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FOD walk at Tyndall Air Force Base

FOD walk at Tyndall Air Force Base

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OK, so a FOD walk is not the most exciting of news, but what I do like about these FOD walk articles is that the US Air Force are not shy about the amount of FOD they find, and in this case it was 186 pounds (84kg) of debris!

“More than 300 individuals participated in the FOD walk,” said Master Sgt. Dennis Harper, 325th Fighter Wing FOD prevention manager.

Overall, 186 pounds of foreign objects were picked up on the flight line.

Visit the Tyndall air Force web site to read the full article.

FOD walk in the fog

fod walk in the fog

Staff Sgt. John Petrie, 433rd Maintenance Operation Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, stops to pick up a piece of debris from the flightline. Members of the Alamo Wing walk the flightline in a Monday morning ritual searching for foreign object debris. Everyone from Col. Kenneth Lewis, wing commander, to the brand new airman basics participate. The FOD is collected in a bag and properly disposed of. The wing vice commander Col. Dale Andrews, hides a gold-painted bolt somewhere to be found as incentive to be thorough during the DOD walk. Whomever finds the golden bolt wins their 15 minutes of fame and thanks from the roaring jet engines. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Brian McGloin)


Request for information – Department of Air Defense

The Department of Air Defense have issued a Request For Information (RFI). Details are below:

This is a request for information only. This is not a request for proposal and there is no solicitation package available at this time. Hill AFB is seeking sources and information on FOD detection and retrieval equipment. Hill AFB is conducting market research to determine the availability of businesses capable of providing this equipment.

The closing date for this request is April 13th.

View the request here.

Download Word Document here. The document is in .docx format, I have generated a PDF which you can download here.

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