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  • Photo essay: Doolittle Raiders meet for 68th reunion

    Remaining members of the Doolittle Raiders participate in a question and answer session with the media here April 16. The Raiders continue to inspire those servicing in the Air Force. View the slideshow.
  • Freedom's Call Tattoo 2010 offers budget-friendly fun for whole family

    With summertime around the corner and vacation planning on the horizon, this year's Air Force Materiel Command Freedom's Call Tattoo will provide free fun for everyone in the family.Mark your calendars now for this sixth annual event starting at 4 p.m. June 25 on the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Tattoo is free and
  • AFMC to honor top enlisted at Eglin awards banquet

    Preparations are currently under way to recognize Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted Airmen during the command's 2010 Annual Enlisted Awards Banquet slated this year for April 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.The theme for this year's banquet is 'Honoring Excellence, Celebrating Family,' one chosen to highlight the Air Force's designation of
  • AFMC experts make strides with alternative fuels

    As the aviation community looks to a future of independence from non-renewable energy sources, the Air Force is making historic strides in alternative fuels that will bring about positive economic and environmental outcomes. Three Air Force Materiel Command fuels experts at Wright-Patt were on hand Tuesday for a DOD Live Bloggers Roundtable to
  • President Obama highlights AFMC biofuels flight during energy speech at Andrews

    An Air Force first-ever feasiblity flight demonstration of an A-10C Thunderbolt II fueled with a blend of biofuels garnered added attention today when President Barack Obama delivered a speech about energy security at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Below is the transcript of his remarks today:THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you so much.
  • Command headquarters takes part in mentoring at-risk kids

    Students at Dayton's Meadowdale PreK-8 School might never have dreamed of experiencing the Air Force or meeting a general officer. However, many students did just that thanks to a base group's March 24 job shadow event. Airmen Acting, an organization established in January of this year by Senior Master Sgt. Dellaina Grundy, command supply systems
  • Air Force officials take step toward cleaner fuel, energy independence

    Air Force officials, embracing the national priorities of cleaner fuel and energy independence, took a step toward a greener, energy independent future when an A-10C Thunderbolt II here took to the air March 25 fueled with a blend of Hydrotreated Renewable Jet, or HRJ, and JP-8.This first-ever feasibility flight demonstration was using HRJ, a
  • Global Hawk wet runway testing yields positive results

    At the crack of dawn, a force of Airmen, civilians and contractors work in choreographed precision to conduct a test which will only last one minute. That's what it takes to conduct a wet runway test for the new RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk here. The 452nd Flight Test Squadron has been conducting its Global Hawk wet runway testing with positive
  • Trip to war region heightens AFMC commander's resolve

    The commander of Air Force Materiel Command returned recently from a trip to Iraq and other sites in the region with an amped-up sense of responsibility to deployed Airmen who depend on his command for the supplies, parts and maintenance to get their jobs done.General Donald Hoffman had a simple message for the AFMC work force, which he shared
  • 33 FW 'measures' up with milestone, moves closer to F-35 training

    The 33rd Fighter Wing marked another milestone as pilots received measurements for the first F-35 pilot equipment here Feb. 25."The wing continues to work towards establishing the first DoD training center for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter," said Marine Col. Arthur Tomassetti, 33 FW commander. "While measuring an individual for flight equipment