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Study shows noise, accident potential drops at Columbus AFB

COLUMBUS — It’s been a little quieter around Columbus Air Force Base, and if nearby residents had complaints about noise levels or safety, they didn’t voice them during a presentation this week by Col. Barre Seguin, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing. The Commercial Dispatch reports a recent study of noise and accident potential indicated both have dropped significantly. ...

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Q&A: Richard Sun, Vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Best Tech Brands

Richard Sun is vice chairman and chief strategy officer of Best Tech Brands, maker of Synergyn fuel additive, the first fuel additive to actually increase gas mileage. A transplanted Jacksonian, Sun is the son of an Air Force officer who worked in missile development and grew up traveling. Sun earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton and master’s from New York ...

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Columbus AFB to lose 17 civilian jobs in cost-cutting move

COLUMBUS — Columbus Air Force Base expects to lose about 17 jobs as the Air Force moves to trim its civilian work force by 9,000 people. CAFB chief of manpower/personnel Christopher Chesser tells WTVA-TV four of those are positions that are already vacant, two are taking early retirement and the other 11 will be taken care of. Chesser says CAFB ...

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Boeing to bid on Air Force tanker

Defense contractor Boeing said yesterday that it would bid for the Air Force’s troubled $35-billion refueling plane contract, leaving rival Northrop Grumman to decide if it would make its own attempt to build the long-delayed jets. Boeing said it plans to offer a military version of its 767 passenger jet for a fleet of 179 new planes. The contract is ...

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