarching goal of which was to determine what collaboration options... PAF ), a division of the RAND Corporation, is the U.S. Air Force’s federally funded research and development center for studies and analyses. PAF ...about PAF is available on our website: http://www.rand.org/ paf / This report documents work originally shared with the U.S. Air Force on September 8

  19. 2017 Annual Terrestrial Sampling Plan for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico on Kirtland Air Force Base

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    Griffith, Stacy R. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-02-01

    The 2017 Annual Terrestrial Sampling Plan for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico on Kirtland Air Force Base has been prepared in accordance with the “Letter of Agreement Between Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Sandia Field Office (DOE/NNSA/SFO) and 377th Air Base Wing (ABW), Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) for Terrestrial Sampling” (signed January 2017), Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (SNL/NM). The Letter of Agreement requires submittal of an annual terrestrial sampling plan.

  20. Piloted Ignition of Polypropylene/Glass Composites in a Forced Air Flow

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    Fernandez-Pello, A. C.; Rich, D.; Lautenberger, C.; Stefanovich, A.; Metha, S.; Torero, J.; Yuan, Z.; Ross, H.

    2003-01-01

    The Forced Ignition and Spread Test (FIST) is being used to study the flammability characteristics of combustible materials in forced convective flows. The FIST methodology is based on the ASTM E-1321, Lateral Ignition and Flame Spread Test (LIFT) which is used to determine the ignition and flame spread characteristics of materials, and to produce 'Flammability Diagrams' of materials. The LIFT apparatus, however, relies on natural convection to bring air to the combustion zone and the fuel vapor to the pilot flame, and thus cannot describe conditions where the oxidizer flow velocity may change. The FIST on the other hand, by relying on a forced flow as the dominant transport mechanism, can be used to examine variable oxidizer flow characteristics, such as velocity, oxygen concentration, and turbulence intensity, and consequently has a wider applicability. Particularly important is its ability to determine the flammability characteristics of materials used in spacecraft since in the absence of gravity the only flow present is that forced by the HVAC of the space facility. In this paper, we report work on the use of the FIST approach on the piloted ignition of a blended polypropylene fiberglass (PP/GL) composite material exposed to an external radiant flux in a forced convective flow of air. The effect of glass concentration under varying external radiant fluxes is examined and compared qualitatively with theoretical predictions of the ignition process. The results are used to infer the effect of glass content on the fire safety characteristics of composites.