Volume 1, No. 1
- Halvorsen Loader Proves Reliable for Aircrews that Support Troops
Cargo Loaders in Desert Undergo Corrosion Testing
Aircrews at Charleston Air Force Base, the busiest air base in the U.S., rely on the versatile Halvorsen Cargo Loader to shuttle supplies and equipment to Army and Marine Troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the first of a two-part series, CorrDefense examines the loaders’ dynamic features, as well as a corrosion study of the Air Force fleet of 30 loaders fielded in regions such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Kuwait, and other major air commands worldwide.
- Cargo Loader Named After World War II Candy Bomber
Retired Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, the namesake of the Air Force cargo loader, is known for his distinguished military aviation career. His acts of kindness during the Berlin airlift set a precedent for humanitarian gestures by the U.S. military during and after World War II.
- Meet the Players Leading the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Initiative
CorrDefense Roundtable Discussion
In a lively question-and-answer format, the first CorrDefense Roundtable Discussion elucidates the law and plans behind the Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Initiative. Here, CorrDefense poses questions to seven DoD policymakers and experts who lead the joint effort to streamline corrosion prevention across all Services, NASA, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Roundtable participants answer a variety of questions about why the U.S. government needs a Corrosion Office and the program’s goals and plans.
- Welcome to CorrDefense: Letter from NACE International President
Neil G. Thompson welcomes readers to the inaugural issue of CorrDefense and sets forth the origins and multi-faceted mission of this new publication. In his letter, Thompson also surveys the breadth of corrosion-prevention expertise and work being done to preserve U.S. military assets. He spotlights the role of CorrDefense in capturing that effort in a readable format for the public and corrosion-control community.