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A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) Center awards major long-range radar contract
The contract award covers the engineering and manufacturing development of three production representative units, but allows the ability to exercise options for low-rate production, interim contractor support, and full rate production when appropriate.
0 5/11
2017
(U.S. Air Force file photo) Accident Investigation Board finds lapse in maintenance procedures contaminated VC-25A oxygen system
Contractor mechanics failed to follow proper maintenance procedures leading to the contamination of the oxygen system on an Air Force VC-25A aircraft undergoing regular heavy maintenance, according to an Accident Investigation Board report compiled by Air Force Materiel Command.The contamination occurred in April 2016 while the plane was at
0 5/09
2017
Robins Air Force Base is the first installation hosting an air Logistics Complex to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk for paint and depaint work. Shown here, an RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillence and reconnaissance data. (Courtesy photo) Global Hawk to make historic first flight to Robins
The first flight of an RQ-4 Global Hawk coming to Robins is scheduled for May 10. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown to an Air Force air logistics complex.This initial aircraft is arriving for depaint/paint refurbishment. Plus, the establishment of a building-based Launch and Recovery
0 5/05
2017
Master Sgt. Shane Zugai, 96th Security Forces Squadron, watches the building’s entrance during an active shooter exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 11.  The goal of the exercise was to evaluate people’s knowledge and response at the active shooter location and select lockdown locations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Responders include new life-saving tactics to shooter protocols
Fire and security forces incorporate new tactics into active shooter.
0 5/02
2017
An Air Force F-16C dropped an inert B61-12 during a development flight test by the 422nd Flight Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, on March 14, 2017. The test is part of a life-extension program for the bomb to improve its safety, security and reliability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen) Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test
An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.The F-16 from the 422nd
0 4/13
2017
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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2017
Dana Stanley, Air Logisitics Complex Director of Staff, and Chris Welchel, ALC Readiness chief, listen to Virginia Dyer, ALC Personnel Security lead, as she discusses some of the charted process review within the "Walk the Wall" review on Feb. 28, 2017 at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan/released) ALC team uses 'Art of the Possible' to boost security program
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- An operations management revolution that spurred aircraft production is now propelling the personnel security program for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.Facing an increased workload, a team of six workers in the complex’s Management Operations Office Readiness Section has dramatically increased work volume
0 3/08
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. 29 volunteers have already signed up for the new mentorship program, ranging from airman basic to captain from 24 different Eglin squadrons. 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
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith (left) and Airman 1st Class Nicholas Stuthard work on stacking a B-52 brake at a Hydraulics Centralized Repair Facility assigned to the 2nd Maintenance Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Repair Network
Integration, a Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command-led program, has increased Air Force agility by establishing a networked support structure that provides organizations, like the bomber CRF pictured here, an Air Force-level view of available maintenance manning and equipment for select off aircraft repair activities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Smith)
AFMC Repair Network Integration program delivers service-wide benefits of aircraft readiness, improved supply
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Materiel Command’s goal of increasing the Air Force’s agility recently reaped another success when a Headquarters AFMC-led program yielded increased aircraft readiness and improved supply availability.The Repair Network Integration, or RNI, program, managed from within the AFMC Directorate of
0 3/01
2017
Team Lean Challenge graphic AFMC promotes Team Lean Challenge for weight management
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During the spring season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Team Lean Challenge. TLC is a command-wide initiative designed to help the AFMC workforce achieve and maintain healthy weight through proper nutrition and physical activity. Participants who enroll and complete the official weigh-in will
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2017
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