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  • 420th Flight Test Squadron reactivated to support B-21 Raider testing at Edwards

    The 420th Flight Test Squadron was reactivated following an assumption of command ceremony here Oct. 4. The squadron will plan, test, analyze and report on all flight and ground testing of the B-21 Raider.
  • CPI training focuses on increasing efficiency, innovation

    Air Force Materiel Command held the second annual Continuous Process Improvement training Sept. 24-25, providing practitioners command-wide the opportunity to network with their peers and enhance skills.
  • 91-year-old restoration volunteer preserves service heritage

    Aircraft are some of the most complex pieces of machinery. From concept, to fabrication, testing and maintenance, and eventual retirement, the behind the scenes work and effort required to maintain even the smallest parts of an aircraft are often not thought of by many. But for the restoration workers and volunteers at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the smallest of details are often the most crucial as they perform their duties. John Rumpf is a restoration volunteer at the museum, and he understands exactly what it takes to keep aircraft “museum ready”.
  • A hidden white hat, hero

    The Air Force has a history of revealing a hero within people. Some are remembered while others are soon forgotten. It is not the memory of those heroes that matter most; it is the actions those heroes take and the people they influence that matters. The term “white hat” describes a person who goes beyond to care for others ahead of themselves and make a positive difference in the world around them. In other words, “white hats” are heroes.
  • AEDC Quality Assurance Program Coordinator receives 2018 AFMC award

    Stacey Lamb, the AEDC Quality Assurance Program Coordinator (QAPC) and Small Business Specialist at Arnold Air Force Base, received the 2018 Air Force Material Command Award for Outstanding Quality Assurance Program Coordinator.Lamb said she’s elated to have received such a prestigious award.“It almost feels like a bigger-than-life accomplishment,”
  • I-WEPTAC delivers third straight year of innovation

    Mission Area Working Groups delivered innovative solutions to the Air Force’s top Agile Combat Support challenges at the 3rd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference outbrief here April 10.
  • Air Force Secretary announces Tinker home for B-21 Raider maintenance

    Tinker Air Force Base has been selected as the maintenance hub for the B-21 Raider — a new Air Force bomber expected to be delivered in the mid-2020s.Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the decision Nov. 16 in a media opportunity at the base.She said Tinker AFB was selected because of its experience and expertise in large aircraft
  • Lt. Gen. Kirkland takes command of AFSC

    Before a crowd of approximately 350 guests and several dignitaries described as a “Logistics Hall of Fame,” Lt. Gen. Donald E. “Gene” Kirkland became commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center Aug. 7 in Bldg. 3001 at Tinker Air Force Base. “I am sitting on hallowed ground when we talk about sustainment in our Air Force,” said General Ellen
  • Outstanding WRP employees to be honored at Pentagon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity recognized two individuals from the Air Force Materiel Command for their work in the Workforce Recruitment Program to provide jobs for students with disabilities. The WRP is a national recruitment and referral program that connects
  • The guiding principles of mentorship

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As a senior leader, I am routinely asked to “mentor” acquisition professionals, and I am always honored to provide advice and “pay it forward.” Below are some guiding principles I use when mentoring others. These guidelines are for folks who are mentoring someone for the first time, as well as the mentees in
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