Edwards Air Force Base Moves To HPCON C

AFMC Command News

  • ESC awards $79.5 million DEAMS System Integrator task order

    The Electronic Systems Center's Development and Fielding Systems Group here awarded a $79.5 million task order for System Integration support to configure, deploy, and conduct training for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System program to Accenture LLP, Reston, Va. This decision

  • "Medic warriors" put the star in C-STARS

    There was no luck involved in the professional and expeditious medical treatment provided to critically-injured military personnel as well as that given to ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt. Instead, the care was a result of the training their Critical Care Air Transport Team of

  • Taking care of business

    When tasks are mounting and time is ticking, many people feel like they're in over their heads. However, with a little planning and organization, people can get more done in the day without losing their minds. Short suspenses, miles of e-mail traffic and clocks that never slow down can present road

  • Engineer to tour with Tops in Blue

    When 2nd Lt. Mary Ledet graduated in May 2004 from Notre Dame with her degree in electrical engineering and a brand new commission in the Air Force, she didn't expect to find herself performing with a world-famous entertainment group. Lieutenant Ledet was enjoying her work as a beam control/fire

  • Directed Energy scientist's career honored

    One of the Air Force's most senior scientists, Dr. Robert Q. Fugate, was presented the Air Force's Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award at a ceremony here today, marking his retirement after 35 years of federal service. Dr. Fugate, the technical director at the Air Force Research Laboratory's

  • Nuclear deterrence still essential

    Nuclear deterrence, while somewhat passé given the end of the Cold War, remains essential to U.S. national security. Even as world socioeconomic ties become increasingly intertwined and national borders, once providing a modicum of security via law enforcement, are done away with – U.S. deterrence

  • Edwards’ squadron writes book on CV-22 training

    By combining the capabilities of two distinctly different aircraft, the Air Force, working with the Navy and Marine Corps, is closer to providing warfighters advanced and reliable tools to accomplish their mission. Although the CV-22 Osprey is still undergoing developmental tests, it began moving

  • Electronic Systems Center gets ‘Smart’

    In a sweeping effort to improve its processes, the Air Force recently launched "Smart Operations 21," which combines key aspects of several industry efficiency tools. The most notable among them are Lean and Six Sigma, which have been used extensively to improve customer value while reducing waste,

  • Successful acquisition transformation tied to risk-based management

    Many acquisition stakeholders say acquisition programs take too long, cost too much, and lack credibility. The consequences, however, are unmistakable: they result in the cannibalization of programs to cover other priorities and they delay modernization. Ultimately what this means is reduced

  • Space Vehicles Directorate member earns presidential recognition

    When President Bush arrives in Albuquerque Feb. 2, one of his first official duties in the Duke City will be to present the President's Volunteer Service Award to a Space Vehicles Directorate member. The recipient is Mike Martin, a contract employee with Applied Technology Associates, Albuquerque,

  • AWARD: Engineer honored for innovations

    The editors of U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine have named 1st Lt. Robert W. Patton Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory as one of their "Modern-Day Technology Leaders for 2006" for outstanding leadership in engineering, science and technology. A native of Richmond, Va.,

  • Budgeting software benefits command and users

    Learning how to load software onto a computer was painful for Paul Grabiel. He is a budget analyst, not a techie. As a result, until mid-January, Mr. Grabiel couldn't do his job without biting his lip in frustration. But there's good news for Mr. Grabiel and his colleagues in financial management at

  • Sensor increases battlefield awareness

    Air Force Research Laboratory engineers are developing a tool that will provide troops superior battlefield awareness with real-time information on battlefield threats. The tool is the Cross Dispersion Prism sensor. According to William Ewing, one of the sensor's principle developers, the CDP sensor

  • Air Force Research Laboratory engineer receives award

    An engineer from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently received the Air Force Science & Engineering Award in the category of Manufacturing for 2005. Mr. Doug Carter, who currently works with the directorate's Manufacturing Technology Division, earned

  • Tinker civilian lauded for valor

    A Tinker Air Force Base civilian was lauded for his heroism Jan. 9 during a 72nd Mission Support Group commander's call. Johnnie Pickett, a materials examiner and identifier with the 72nd Services Division's Recycling Department, was presented with the U.S. Air Force Command Civilian Award for Valor