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  • Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

    The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.
  • Pawlikowski holds Commander's Call at Kirtland AFB

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, recently visited and provided an update on the 2017 AFMC Strategic Plan during a Commander’s Call held for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory personnel.“Thank you for what you do,” Pawlikowski said. “It makes me
  • AFNWC expert wins AFA Welch award

    The Air Force Association recently honored an Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center colonel with the 2017 General Larry D. Welch Officer Award.
  • AFRL kicks off Commander’s Challenge 2017

    DAYTON, Ohio – The 2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge kicked off with teams and leaders from around Air Force Materiel Command coming together for a three-day conference at the Wright Brothers Institute Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center here Aug. 2, 2017.  AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley opened the 10th
  • Programmed Depot Maintenance: A major milestone in Minuteman III sustainment

    Since the first Minuteman I came on alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles have been the cornerstone of America’s nuclear deterrent force. Designed for a 10-year life, the Minuteman III is still going strong after more than 45 years as the ground-based leg of the U.S. Strategic Triad, one of the two legs the Air Force supports.
  • AFNWC receives Air Force Organizational Excellence award

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the fourth time since the center stood up in 2006. The four awards span seven consecutive years, from 2009 through 2015.Ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are “never doubted and always feared,” AFNWC synchronizes all aspects of nuclear materiel management on
  • New members inducted into Order of the Nucleus

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center inducted six new members into its prestigious Order of the Nucleus on Nov. 4.
  • AF approves request to realign separate Test Center assets under Arnold AFB

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force has approved an Organizational Change Request to realign selected Air Force Test Center operations and facilities from several separate locations under one commander at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tennessee. This change consolidates the current capabilities of the AEDC at Arnold AFB,
  • AFRL scientist completes TECH Warrior course

    Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Oscar Martinez became a scientist because he had always been fascinated with figuring out how things work.“Eventually it dawned on me that I didn’t have to limit my curiosities to museums, media or just tinkering around, but that I could actually do this sort of stuff for a living — mind blowing!” he
  • AFRL program aims to improve efficiency in processes, teach communication skills

    A program to change the culture, teach scientists and engineers how to better communicate and smooth out administrative procedures is underway at the Air Force Research Laboratory here.“We have the tactical skill and knowledge to develop our products — the advanced technologies for our space and directed energy missions,” said Sue Atwood, AFRL
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