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The KC-46 Pegasus refuels a C-17 Globemaster III July 12, 2016. The successful mission tested the hydraulic pressure relief valves installed to correct higher-than-expected axial loads in the boom. (Courtesy photo) Pegasus refuels Globemaster
The KC-46A Pegasus connected in flight with an F-16 Fighting Falcon on July 8 and a C-17 Globemaster III on July 12.
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AFMC Commander Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski Independence Day is a day of gratitude
The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. Whether with parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues or enjoying a baseball game, we Americans will soon celebrate our nation’s birthday.
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Wing Commmander Kate Carlisle, a logistics officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, Maj. Tony Pepin, the head of doctrine at the Canadian Air Warfare Center, and Squadron Leader Angela Robinson, an officer with United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, chat during a break in action of a wargame at the United States Air Force Expeditionary Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Jun. 24. The three officers contributed their subject-matter expertise to the wargame known as Global Mobility/Agile Combat Support, or GLOMO/ACS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Shawn J. Jones) Wargame provides reality check for war plans
When Uncle Sam and his friends say it’s time to unleash a major campaign’s worth of allied airpower on bad guys on the other side of the globe, they can’t just expect all their assets to be available immediately at their beck and call.  It takes rigorous planning to get those assets where they are needed, and that is why more than 70 mobility and
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Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France AFMC’s new command chief focused on Airmen and their families
Family and fellow Airmen have been the keys to success in Chief Master Sgt. Jason France's Air Force career of 26 years and counting. As the new command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, France plans to keep them a priority."I wouldn't be where I am today without the support of my family and the balance they bring to my life," he said. "My
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The fourth building grand opening ceremony for the new 224,000 square foot building was held on June 7, 2016 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen.(Ret.) Jack Hudson gave his comments about the museum's expansion. (U.S Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) National Museum of the U.S. Air Force fourth building now open
Visitors from around the world can once again walk in the footsteps of presidents, astronauts, test pilots and those brought out of captivity as the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force opens its fourth building on June 8.The new $40.8 million, 224,000 square foot fourth building, which was privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation,
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James (left) presents the 2015 Harold Brown Award  to Dr. Lisa Tripp during a ceremony June 6 at Wright-Patterson AFB.  The award is for her efforts in creating innovative and cost-saving training methods and platforms for the Air Force intelligence community, and is the highest award given by the Air Force to a scientist or engineer.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) AFRL research psychologist wins award, SECAF presents
A research psychologist from the 711th Human Performance Wing here received the 2015 Harold Brown Award from Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James during a ceremony June 6.Dr. Lisa Tripp, in the Airman Systems' Continuous Learning Branch, received the award for her efforts in creating innovative and cost-saving training methods and platforms
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(U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) Long line at the gas station
A KC-10 Extender refuels an F-35A from the 461st Flight Test Squadron while a B-2 stealth bomber (bottom) and three F-16s wait their turn in this recently released photo. The planes were on various test missions when they all flocked to the KC-10 to refuel in midair via the tanker's boom. The B-2 is from the 419th Flight Test Squadron and the F-16s
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Emily Heyne, a materials engineer, demonstrates the magnification power of the field emission scan electron microscope (FESEM) with a piece of sea shell. The FESEM is capable of magnifying up to one-million times. (Air Force photo by Kelly White/Released) Under a microsope: Tinker's Metallurgical Lab analyzes failures
Who do you turn to when you want to find out how or why a part has cracked or failed? The staff in the Metallurgical Lab, that's who.The Metallurgical Lab is an engineering organization capable of analyzing material properties in order to predict how they will perform in their intended operational environment and, in many cases, why they failed.
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Memorial Day 2016 Commentary: Memorial Day a time to honor the fallen
For many of us, Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. Families will gather for cookouts, go boating or swim at the pool. While you enjoy these activities, please be mindful of your safety. But as we spend time with friends and family, let us be reminded of the most important meaning of this day.Established in 1868, Memorial Day was a day set
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Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, speaks at an AcqDemo town hall meeting at AFMC headquarters on May 12, 2016. Town hall meetings and informational sessions are being held at AFMC centers and complexes for some 13,000 AFMC employees who will transition to the AcqDemo pay system on June 12, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacey Geiger) AcqDemo team outlines planned activities related to transition
In late May to mid-June, Air Force Materiel Command employees who will transition into the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) will receive information detailing their individual conversion into the new pay system. The AcqDemo transition effective date is June 12, 2016.Employees will be notified via
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