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Stepping Away from the Gray

When it comes to painting military aircraft, painters in the U.S. Air Force are accustomed to applying one color more than others: the customary flat gray seen on weapons systems around the ...

Coatings Courses for Military, DoD Use

From corrosion prevention to chemical agent resistance, coatings professionals will have the opportunity to delve into a range of topics specific to military and Department of Defense applic...

Air Force Sues Contractor Over Paint

The U.S. Air Force has sued an Oklahoma company for more than $1.7 million for a breach of contract, saying that the company supplied a cheaper paint than what the contract specifications re...

In Memoriam: Dr. Richard W. Drisko

Longtime SSPC writer, editor, consultant and educator Dr. Richard W. Drisko (“Dr. Dick”) passed away late last month (Aug. 28).

Coating a Longer Missile Launcher Life

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH—A new, green coating technology can provide tenfold improvement in corrosion and wear resistance on missile launchers, its U.S. Air Force developers say.

Paint-Stripper Bribery Draws in Others

A CEO indicted for bribing military base officials to buy his paint remover was the last, but not the least, person implicated in the plot, officials said Tuesday (Dec. 9).

Paint Stripper CEO Accused of Bribery

The founder of a paint remover maker faces up to 60 years in prison after his indictment on bribery charges and lying about whether his product met military standards, officials announced.

Jet Coatings Honored for Sustainability

A novel lightweight, longer-lasting aircraft coating system has drawn top honors from the Department of Defense, which plans to use it on a new generation of stealth jets.

EPA Settles with Military on Tank Issues

Three military bases in Virginia have paid federal regulators a combined $62,634 in fines to settle allegations of violating underground storage tank regulations.

USAF Investigates Foam System Death

Three investigations are underway after a defense contractor was killed and three others were injured in a foam fire suppression release at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

OSHA Whiplashes on Air Force Case

Federal health and safety officials have done an about-face in their case against Robins Air Force Base, cited earlier this month for excessive toxic exposures during paint removal operation...

OSHA Cites Air Force Sanding Operation

Toxic chemical exposures during paint-removal operations have once again landed an air base in trouble with federal health and safety authorities.

DOD Urged to Spruce Up Corrosion Plans

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force all need some spit and polish on their corrosion prevention and control programs, federal auditors say.


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