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4 Hilltop Times NEWS Aprd 26. 1991 liens program aids workers B Leave - V . BRIEFS The voluntary leave transfer program allows federal employees to donate annual leave to suffering a hardship due to a medical emergency. If the applicant is approved as a leave recipient, the first4evel supervisor will advertise the need for donated leave within the organization. When advertising by Office Vision, it is not appropriate to send to all Office Vision users. The Human Resources Directorate has established procedures to assist and advertise when the area of solicitation must be expanded. All donor forms must be submitted to Directorate of Human Resources for processing. For more information about the voluntary leave transfer program, call Nancy Lucas at Ext. 76142. co-worke- rs V l 6 - r t.f r I rJ v. Author seeks contributions fo book Bo U.S. Air fore (AFNS) The authof of a book titled "Black " is updating his Defenders of America: work to reflect Operation Desert Storm and the contributions black servicemen and women made to the war effort. The book, published in 1974, is a reference and pictorial history of blacks and the military throughout American history. In updating the work, the author asks that any information and photographs be sent to: Robert Ewell Greene, 7220 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, Md. 20744. 1775-1973,- Photo by ISgt. George Bedioul Christmas in April? MSgt. James "Jay" White, of the 388th Tactical fighter Wing, ceremoniously removes an ornament bearing his name from the wing's Christmas tree. Sergeant White, who arrived at Hill AFB on Tuesday, was the final wing member to return from Operation Desert Storm. Fourteen remain in the gulf. wing members deployed after the cease-fire LANTIRN proves successful in gulf crisis wing's 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron flew exclusively at night using 388th TFW chief of Public Affairs the LANTIRN pod to navigate. In previous conflicts an enemy could Night flying gives a definite advanuse the night to reposition his forces tage, since the pilot is able to see the and hide. Now, with the development enemy on the ground while the aircraft of an infrared navigation and target- is invisible in the night sky, according ing device for fighter aircraft, the ene- to Capt. Kevin Perry, a pilot inithe my can still run but he can no longer 421st TFS. hide. "They don't even know we're there The device, called LANTIRN for until they hear the airplane, and by Low Altitude Navigation and Target- then we've done our business and are ing Infrared for Night, effectively heading out of the area," Captain turns night into day. Perry said of a typical combat mission. The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing is unit to Vindow info night the first operational 6 receive the system. measures The LANTIRN LANTIRN consists of two pods, one the difference in system temperatures, and for navigation and one for targeting, use of the aircraft's computer which attach to the underside of the through a holoaircraft. All the wing's navigation systems, graphic image of the terrain and tarpods have been received. Targeting gets is projected onto the aircraft's pods are slated to be received in early head-u- p display. The HUD is the pi1992. lot's window into the night. The system proved its worth in comBuildings, fuel storage areas, runbat in the Middle East during Opera- ways, tanks and other potential tartion Desert Storm. Since the early gets appear as distinct heat sources days of the conflict, pilots from the which can be seen by the pilot and by 1st Lt. Jennifer Fay F-1- three-dimension- al f?yl S on ii & Ota ci Continued from Page CnUkrt tasks. With completion of an environmental assessment conducted by the Hill AFB Environmental Management Directorate, the wing has now begun flying with the new system on training flights in the Utah Test and Training Range. No increase Though the system allows pilots to fly at night, no increase in night flying rates is planned. However, more night flights may be flown at low level in specific low level training routes and military training areas studied in the environmental assessment. People living near the base should notice no difference in the wing's flying pattern. The environmental assessment is becomment ing released for a y storms. Another feature of LANTIRN is its radar. This feature allows pilots to an altitude and the aircraft "flies itself" across the terrain while maintaining the selected alterrain-followin- g pre-sele- ct 30-da- titude over mountains, through period beginning today. The document is located at the Davis County Library in Layton. Written comments may be sent to: Attn: Kim Packard; Bldg. 800Bay 9B; Hill AFB, Utah 84056. valleys and around other obstructions. By flying low along the contour of the terrain, pilots are better able to conceal their aircraft from enemy detection. The TFR's auto-pilo- t mode also OO-ALCEM- X; n 1 that detonates. So, the chances of an explosion were extremely remote, Hill officials said. The Ogden Air Logistics Center is the worldwide system manager for all ICBMs. The Minuteman III is manufactured by Aerojet, United Technologies Corporation and Thiokol Corporation. The Air Force's safety record for transporting tne various Minuteman missiles is excellent, officials said. Over the last 30 years, there have been only four rollovers during movement of the various Minuteman missile systems. The Minuteman missiles have been transported more than 500,000 miles ezzjZr frees pilots to concentrate on other locked onto and tracked for delivery of bombs and missiles. Since the LANTIRN pod's infrared sensors are not affected by dry particulates such as smoke, haze and dust, it was very useful in missions over Iraq and Kuwait, said Lt. Col. Thomas Rackley, commander of the 421st TFS. Smoke from burning oil wells off the Kuwaiti coast posed no problems for the unit's pilots. "LANTIRN allowed us to see skies of through the smoke-fille- d said Karl Heinz, Kuwait," Capt. another 421st TFS pilot. The system also allows pilots to taxi, take off and fly during sand- without a major accident. The driver of the vehicle, Barry Hatch, has been released from a local hospital, where he was treated for a broken arm and minor injuries. Mr. Hatch is an employee of Uintah Freightways Company, contracted to transport the boosters. "All of the missile components suffered damage to some degree," said Lt. Col. Paul Sickert, president of the mishap board. The recovered missile parts, along with the carriages, will be examined to assess the damage. The equipment will be reconfigured as much as possible at Hill. Idaho State Police are assisting the board by analyzing information at the accident scene, such as the length of skid marks, Colonel Sickert said. The board will also review the transport driver's record and the maintenance records of the vehicle in its effort to determine the cause of the accident and make recommendations on how to avoid future accidents, he said. "These are routine operationsMissile transports are common," Colonel Sickert said. The board is comprised of seven experts from Hill and a representative from TRW. It should complete its investigation within 30 days. eight-memb- er Itrffh Tfcrotrfr Leggtk Hilltop Times Published by MorMedia, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Hill AFB. This commercial enterprise Air Force newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the official views of, or Hilltop Times are not necessarily the endorsed by, the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertisements in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or MorMedia, Inc. of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Ogden Air Logistics Center Public Affairs Office staff, Bldg. 1102, Room 118, Ext. 77321. IISSI AFB Editorial Maj. Gtn. Dalt W. Thompson Jr Lt. Col. Portia R. McCraclctn Marilu A. 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