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Default Air Force Logo Transitioning from a performance- to contribution-based pay system in AcqDemo
Training is in full swing for some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel scheduled to convert to the DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system in June 2016.During the training, employees are learning about the key differences in the performance management approach between the current system and the new
0 3/10
2016
Matt Ryan, MITRE engineer, assesses the performance of Air Force user
applications during satellite testing of a protected tactical waveform in
January at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Hanscom's
Satellite Terminal Program Office, in collaboration with MITRE and MIT LL is
working to demonstrate that a third-party PTW modem could integrate with an
existing airborne communications terminal and connect through a commercial
satellite. (Photo courtesy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Collaboration key to connectivity
The Satellite Terminal Program Office here recently collaborated with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the MITRE Corp. and industry partners on testing to improve beyond-line-of-sight communications for contested operations.Last year, Hanscom-sponsored engineers began working to demonstrate that a third-party protected tactical waveform, or PTW, modem could
0 3/09
2016
AFRL materials engineer Dr. Benjamin Leever received the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Award of Excellence at a February 22, 2016, Pentagon ceremony for his role in standing-up the newest US Department of Defense Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. (U.S. Air Force Photo) AFRL engineer lauded for advancing domestic manufacturing capabilities
Air Force Research Laboratory materials engineer Dr. Benjamin Leever received the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Award of Excellence at a February 22, 2016, ceremony at the Pentagon.The Honorable Frank Kendall presented the award for Leever's integral role in standing-up the newest U.S. Department
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2016
Terry Li, 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron aircraft engineering supervisor, works on a waste service pan with Shawn Coffee, 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft sheet metal worker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ray Crayton) Keep 'em flying, keep 'em safe
There are aircraft -- some more than 40 years old -- flying across the sky every day specifically designed and built to preserve our nation's interests here and abroad.  Helping to ensure those aircraft are sustained and flying safely is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's C-5 Galaxy Division, responsible for the operational support and
0 2/26
2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Senior military leaders from across the state convened for a one-day summit hosted by Lieutenant General Lee K. Levy II, Commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center headquartered at Tinker AFB, Feb. 19. Topics of discussion will include Air Force Sustainment Center capabilities, opportunities to synchronize efforts to maintain military readiness, ideas to improve recruitment/retention for military members and civilian employees, and opportunities for growth. From left, Army Col. Sean M. Herron, commander of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Okla.; Army Brig. Gen. Hopper T. Smith, land component commander, Oklahoma Army National Guard; retired Army Maj. Gen.  Myles L. Deering, Oklahoma secretary of Veterans Affairs; Air Force Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Army Maj. Gen. John G. Rossi, commanding general, Ft. Sill, Lawton, Okla.; Air Force Col. Clark J. Quinn, 71st Flying Training Wing commander, Vance AFB, Okla.; and Air Force Col. Todd A. Hohn, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, Altus AFB, Okla.¬ (Air Force photo by Kelly White/Released) Air Force Sustainment Center hosts OK Commanders' Summit
The state's highest-ranking military commander recently hosted the first Oklahoma Commanders' Summit aimed at building cooperation and efficiency among the state's military installations across all service branches.Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base, called the summit a
0 2/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Hiring surge yields lessons and successes, leaders say
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex's "1,000 hires in 100 days" initiative generated a new pool of nearly 1,400 qualified applicants, a welcome outcome for the ongoing hiring surge at one of the country's largest Air Force maintenance depots, officials said."We are extremely pleased with the number of capable candidates who came forward with a
0 2/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo New AFMC chiefs attend orientation
The 42 newest chief master sergeants within Air Force Materiel Command gathered for a week-long orientation here earlier this month. The AFMC Chiefs' Orientation is held every year after the promotion selectee list is published."Chiefs' Orientation is essential to get these new chiefs the tools and information they need to lead at the top of the
0 2/23
2016
The enabling attributes of Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys (GaLMAs) make them ideal for 3D freestanding liquid metal structures, as demonstrated by these GaLMA “snowmen.” These structures can lead to the development of three-dimensional circuitry. (U.S. Air Force photo) Gallium alloys could be the future of radio frequency electronics
Electronic circuits and antennas for integral Air Force systems and tasks could one day receive a boost in effectiveness, thanks to the research and development of Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys (GaLMAs) underway at the Air Force Research Laboratory.GaLMAs are composed of the liquid metal, gallium, and other conductive metals. They are being
0 2/19
2016
Michael Quinn, 566th Electronics Maintenance Squadron mechanic, repairs a C-12 directional gyroscope for the C-130. The squadron is responsible for many of the Air Force’s aviation electronics repairs on the C-130, C-17, F-15, A-10 and other weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ray Crayton) EMXG deploys science behind AFSC philosophy
Ensuring accuracy, monitoring and gaining control of production flow, having a clear picture of where assets are, and giving clear expectations to team members -- those are just a few principles deployed in one 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group squadron. While the Air Force Sustainment Center's Art of the Possible has matured in areas like the
0 2/19
2016
Rick Barrett, an AMARG sheet metal expert, removes a truss mount’s lower attach bolts as part of the required OW-13 inspection on a C-130E outer wing.  The refurbished wing will be sent to Robins AFB, Ga. in support of the M-130H programmed maintenance depot effort. (Air Force photo) 309th AMARG wing refurbishment key to Special Operations Forces Combat Talon II mission
Teamwork and ongoing process improvement efforts at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group resulted in an early shipment of the first of seven refurbished outer wing sets for the MC-130H Combat Talon IIs operated by Air Force Special Operations Command.The 309th AMARG is based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is a
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2016
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