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  • Four AFMC senior civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards

    Four Air Force Materiel Command senior civilians were among those Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.
  • Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities

    The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10. Several engineers from around the base partnered with members of the Desert High School Robotics team to come up with a solution to a real-world test problem. The one-day competition consisted of three
  • $93 million contract keeps missile warning system vigilant

    “A missile launch starts a timer,” said SEWS Program Manager Capt. Frank Schiavone. “We’re working hard to provide the combatant commands and partner nations with as many extra seconds as possible so they can begin countermeasures, warn their populations, and protect themselves.”
  • Airmen given direct access to AOC development process

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force announced its Air Operations Center weapons system will be upgraded using industry best-practice Agile DevOps software development processes through an effort called AOC Pathfinder. The Pathfinder is expected to provide modernized AOC capabilities to the warfighter within one calendar year of initiation
  • AFMC commander flies with 445 AW Airmen

    Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, flew onboard a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III used for an aeromedical evacuation training flight June 20, 2017.
  • Happy 25th birthday, AFMC!

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command (center); Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry (left), AFMC vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, AFMC command chief, prepare to cut a cake commemorating AFMC's 25th anniversary. A brief ceremony marking the occasion took place in
  • Acquisition as wargame

    The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly 1 million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30, 2017, at the Hanscom Conference Center.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams was required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
  • Adaptive sports shift Warrior Games athlete's outlook on life

    CHICAGO -- “I was sitting at home alone one night and had taken out my pistol; I remember how cool it felt in my hands and knowing I was moments away from taking my life. In that split second, my phone went off with a text from one of my Airmen who said he needed my help getting to work the next morning, and I remember putting down my weapon to be
  • AFMC Airman among service's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017

    Air Force officials have named the service's top enlisted members, announcing the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.
  • Robins finishes Global Hawk work ahead of schedule

    A special ribbon-cutting ceremony, signaling the early completion of work on the first RQ-4 Global Hawk at Robins, was held on the base flight line June 29. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown in to an Air Force air logistics complex.
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