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Weekly News Digest

November 3, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 27  

Welcome to the Weekly News Digest from Aerotech News and Review, featuring top stories from each of our aerospace and military base newspapers this week.

Each section is from a different base and its newspaper, with a link to read more of the story. Also, the image of the newspaper links you to that publication's web site.

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Paul Kinison
Aerotech News and Review


NASA's Fermi measures cosmic 'fog' produced by ancient starlight
Aerotech November 2, 2012  
Astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have made the most accurate measurement of starlight in the universe and used it to establish the total amount of light from all the stars that have ever shone, accomplishing a primary mission goal... Read more... 


Classroom renovations keep TPS students on cutting-edge
Desert Wings October 26, 2012
For 68 years, the United States Air Force Test Pilot School has transformed top pilots, engineers and navigators into test pilots and flight test engineers with a commitment to staying on the forefront of emerging technologies; developing cutting-edge technologies for the Air Force, sister... Read more... 
March outreach: Local coupons go a long way

The March Airman & Family Readiness Center has many outreach programs that provide comfort services to local Airmen and their families. However, the center also has a program that reaches across the Atlantic Ocean to a small military community in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The... Read more... 
China Lake 'flips the switch' on new PV plant
Rocketeer November 2, 2012  
Navy and corporate officials joined together Oct. 19 to commemorate a historic moment in Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake history, during a "switch flip" ceremony at the installation's new photovoltaic (PV) power plant. Located on approximately 118 acres of open... Read more...   
'Regulars' road march to 'The Box'

Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, began an intense two-week training gauntlet with a tactical road march to their area of responsibility in the training area during the predawn hours, here, Oct. 25. After a week at the National Training Center's... Read more...  

Nellis partners with local community during mass casualty exercise

LAS VEGAS - Nellis Air Force Base partnered with local first responders for a mass casualty exercise Oct. 24, at McCarran International Airport.

The exercise tested military, federal and state first responders' ability to work together in an emergency scenario that may occur in the Las... Read more... 


Strict changes made to Installation Pet Policy

Due to the aggressive behavior commonly seen in particular animal breeds and the increase in pet abandonment by military Families, Fort Huachuca officials issued a pet policy and are preparing to tighten enforcement. Fort Huachuca officials released "Policy 061 - Installation Pet Policy,"... Read more... 


Local leaders 'Aim High' as honorary commanders
Thunderbolt November 2, 2012

Airmen and local leaders gathered Oct. 26 at the Luke Air Force Base Club Five Six for the Honorary Commander induction ceremony. The 56th Fighter Wing Honorary Commander Program provides senior wing leaders and Luke Air Force Base a community outreach opportunity and expands... Read more... 


D-M Airman saves residents from fire


A Staff Sgt. from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron rescued nearby residents after a fire broke out in a house close to his own Oct. 16.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Cacopardo, 923rd AMXS aircraft electrical and environment systems craftsman, was driving home from... Read more... 


ARFF finds fun on air, land, sea
For most Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, 7:30 a.m. on a Monday morning means time for work. But, for Marines of Section 2, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, they are just coming off a 48-hour shift beginning of their weekend and a section outing, Oct. 29-30. "We see each other more... Read more... 


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In This Issue
Aerotech News
Edwards AFB
March ARB
NAWS China Lake
Fort Irwin NTC
Nellis, Creech and NTTR
Fort Huachuca
Luke AFB
Davis-Monthan AFB


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