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Default Air Force Logo Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure.The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light
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2017
An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board determined a contractor maintenance error during depot maintenance caused damage to the radar system of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo) Accident Investigation Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot maintenance allowing water to accumulate and damage some of the aircraft's electrical systems, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation
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Tanya Thompson, 561st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft worker, and Alvin Abraham, 561st AMXS aircraft hydraulic systems technician, install hydraulic lines in the airframe mounted accessory drive area of an F-15 during depot maintenance Feb. 16, 2017, at Robins Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton/Released) AFMC leaders craft new command vision and goals, strive for more agility, cost effectiveness
A revised vision statement and updated goals reinforce Air Force Materiel Command's continuous push to find more ways to be agile and cost effective in providing war-winning support to the warfighter.
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Air Force Materiel Command annual award winners are joined on stage by Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC commander; Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, AFMC command chief; and, Patricia M. Young, AFMC executive director, at the end of the command’s annual awards banquet March 8, 2017, in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Active-duty and civilian Airmen from AFMC centers across the country came together to learn who would be named the best in their nine respective categories for 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez) AFMC honors, announces annual award winners
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command honored its top Airmen of 2016 during the command's Annual Excellence Awards Banquet March 8, 2017.Sixty-one Airmen from throughout AFMC's headquarters, centers and wings were nominated to compete in nine separate categories -- airman, non-commissioned officer, senior NCO, first
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The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted three test sorties March 6 using a quadcopter to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III. Maj. Dan Riley, ET CTF director, and Maj. William Niblack, ET CTF operations officer, piloted the small unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kenji Thuloweit) First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers
When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise. The test involved flying the quadcopter at various distances from
0 3/09
2017
Staff Sgt. Christopher Ford, 96th Test Wing equal opportunity specialist, partnered with Okaloosa Regional Juvenile Detention Center to launch an Eglin-based youth mentorship program. Twenty-nine volunteers have already signed up for the new mentorship program. The detention center’s goal is to prevent, intervene and provide treatment to troubled youth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kristin Stewart) Airman launches youth mentorship program
A 96th Test Wing Airman partnered with Okaloosa Regional Juvenile Detention Center to launch an Eglin-based youth mentorship program.
0 3/06
2017
An artist's rendering of the new Utah Science Technology and Research Innovation Center being constructed at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park located at Hill Air Force Base.  The USTAR Innovation Center will focus on providing the tools and resources needed to support start-up companies in maturing and commercializing their technology. Once complete, the new facility will house approximately 8,000 square feet of office space and state-of the art labs, and 13,000 square feet of space dedicated to both manufacturing and research and development projects. (Courtesy image) Developer begins construction on USTAR innovation center at Hill AFB, foresees ‘Silicon Hill’
Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air Force and Utah officials, participated in a ceremony March 3 to mark the progress at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park.  The new 21,000-square-foot building will be leased by the Utah
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Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, congratulates Greg Gangnuss after presenting him with the Air Force Civilian Award for Valor during a Feb. 22 commander’s call at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. AFIMSC civilian honored for heroism
Greg Gangnuss, a civilian member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, was on a voluntary deployment to Afghanistan as a senior environmental advisor for the Ministry of Defense Advisor Program when a helicopter carrying nine coalition members crashed after striking a cable while landing at the NATO Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul on Oct. 11, 2015, killing five people on board. Gangnuss helped rescue four, including Col. Laurel Burkel.
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Pilots from the Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force prepare to land a quadcopter after a test sortie Feb. 13. The quadcopter was tested to see if it can perform as a flying radio frequency boresight to calibrate Edwards AFB’s telemetry antennas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Emerging Technologies CTF conducts its first test
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The newly formed Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force completed its first test high above Edwards Feb. 13. The test event supported the Portable Airborne Telemetry Boresight Innovation Project. The test was conducted for the 412th Range Squadron which wanted to see if it was possible to use a small unmanned
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2017
Todd Sanders, 568th Electronics Maintenance Group industrial engineering technician (left), receives a lesson from Staff Sgt. Mason Wise, Air Force Special  Operations aerial gunner, about how the weapons on an AC-130 Whiskey Gunship are operated. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tommie Horton)
AFSOC general returns to thank Robins maintainers, provides gunship tour
As promised by the Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex C-130 sustainment workers toured the inside of an AC-130W gunship fully loaded with the latest modifications Feb. 9.  Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, AFSOC vice commander, and his crew brought the AC-130W from Hurlburt Field, Florida, to the Robins
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