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AFMC Command News

  • Virtual Spouse and Family Forum focuses on resiliency, mental health

    The Air Force Materiel Command hosted a virtual Spouse and Family Forum, Nov. 9. The forum focused on mental health and resilience, and featured panelists from across the Department of the Air Force to help individuals understand and navigate the diverse resources available for support.

  • Fourth hangar online at Tinker as KC-46 campus grows

    Construction is complete on the fourth hangar of the KC-46A Pegasus campus at Tinker Air Force Base. The newest hangar came online in September 2023, three years to the month after the first KC-46 arrived at Tinker for depot maintenance. It is the fourth of seven hangars that will make up Tinker’s

  • Electric Alia begins flight testing at Eglin

    The goal of this first test was to examine battery usage over certain distances with specific power configurations as well as the ground logistics of executing back-to-back flights with an electric aircraft.

  • Military spouses now eligible for small business reimbursements

    The Air Force is now offering spouses reimbursement for small business costs, in addition to covering the costs of transferring professional licenses and certifications, when they experience a permanent change of station move with their service member spouse.

  • FSS leaders meet to tackle force support challenges

    Close to 260 force support squadron commanders and senior enlisted leaders attended the 2023 Force Support Squadron Leadership Conference Oct. 24-27 in San Antonio, sponsored by the Air Force Services Center. The event focused on evaluating the internal functions of force support squadrons from a

  • T-7A Red Hawk Arrival at Edwards AFB Reflects Integrated Team Effort

    The first Boeing T-7A Red Hawk successfully arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 8, 2023. This milestone formally commences the Air Force’s developmental flight test campaign for the aircraft, aimed at fielding a replacement pilot training capability for the Northrop T-38 Talon.

  • National Safety Council - Rising Star

    On October 24, 2023, the National Safety Council awarded two Airmen in their Class of 2023: Rising Stars of Safety at the National Awards Ceremony in New Orleans, La. This event takes place in conjunction with the 2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, the nation’s largest gathering of safety and health

  • Wright-Patt man completes hike of Appalachian Trail

    This past summer, the Air Force retiree and longtime 88th Civil Engineer Squadron member made a final push through the arduous “100-mile wilderness” to wrap up his nearly 2,200-mile hike from Amicalola Falls and Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the stony heights of Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak.

  • AFRL works to advance C2 capabilities for NYANG

    Leaders from the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, Information Directorate in Rome, New York, and the 174th Attack Wing, or ATKW, of the New York Air National Guard, or NYANG, at Hancock Field in Syracuse, New York, are working to leverage opportunities that advance Air Force command and

  • Experts from across AFRL collaborate in first Discover conference

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, held its first Discover conference Oct. 24-25, 2023, at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio. The conference provided opportunities for scientists and engineers across the AFRL enterprise to share their technical research, engage in