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  • Commentary: Debt to veterans can never fully be repaid

    Despite the rhetoric and divisiveness we witnessed during this election year, there is one topic where Congress historically votes with one voice: supporting our military and our veterans. In early October, Congress approved the Veterans Benefits Act of 2010. This comprehensive bill encompasses a wide spectrum of benefits -- from the rights of
  • Six AFMC civilians among 2010 Presidential Rank Award winners

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced Oct. 19, 2010, Air Force recipients of the prestigious Presidential Rank Awards for 2010, and the list includes six civilians currently assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. "Winners of this prestigious award are strong leaders, professionals and scientists who achieve results and consistently
  • SecAF addresses challenges ahead with Kirtland community leaders, Airmen

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley visited Kirtland Air Force Base Oct. 13-14, 2010, to meet with base leadership, speak with Airmen serving here and address members of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.During his visit, Secretary Donley visited multiple base organizations, including the 377th Air Base Wing, Air Force Safety
  • Show of support: DLA director visits Tinker air logistics center

    His trip was two-fold and an overall success. On Oct. 6, 2010, Tinker welcomed Navy Vice Adm. Alan Thompson, Defense Logistics Agency director.Admiral Thompson visited with significant customers and stakeholders including the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center to see how DLA supported the center and what could be done to better the relationship. He
  • ESC to deliver 40,000th advanced search, rescue radio to operators

    Officials of the Electronic Systems Center will deliver the 40,000th Combat Survivor Evader Locator, or CSEL, radio to U.S. operators by the end of October 2010.Because the likelihood of rescue decreases significantly with time, CSEL's advanced technology is credited with saving many lives by increasing U.S. forces' ability to reach and rescue
  • Air Armament Symposium brings defense, industry together

    For the 36th year, the Air Armament Center partnered with the National Defense Industrial Association to host its annual Air Armament Symposium here Oct. 5-6, 2010.The symposium, a two-day forum for both industry and government personnel, was an opportunity to exchange information, recognize acquisition challenges and better understand warfighter
  • AFMC highlights October as Energy Awareness Month

    In recognition of October as Energy Awareness Month, Air Force Materiel Command debuted a web page Oct. 4, 2010, that features articles focused on this year's Air Force energy awareness theme of "A New Culture: Energy as an Operations Enabler." This theme is intended to showcase the importance of energy to the Air Force mission and supports an
  • AFMC air logistics center marks KC-135 maintenance milestone

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center sealed the deal on a pledge to America's warfighters Oct. 4 by celebrating the depot maintenance of 55 KC-135 Stratotankers in fiscal 2010, the most in nearly two decades.With the 76th Maintenance Wing heading the effort, the center vowed to help the Air Force keep more aircraft in the fight by reducing the
  • General Nolan takes command of Edwards center

    Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II became the 22nd commander of the Air Force Flight Test Center in a Oct. 5, 2010, ceremony here. After a final review of his troops, Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn relinquished the center's colors to Gen. Donald J. Hoffman, Air Force Materiel Command commander,  who presided over the ceremony. General Hoffman then handed
  • Air Force names new AFMC Air Armament Center commander

    The Air Force announced Sept. 30, 2010, the assignment of Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Merchant to the position of Air Armament Center commander and Program Executive Officer for Weapons, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. General Merchant has been the Director of Logistics, Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., since November 2007. In