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

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 [email protected] 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

Pro bono lessons

first_imgI read with interest your leader. You are right to point out that reducing and, in some cases, removing public funding from legal services may create a pro bono default position. That said, the educational and social justice agendas involved in law schools having a commitment to pro bono work are too important to be dismissed, even though the political significance remains as you suggest. On 15 and 16 June, a workshop will be held at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham at which law schools, private legal practice and the not-for-profit sector will come together to discuss how law school pro bono activity can best be used to improve access to justice in the context of legal aid cuts. The government has also been invited to contribute. Your readers would be most welcome to attend (although numbers are limited). Richard Grimes, Director of clinical programmes, York Law School, University of Yorklast_img read more

Going home: Hogs fall to Tar Heels in third round of NCAA tournament, 87-78

first_imgMar 21, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson (11) and Arkansas Razorbacks guard Anton Beard (31) dive for a loose ball in the first half of a game in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsThe Razorbacks offensive produced an inspired effort throughout the contest, led by guard Michael Qualls, who continued his remarkable post-regular season tear, putting up 27 points with 10 rebounds. SEC Player of the Year, Bobby Portis, overcame another slow start to finish with a double-double, scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds.However, the Roy Williams-led Tar Heels played a complete and balanced game, powered by three starters scoring in double digits. The star of the second half, and perhaps the game, was Junior guard Marcus Paige, who finished with 22 points. Paige shot 50% from 3-point range and hit all nine of his free throws.With the win, North Carolina advances to its 26th Sweet 16 in school history. The last time the Tar Heels made it that far was in 2012, when they were defeated by Williams’ previous team, the Kansas Jayhawks, in the Elite 8.Stay tuned for more from Saturday’s game on THV11 and thv11.com JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (KTHV) – After a high-energy game played in the Arkansas-style blistering pace, the Hogs bid for a Sweet 16 appearance ended on a sour note as the final buzzer rang.The Razorbacks were defeated by the North Carolina Tar Heels in a competitive and grueling matchup, 87-78. The loss ends the season for the upstart Hogs and sends UNC to the Sweet 16.last_img read more

Fort St. John hoping to beat Victoria in first annual ‘flower’ count

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is hoping to beat the provincial capital’s famous annual flower count, though not in the way you might expect.Fort St. John’s Communications Coordinator Julie Rogers says that the city is running a contest for residents to create flowers in snow, since the city’s climate precludes flowers from growing at this time of year. Rogers says that she got the idea to run the contest after seeing the snow flowers on Pinterest, and brought the idea to the most recent meeting of the Winter City Strategy Team. The team features members of city staff and the local business community, and aims to improve the quality of life in the city during the cold winter months.According to Rogers, all residents are eligible to create flowers in snow using water tinted with food colouring. Residents can either submit their photos to the city’s Facebook page, or can tweet their submission in via Twitter. All entries will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift certificate to Lilies and Lavender Boutique. The city has also tweeted the contest to the city of Victoria, which is doing their annual flower count next week.- Advertisement -For more details, visit the City’s website.last_img read more