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  • Obenland Memorial Award commemorates engineer, hero

    An engineering officer at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the recipient of the 2018 Roland R.Obenland Memorial Award. The award honors a company grade engineering officer with less than seven years of total active commissioned service who exhibits exemplary dedication and contribution to the Air Force through advancements in technology development, or significant improvement through re-engineering projects.
  • New podcast targets Air Force contracting, acquisition fields

    “The Contracting Experience” is a new Air Force Materiel Command podcast for the contracting workforce that provides insight into evolving issues, high-performance leadership and lessons from the field through conversations with acquisition influencers and Contracting leaders.
  • AFMC civilian hiring pilot program targets efficiency, timeliness

    A two-year pilot program to test strategies to improve the Air Force civilian hiring process will begin Oct. 28. The ultimate goal is to improve civilian hiring timeliness and throughput across the Air Force by providing the Air Force Materiel Command wider opportunities to implement agile and innovative hiring processes throughout the command, with lessons shared for implementation across the enterprise.
  • Air Force leaders say increased funding is improving readiness

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein thanked Congress for providing the resources necessary to restore the service’s readiness while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Oct. 10.
  • SLATE demo highlights live, virtual, constructive environment for pilot training

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Secure Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) Advanced Training Environment (SLATE) program in the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing here, concluded a 40-month effort with a Phase III capstone demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in September.This final phase, just one of
  • AFIMSC completes historic fiscal year closeout

    The Air Force executed a record $6.9 billion in the installation and mission support portfolio during fiscal 2018, nearly $1 billion more than last year, and culminating in a successful, historic fiscal year close out.
  • New tech to ease F-35A flight line maintenance

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers on Hill’s flight line are beginning to utilize new high-tech, hand-held tablets to work on the F-35A, America’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft.“I am passionate about my job and I want to do it well. These tablets are going to help me do that,” said Staff Sgt. Rio Torres, a low observable
  • AFIMSC observes two years of innovation, support to AF

    Agile, innovative, networked. That’s not a list of buzz words from the Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference. These words serve as the foundation for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. On Oct. 1, 2018, AFIMSC celebrated its second year of full operational capability. The standup represented the Air Force’s largest change in more than 20 years as the service centralized 155 installation and mission support functions previously executed by the major commands and Headquarters Air Force into a single, intermediate level command.
  • U.S. Air Force Designates GO1 Hypersonic Flight Research Vehicle as X-60A

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.It is an air-dropped
  • Departing command chief calls for focus on commonalities, shared experiences

    Chief Master Sgt. Jason France is departing AFMC in September, 2018 to assume the command senior enlisted leader position at U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. A 29-year Airman, France began his career as a military working dog handler before transitioning into leadership positions across AFMC and the Air Force. His departing advice to Airmen - military and civilian - is to continue to grow and mentor each other while maintaining a focus on shared experience to bring the best of Airpower to AFMC missions across the spectrum.
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