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  • AFMC releases accident board findings on McKinley Climatic Laboratory fire

    Contractor workers were performing structural repairs when a fire broke out on July 5, 2017, resulting in an estimated $30 million in damage to an air-mixing facility at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Ground Accident Investigation Board report.
  • Secretary of AF visits Eglin

    Heather Wilson tours both local bases.
  • First command-wide exercise of 2018 ends, identifies key lessons

    Highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2, 2018.
  • Guidance, support play role in mentoring dynamics

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- I have had several mentors during various stages of my career, and because of my own experiences I know it is important to have a mentor and to be a mentor.  The purpose of a mentor is not to tell someone what to do or how to do it, but to provide a supportive environment for the mentee to accomplish his or
  • Mentoring: A mentality, not a meeting

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- We tend to think of the formal mentoring session as that special, dedicated time where all the secrets to professional success and development are unlocked. We come to the mentoring meeting well-prepared with questions in hand and pen and paper at the ready for fear of missing an important make-or-break
  • Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.The annual event brought together students 9 to 14 years old
  • Commander's Log: AFMC highlights mentoring in 2018

    What is one thing that Steve Jobs, Benjamin E. Mays, Maya Angelou and Luther Powell all have in common? All of them were mentors to individuals who accomplished great things in the world. Mr. Jobs mentored Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. Mays mentored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ms. Angelou mentored Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Powell mentored his son, retired Gen. Colin Powell.
  • Hanscom studies clouds for combat

    The Cloud Analysis and Modeling Prototype, or CAMP project, uses the relief efforts staged following 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as a model for major military operations in which many users require access to multiple tiers of information hosted on an open cloud. The period of performance for the MOC cloud computing research contract is one year, at a cost of $600,000.
  • The mentors around us

    It is truly an honor to serve the Airmen of Air Force Materiel Command as your command chief. Every day I witness incredible things that our Airmen are doing for our command, our Air Force, and our nation. As I travel and engage with our Airmen, mentorship is a topic that often comes up. It’s a subject that I am extremely passionate about, and I appreciate every opportunity I have to discuss it.
  • Combat planning and mentoring? Really!

    Outside, the temperature was hovering around 100 degrees and the concrete scintillated under the noon sun. Inside the state-of-the-art hardened aircraft shelters, maintainers steadfastly ensured the aircraft was clear of all discrepancies from the previous day’s combat. Across the flight line, bombs were meticulously built-up in preparation for loading. These weapons would soon wreak havoc on Iraqi airfields, tanks, and artillery. However, inside one of these brand new hangars, there were no aircraft nor maintainers; instead, rows of makeshift tables were surrounded by maps and flight planning computers.
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