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  • 388th Fighter Wing standing up final F-35A aircraft maintenance unit

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing recently began standing up the last of its aircraft maintenance units, a big step toward receiving the full complement of F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019. The first operational F-35s landed at Hill Air Force Base in October 2015. Since then, the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 4th AMU
  • FLASHBACK: “Battle of Kansas” and the Birth of the Superfortress

    Flashbacks are short, informative reading that “flashback” to a period of time within the history of Air Force Materiel Command utilizing primary source document(s) held within the HQ AFMC/HO’s archives. This introductory issue of AFMC Flashbacks, "Battle of Kansas” and Birth of the Superfortress,” takes the reader back to bringing the Boeing B-29 Superfortress from the factory to the warfighter and the issues suffered during that period. These issues came to a crucial junction in March 1944 when General Hap Arnold visited the plant in Kansas to witness first-hand the production at the Boeing plant due to missed deadlines. Following this trip, he then sent a memo back here to Dayton to Major General Walter Frank, Commander Air Service Command, expressing the importance of the B-29 as the “number one priority” and the “importance of meeting the schedule.” Once on schedule and delivered to the warfighter, the Superfortress became a deciding factor in the Pacific Theater.
  • Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract

    Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.
  • AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships

    The Air Force Aid Society will award more than $6 million in Gen. Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships to the dependents of active duty and retired Airmen.
  • Lt. Gen. Kirkland takes command of AFSC

    Before a crowd of approximately 350 guests and several dignitaries described as a “Logistics Hall of Fame,” Lt. Gen. Donald E. “Gene” Kirkland became commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center Aug. 7 in Bldg. 3001 at Tinker Air Force Base. “I am sitting on hallowed ground when we talk about sustainment in our Air Force,” said General Ellen
  • Pawlikowski welcomed ‘home’ one final time

    Pawlikowski’s ‘Final Flight’ celebration, redolent of the aviator ‘Fini Flight’ tradition, served as an opportunity for 88th Air Base Wing personnel to wish her farewell and good luck as she moves into retirement following 40 years of distinguished military service.
  • Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will retire from the Air Force following 40 years of service in September. As only the third female to attain the rank of 4-star general in the history of the Air Force, Pawlikowski’s career was marked by extraordinary achievements across the science and engineering domains. This article highlights a number of AFMC accomplishments during Pawlikowski's tenure and concludes with a brief look at her career highlights.
  • Only DOD human-rated centrifuge gains full operational capability

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 2 in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here to celebrate the full operational capability, or F.O.C., of the only human-rated centrifuge in the Department of Defense.The equipment allows students to experience up to 9 Gs, or nine times the
  • Galaxy wraps upgrades to become C-5M Super Galaxy

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The first flight of the Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy Transport aircraft took place on June 30, 1968, with an audience including President Lyndon Johnson. It’s now 50 years later, and the Super Galaxy is still going strong.Today, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin have finished upgrades in Marietta, Georgia, to the final
  • Innovative calibration mitigation effort achieves cost avoidance for AEDC

    Members of the Enterprise Data System team at Arnold Air Force Base implemented a proactive maintenance action to prevent a calibration interval dropping to under six months for digital temperature scanners (DTS), thus preventing an estimated cost of $96,000 in additional man hours for AEDC.According to Randy Prince, an instrumentation, data and
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