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  • Feature: Deployed Airman, wife span distance to run Disney marathon together

    Major Devin Traynor, an engineer for the 46th Test Wing's Operations Group, and his wife Lynette just completed Disney's half marathon together while 7,000 miles apart Jan. 8, 2011. Through Disney's and the United States Forces Iraq's audio visual technology, Mrs. Traynor was able to begin and finish this year's race with her husband who's deployed
  • Top enlisted Airman visits Tinker facilities, personnel

    The top enlisted Airman came here to speak with Tinker Airmen Jan. 5-6, 2011. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy delivered an important message centered on three focus areas -- being ready for the joint/coalition fight, building resiliency and developing Airmen. During his two-day visit, in which Chief Roy visited popular base locations,
  • Pilot-to-pilot link enables fielding success

    A team of former fighter pilots from the Electronic Systems Center here is continuing to make sure current fighter pilots -- both United States and Allied forces -- can operate the sophisticated communication network known as Link 16.Link 16 takes data from multiple platforms, including Airborne Warning and Control System, Joint Surveillance Target
  • Commentary: Face-to-face communication leads to valuable opportunities

    Senior enlisted leaders across AFMC are engaged in an effort to get "Back to the Basics." I'm extremely confident servicemembers and organizations across the command can and will benefit from this initiative.Many Airmen joined the Air Force, in part, for the discipline that was lacking in their lives and, as leaders, we do them a great disservice
  • Commentary: Wright-Patt leading many alternative-energy efforts

    The Air Force is at the forefront of many Department of Defense energy initiatives.Most are either happening, or are managed, right here at Wright-Patterson AFB. The Air Force Materiel Command oversees the development and testing of alternative fuels for Air Force aircraft.We are seeking more "green" ways to power our fighters, bombers, transports
  • DOD makes case to improve business models

    "DOD doesn't have enough money unless we change how we do business," Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, stated emphatically. Mr. Kendall addressed a packed auditorium in the Air Force Institute of Technology's Kenney Hall here Jan. 4, 2011, in the third of 12 planned visits to major
  • Base Restaurant Winter Meltdown promotion begins

    More than $12,000 worth of prizes are available to customers during Air Force Materiel Command's Base Restaurant Winter Meltdown promotion taking place Jan. 10 to Feb. 11, 2011.This customer appreciation promotion features prizes like 32-inch plasma TVs, Nano iPods, Nintendo Wii, digital cameras, portable DVD players, Nook/Kindle portable readers,
  • AFMC commander presented with aviation service award

    Though his Air Force Academy background makes him a flying falcon, Gen. Donald Hoffman, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, recently joined the ranks of a new flock when he was presented with the Gray Eagle Award here on Dec. 20, 2010.The award, originally presented to General Hoffman by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz earlier
  • AFOSR-supported scientist leads heat-resistant ceramic coatings research

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported research at the University of Arizona is investigating high temperature resistant ceramic coatings that will provide thermal protection for Air Force hypersonic flight vehicles.The research team led by Dr. Erica Corral of the University of Arizona is using advanced chemical synthesis and ceramic
  • AFMC analysts earn Air Force-level awards

    Four Air Force Materiel Command personnel earned Analysts of the Year and Analyst Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Air Force Analysis, Assessments and Lessons Learned conference Dec. 8, 2010 at Scott AFB, Ill.The award program recognizes scientific and operations research analysts, lessons learned professionals and airmen from around the Air