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  • 'Recruiter Day' at 505th Command and Control Wing explains opportunities, mission

    Some Air Force organizations have the option of working with the Air Force Reserve to enhance their capability to perform their missions. At the 505th Command and Control Wing here, Total Force Integration isn't an option; it's a way of life that brings opportunities and benefits to both the wing and the Reserve personnel who work here. The close
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Visits 505th CCW

    The Air Force's top officer had a chance to learn about the heart of command and control when he visited the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field Jan. 9. "It's wonderful to be back here at Hurlburt," said General Schwartz, who has been stationed at the base three times, including a tour as the commander of the 16th Special Operations
  • 505th Command and Control Airmen help roll out new engines on Joint STARS

    America's combat edge got sharper recently, as the Air Force's first E-8C Joint STARS aircraft to be equipped with new engines was unveiled here Dec. 16. The new Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 engines will make Joint STARS quieter, more reliable and more effective for the warfighter, and 505th Command and Control Wing Airmen stationed here were, and
  • Honorary Commanders: A program that builds bridges between the community and our military

    The 505th Command and Control Wing officially welcomed its third honorary commander this year in military style here Friday. The 505 CCW Honorary Commander, Mr. Dan Sullivan, Market Manager of Cumulus Media, and was honored with an awards ceremony and tour of the facilities hosted by Col. Jack Shanahan, Commander of the 505 CCW. Sullivan replaced
  • The 505th CCW has the Midas touch! Turning trash into golden scholarship opportunities for a child!

    A clever new recycling initiative a "Bring your Recycling to work Day" will be held on Feb. 29, 2008 at the 505th Command and Control Wing to raise recycling awareness for the base and contribute to a new $1,000 college scholarship fund for eligible local students. It all started with the 505CCW's Facilities Director, Mr. Richard Williams, who made
  • Senior mentors advise JEFX leaders

    As Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2006 tests warfighting capabilities designed to fill capability gaps, three retired officers help senior leaders keep the experiment on track. Retired Lt. Gens. Joe Hurd, Mike Short and Chuck Heflebower are part of the Air Force chief of staff's Operational Command Training Program, also called the Senior
  • Collaborative tools assist initiatives during JEFX '06

    The Air Force Command and Control Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center sponsored a new collaborative tool that was part of the Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2006 here. The Integrated Battlespace Collaborative Communications tool, known as IBC2, was tested over the new Tactical Targeting Network Technology, or TTNT, network,
  • Warfighting integration reduces inaccuracy, inefficiency

    Over the next decade, the Air Force will continue to use information technology to leverage the capability of its people and weapons systems. During a conference here June 13, Lt. Gen. Michael W. Peterson, Air Force chief of warfighting integration and chief information officer, told members of the civilian information technology industry about the
  • AFSOC initiative featured at JEFX '06

    Eight initiatives will be tested for possible use by U.S. forces during Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment, or JEFX, '06. For the special operations community, one initiative is of particular interest. It will provide a greater ability to collaborate with other warfighters and manage their missions using software built into wearable computers and