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Default Air Force Logo Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure.The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light
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2017
An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board determined a contractor maintenance error during depot maintenance caused damage to the radar system of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo) Accident Investigation Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot maintenance allowing water to accumulate and damage some of the aircraft's electrical systems, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation
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HQ AFMC Command Chaplain Social Connections, Get Connected-Stay Connected
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- Comprehensive Airman Fitness defines “Social Fitness” as the ability to engage in healthy social networks that promote overall well-being and optimal performance. We have often heard that resilience essentially means the ability for one to bounce back from challenges and adversity. Often times we primarily focus on
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Tanya Thompson, 561st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft worker, and Alvin Abraham, 561st AMXS aircraft hydraulic systems technician, install hydraulic lines in the airframe mounted accessory drive area of an F-15 during depot maintenance Feb. 16, 2017, at Robins Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton/Released) AFMC leaders craft new command vision and goals, strive for more agility, cost effectiveness
A revised vision statement and updated goals reinforce Air Force Materiel Command's continuous push to find more ways to be agile and cost effective in providing war-winning support to the warfighter.
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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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The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted three test sorties March 6 using a quadcopter to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III. Maj. Dan Riley, ET CTF director, and Maj. William Niblack, ET CTF operations officer, piloted the small unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kenji Thuloweit) First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers
When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise. The test involved flying the quadcopter at various distances from
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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/Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan) 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
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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. Twenty-nine volunteers have already signed up for the new mentorship program. 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.
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2017
An artist's rendering of the new Utah Science Technology and Research Innovation Center being constructed at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park located at Hill Air Force Base.  The USTAR Innovation Center will focus on providing the tools and resources needed to support start-up companies in maturing and commercializing their technology. Once complete, the new facility will house approximately 8,000 square feet of office space and state-of the art labs, and 13,000 square feet of space dedicated to both manufacturing and research and development projects. (Courtesy image) Developer begins construction on USTAR innovation center at Hill AFB, foresees ‘Silicon Hill’
Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air Force and Utah officials, participated in a ceremony March 3 to mark the progress at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park.  The new 21,000-square-foot building will be leased by the Utah
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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
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