Demi Lovato and Naya Rivera to Spark a Lesbian Love Affair on Glee

first_imgNew details have emerged about Demi Lovato’s character Dani on the fifth season of Glee. MTV caught up with cast member Naya Rivera (Santana) who spilled some big news about her and Lovato’s on screen relationship. View Comments “She’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about that,” she said. “We get to sing a song together. It’s gonna be good. I’m excited to work with her. We’re bringing her to the dark side.” Gleecenter_img Glee returns to FOX on September 26. It was reported earlier this summer that Rivera’s former TV lady love Heather Morris (Brittany S. Pierce) wouldn’t be appearing much in the upcoming season due to the actress’ real-life pregnancy. Season five will also welcome another new love story, Broadway veteran Phoebe Strole is joining the show as a love interest for Chord Overstreet’s character Sam (who coincidentally also dated Morris’ Brittany).last_img read more

Tickets On Sale for Off-Broadway’s Every Day A Visitor

first_imgTickets are now available for Richard Abrons’ comedy Every Day A Visitor, which will begin performances November 2 at The Clurman Theater at Theater Row and play through December 14. Opening night is set for November 14. The show is set in a Jewish home for the aged in the Bronx. The residents are cranky, argumentative about their surroundings and each other. To change their perspective and respect for each other, they each play-act somebody famous. This leads to a renewed vitality, imaginative relationships and plain old-fashioned fun. Every Day A Visitor will have scenic design by David L Arsenault, lighting design by Travis McHale, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht, and sound design by Mark Bruckner. Margarett Perry directs a cast that includes Bern Cohen, Irma-Estel Laguerre, George Morfogen, Henry Packer, Joan Porter, Evan Thompson, Raphael Nash Thompson, Teddy Coluca and Janet Sarno. View Commentslast_img read more

Wallace Shawn’s Grasses of a Thousand Colors Officially Opens at the Public

first_img Grasses of a Thousand Colors Grasses of a Thousand Colors was first presented by the English Stage Company at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2009, where it won enthusiastic critical praise. The play is presented as part of the The Wallace Shawn-André Gregory Project—a retrospective celebrating a 40-year collaboration—which also included The Designated Mourner.  A scientist believes he has solved world hunger in Wallace Shawn’s Grasses of a Thousand Colors, which officially opened October 28. The Public Theater and Theatre for a New Audience co-production will run through November 24, at the Public’s Shiva Theater. View Comments Related Shows Directed by Andre Gregory, Grasses of a Thousand Colors features Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Emily Cass McDonnell, Kristina Mueller and Jennifer Tilly. Touching on almost every imaginable form of sexual expression while spinning a dystopian fantasy about ecological disaster, Grasses centers on Ben (Shawn), a doctor who figures out how to rejigger the metabolisms of animals to tolerate eating their own kind and ends up ruining the global ecosystem. The play also explores the riotous sexual imaginations of Ben, his wife and his lovers. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 1, 2013last_img read more

Casting Complete for Roy Williams’ The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner at the Atlantic Theater Company

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 9, 2014 View Comments The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner tells the story of Colin (Best), who with few prospects in life, finds himself in a prison school for criminal activity. He turns to long distance running as an escape, only to have the school exploit him for his talent, offering him a possible way out. Will he run his race for them, or for his independence? Gardiner’s New York theater credits include the Obie winning play Born Bad and the world premiere production of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Bulrusher. Williams was Olivier nominated for Sucker Punch.  The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’s creative team features scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting design by Michael Chybowski, sound design by Bart Fasbender and projection design by Pauline Lu and Paul Piekarz. Along with Bay and Best, the cast of the stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s classic story will include Zainab Jah (Ruined), Jasmine Cephas Jones, Patrick Murney (White Noise), Joshua E. Nelson, Sydney Sainté, Raviv Ullman (The King and I), Todd Weeks  (The Jammer) and Malik Yoba (Disney’s Cool Runnings). Related Shows The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Complete casting has been announced for the American premiere of Roy Williams’ The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner off-Broadway. Directed by Leah C. Gardiner, the new production will feature Eshan Bay (Netflix’s House of Cards) and Sheldon Best (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and begin performances on January 8, 2014. The show will play a limited engagement through February 9 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2, with opening night set for January 21.last_img read more

Directorate of Public Works (DPW)

first_imgThe DPW is located in building 1219, 1626 Evans Street, between Specker Avenue and Wetzel Street near the intersection of Ellis Street. DPW programs operating out of a different location are listed by building number and street name. The 526-, 524- and 503- Fort Carson phone numbers fall under the 719 area code.Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST), 526-9411. The DPW Environmental Division AST Program staff manages all convaults that store used oil, diesel and gas on the installation. The program’s responsibilities include monthly inspections and tracking ullage records. Operators/users are responsible for all operations and maintenance activities on ASTs.Air Program, 524-1254. The DPW Environmental Division Air Program aims to achieve flexible permitting conditions to sustain the military mission without compromising air quality for the region by assisting Soldiers and civilians in acquiring new products that do not negatively impact the local air quality, as well as constantly reassessing ways to reduce overall air emissions.Arms Room Inspections, 526-3537. Contact the DPW Engineering Division to schedule an arms room inspection.Army Barracks Management Program (ABMP) replaced the First Sergeants Barracks Program 2020 (FSBP 2020). Headquarters Department of the Army published an ABMP Executive Order with an effective date of Feb. 1, 2018. For more information about the program, and to obtain references materials, contact the DPW Housing Division at 526-2643 or 526-9709.Army Family Housing (on post) Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC), LLC. Army Family housing on Fort Carson is owned and operated by BBC, which is located at 6800 Prussman Boulevard in the Joel Hefley Community Center. For information on applying for on-post housing, contact the BBC Management Office at 719-579-1606 or online at http://www.fortcarsonfamilyhomes.com.Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program, 526-1725. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Asbestos, Lead and Toxics Program. There are asbestos-containing building materials throughout most of the older buildings on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. Additionally, some facilities may have lead-based paint, naturally occurring radon and polychlorinated biphenyls. The DPW protects the environment while ensuring that there are no exposures to Soldiers, dependents or civilians.Central Vehicle Wash Facility (CVWF), located at the south end of the cantonment area off Magrath Avenue, 526-3820 or 719-896-6237. Units are required to use the CVWF to wash vehicles rather than motor pool wash racks unless the CVWF is not operational or closed. Fort Carson saves an estimated 60 to 70 million gallons of water a year by the use of the CVWF through the filtration and reuse of water in the system. Only minor additions of water are needed to make up for evaporation. The use of tactical equipment maintenance facility wash racks is for maintenance cleaning only and requires hoses with a positive shutoff nozzle. Operating hours for the CVWF are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., year round. Contact the CVWF in order to set up a time to wash vehicles, by calling 526-3820 or 719-896-6237. (Note: If a unit wash rack is leaking, call in a service order to 526-5345 for repair.)Certificates of Nonavailability (CNA), building 1225, Evans Street, 526-9413. The DPW Housing Division is responsible for and manages requests for CNAs for Fort Carson. Soldiers can contact the Unaccompanied Housing (UH) Office to obtain UH and CNA information.Cultural Resources Program, 526-4484 (Fort Carson) or 503-6136 (Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site). The DPW Environmental Division Cultural Resources Program ensures compliance with historic preservation laws, mandates and regulations, while simultaneously facilitating the garrison support missions.Custodial Services, 526-6670. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the custodial services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 526-6670 for questions about custodial services.Dig permits – See Utilities section.Dumpster Services, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the refuse dumpster services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 719-491-0218 for questions about ordering, size, etc., of dumpsters.Energy and Water Conservation, 526-4320. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the energy efficiency and water conservation programs. Areas of emphasis include building metering and automation, education and facility courtesy audits.Environmental Compliance Assessment Team (ECAT), 524-3534. The DPW Environmental Division ECAT mission is to provide support to units, garrison directorates and tenants as they relate to environmental compliance and management. The ECAT assesses all facilities in concert with unit Environmental Protection Officers (EPOs) in order to protect the installation from unnecessary fines and environmental violations by assessing facilities on an annual, biannual, quarterly and monthly basis.Environmental Protection Officer (EPO) Certification Training, 526-8893. The DPW Environmental Division provides environmental awareness training to individuals assigned in areas where programs are inspected for compliance with environmental regulations and standards.Facility Assignments and Transfers (by appointment only), 526-1745. The DPW Master Planning Division has a step-by-step process in place for the assignment of facility space on Fort Carson, in accordance with Fort Carson Regulation 420-14.Facility Management Program, 526-4320. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division trains Soldiers and civilians on all aspects of facility management. Registration for the DPW Facility Management Class is scheduled through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security – Individual Military Training (Troop Schools), 526-5436.Forestry Program (Urban), 526-1667. The installation arborist maintains the urban forest (cantonment area) and provides information to the DPW operations and maintenance contractor to assist the contractor in focusing on sustainability concepts of urban forest management for the benefit the Fort Carson Community.Forestry Program (Down Range), 526-1667. The Forestry Program manages to sustain healthy and resilient forest structures by using natural processes guided by an ecosystem based management approach. The proper use of natural processes enable a more resilient forest resource to guard against catastrophic wildland fire, insect and disease issues and to provide high quality training lands for our current and future Army missions. The Forestry Program also provides low-cost firewood to the local community (call for availability).Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, off Butts Road, 526-0980. The DPW Environmental Division manages a Hazardous Waste Storage Facility, which handles hazardous waste for units and activities on Fort Carson. Call for an appointment if a large quantity is expected for turn in.Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility (El Paso County), 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80922, 719-520-7878. Fort Carson residents can dispose of a variety of household hazardous waste at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. For information about which household hazardous waste products the county accepts and disposal dates and times, visit https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/environmental-division/household-hazardous-waste/.Housing Services Office (HSO), building 1225, Evans Street, 526-2323 or 526-2322. The DPW Housing Division HSO provides Soldiers and Families the following services: one-on-one support in locating adequate, affordable and available housing; rentals and for sale listings; complaint mediation; and welcome packets that supply basic information about local communities, local Base Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, school information, maps and other housing-related information.Installation Restoration Program, 526-8001. The DPW Environmental Division Installation Restoration Program has an ongoing commitment to the cleanup and restoration of past and present contaminated sites on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. Such sites include impacts from formerly leaking underground storage tanks, various releases of contaminants and non-active landfills that all require remediation. Prior to conducting any digging activity, submit a dig permit. (See Utilities section)Invasive Species, 526-1692. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for an integrated management approach to invasive species (including noxious weeds) and pest management at Fort Carson and the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. This program provides coordination, education, mapping, control and monitoring of invasive species. For issues with common weeds such as dandelions and weeds in the managed turf areas, red rock, xeriscape ornamental and rights of way areas, see the Weeds section. On the installation, herbicides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trained through the DPW operations and maintenance contractor weed supervisor who can be reached at 719-896-6864.Keys and Locks, building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division oversees the operations and maintenance contract, which handles all requests for key replacements and issues relating to locks for unit and civilian real property facilities.Latrines, Portable, 524-0786. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the portable latrine contract. This contract supports military training and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation functions by providing latrines at Fort Carson and down range. This contract does not pertain to Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site areas, grey water removal or hand washing stations. Individuals assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson Garrison and tenant units can access SharePoint to submit latrine requests at: https://dpwportal.carson.army.mil/welcome/OM/DLR/SitePages/Home.aspx. If requestors are unable to access SharePoint, they can email the contracting officer representative for portable latrines at usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.DPW-Latrines@mail.mil to receive latrine information and forms.Mapping, Floor Plan Services and GPS, 526-9906, 524-1085 or 526-0641. The DPW Engineering Division Installation Geospatial Information Systems (IGIS) Office provides installation mapping, utility mapping, facility floor plans and surveying services. These services include standard or custom Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, Computer Aided Design (CAD) support or Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Customers are asked to allow three business days for the completion of a mapping or floor plan request. For more information, call 526-9906, 524-1085 or 526-0641, visit building 1219, room 165 or email requests to: usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.dpw-mapping-support@mail.mil.National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 526-4666. The NEPA requires all federal agencies to assess environmental impacts of proposed activities. The DPW Environmental Division manages NEPA actions for Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. To assist with determining documentation requirements and coordination necessary to go forward with the activity, contact the NEPA Program Manager.Pest Management, 526-5141. Facility pest control at Fort Carson is performed under contract. Occupants may request pest control service by placing a call to 526-5141 and leaving a detailed voicemail. The contractor has five business days to respond. The DPW operations and maintenance contractor provides a Self-help Wasp Control Program 719-896-6864. Feral or stray dogs and cats can be directed to the Provost Marshals Office by calling 526-2333. If there is an urgent pest issue, call the Installation Pest Management Coordinator at 526-1692 or 719-217-4887. On the installation, pesticides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trained through the Weed Control Self-help Program (see Weeds section).Pollution Prevention, 526-4340. The DPW Environmental Division Pollution Prevention (P2) Program can provide assistance with parts washers, P2 project suggestions, environmental training and program assistance.Propane Services, 524-3100. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division manages the propane services contract. Contact the DPW contracting officer representative at 524-3100 for questions about propane requirements and refills.Recycling Program, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division maintains an active Recycle Program to help with the installation’s goal to reduce waste.Fort Carson maintains a full-service recycle drop-off location at the southeast corner of the Exchange on Sheridan Avenue. The Exchange recycle location is open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An attendant is available to provide recycling assistance.The Exchange site accepts cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.), aluminum, tin, plastic, glass, non-accountable/expendable metals and ink and laser printer cartridges. Customers can also bring the following nontraditional items for recycling:Electronics, including computers, cell phones, DVD players, TVs and other devices. There is a limit of one CRT TV or one flat screen TV accepted per family. (Only personal, non-government, electronics will be accepted.)Porcelain (remove hardware and rubber gaskets)Mattresses (not box springs)BatteriesThere are also two primary recycle collection points for cardboard, mixed paper (white paper, newspaper, magazines, shredded paper, junk mail, etc.) aluminum, tin and plastic at the following locations:Wolf Dining Facility parking lot (location also accepts glass)Specker Avenue and Long Street parking east of the Education CenterNote that these recycle locations cannot be used to dispose of household trash. (The Exchange drop-off location does accept limited furniture and household hazardous waste.)The Fort Carson Recycle Program also accepts unit scrap metal and wood products, including pallets, packing and crating and clean construction lumber. Painted, varnished or treated lumber, rail ties, stumps, tree trimmings or furniture of any type cannot be recycled; however, units can contact the DPW Recycle and Refuse manager at 719-491-0218 for assistance with disposing of these items as trash.Fort Carson conducts single stream recycling operations to barracks and motorpools to increase recycling user friendliness. Single stream recycling refers to commingling recyclables in one collection container for separation later. Once the totes are full, Soldiers empty the contents into large single stream dumpsters positioned outside of unit barracks and motorpool buildings for ease of collection by the Recycle Program staff. To request single stream totes or an outside dumpster, call 719-491-0218.Civilian administrative facilities have source separate recycling in place, which refers to separating recyclable materials by commodity type, such as plastic, metal, paper, glass and cardboard, for collection by the Recycle Program staff. Collection containers in civilian organizations are serviced by recycle staff on a recurring basis. To request a recycle station for a building, or for individual office recycle collection bins, call 719-491-0218.For questions concerning recycling at Fort Carson, call 719-491-0218.Recycling in Family Housing: On-post housing residents receive 96-gallon, single-stream recycling totes as well as a waste disposal bin for home use. Residents can call BBC at 719-579-1606, ext. 211, for waste disposal assistance.Refuse Services, 719-491-0218. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division require every effort to be made to divert recyclable materials from the waste stream. For refuse service or container requests, call 719-491-0218.Self-Help Program, See Facility Management Program section.Service Contracts, The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division provides a multitude of services by contract, including custodial services, refuse collection, portable latrines, etc. The points of contact for Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site are listed below:Portable latrines 524-0786Custodial 526-6670Pest management 526-5141Elevator repairs 526-5345Propane 524-3100Refuse/recycle 526-1695PCMS propane 524-3100PCMS refuse 526-1695The DPW operations and maintenance contract, contracting officer representative can be reached by calling, 524-0191.Service Orders, building 1225, Evans Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division’s primary responsibility is the maintenance and repair of permanent, fixed structures, called real property, such as buildings, roads, sidewalks, streetlights, grounding points and utility distribution systems. Service orders are processed for the routine maintenance or repair of real property through the DPW operations and maintenance contractor.Signs, building 1225, Evans Street, 526-5345. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division operations and maintenance contractor handles all installation facility signage requests (for example, building identification and building numbers), including parking signs and regulatory traffic signs. All signs not provided by DPW are the responsibility of the customer. For more information, or to request a sign, call 526-5345.Spill Control, 526-0973. The DPW Environmental Division Spill Coordinator is responsible for coordinating management of all spills that occur on post to ensure environmental compliance. As the first spill responder, the Fort Carson Fire Department relies on the expertise of the Environmental Division compliance team. The Environmental Division augments the Fort Carson Fire Department efforts. The team helps in mitigation and advising units and activities on cleanup procedures and reporting requirements for spills.Snow Removal, 526-6670. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division, operations and maintenance contractor manages snow removal efforts. Snow removal and deicing operations are based on command guidance and available resources.Stormwater Management Program, 526-1697. The DPW Environmental Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with stormwater permit requirements. Analysis conducted by the program also assists in determining flood hazards to personnel and buildings on Fort Carson, and is a quantitative reference for required permitting and regulation compliance in the management of Fort Carson’s surface water resources.Traffic Engineering, 526-9267. The DPW Engineering Division manages on-post traffic project planning, traffic signal operations and traffic sign management. Traffic Engineering also serves as a liaison between Fort Carson and various civilian transportation agencies for off-post traffic projects and issues affecting the installation.Trash – See Refuse Services section.Underground Storage Tanks (UST), 526-9411. The DPW Environmental Division UST Program manages all underground storage tanks, which supply Fort Carson with fuel from the AAFES service stations on post. This process includes, but is not limited to, the paying of fees, compliance management, inspection and training on all aspects of UST management.Unit Sponsorship Program, building 1225 off Evans Street, 526-4388 (POC Housing Division NCOIC). The DPW Housing Division manages the Garrison Commander’s Unit Sponsorship Program. Under the program, various installation units ­— battalions and brigades — sponsor a particular on-post housing village and partner with the village mayor and a Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) LLC leasing agent.Utilities (utility locates, dig permits, electric, power outages, sewer-related issues, gas and water use/hydrants), 526-9243. The DPW Operations and Maintenance Division’s operations and maintenance contractor provides permits supporting all utility outages, utility locates and traffic diversions. The dig permit office is located in building 8010 and can be reached by calling 719-302-0157. The dig permit office is “one stop shopping” for obtaining dig permits and can assist with utility outage requests. Prior to submitting a dig permit, a Work Request (DA Form 4283) must be completed and approved through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. (See Work Request Section.) Permits for construction water and fire hydrant use can be obtained in building 1219, room 127. Call 526-2927 for information about permits.Water Quality Program, 526-1730. The DPW Environmental Division manages the Water Quality Program for the installation. Fort Carson receives its drinking water from Colorado Springs Utilities. Colorado Springs Utilities maintains an extensive testing program that assures full compliance with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition, the DPW operations and maintenance contractor performs routine supplementary testing for chlorine levels, coliform contamination and chlorination byproducts on the drinking water distribution system with the goal of providing water that is safe to drink for all Fort Carson consumers. Lead and copper testing is conducted on water samples collected from family housing and facilities throughout the installation on an annual basis. Schools and child development centers are tested for lead on a five-year schedule.Weeds, 526-5345. Weed control at Fort Carson is performed under contract by the DPW operations and maintenance contractor or through the Weed Control Self-help Program 719-896-6864. Contracted weed control is generally limited to the managed turf areas, red rock, xeriscape, ornamental and rights of way areas. Occupants may request weed control service by placing a call to 526-5345. Most other areas are not covered are controlled through use of the Weed Control Self-help Program or DPW Environmental Division. On the installation, herbicides can only be applied by DoD registered licensed applicators or personnel trainedthrough the Self-Help Program. For information on this program, call the Installation Pest Management Coordinator at 526-1692.Wetlands Program, 526-1685. The DPW Environmental Division manages both jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional wetlands at Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. Wetlands management protects wetland values in accordance with numerous federal regulations. Wetlands are directly associated with “Waters of the United States” jurisdictions and may require permits to conduct activities in these areas.Wildland Fire Program, 526-1696. The DPW Environmental Division promotes a healthy forest community through an integrated management approach to wildfire suppression and prescribed fire on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site. The program focuses on protecting and improving training lands, by using a natural fire regime. The Wildland Fire Program also provides education and outreach to adjoining communities and landowners.Wildlife Program, 526-8006 or 526-3975 for Fort Carson and 503-6529 or 503-6538 for Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). The DPW Environmental Division Wildlife Program at Fort Carson and PCMS works to maximize access to Army land, air and water resources for military training while ensuring that the biological diversity of natural resources entrusted to the Army is sustained for training, education, recreation and other compatible uses. This sustainability is achieved by way of inventory and monitoring, scientific research and adaptive management. The Wildlife Program also manages and seeks to improve wildlife recreational opportunities, including hunting and fishing, for Soldiers, their families and the public.Work Requests (Facilities Engineering Work Requests, DA Form 4283), 526-6112. Work Requests are processed through the DPW Business Operations and Integration Division Work Management Branch. Work Orders are typically for maintenance and repair projects over the limits of a service order or for any new construction requirements.last_img read more

28th Maintenance Group

first_imgThe 28th Maintenance Group is responsible for generating airpower for the 28th Bomb Wing. The group maintains fleet health and availability of 27 combat-coded B-1B Lancers, associated support equipment and munitions, supporting annual flying and training programs, as well as Joint Chiefs of Staff and contingency taskings. The group leads and manages the production of a 1,500-member workforce comprised of three squadrons and one flight with annual organizational maintenance and reparable support division budgets exceeding $91.5 million, aircraft and weapons valued at more than $8.9 billion and real property worth $332.5 million.28TH AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRONThe 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is the largest squadron in the 28th Bomb Wing with more than 700 Airmen and contractors who maintain and support 27 B-1s. The 34th and 37th Aircraft Maintenance Units provide direct maintenance support to the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at home and deployed, with maintenance equipment support from the Support Flight. The squadron performs all on-equipment maintenance, weapons loading and support activities, generating combat and flying training sorties for B-1 aircrews at home and around the world.28TH MAINTENANCE SQUADRONThe 28th Maintenance Squadron combines avionics, aircraft systems and equipment maintenance, fabrication and non-destructive inspection capabilities into one squadron consisting of seven flights with more than 460 assigned personnel. The squadron has contract oversight of Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories and Transient Alert activities and is responsible for all off-equipment maintenance and heavy repairs, supporting 27 combat-coded B-1s and related subsystems. The 28th MXS also manages the base’s Crashed, Damaged, Disabled Aircraft Repair program, which is responsible for a five-state area of operations. Finally, the squadron maintains approximately 660 pieces of aerospace ground equipment, as well as spare aircraft engines and engine test cell operations to support Joint Chiefs of Staff operational taskings.28TH MUNITIONS SQUADRONThe 28th Munitions Squadron provides conventional munitions, armament systems and trained munitions personnel, supporting 27 B-1s assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing. The squadron consists of more than 250 professionals working in four flights supporting the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons and one National Guard unit. The squadron is responsible for 1,629 munitions line items worth $259 million, 630,662 pounds net explosive weight, 89 facilities and a 647-acre munitions storage area.last_img read more

Astana Pro Team kicks off the season with… Pro Cycling Rap video?

first_imgEach year, at the start of the season pro cycling teams try to get noticed. From a teased roll out of their new kits, to team bikes, or off season training videos… By the time the Tour Down Under rolls around, you’ve probably seen it all. Except a rap video. That’s a new one.To show their competition they mean business, the Astana Pro Team put together an awesome (or maybe cringey) rap video. But hey, at least they’re having some fun before the season really starts to ramp up.last_img

Video: Cancellara Talks About Trek Bikes, Trek Flexes Some Frames

first_imgEven if you don’t care about Trek, Leopards or Fabian Cancellara, this video shows some rather impressive frame flex testing at about 3:20 in that makes it worth watching. For those that do care, this is part two of Trek’s Driven series of vids. The first one is after the break…last_img

2009 Tour de France: Stage 3 Recap – Cavendish Wins Again

first_img132069VERDUGO, GorkaESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 45061ASTARLOZA, MikelESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 108046GESINK, RobertNEDRAB05:02:0500:00:41 14122AUGE, StéphaneFRACOF05:01:2400:00:00 168127MINARD, SébastienFRACOF05:02:4400:01:20 150112ARROYO, DavidESPGCE05:02:4400:01:20 5Jérôme PineauFRAQST 18Kim KirchenLUXTHR 35058WIGGINS, BradleyGBRGRM05:02:0500:00:41 126047NIERMANN, GrischaGERRAB05:02:0500:00:41 62143BONNET, WilliamFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 17074HINCAPIE, GeorgeUSATHR05:01:2400:00:00 160125FERNANDEZ, BingenESPCOF05:02:4400:01:20 137186TERPSTRA, NikiNEDMRM05:02:0500:00:41 93023KLÖDEN, AndréasGERAST05:02:0500:00:41 Pos.No.NameNat.TeamTimeGap 15Tony MartinGERTHR 44036SCHLECK, FrankLUXSAX05:02:0500:00:41 165018VAN SUMMEREN, JohanBELSIL05:02:4400:01:20 5156PINEAU, JérômeFRAQST05:01:2400:00:00 115165IVANOV, SergueiRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 60101CASAR, SandyFRAFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 99118SANCHEZ, Luis-LeonESPGCE05:02:0500:00:41 169014LLOYD, MatthewAUSSIL05:02:4400:01:20 53108VAUGRENARD, BenoîtFRAFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 86096SABATINI, FabioITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 148121MONCOUTIE, DavidFRACOF05:02:4400:01:20 138099WILLEMS, FrederikBELLIQ05:02:0500:00:41 28175FEILLU, RomainFRAAGR05:02:0400:00:40 6033CANCELLARA, FabianSUISAX05:01:2400:00:00 58142ARASHIRO, YukiyaJPNBBO05:02:0500:00:41 70039VOIGT, JensGERSAX05:02:0500:00:41 49021CONTADOR, AlbertoESPAST05:02:0500:00:41 155173CALZATI, SylvainFRAAGR05:02:4400:01:20 106085GOUBERT, StephaneFRAALM05:02:0500:00:41 103145HADDOU, SaïdFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 30199VAN HUMMEL, Kenny RobertNEDSKS05:02:0500:00:41 16078RENSHAW, MarkAUSTHR05:01:2400:00:00 129176GONZALO RAMIREZ, EduardoESPAGR05:02:0500:00:41 142016VAN AVERMAET, GregBELSIL05:02:0500:00:41 114012DELAGE, MickaëlFRASIL05:02:0500:00:41 40116PASAMONTES, LuisESPGCE05:02:0500:00:41 65134FURLAN, AngeloITALAM05:02:0500:00:41 162002CUESTA, InigoESPCTT05:02:4400:01:20 179025MURAVYEV, DmitriyKAZAST05:15:1300:13:49 102087NOCENTINI, RinaldoITAALM05:02:0500:00:41 36185KNEES, ChristianGERMRM05:02:0500:00:41 29083DESSEL, CyrilFRAALM05:02:0500:00:41 50103GESLIN, AnthonyFRAFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 26009ROULSTON, HaydenNZLCTT05:01:3500:00:11 154149TROFIMOV, YuryRUSBBO05:02:4400:01:20 90097VANDBORG, BrianDENLIQ05:02:0500:00:41 22126KERN, ChristopheFRACOF05:01:2400:00:00 13067PEREZ MORENO, RubenESPEUS05:01:2400:00:00 117081EFIMKIN, VladimirRUSALM05:02:0500:00:41 4123DUMOULIN, SamuelFRACOF05:01:2400:00:00 19022ARMSTRONG, LanceUSAAST05:01:2400:00:00 33038SORENSEN, NickiDENSAX05:02:0500:00:41 80091PELLIZOTTI, FrancoITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 32011EVANS, CadelAUSSIL05:02:0500:00:41 64115GUTIERREZ, José IvanESPGCE05:02:0500:00:41 77147PICHOT, AlexandreFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 174055MAASKANT, MartijnNEDGRM05:05:4900:04:25 18075KIRCHEN, KimLUXTHR05:01:2400:00:00 21077MONFORT, MaximeBELTHR05:01:2400:00:00 20Koen De KortNEDSKS 43063FERNANDEZ, KoldoESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 88024LEIPHEIMER, LeviUSAAST05:02:0500:00:41 15076MARTIN, TonyGERTHR05:01:2400:00:00 110169VANDENBERGH, StynBELKAT05:02:0500:00:41 47184FRÖHLINGER, JohannesGERMRM05:02:0500:00:41 85017VAN DEN BROECK, JurgenBELSIL05:02:0500:00:41 12196HUPOND, ThierryFRASKS05:01:2400:00:00 27195HIVERT, JonathanFRASKS05:01:3500:00:11 89124DUQUE, LeonardoCOLCOF05:02:0500:00:41 52041MENCHOV, DenisRUSRAB05:02:0500:00:41 1071CAVENDISH, MarkGBRTHR05:01:2400:00:00 94001SASTRE, CarlosESPCTT05:02:0500:00:41 16Mark RenshawAUSTHR 56161KARPETS, VladimirRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 105073GRABSCH, BertGERTHR05:02:0500:00:41 167088RIBLON, ChristopheFRAALM05:02:4400:01:20 6Fabian CancellaraSUISAX 92034LARSSON, GustavSWESAX05:02:0500:00:41 11027POPOVYCH, YaroslavUKRAST05:01:2400:00:00 149138SAPA, MarcinPOLLAM05:02:4400:01:20 91005HAUSSLER, HeinrichGERCTT05:02:0500:00:41 81129PAURIOL, RémiFRACOF05:02:0500:00:41 4Samuel DumoulinFRACOF 125068TXURRUKA, AmetsESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 67113FARIA DA COSTA, Rui AlbertoPORGCE05:02:0500:00:41 34086MONDORY, LloydFRAALM05:02:0500:00:41 96054HESJEDAL, RyderCANGRM05:02:0500:00:41 116135LOOSLI, DavidSUILAM05:02:0500:00:41 98111PEREIRO SIO, OscarESPGCE05:02:0500:00:41 72154DE JONGH, StevenNEDQST05:02:0500:00:41 133043FLECHA, Juan AntonioESPRAB05:02:0500:00:41 109028RAST, GregorySUIAST05:02:0500:00:41 111056MILLAR, DavidGBRGRM05:02:0500:00:41 8Fumiyuki BeppuJPNSKS 51168TRUSSOV, NicolaïRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 61152BARREDO, CarlosESPQST05:02:0500:00:41 20193DE KORT, KoenNEDSKS05:01:2400:00:00center_img 24029ZUBELDIA, HaimarESPAST05:01:2400:00:00 175057PATE, DannyUSAGRM05:05:4900:04:25 124084DUPONT, HubertFRAALM05:02:0500:00:41 144026PAULINHO, SergioPORAST05:02:0500:00:41 84044FREIRE, OscarESPRAB05:02:0500:00:41 48167POZZATO, FilippoITAKAT05:02:0500:00:41 95007KLIER, AndreasGERCTT05:02:0500:00:41 999159VAN DE WALLE, JurgenBELQSTnon partant 59107ROY, JérémyFRAFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 37182CIOLEK, GeraldGERMRM05:02:0500:00:41 7188WEGMANN, FabianGERMRM05:01:2400:00:00 127004GUSTOV, VolodymirUKRCTT05:02:0500:00:41 79178LEQUATRE, GeoffroyFRAAGR05:02:0500:00:41 74183FOTHEN, MarkusGERMRM05:02:0500:00:41 54031SCHLECK, AndyLUXSAX05:02:0500:00:41 139141VOECKLER, ThomasFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 69131BALLAN, AlessandroITALAM05:02:0500:00:41 97158TOSATTO, MatteoITAQST05:02:0500:00:41 163109VEIKKANEN, JussiFINFDJ05:02:4400:01:20 135048POSTHUMA, JoostNEDRAB05:02:0500:00:41 100133BRUSEGHIN, MarzioITALAM05:02:0500:00:41 57151CHAVANEL, SylvainFRAQST05:02:0500:00:41 9Maxime BouetFRAAGR 152148ROLLAND, PierreFRABBO05:02:4400:01:20 104106LE MEVEL, ChristopheFRAFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 14Stéphane AugeFRACOF 120045GARATE, Juan ManuelESPRAB05:02:0500:00:41 10181GERDEMANN, LinusGERMRM05:01:2400:00:00 1Mark CavendishGBRTHR 130062ANTON, IgorESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 46114COYOT, ArnaudFRAGCE05:02:0500:00:41 38187VELITS, PeterSVKMRM05:02:0500:00:41 12Thierry HupondFRASKS 113139SPILAK, SimonSLOLAM05:02:0500:00:41 146171MOREAU, ChristopheFRAAGR05:02:4400:01:20 19Lance ArmstrongUSAAST 10Linus GerdemannGERMRM 25079ROGERS, MichaelAUSTHR05:01:2400:00:00 66032ARVESEN, Kurt-AsleNORSAX05:02:0500:00:41 119146LEFEVRE, LaurentFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 112144FEDRIGO, PierrickFRABBO05:02:0500:00:41 83092BENNATI, DanieleITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 122065OROZ, Juan JoséESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 173198TIMMER, AlbertNEDSKS05:05:1200:03:48 13Ruben Perez MorenoESPEUS 3191LEMOINE, CyrilFRASKS05:01:2400:00:00 9172BOUET, MaximeFRAAGR05:01:2400:00:00 41051VANDE VELDE, ChristianUSAGRM05:02:0500:00:41 128162BOTCHAROV, AlexandreRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 75089ROCHE, NicolasIRLALM05:02:0500:00:41 73064MARTINEZ, EgoiESPEUS05:02:0500:00:41 87008LANCASTER, Brett DanielAUSCTT05:02:0500:00:41 42104HUTAROVICH, YauheniBLRFDJ05:02:0500:00:41 143164IGNATIEV, MikhailRUSKAT05:02:0500:00:41 156179VOGONDY, NicolasFRAAGR05:02:4400:01:20 71153BOONEN, TomBELQST05:02:0500:00:41 121119URAN, RigobertoCOLGCE05:02:0500:00:41 2006HUSHOVD, ThorNORCTT05:01:2400:00:00 31117ROJAS, Jose JoaquinESPGCE05:02:0500:00:41 23194GESCHKE, SimonGERSKS05:01:2400:00:00 140059ZABRISKIE, DavidUSAGRM05:02:0500:00:41 141163HORRACH, JoanESPKAT05:02:0500:00:41 123197ROOIJAKKERS, PietNEDSKS05:02:0500:00:41 2Thor HushovdNORCTT 78095NIBALI, VincenzoITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 145166NAPOLITANO, DaniloITAKAT05:02:2000:00:56 178066PEREZ LEZAUN, AlanESPEUS05:15:1300:13:49 147105JOLY, SébastienFRAFDJ05:02:4400:01:20 Pos.NameNat.Team 63053FARRAR, TylerUSAGRM05:02:0500:00:41 176019WEGELIUS, CharlesGBRSIL05:05:4900:04:25 GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 3: 166013LANG, SebastianGERSIL05:02:4400:01:20 153037SORENSEN, ChrisDENSAX05:02:4400:01:20 170132BANDIERA, MarcoITALAM05:02:4400:01:20 107082ARRIETA, Jose LuisESPALM05:02:0500:00:41 136052DEAN, JulianNZLGRM05:02:0500:00:41 157042CLEMENT, StefNEDRAB05:02:4400:01:20 158174FEILLU, BriceFRAAGR05:02:4400:01:20 159102COPPEL, JérômeFRAFDJ05:02:4400:01:20 131098VANOTTI, AlessandroITALIQ05:02:0500:00:41 171189WROLICH, PeterAUTMRM05:03:0400:01:40 7Fabian WegmannGERMRM 134049TEN DAM, LaurensNEDRAB05:02:0500:00:41 68094KUSCHYNSKI, AleksandrBLRLIQ05:02:0500:00:41 17George HincapieUSATHR 11Yaroslav PopovychUKRAST 164128MOINARD, AmaëlFRACOF05:02:4400:01:20 161003GOMEZ MARCHANTE, Jose AngelESPCTT05:02:4400:01:20 3Cyril LemoineFRASKS 82093KREUZIGER, RomanCZELIQ05:02:0500:00:41 39072EISEL, BernhardAUTTHR05:02:0500:00:41 172015SCHEIRLINCKX, StafBELSIL05:04:4900:03:25 76035O’GRADY, StuartAUSSAX05:02:0500:00:41 Yeah, this post is a little late in the day, had a long drive home from Florida and had to watch the late re-broadcast…we know you were all waiting breathlessly for our in-depth race coverage, and we just know you wouldn’t bother reading any other site in the meantime (yeah, right).Crosswinds were the sixth man today as Columbia-HTC delivered Mark Cavendish to the line for his second consecutive stage win, and delivered on the Nike ads’ “Speed Talks” by saying “If the other teams want to race like juniors, they’ll get results like juniors.”After a turn that put a small break in front of a big 90º right hander into a massive crosswind, the entire Columbia-HTC broke away with Lance Armstrong and Fabian Cancellara and a few other riders.  They managed to hold a lead and ended up putting almost 30 seconds on the second group, which contained Astana “leader” Alberto Contador (+0:59) and GC contenders Cadel Evans (+1:04) and Carlos Sastre (+1:47).  Levi Leipheimer rounds out the GC top ten at +1:11.After the stage, Armstrong said today’s stage “wasn’t a day that you’d typically look at as a pivotal day…(but) it changes the dynamic for tomorrow’s team time trial…I don’t want to get into politics…there’s no reason why Contador can’t take advantage of opportunities like today, too.”  This is pulled a little out of context, there was certainly no malice in his tone, but it’s clear he’s here to perform at the top of his game and lead if necessary.  That’s why he’s now in 3rd overall.Photo from Team Columbia-HTC’s website. Hit ‘more’ for stage and overall standings…Scroll down for Overall GC Standings. Top 20 for Stage 3 all have same finishing time of 5:01:24.2009 TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 3 RESULTS (TOP 20): 101157ROSSELER, SébastienBELQST05:02:0500:00:41 118177LE LAY, DavidFRAAGR05:02:0500:00:41 177136RIGHI, DanieleITALAM05:05:4900:04:25 8192BEPPU, FumiyukiJPNSKS05:01:2400:00:00 151137SANTAMBROGIO, MauroITALAM05:02:4400:01:20 55155DEVOLDER, StijnBELQST05:02:0500:00:41last_img read more

Reader’s Rides: Eliflap is back, This Time with 14.9lb Di2 Hydraulic Disc Road/CX Bike

first_imgFront and rear derailleurs are standard Dura Ace Di2 7970 units to pair with the Formula RR1 shifters, with internal routing. The battery is also internal which has been modified to fit into the seat tube.Wanting an actual disc brake wheelset, a custom set of brake track-less carbon tubulars was built from Far Sport, China. The rims feature a 24mm profile with no braking track, and are laced with 28 bladed spokes to 100/135mm Novatec MTB hubs front and rear. 23mm Challenge tubulars round out the hoops.The rest of the bike including the bar, stem, headset, saddle, post, etc. were simply parts he had lying around as his desire to build up the bike and test it was too great to wait. We don’t blame him. Even so, with random parts including a cheap aluminum Syntace bar, the bike comes in at 6740g, or roughly 14.9lbs. Eliflap thinks it should be very easy to get to 6500g and maybe even 6200g (13.67lb).Thanks again to Eliflap for sending this in. Once again, if you have a cool bike you want to be featured in our Reader’s Rides section, send detailed photos including weight, a complete spec list, and details including anything out of the ordinary to editor@bikerumor. We swear, it doesn’t have to have Di2. Likely, what everyone wants to know is how he got a hold of those brakes. We weren’t really aware that you could buy them, perhaps a take off from a Colnago? Eliflap is running the RR1s with 160mm rotors front and rear. The bike is build on an LTK 027 UD Matte carbon cyclocross frame which Eliflap says is 1100g for the frame, and 400g for the fork. For the crank he is using an Hollowgram SISL2 in 170mm length with Rotor 50-36T oval rings.  Xpedo Ti pedals are also included in the mix.center_img After finishing up his 16lb Di2 equipped Flash 29er, Andrea seems to have turned his sights toward disc road.The pictures may be a little rough, but don’t let that take away from the bike especially because it’s one of the first we’ve ween with Formula’s RR1 Di2/hydraulic levers outside of Colnago. According to Andrea, this is just a “test” build and “some parts are cheap, others expensive, and others very difficult to find… for a stealth bike.”Check it out in detail, next.last_img read more