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  • 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
  • Summer brings many new leaders to AFMC

    Summer of 2018 marks a number of key leadership changes for Air Force Materiel Command.
  • DOD exempts wounded warriors from ‘deploy or get out’ policy

    Service members wounded in combat will be exempt from the Defense Department’s new policy to be deployable in 12 months or face separation from the military, according to a recent Pentagon announcement. The policy update came after criticism that DOD would be removing personnel who were only in non-deployable status because of their combat
  • 412th OG assessing Alpha Jet for chase support

    When a test aircraft takes to the sky, it is often accompanied by a chase airplane. The chase plane can provide safety support by giving visual feedback, serve as a flying target, and document the test sortie through photography and video taken by an additional crewmember. Testing new systems on almost every aircraft type in the Air Force
  • Air Force Test Center welcomes new commanding general

    The world’s premier flight test organization is in the hands of a new leader. Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano assumed command of the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony held Aug. 3 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base. Azzano takes the reins from Maj. Gen. David Harris who has commanded the AFTC for the past three years.Gen. Ellen M.
  • MAJCOM Challenge: run for more than a personal best

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Runners can be known as a competitive bunch -- even if they’re only competing against themselves looking for a new personal record or searching for new and exciting trials. For challenge-hungry military runners participating in the U.S. Air Force Marathon, the Major Command Challenge might just be what the
  • AFLCMC platform enables testing for new deterrence software

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Four people from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center tasked with acquiring the sensitive software used to plan and execute nuclear deterrence operations created a way to test new software using real-world, classified data, saving the government millions since 2014. The Integrated Strategic Planning and
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