Faces of AFMC

AFMC People in the News

  • Airman delays retirement, helps AEDC meet COVID-19 challenge

    For one senior noncommissioned officer at Arnold Air Force Base, the end of a successful military career was on the horizon at the start of 2020, with terminal leave planned to begin May 1 and retirement Sept. 1.That was before COVID-19.With the pandemic surging in the United States, Master Sgt.

  • Babish awarded highest civilian recognition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) -- Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett awarded the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service to Charles A. “Chuck” Babish IV, Air Force Senior Level Executive for Aircraft Structural Integrity.  The award was presented to Babish in a ceremony presided

  • AFRL researcher awarded by Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory scientist was recently honored with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Professional Achievement Award ​for his innovative research and persistent drive to tackle challenging and evolving subject matter.Dr. Steve Kim

  • Retiring 88 ABW command chief reflects on accomplishments, challenges

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The command chief master sergeant of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is retiring following an almost 30-year career.Before coming to Wright-Patt in May 2018, Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Arbona was the superintendent of the 11th

  • Laster’s contributions to the aerospace testing remembered

    AEDC Fellow Dr. Marion Lynn Laster will be remembered for his contributions to Arnold Engineering Development Complex following his passing on June 14 at the age of 85.Throughout a career that spanned 40 years, Laster was credited with playing a significant role in the development of test facilities

  • AEDC team member named AF nominee for NDIA award

    A capability manager for Hypervelocity Flyout, Impact and Lethality Ground Test and Evaluation at AEDC, has been named an Air Force nominee for the 2019 Air Force Government Civilian Tester of the Year award from the National Defense Industrial Association.Jonathan Carroll joined the AEDC in 2014 as

  • Colonel practices Excellence through Servant Leadership

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) -- One of the Air Force’s ongoing challenges in the information age, has been how to ensure its myriad of weapon systems continue to function effectively within increasingly cyber contested environments. After all, if adversaries somehow manage to disrupt or stop

  • Dobbs 'engineers' 50 years of service

    When Carroll Dobbs joined Tinker Air Force Base as a member of the 72nd Security Forces in 1972, he said he never foresaw that he would have stuck with his service for nearly 50 years.

  • From immigrant to pandemic fighter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Living in poverty in rural China where there was little opportunity, Col.(select) Hui Li’s parents knew they needed to do something different to ensure Li and her siblings would have a better life and education. Having no idea what they were about to get into,

We are AFMC

Who We ARe

More than 89,000 diverse military and civilian Airmen power the Air Force Materiel Command missions. Our workforce is integral to missions from the lab bench to the wind tunnel, from the maintenance hangar to the missile silo, from the acquisition business center to the production line, and from the fire house to defense at our gates and more. AFMC’s research, acquisition, test and sustainment workforce provides the foundation for Air Force readiness.  We perform our wartime mission every day by: experimenting, creating, prototyping, testing and fielding advanced ground, air, nuclear and cyberspace systems and supporting supply chain and maintenance of both new and aging aircraft and systems. We manage and sustain the Air Force’s power projection platforms – our bases – which are foundational to airpower. It is our duty to ensure the delivery of Air Force technology and capabilities faster and smarter than our adversaries.

Our diversity is woven into the work we do every day, and our Airmen include members of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual identities and orientations, educational backgrounds, career fields and generations, with both uniformed and non-uniformed Airmen powering the fight. This page highlights some of the diverse AFMC Airmen and their roles in helping us to power the world's greatest U.S. Air Force.

These are the FACES of AFMC.