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  • Fat Albert makes a stop at Tinker

    Fat Albert, the Blue Angels’ C-130 cargo plane used for transporting crew and equipment to air shows around the country, is currently undergoing a chemical de-paint process here at Tinker after severe corrosion was found on it. It will take crews working three continuous shifts to thoroughly clean the aircraft of all paint, using a stripping agent
  • Mission Possible - Pilots, crew relive absolute speed record

    In 1976, it was a different time. The Cold War with the Soviet Union was in full swing and Americans were standing in line to buy gas. That year was also the country’s bicentennial birthday. To celebrate, officials decided to attempt to break some records with an aircraft known as the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. On July 28, 1976, with a breakfast of
  • F-15’s new advanced high-speed mission computer makes first flight

    Boeing F-15 mission systems recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor II July 8, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
  • AFMC commander, command chief visit Davis-Monthan

    Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, arrive at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 12, 2016.
  • AFMC successfully transitions to Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project

    Some 12,500 Air Force Materiel Command civilian employees have transitioned to the Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project, or AcqDemo, pay system, effective June 12.
  • Independence Day is a day of gratitude

    The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. Whether with parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues or enjoying a baseball game, we Americans will soon celebrate our nation’s birthday.
  • Wargame provides reality check for war plans

    When Uncle Sam and his friends say it’s time to unleash a major campaign’s worth of allied airpower on bad guys on the other side of the globe, they can’t just expect all their assets to be available immediately at their beck and call.  It takes rigorous planning to get those assets where they are needed, and that is why more than 70 mobility and
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