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  • Air Force officials announce civilian hiring controls

    Air Force leaders announced that hiring controls were instituted May 12 to reduce projected growth of the civilian workforce.The Air Force-wide efforts to stem the civilian personnel growth are a result of Secretary of Defense Robert Gate's efficiency initiatives to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels.Hiring controls will allow Air
  • Acquisition pros must be fiscal stewards, commander says

    Emphasizing that America's number-one national security challenge may well be our fiscal health as a nation, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command opened the 2011 Defense Acquisition University Acquisition Insight Conference with a bracing observation."We're on an unsustainable path," Gen. Donald Hoffman told the audience of Defense
  • AFMC munitions squadrons to transfer to Global Strike Command

    The Air Force announced today plans to transfer munitions squadrons responsible for nuclear mission support from Air Force Materiel Command to Air Force Global Strike Command in the next 12 months, as another step in continuing to strengthen the nuclear enterprise.Under a previous move, these munitions squadrons were consolidated under a single
  • Air Force museum not selected to receive space shuttle orbiter

    NASA officials announced April 12, 2011, that the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was not selected to receive any of the operational shuttles or the gliding prototype Enterprise. "The Air Force respects NASA's decision and the museum will move forward with its plans for a new fourth building to house the Presidential Aircraft Gallery, Space
  • Troops to receive full mid-month pay April 15

    All service members will receive their full mid-month pay they have earned in their paychecks April 15, 2011, Pentagon officials said today."Basically, all active duty and reserve service members will receive full mid-month pay on the 15th of April," Pentagon spokesman Marine Col. Dave Lapan said. "It may be in two separate payments, but on the
  • Commander shares information, ideas with AFMC's community leaders

    Gen. Donald Hoffman, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, meets with his Community Liaison Program members March 30, 2011, at command headquarters. A key discussion item for the group included Air Force efficiencies. Among those at the meeting were (from left) Alis Odenthal, representing Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Jim Apple and Janis
  • AFMC announces, honors annual enlisted award winners

    Air Force Materiel Command announced its top enlisted Airmen of 2010 during the command's Annual Enlisted Awards Banquet March 31, 2011, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.More than 300 family members, friends, wingmen and command officials gathered in the modern flight gallery of the museum to honor the nominees. Forty-four of
  • AFMC commander surprised with enlisted honor

    Gen. Donald Hoffman, Air Force Materiel Command commander, stands between AFMC Command Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren (left) and former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Sam Parish during the AFMC Enlisted Awards Banquet March 31, 2011. During the banquet, Chief Jaren made a surprise announcement that General Hoffman will be inducted into the AFMC
  • Back from the war: AFMC commander refines support priorities

    When asked if he returned home with a to-do list after visiting select Pacific Air Forces bases and Afghanistan, Gen. Donald Hoffman thumbed through a quarter-inch stack of papers before citing several examples during a March 25, 2011, interview."The purpose of this trip was not to solve tactical-level issues, but to see how we can make
  • Air Force leaders issue sexual assault prevention, response message

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the men and women of the United States Air Force:We must commit to eliminating sexual assault from our Air Force.Air Force leaders have focused on sexual assault prevention and