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Lt. Col. George Watkins, 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower on Sept. 17, 2015 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. During the sortie, the weapon system’s first at Hill, Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/ALEX R. LOYD) Hill, Robins to provide F-35 software sustainment
The Air Force Sustainment Center is making plans to establish organic software sustainment capability for the F-35A Lightning II. Vice Adm. Mat Winter, director of the Joint Strike Fighter program, requested Naval Air Systems Command and Air Force Materiel Command develop depot activation plans for software sustainment on their respective variants of the F-35.
0 8/15
2017
Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander was one of the senior Air Force speakers at the ninth annual Acquisition Insight Days event. The theme for the conference was ‘Keeping a Decisive Edge,’ and more than 60 presentations were available to attendees. (U.S. Air Force photo / R.J. Oriez) Annual acquisition conference focuses on 'decisive edge'
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Hundreds of acquisition and industry professionals gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology here June 13-14, for two days of demonstrations and presentations from some of the greatest and brightest minds in acquisition, technology, intelligence and sustainment.  Hosted by the Air Force Life Cycle
0 6/19
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, on how the weapons on an AC-130 Whiskey Gunship are operated. (U.S. Air Force photo by 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
0 2/16
2017
Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, speaks to members of Team Robins during her commanders call at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar Jan. 18, 2017. During the commanders call, the general discussed the AFMC Strategic Plan, released in 2016, which established the following four goals: Increase AFMC's agility in order to best support the Air Force enterprise; Bolster trust and confidence of those AFMC serves; Drive cost-effectiveness into the capabilities the command provides; and, Recruit, develop and retain a diverse, high-performing and resilient team. In closing the general told the audience, "Thanks for what you do. It makes me proud to be a part of Air Force Materiel Command." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton) Pawlikowski gets strategic at Robins Commander’s Call
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, provided Team Robins with an update on command strategies during a commander’s call at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar Jan. 20.
0 1/25
2017
Rivers Foreman, 571st Commodities Maintenance Group aircraft painter, paints a C-130 aileron inside a recently installed state-of-the-art paint booth. Installation of three new paint booths at the facility has drastically decreased production time, work hazards, health hazards and environmental impact simultaneously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton) New paint booths improve safety, speed up work
Three newly installed paint booths at a 571st Commodities Maintenance Group paint/depaint facility have helped the organization to drastically reduce production times, work hazards, health hazards and environmental impact simultaneously.
0 1/20
2017
Dr. Adam Pilchak, materials research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, loads a piece of a fractured titanium disk into a scanning electron microscope. By looking at the microscopic features on the fracture surface, researchers are able to determine how the crack initiated and spreads through the component to cause the failure. (Air Force photo/Michele Eaton) AF lab investigating microscopic crack formation in aircraft
The B-52 is one of the oldest legacy aircraft in the Air Force. Since the 1950s, this aircraft has led the force in its dominance as the world’s best. However, just as humans begin to age, so do aircraft. Repeated loading and unloading, changes in air pressure, exposure to altitude and more, contribute to what is referred to as “metal fatigue,”
0 8/31
2016
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