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Airfield management keeps flights on time

Airfield management keeps flights on timeMACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS)

Takeoff, refuel, land, repeat.

When a KC-135 Stratotanker takes off to refuel the mission, its crew relies on a secure airfield to complete its duty in a safe and timely manner. A secure airfield would not be possible without the work of the Airmen in airfield management.

MacDill Air Force Base’s airfield management Airmen are responsible for a wide variety of tasks ranging from filing flight plans to performing checks on the airfield 24 hours a day, and even coordinating construction. These Airmen keep the airfield running safely and smoothly.

Beginning with flight scheduling, they are tasked to file flight plans they receive from the flight crew in a timely manner to ensure flights run accordingly.

When the time comes for the aircraft to depart, the airfield management team is there to make certain the airfield is safe for takeoff. Due to the need for multiple daily airfield checks, they are on constant alert for possible hazards and foreign object debris throughout the aviation community.

“It is important to remain vigilant when we’re out there (on the flightline) and pay attention to detail to make sure we pick up anything that could become a hazard to the aircraft,” said Staff Sgt. Michael David, an airfield management operations supervisor with the 6th Operations Support Squadron.

These Airmen are the initial eyes on the airfield and must be prepared to address any situation that may hinder a safe takeoff or landing.

“We look for any kind of cracking, pavement distress, depressions or anything that could be wrong with the pavement,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Lackey, the NCO in charge of airfield management operations with the 6th OSS.

When issues arise on the airfield, the airfield operations management team promptly coordinates with the responsible unit. At times these Airmen have to close areas of the airfield, and reroute aircraft when damage is present.

“A big part of our job is disseminating information where it needs to go,” Lackey explained. “If we found a large crack out on the airfield, we would need to talk to the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron as well as commanders and pilots to let them know what’s going on and what our actions would be.”

Beyond filing flight plans and inspecting the airfield, these MacDill Airmen track the aircraft in flight using a traffic situation display.

“We track aircraft for safety reasons,” Lackey said. “If an aircraft doesn’t show up or we can’t find it, we have to find out where it is and what’s going on.”

With an eye for attention to detail, airfield operations management Airmen keep the airfield secure and running smoothly from planning, to takeoff and landing.

Success through total force integration at Red Flag 16-1

Success through total force integration at Red Flag 16-1NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS)

It’s a given that no aircraft leaves the ground unless it is working properly. But that maintenance challenge has been multiplied here during the three-week Red Flag 16-1 exercise.

With almost 80 aircraft taking off twice daily during Red Flag, hundreds of aircraft maintainers assigned to flying squadrons from around the world work long hours to ensure all training sorties are executed safely and efficiently.

“Anytime we take aircraft on the road we face challenges because we’re away from our facilities and our normal lanes for parts and supplies,” said Capt. Matthew Goldey, the 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge, stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. “This exercise is pretty accurate to what you would see downrange. This is about as real as it gets and this is how we fight.”

Red Flag 16-1’s training is centered on readiness through completing combat-realistic missions in a contested, degraded, operationally limited environment. Despite the challenges, the participating maintainers are managing to come together as a team to take care of daily maintenance operations and each other.

“There is no one out here saying, ‘That’s not my job.’ Instead it’s, ‘What do you need? OK, let’s get it done. This is broke? OK, let’s fix it,'” said Master Sgt. Marc Neubert, the 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant from Tyndall AFB. “That is one of the coolest things that I have seen so far.”

Red Flag brings diverse units and countries together from all over the world and across the services. One thing they all have in common is the need for experienced maintainers to take care of their fleets.

“It’s a satisfying feeling to know that I’m part of a bigger picture and that I am making a difference,” said U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Gonzalez, a VAQ-138 plane captain, stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. “I’m really enjoying learning the way the different branches do their maintenance and it’s very interesting to see the different aircraft.”

Total force integration is a key component of training during Red Flag 16-1. Goldey is a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer from the 44th Fighter Group at Tyndall AFB, but during the exercise, he is embedded in the 95th AMU as the officer in charge.

“We are one unit, and we are totally integrated,” Goldey said. “There is no us and them anymore. We’re all one team. We all wear the same uniform and we’re all out here to accomplish the same mission.”

There is a loss of knowledge and continuity when active-duty Airmen rotate from a base and new ones come in. The U.S. Air Force alleviates that problem through total force integration with the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.

“A TFI unit brings continuity to the active-duty force,” Goldey said. “Being in the Reserve you have the opportunity to hang around in a particular location longer than most active-duty members so we bring some continuity and experience to the fight.”

While most maintainers are not working directly with the other units outside their organization, the augmentee Airmen fueling the aircraft for the exercise are the exception. They work with most of the units on the flightline.

“We have really good comradery with everyone,” said Airman 1st Class Alexis Aragon, a 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialist, stationed at Dyess AFB, Texas. “Fuels is the lifeline of every aircraft, and without fuel these aircraft can’t go anywhere. I love it because I know we’re helping get the mission done, and I’m glad we augmentees could come out here from different bases to help do that.”

During exercises like Red Flag, the maintainers are able to shed any weight they may carry during normal operations at their home base, like special duties and office work, and just concentrate on their main objectives.

“Our Airmen are killing it right now,” Goldey said. “Out here on the flightline it’s total mission focus; out here it’s just about putting planes in the air. Anytime you get an opportunity to do that, it is great.”

With the collaboration between military branches and multiple units from around the world along with the total force integration, the maintainers of Red Flag 16-1 know they have an entire flightline backing them up.

“I have learned here that you have to support one another,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew Brown, a 44th FG weapons loader. “You have to consistently do what you can to make sure everyone gets what they need to accomplish the mission.”

Black history museum is retired chief’s passion

Black history museum is retired chief’s passionTHOMASVILLE, Ga. (AFNS)

(This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)

Winter is the busiest time of year at a black history museum here named after its founder a city native and retired Airman, who remains the driving force behind the collection of more than 5,000 items, most of them acquired locally.

“We have so many visitors in February for Black History Month that we can’t handle them all,” retired Chief Master Sgt. James Roosevelt “Jack” Hadley said. “We have to ask some to come in March.”

The 79 year old’s personal touch is all over the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, which is housed in a former elementary school. As part of its monthlong tribute to African-Americans, it will host a free Buffalo Soldier Heritage Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27. Dr. Tom Phillips, co-author of “The Black Regulars: 1866-1898,” will talk about the original Buffalo Soldiers, blacks who served in the Army on the western frontier in the ensuing decades after the Civil War. Buffalo Soldier re-enactors will participate at the fest, as will members of a national motorcycle club named after the historic black GIs.

Hadley tends constantly to the collection, said retired Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sgt. Walter Leslie, a member of the museum’s board of directors.

“He is the go-to guy for local black history. It’s his passion,” Leslie said.

Hadley grew up at Pebble Hill, a former Thomasville cotton plantation. Three decades after slavery was abolished, the property was purchased by an Ohio family who ran it for decades as a shooting estate where wealthy northerners hunted quail as an escape from frigid winters. It was still being used largely for hunting at the time of Hadley’s birth in 1936. The property now hosts tours, arts events, weddings and other celebrations.

Hadley joined the Air Force upon graduating Thomasville’s Frederick Douglass High School in 1956, eight years after President Harry Truman integrated the military services via an executive order.

“I was a supply guy, logistics, a box kicker,” he said. “I knew I had to bust my (butt), being black, to get recognized.”

He married a classmate, Christine Jackson, who had grown up on a different Thomasville plantation, Greenwood. They raised three children and moved 14 times during Hadley’s 28-year career. He started to develop a deeper interest in the American experience and achievements of those from his race in the late 1970s when he helped his son, Jim, put together a black history project for a school assignment when the family lived in Wiesbaden, West Germany. Hadley later presented it at his squadron before storing it for future use.

After retiring, the Hadleys returned to Thomasville, and the chief went to work for the U.S. Postal Service. He displayed the research project at a church, where it caught the eye of the director of the Thomasville Cultural Center for the Arts and Heritage Foundation, who invited him to participate in the city’s Black History Month events. He started to collect local items of black history and eventually had so much that he began to think of how best to share it with others.

Hadley signed a deed for the school property in 2003, paying $10 for the 7-acre site and $10 for surplus furniture. He raised $82,000 in the next few years, enough for the museum to open its doors in December 2006. He estimated that two-thirds of the collection is material from the surrounding area, giving visitors a feel for the lives of local African-Americans from slavery, through the post-Civil War Reconstruction period and into the Jim Crow era. Hadley experienced the latter firsthand as a child and teen. The museum features extensive information about early black educators in Thomas County and has a tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an author and historian who, in 1926, started a weeklong celebration of black history that expanded to Black History Month 50 years later.

Hadley co-authored the 2000 book “African-American Life On the Southern Hunting Plantation” with Dr. Titus Brown, associate professor of African-American history at Florida A&M University, after conducting many interviews with his elders from Pebble Hill and surrounding plantations.

Leslie, the museum board member and retired Airman, is a native of La Grange, Georgia. He moved to Thomasville, his wife’s hometown, in 2012 after 26 years in California where he worked in information management before becoming a unit historian at March Air Reserve Base.

“I hated history in high school,” Leslie said. “The Air Force made me like it.”

An acquaintance introduced him to Hadley, who persuaded him to help at the museum.

“His enthusiasm was contagious. It was overwhelming. I couldn’t say no to him,” said Leslie, 56, who works at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida.

He occasionally shadows Hadley as he leads tours, trying to absorb all of his knowledge.

“I’m not there yet,” Leslie said. “Sometimes the responses you get from kids are breathtaking. Some of the things you see (on display) in here are not encouraging.”

Hadley’s goals for the museum include increasing visitors to make it sustainable and to recruit an executive director to succeed him upon his eventual retirement.

“I’m into it for the kids,” Hadley said. “They say ‘Wow.’ I do it so (they) don’t forget their heritage, I really do. It’s hard work, not easy. It costs $2,300 a month to keep the doors open.”

Airpower leaders stress stronger role for Airmen in future ops

Airpower leaders stress stronger role for Airmen in future opsORLANDO, Fla. (AFNS)

Two generals who oversee the Air Force’s combat and global strike aircraft touted a nonflying asset able to drop a precise airstrike anywhere in the world an Airman.

“Our overwhelming advantage is our Airmen and the way they think,” said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of the Air Combat Command, during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.

Carlisle and Gen. Robin Rand, the commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command, kicked off the 32nd annual conference with a presentation on global precision strike, a group of systems the Air Force can use for rapid and accurate strikes around the world.

With more than 120,000 Airmen and civilians in both commands, the generals said there are many roles people play behind successful strikes.

“The global precision attack is not conducted without targets, without intelligence and is needed in every spectrum and every domain in today’s contested environment,” Carlisle said.

In the future, he said, the Air Force will need to boost its capacity and capability so Airmen can deter and destroy enemies.

“It’s the data to information to knowledge to decision capability,” Carlisle said. “At the end of the day, we need better information sooner, with greater fidelity and the ability to act on it faster with greater precision. If we can do that, we can always be inside the adversary’s decision cycle and he will react to us instead of the other way around.”

Rand said modernization is vital for warfighters and those dealing with nuclear deterrence.

“We have to keep our systems updated and in some cases replace them,” the general said.

He praised the Air Force’s recent contract award for the Long Range Strike Bomber, which will take the place of aging bombers.

“We’re really excited about our Long Range Strike Bomber,” he said. “We’re going to start to build them, procure them and fly them, but that’s still a good 10 years off. In the meantime, we have to take care of what we have.”

He mentioned ongoing upgrades to bring the bomber fleet into the 21st century, and also stands ready to send B-52 Stratofortesses into the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility this spring to backfill B-1B Lancers that were redeployed for much needed updates.

“If approved, that will be the first time we’ve had them over there since 2006,” he said of the B-52s under CENTCOM, “so we’re really pulling for that to happen.”

New co-chairman joins Air Force’s retiree council

New co-chairman joins Air Force’s retiree councilJOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)

A new co-chairman will share the head of the table at this year’s Air Force Retiree Council meeting in May.

Retired Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who left active duty in October, succeeds retired Lt. Gen. Steven Polk as council co-chair with retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney McKinley.

The co-chairs serve as personal advisers to the chief of staff and the secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding retirees and their families. Hoog’s appointment was announced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

Meeting at the Air Force Personnel Center, the council receives briefings on today’s Air Force structure from senior members of the Air Staff and other Air Force elements. This information helps the 19-member panel address issues submitted from 100 base-level retiree activities offices worldwide. Subjects range from health care to publication of the Afterburner newsletter to various benefit and entitlement enhancements. Recommendations on key issues are forwarded to the Air Force chief of staff and subject matter experts.

Hoog attended a council orientation in early February where he was able to meet with Polk and McKinley to discuss his new role and responsibilities.

“As a fairly new retiree myself, I am impressed with the support and services the Air Force strives to provide its retirees, their families and surviving spouses,” Hoog said. “I’m looking forward to serving on the council beside others who care deeply about our retiree family.”

A native of the Bay Area in California, Hoog is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours, including 181 combat hours over Bosnia and Iraq.

During his tenure as co-chair, Polk was instrumental in bolstering commander support for base-level retiree activities offices and reviving the hard-copy mailing of the Afterburner for retirees and annuitants without Internet access.

“It was an honor and a privilege to serve with each council member and with CMSAFs (Gerald) Murray and McKinley professionals all and still serving,” Polk said. “I’m proud of the work and accomplishments we handled as a team, and I’m grateful for the strong support of (former CSAF) Gen. Norton Schwartz and Gen. Welsh. I’m especially proud of the enthusiastic RAO volunteers worldwide who continue to serve our Air Force every day.”

Racking up miles: Incirlik Airman cycles for AF

Racking up miles: Incirlik Airman cycles for AFINCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFNS)

(This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)

The air is crisp like the frost on the ground; winter is approaching as Senior Master Sgt. Jason Chiasson hops onto his sleek road bike. Today he will only ride 25 miles, a short day compared to the 100-mile days in his strict training schedule as an Air Force Cycling Team cyclist.

Chiasson is the 39th Communications Squadron production superintendent of cyber operations, which means taking care of Airmen is close to his heart. Chiasson spoke about the importance of leading by example.

“I want people to know (the Air Force) is one of the best organizations you could ever work for,” Chiasson said. “I don’t see myself as just a communications technician or a communications superintendent. I’m an Airman. The whole body compass of an Airman is to make sure other people know and want to emulate professionalism … I think I can do that by doing this.

“And it keeps this 40-year-old man in shape,” he said, laughing.

Chiasson arrived to Incirlik Air Base in April 2014. He said he felt like he was not representing the professional military image in the best way he could. Partly because of this feeling and partly because of a driving desire to continually better himself, he decided to train for a triathlon.

After completing his first Ironman, Chiasson became interested in joining one of the Air Force sports teams. He first looked into joining the triathlon team, but was unable to because he could not complete in all of the races needed as a prerequisite to join while stationed here. However, during his triathlon training, he had discovered the joy of cycling and instead looked to join the Air Force Cycling team.

“They pretty much look at your commitment, your dedication, and the reasons why you want become part of the team,” Chiasson said.

The Air Force Cycling Team is part of the We Are All Recruiters program, whose primary mission is to inspire, engage and recruit future Airmen to deliver airpower for America. The cyclists of the Air Force team do this by exhibiting the core values and displaying wingmanship as they participate in group rides around the country.

“We’ll do team rides, where we’re all grouped up, get on our (Air Force) cycling gear, and then we’ll just go represent the Air Force at certain big key races throughout the year,” Chiasson said. “The biggest race being what’s called the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, where you ride from the western side of Iowa all the way to the eastern border of Iowa, across the state in seven days. It is 500-plus miles, but you do it as a team. So throughout the entire week, people see (Air Force) cyclists. There is actually one day where we get together, all of us, it’s about 130 people, and you get two by two, and you ride like that. It’s an amazing sight. It’s going to be awesome.”

When Chiasson trains, it depends on the weather. In the summer he rode before work when it was cool, now he rides on his lunch hour when it’s the warmest. Some days he trains on a stationary bike inside. Though when or where he cycles may change, he makes sure to train six days a week. Where others might find training for such endurance sports to be tedious, Chiasson said he looks at it as an opportunity to reflect.

“What I tell people is this is not a job,” Chiasson said. “This is a lifestyle. This is not a switch I turn on and off when I put on my uniform. It’s with the same mentality I approach anything in life. Whether it’s a relationship, raising my children, interacting with Airmen, or getting on a bike I’m always going to go 100 percent.”

By continually working to improve his fitness, Chiasson said he hopes to serve as a standard for other Airmen.

“I think if we can get more Airmen to try these things, I just have faith that you would see a fitter force,” he said. “You would see a more positive force, because science has proven your physical abilities directly link to your mental abilities. If you are overall physically healthy then most of the time you are mentally healthy as well.”

Chiasson said that while promoting the Air Force and staying in shape are both important to him, the thing he finds most inspiring about his journey to the Air Force Cycling Team is seeing how he has been able to affect other Airmen.

“What’s really cool is since I’ve been doing this, I’ve had some Airmen want to start training (with me),” Chiasson said. “These Airmen are legit. They can keep up, they have the dedication. Just to see them grow, it’s exciting. It’s infectious.”

Final GPS IIF satellite moves to next processing phase toward launch

Final GPS IIF satellite moves to next processing phase toward launchPATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS)

When a space vehicle is loaded with 320 pounds of hydrazine, the 45th Space Wing’s Airmen-led GPS processing team knows they are in their final stages toward launching a premier capability to the warfighter.

All of the intricate processing steps from delivery of the satellite to launching into orbit are part of their standard operations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. But, it’s a bitter sweet moment when the team reflects on the extensive years of history they have processing GPS systems for the Air Force.

“GPS II processing at the Cape started while the Shuttle program was here, when the Air Force was still launching Delta IIs and the Cold War was still going on,” said Capt. Trung Nguyen, the field program manager for GPS IIF at the 45th Launch Support Squadron. “The GPS processing program has been a staple at the Cape. There are engineers and technicians here who worked on the first GPS II block satellite. Some have launched over 20 satellites. Some have been with the program since 1989.”

The 45th LCSS processing team received its 12th and final Air Force GPS IIF model on Oct. 8 and unpackaged it in the NAVSTAR Processing Facility, where successful functional tests of the system made sure the satellite operates as expected when it is in orbit next month. The team is currently in the next phase of preparation for launch at the DSCS Processing Facility where major milestones occur, such as fueling.

“The NPF portion of the campaign lets the customer know that the satellite they paid for works,” Nguyen said. “For this final mission, we executed the functional testing like we’ve always done.”

Before they began tests, the team unpackaged the satellite and watched Air Force contracted partners give it a good shake down to ensure the satellite didn’t suffer any inadvertent deviations during its transportation from the factory, delivery and transition into the NPF. A team carrying flashlights inspect every nut and bolt to make sure things are in order.

“Just because it looks like the final one, it is not exactly the same; each spacecraft is built by hand and thus is a little different from every previous unit,” said Scott Chappie, the lead Air Force responsible engineer for GPS IIF-12, who has processed the previous four satellites that launched.

The Air Force team mounts the satellite to a test stand where an extensive suite of electronic tests are performed to verify the functionality and performance of each unique space vehicle. This process in the spacecraft control room can take up to 10 days with an Air Force mission responsible on station 24/7 to monitor the data received from a variety of cables plugged into the satellite. They don’t install batteries until they know everything is operating as expected.

During this functional testing, proper operation of the subsystems is demonstrated, and the test procedure is designed to detect any malfunctions or failures that may have an impact on the satellite while in orbit.

“We also take a photo of every inch of the space craft in case we need to refer to it to trouble shoot something while it is in orbit,” said Chappie, who has worked in military space for 20 years before coming to the Cape Canaveral AFS last year. “This forces us to look at every piece again. It is an extremely detailed procedure designed by the contractor – what to do, in what order and what tools are needed.”

The closer the team gets to launch day, the higher the value of the satellite. This means there is less room for risk as they move forward. The Air Force team provides independent mission assurance to constantly monitor all launch site processing and assess the risk of those operations on spacecraft mission success.

In the final processing phase at the NPF, the space vehicle propulsion system is pressurized to the maximum expected operating pressure using gaseous nitrogen, which verifies that the reaction control system is working properly without any leaks in a simulated fueling test before it is transported and unpackaged at the DSCS Processing Facility.

Although the GPS moved to another location to continue processing, the control room remained at the NPF and is in contact with the satellite through every other phase of processing until the moment the rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral AFS.

The DSCS Processing Facility is configured to handle fueling operations safely with minimum personnel in the trench-lined hangar bays. Once fueled up and ready, the satellite can be mated to United Launch Alliance’s Ground Transport Vehicle and encapsulated in the payload fairing. During this time, multiple electrical tests occur to ensure that all electrical paths are still operating nominally. Then the satellite will be transported to the Vertical Integration Facility, where it is mated to the top of an Atlas V rocket.

“We are here to protect the interests of the warfighter in this critical national asset,” Chappie said. “We verify the satellites functionality and performance before we commit to launch.”

T-minus two days from launch the integrated team is on console ready for power configuration to launch. Using fiber optic cables they can test their ability to communicate with the satellite. On the day of launch, they are ready to assist with any situation that may come up with close eyes on the telemetry data.

Following the completion of the processing and launch of the last of the GPS IIF Block spacecraft, the Air Force team looks forward to launching the GPS III spacecraft, which are already being built at a contractor factory.

Compared to other spacecraft, GPS IIF-12 is a modest size platform weighing in at 3,600 pounds, Chappie said. Although the design is impressive, the engineer said the impact it has is astonishing.

“That space craft is going to touch the lives of hundreds of millions if not billions of people on a daily basis,” he said. “It not only vastly increases our military’s position, navigation and timing capabilities all over the world, but so many people and business activities have also come to depend on GPS. This is a stunningly, successful program the way the Air Force conceived it and the way they continue to manage and implement the program.”

Members of the mission assurance team, ranging from young military officers to career enlisted troops to seasoned civilians, look forward to the Atlas V’s scheduled launch with GPS IIF-12 on board Feb. 5.

Once the satellite is on orbit, it communicates with the GPS Master Control Station, operated by the 50th Space Wing’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. This squadron is responsible for monitoring and controlling the GPS as a 24-satellite system, consisting of six orbital planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane. There are currently 40 vehicles in the GPS constellation.

GPS satellites serve and protect U.S. warfighters by providing navigational assistance and timing standards for military operations on land, at sea, and in the air. Civilian users around the world also use and depend on GPS for highly accurate time, location, and velocity information.

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