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  • AWACS maintainers at leading edge of 3-D printing

    Imagine you’re in aircraft maintenance and a mission is scheduled to fly in the next 24 hours. You need a part that hasn’t been manufactured in more than 30 years. A specially-commissioned replacement is available for $15,000, but it will take a year to arrive. A technician tells you he can get you the part by the end of the day for less than $500. When you ask how, the answer is shocking: He’s going to “print” one.
  • Reserve AWACS unit breaks ground on new facility

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Officials from the 513th Air Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Air Force Reserve, Fortis Networks, Inc. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered to break ground on the new operations facility April 14 during a ceremony in the field east of the 72nd Air Base Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 460. The groundbreaking