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  • Bunch visits AFIMSC

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command, told an audience at an All Call Sept 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland that the missions the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center conducts are critical to ensuring national defense.
  • Expanded carriage demonstration showcases possible B-1B capability

    The 412th Test Wing, along with Air Force Global Strike Command and industry partners, held an expanded carriage demonstration with the B-1B Lancer bomber at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 28.
  • Civilian discovers true purpose with the Air Force

    How long did it take you to discover your true purpose in life? Some people find the solution to that question rapidly, while others work and wait to receive that answer. Jonie Collins received her answer when she chose to join the Air Force family as a civilian.
  • Bunch addresses questions, concerns at inaugural online town hall

    Resiliency, facilities and workforce retention were among the topics addressed by Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. during his inaugural command-wide virtual town hall, Aug. 8. The town hall, streamed live on the Air Force Materiel Command Facebook page, provided an opportunity for the commander to reach the large, geographically dispersed AFMC workforce and address topics of interest and concern.
  • Autism at Work brings civilian opportunities to individuals on the spectrum

    The Autism at Work program, a collaboration between the Air Force Materiel Command and Wright State University, offers students and recent graduates with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum the opportunity to participate in paid, one-year internships as Air Force civilians. The program provides the interns not only real-world job experiences as Air Force civilians, but it also offers them the opportunity to learn and practice soft skills such as business etiquette and communication under a team of mentors dedicated to helping them achieve success in the internship and beyond.
  • Civilian finds career, family at AFMC

    It is one thing to love a job and career, but when peace, comfort and a sense of home can be found in the workplace, heading to work even on the worst of days is much easier. For one Air Force Materiel Command civilian, the Air Force provided her not only with a career but the chance to grow and nurture her work family, as well as her own.
  • Initiative draws large feedback, widespread support

    The Air Force Materiel Command’s AFMC We Need initiative continues to make steady progress, with project teams completing phase two visits to AFMC operating locations this week. The initiative aims to identify both the areas in which the command excels as well as the challenges and opportunities for improvement across the mission footprint. Command-wide survey and interview findings will be analyzed to create a series of recommendations for AFMC leadership review and potential action at the conclusion of the study.
  • Bunch tours Tinker

    Air Force Materiel Command Commander, Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., visited Tinker last week, making it his first visit to a main logistics center location since taking command in May.“I am thrilled to get the opportunity to be the commander of AFMC, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with outstanding people like Gen. Kirkland, Col.
  • Bunch to host online town hall

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, will host a virtual town hall Aug. 8, 1 p.m. EST. The event will be livestreamed on the AFMC Facebook page with opportunities for personnel to submit questions for Bunch prior to and during the event.
  • History of Aircraft Track Landing Gear

    *(Extracted from historical study No. 135: Case History of Track Landing Gear) The design of landing gear is closely related to an aircraft’s mission. In the 1940’s it was thought that heavy bombardment aircraft, if using conventional systems, would require thick, expensive runways. Track landing gear systems appeared to be a solution to this
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