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  • UK lab awards highest scientific honor to Wright-Patt scientist

    Lt. Col. Laura Barnes, 711th Human Performance Wing, received the Special Commendation Medal from the United Kingdom's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory on Sept. 14, 2011.The award is one of the highest honors bestowed upon Ministry of Defence researchers and this was the first time it was awarded to a foreign national.The medal was
  • Air Force officials announce civilian early retirement, separation incentive options

    The Air Force is implementing civilian Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay programs, Air Force officials announced Sept. 19, 2011."Our goal with these programs is to mitigate the impact of reduced fiscal year 2012 funding on our permanent civilian workforce," said Maj. Gen. Sharon K. G. Dunbar, the Air Force
  • Air Force Marathon sets attendance record for second year

    The 2011 U.S. Air Force Marathon broke a number of records this year -- first by selling out earlier than ever in June and then by lining up 13,000 runners at the starting line on the grounds of Wright State University and the National Museum of the United States Air Force here. This previous record for runners was 12,000 set last year. Opening the
  • Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

    This year, flu vaccine will be made available to Air Force Materiel Command's civilian workforce in addition to active-duty personnel and their family members.Given the negative impact of the flu on workforce health and workplace productivity, AFMC Commander Gen. Donald Hoffman approved the purchase of vaccine for use in immunizing the command's
  • Brooks' last Air Force unit completes inactivation ceremony

    The Air Force ended nearly 95 years of service, research and training at Brooks City-Base Aug. 31, 2011, when the last unit inactivated in a ceremony rich with military tradition. The commander of the Air Force Materiel Command and commander of the 311th Air Base Group at Brooks led the ceremony in front of more than 200 civic leaders, elected
  • AFMC’s Year of the CCAF initiative on track to meet goals

    In a mid-year update on Air Force Materiel Command's Year of the Community College of the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren, AFMC command chief, said the campaign is yielding positive results and on track to meet or even exceed its goals.Launched in January, YoCCAF aims to increase the number of the command's enlisted Airmen with a CCAF
  • Teamwork leads to big Oklahoma City ALC win

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center recently won the highly regarded 2011 Robert T. Mason Depot Maintenance Excellence Award for its work on the KC-135 Stratotanker Programmed Depot Maintenance line. The Department of Defense award, named for Robert T. Mason, a former assistant deputy under the secretary of defense for maintenance policy,
  • Air Force Chief of Staff speaks about diversity at NAACP dinner

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz spoke about the importance of diversity at the NAACP's Annual Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Awards Dinner here July 26. The banquet was one of several events held in conjunction with the group's annual convention and coincided with the 63rd anniversary of the executive order desegregating the
  • TRANSCOM, AFMC commanders shed light on energy conservation, measurements

    Military senior leaders provided their perspective on operational energy and its associated metrics during the Army Air Force Energy Forum here July 20. Gen. Duncan McNabb and Gen. Donald Hoffman, the respective commanders of U.S. Transportation Command and Air Force Materiel Command, joined U.S. Army North commander Lt. Gen. Guy Swan and Lt. Gen.
  • No early retirement incentives for AFMC civilians in fiscal 2011

    Air Force Materiel Command officials have announced that voluntary retirement and separation incentives will not be offered to its civilian workforce during the remainder of fiscal 2011 which ends Sept 30. Instead, the command will continue using Air Force civilian hiring controls to manage the size and make-up of the force, including the filling