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  • Hill, Robins to provide F-35 software sustainment

    The Air Force Sustainment Center is making plans to establish organic software sustainment capability for the F-35A Lightning II. Vice Adm. Mat Winter, director of the Joint Strike Fighter program, requested Naval Air Systems Command and Air Force Materiel Command develop depot activation plans for software sustainment on their respective variants of the F-35.
  • 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
  • Command's civilian, military Airmen serve as wingmen, lend support

    Civilian, as well as military Airmen, serve as Wingmen in their military communities. Opportunities continue to arise for them to act as force multipliers to intervene and support one another.
  • B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.   In psychological operations, leaflets with messages are often dropped from aircraft in order to reach a wide area.  
  • Four AFMC senior civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards

    Four Air Force Materiel Command senior civilians were among those Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.
  • Cain takes command of AEDC

    Col. Scott A. Cain assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 30th commander during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2017.The ceremony was attended by the commander’s guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6, located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.Cain
  • Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities

    The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10. Several engineers from around the base partnered with members of the Desert High School Robotics team to come up with a solution to a real-world test problem. The one-day competition consisted of three
  • Security forces look to technology, innovation for future base security

    Defenders of the 412th Security Forces Squadron and 412th Test Wing leadership got an up close look at a system July 10 that could possibly help with base security in the future. A private company set up its Raptor surveillance system at a remote building near the edge of Rogers Dry Lakebed. The ground-based radar system has the capability to
  • $93 million contract keeps missile warning system vigilant

    “A missile launch starts a timer,” said SEWS Program Manager Capt. Frank Schiavone. “We’re working hard to provide the combatant commands and partner nations with as many extra seconds as possible so they can begin countermeasures, warn their populations, and protect themselves.”
  • Happy 25th birthday, AFMC!

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command (center); Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry (left), AFMC vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, AFMC command chief, prepare to cut a cake commemorating AFMC's 25th anniversary. A brief ceremony marking the occasion took place in
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