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Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski (center), commander of Air Force Materiel Command; Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry, AFMC vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, prepare to cut a cake commemorating AFMC's 25th anniversary. A brief ceremony marking the occasion took place in Headquarters AFMC's Sarris Auditorium July 10, 2017. The command's 25th birthday was July 1. On July 1, 1992, Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command combined to form AFMC, a single, streamlined organization with an expanded mission. The new command built upon AFLC's expertise in providing worldwide logistics support -- including maintenance, modification and overhaul of weapon systems -- and AFSC's expertise in science, technology, research, development and testing. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez) Happy 25th birthday, AFMC!
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command (center); Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry (left), AFMC vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, AFMC command chief, prepare to cut a cake commemorating AFMC's 25th anniversary. A brief ceremony marking the occasion took place in
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Jacqueline Cochran Commentary: Soaring with the wind and stars
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Leadership remains the most crucial aspect of our mission as we seek to build a resilient, agile workforce centered on agility and innovation.General characteristics of leadership include guidance, direction, and influence to accomplish the task or mission. However, even more significant in mission
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Graphic of SOC school building with SOC logo Squadron Officer School expands to better align with CSAF focus areas
Air University’s Squadron Officer School has redesigned its program to better align with the needs of the Air Force. The new course has increased from five to six-and-a-half weeks, commencing with Class 18A which starts July 31, 2017.
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Capt. Evangeline Fleischaker, Early Warning System program lead from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., briefs a traditional acquisition approach during the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Transformational Innovation’s pilot acquisition wargame June 30, 2017, at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Fleischaker’s team was challenged to find a solution for a malware vulnerability that could, in the premise of the wargame, disable nearly a million desktop, laptop and mobile devices during a wargame held June 26-30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Newell) Acquisition as wargame
The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly 1 million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30, 2017, at the Hanscom Conference Center.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams was required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
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Air Force Staff Sgt. David Olson, an explosive ordnance disposal troop from Abilene, TX, cheers enthusiastically as the Air Force is introduced at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games opening ceremony July 1, 2017, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill. While it has been a short seven-month journey for Olson toward recovery, he recalls how dark of a place he was previously in compared to now, noting the measurable distance he is today from who he was then. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Adaptive sports shift Warrior Games athlete's outlook on life
CHICAGO -- “I was sitting at home alone one night and had taken out my pistol; I remember how cool it felt in my hands and knowing I was moments away from taking my life. In that split second, my phone went off with a text from one of my Airmen who said he needed my help getting to work the next morning, and I remember putting down my weapon to be
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Default Air Force Logo AFMC Airman among service's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017
Air Force officials have named the service's top enlisted members, announcing the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.
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The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility, or MTF, they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander, Air Combat Command, presents retired Air Force Lt. Col. Gregory Thornton with the Silver Star medal certificate during a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, June 30, 2017. Thornton received the Silver Star for his actions on April 6, 2003 while supporting ‘Advance 33,’ the call sign for a ground forward air controller attached to Task Force 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor, during combat operations in Iraq. The Silver Star is the third-highest combat decoration for gallantry in action that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth) Silver Star mission a lesson in teamwork
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Gregory "Billy Bob" Thornton reflected after being presented the Silver Star Medal -- the third highest medal for valor in the military -- in a private ceremony held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force June 30, 2017.
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard director, accepts the 2016 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge trophy with members of his winning team June 27, 2017, during the annual CORONA Top conference held at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. The presentation took place before a crowd of the Air Force’s senior leadership gathered here for a series of top-level meetings. The MAJCOM Challenge serves as a friendly service-wide competition that challenges each major command to encourage its respective Airmen to participate in the annual race. This year’s 21st annual Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 16, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air National Guard wins 2016 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard director, accepts the 2016 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge trophy with members of his winning team June 27, 2017, during the annual CORONA Top conference held at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. The presentation took place before a crowd of the Air
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Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, addresses attendees as the last speaker during the Focus on Defense Symposium June 21 at the Eccles Center in Ogden, Utah. The symposium focused on how industry partners and government leaders view and respond to nuclear triad agile sustainment and life cycle logistics support in today’s environment.  (U.S. Air Force/Alex R. Lloyd) Focus on Defense: Sustaining the nuclear triad
The 2017 Focus on Defense Symposium was held June 21st at the Ogden Eccles Center and was co-hosted by the Air Force Sustainment Center and Utah Air Force Association.
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