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  • NASA engineers get survival training from SERE instructors

    What do NASA engineers and SERE instructors with the 66th Training Squadron here have to do with each other? NASA needed support for critical tests for the "Return to Flight" mission in the effort to get the space program back on track after the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia Feb. 1, 2003. In an effort to design human support elements for the
  • CATM simulates dangerous situations in safe environment

    Remember that old video game where you pointed a gun that shot a light beam at your television? Well, Security Forces has upped the ante with their Fire Arms Training Simulator. Here's how FATS works: an air system is hooked up to each weapon, which then recreates the actual kick of the firearm, while a laser shoots out at the screen and interacts
  • Christmas Day need not fall on Dec. 25

    For the past 20 years, Christmas Day in the Crossen household has included watching their favorite holiday movie, Frosty the Snowman, and opening all but the one gift they chose to open the night before. Most importantly, though, the day is about spending time with those who mean the most to them. This year, something is missing from that family
  • Deployed civilian scripts the tablet of history

    During any contingency, coming together as a team is critical. Every Team Fairchild unit provides valuable contributions to the successful accomplishment of any given mission at home or abroad. These deployable units are traditionally made up of flying squadrons and their maintenance counterparts, units from the mission support group, an allocation