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  • AFMC mission aligns with NEPA process

    Mission and nature are enhanced at Air Force Materiel Command by viewing every action taken through the microscopic lens of the National Environmental Policy Act.Plans and policy updates, mission changes that bring new programs to a location, construction projects, base closures and more all fall under the watchful eye of NEPA.Landmark legislation
  • AFMC strengthens focus on Wingman Intervention Program

    The Wingman Intervention Program captures instances where bystanders take action to keep themselves and their Wingmen safe by recognizing warning signs, potentially dangerous situations or inappropriate behaviors.In a recent note to the staff, Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, encouraged leaders at all levels to
  • History in Two: Project MERCURY

    Project MERCURY was established in October 1958 with the following objectives: Place a manned spacecraft in orbital flight around the earth. Investigate man’s performance capabilities and his ability to function in the environment of space. Recover the man and the spacecraft safely.On  April 6, 1959, officials announced that seven pilots form the
  • AFMC Airman named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2019

    An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
  • Honorary Commanders tour Test Pilot School

    Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders participated in a tour of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, July 19. The Honorary Commander program is a two-year appointment that partners base commanders with local civic, educational and business leaders to enhance and promote a mutual relationship between the base and the local community.
  • 50 years after the Eagle landed: The man who kept Apollo on track

    This edition of the Air Force Materiel Command History Office 'Flashbacks' series highlights the expertise of one Air Force officer and how his managerial skills impacted the success of the Apollo mission and NASA work following the monumental launch.
  • AFIT research project evolves into innovative training

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To have an agile Air Force, Airmen readiness is paramount and a new revolutionary education hub that can deliver the most current, relevant and interactive training just might be the way of the future for the warfighter.   “Created as a research project at the Air Force Institute of Technology, the genesis of
  • Airman finds strength and self-discovery as he continues training for Air Force Marathon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With less than two months to go, as Staff Sgt. Kyle Hipol continues to train for his first marathon at the Air Force Marathon on Sept. 21, he is discovering that he is becoming not only stronger physically but also mentally.  Since his training began in April, Hipol’s initial concerns were finding the time to
  • AFRL collaborates with industry at Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry event

    DAYTON, Ohio – Nearly 600 people attended the 14th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry event at the Dayton Convention Center July 16-18.The event provided Air Force Research Laboratory leaders, scientists, and engineers an opportunity to engage with not only Ohio companies, but industry representatives from across the nation as
  • AFRL looks to fine tune process of 3D printing composite inks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In January 2016, researchers from Air Force Research Laboratory started focusing on the ability to 3D-print parts for the Air Force, specifically polymer architectures to replace heavier and complex metal parts currently used in low cost aircraft or on jet engines.The standard, conventional parts for Air