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  • PMEL continues calibration for total-force during COVID-19

    Through the course of many weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the various missions of the Air Force continue. One such area that often goes unnoticed is that of the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory or ‘PMEL’. As one of only seven labs that has the necessary equipment and personnel to perform Air Data Calibration, the Otis PMEL provides precision calibration and measurement for sixteen different USAF, ANG and foreign military support flying missions, as well as local support for District 1 of the United States Coast Guard...
  • 102nd Civil Engineers support Camp Tortuguero

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Cape Cod, Mass. - Last September Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, one of the largest and most destructive hurricanes ever recorded on the island. Maria made landfall as a strong Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. The hurricane devastated much of the island and left over a million people without electricity, and many without access to fresh water.
  • Microgrids: breaking down the buzzword

    This article, the first in a series on microgrids, will define them and their key components. Future articles will include information on the Air Force’s current microgrid projects, the Air Force’s direction for microgrids, and what they mean for installations in the future.
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