AFMC Command News

  • Coming Full Circle: AAPI story of resiliency

    Years after being rescued by a C-130 during the Fall of Saigon in the Vietnam War, Brittanie Ngo is sharing her story of resiliency while embracing her career in America here at Edwards Air Force Base.

  • Airmen innovation helps optimize cargo loading with simple technology

    In partnership with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Air Force Operational Energy, Airmen are conducting operational testing on prototypes of the Vertical Pallet Stacker for multiple mobility aircraft to enable more optimized and effective cargo-loading and transport per

  • Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon test

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress successfully released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon off the Southern California coast. The ARRW is designed to enable the U.S. to hold fixed, high-value, time-sensitive targets at risk in contested environments from stand-off distances.

  • Bunch inducted into Order of the Sword

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., was inducted into the Air Force Materiel Command Order of the Sword at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, May 13, 2022. The Order of the Sword is the highest honor the enlisted force can bestow upon a military officer.

  • FORCECON 2022 AFIMSC industry day set for May 25

    Industry, academia and government agencies have a chance to connect and collaborate about installation and mission support May 25 during FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio.

  • Latest Lab Life podcast launches with AFRL rocket man

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to go on Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Lab Life” podcast, but it does make for good conversation when one shows up.Especially when the guest is Nils Sedano, a rocket engineer and go-to historian type for the Lab who is comfortable switching gears from older

  • Full Throttle STEM returns, expands to Air Force Museum

    The Full Throttle STEM events May 10, 2022, at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and May 12, 2022, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, proved to be successful this year after two years without, due to the pandemic. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Gaming Research Integration

  • Intel squadron program develops empowered Airmen

    The 21st Intelligence Squadron – the only active-duty Intel Squadron in AFMC – embarked last year in a very intentional effort to assess and fill the gaps in the professional development of their Airmen.

  • ‘Bear Tamers’ activate workload, ensure power for forward forces

    The 526th Electronics Maintenance Squadron’s ground power flight, or “Bear Tamers,” recently activated a new workload here after verification and validation testing on its first overhauled Base Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) Power Unit (BPU).The BPU is used to power U.S. Air Force forward

  • Record contract awarded for F-35 facilities at Tyndall AFB

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $532 million construction contract May 10 to Hensel Phelps to deliver 11 projects that directly support flightline operations for the F-35A Lightning II aircraft slated to arrive at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in September 2023. 

  • Redesigned birdchaser sleds at Holloman test track saves time, money

    The birdchaser sleds, used to mitigate bird and animal strikes during HHSTT test missions, are one of the two main methods of mitigating animal strikes. Orchard cannons and small birdchaser sleds are fired in the range of 10 to 40 seconds before the mission sleds.