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AFMC Command News

  • Looking for a job? Consider civilian government employment

    For those facing the force shaping board and contemplating the possibility of separating from the Air Force, employment options can seem overwhelming and limitless. However, the members of the 66th Air Base Wing Civilian Personnel office are standing by, ready to help military members make the

  • Knowledge Management: one big part of transformation

    Wright-Patterson's Air Force Knowledge Management Center of Excellence, located in the Air Force Materiel Command Capabilities, Integration, and Transformation Directorate, is giving Department of Defense employees improved access to a great resource - knowledge. "In today's age of exponentially

  • Airman files 1 millionth voucher in Defense Travel System

    Wayne Ulman, an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and a frequent business traveler, recently filed the 1 millionth voucher in the Department of Defense's new Defense Travel System. Wright-Patterson was among the first installations to receive DTS after the system was approved for

  • Two Upgraded F-16 Falcons delivered to Pakistan

    In the early 1980s, the Pakistan air force received its first delivery of F-16 aircraft from the United States - the maintenance support for which has been as unpredictable as world politics ever since. It wasn't until late 2003 that the U.S. agreed to provide an assessment of Pakistan's existing

  • Lean team selected as "Best Practice"

    The F-15 Central Gearbox Lean team from the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been selected as an Air Force Best Practice in the 2005 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Awards. The Air Force nominated 15 teams for the awards, which recognize outstanding team

  • Fit 4 Life garners national attention

    Being Fit 4 Life physically, nutritionally, mentally and spiritually has not only become a familiar motto around Tinker Air Force Base, but it is also garnering attention from a national organization which promotes healthier lifestyles. The American Council for Fitness and Nutrition recognized the

  • Military OneSource: Additional help with everyday challenges now available

    Service members are faced with the daunting challenge of balancing military life with family responsibilities every day. The good news is they're not alone in this endeavor. Whether they're preparing for a new baby, looking for child care, experiencing the stress of deployment, changing of duty

  • Service life extension program brings $600 million to Tinker

    A new service life extension program for the F110 engine is helping Tinker Air Force Base provide faster, better and less expensive support to the warfighters who maintain and fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center officially accepted the first engine into the F110

  • Raptor takes next step in supersonic JDAM capability

    The F/A-22 Raptor, traveling faster than the speed of sound, dropped a 1,000-pound guided Joint Directed Attack Munition over the Edwards range Dec. 1. Since July, the Raptor program has performed seven JDAM supersonic separation test missions under a variety of conditions to prove the JDAM could

  • Aeronautical Systems Center Palace Acquire intern continues

    While many people not directly affected by Hurricane Katrina busy themselves with holiday preparations, Robert Stewart, a Palace Acquire intern with Aeronautical Systems Center's C-17 Systems Group, spent his Thanksgiving holiday removing debris from yards in Pass Christian, Miss. The trip was his

  • Airmen learn combat skills to fight, survive

    "Exercise, Exercise, Exercise," took on a whole new meaning for 126 Edwards Airmen Dec. 7, when they received critical training from the 95th Security Forces Squadron during the operational readiness exercise at Camp Corum. The training, called Air Expeditionary Force Combat Skills Training, was

  • Branch students welcome back teacher after Japan trip

    From tasting wasabi and other Japanese foods to receiving intercultural insight, fourth-graders from Branch Elementary School will walk away from this school year enriched through an experience that goes beyond traditional learning. Though Branch is not a Department of Defense school, it is located

  • AFMC announces new AFRL commander

    Air Force Materiel Command officials announced Dec. 8 that Maj. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds will be the new commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory. General Bowlds' current position is deputy program executive officer and vice commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, also headquartered here. The center

  • Operational Readiness Inspection exercise turns real-world

    An Operational Readiness Inspection exercise turned into a real-world search and rescue mission Dec. 6 when a 116th Air Control Wing aircrew was diverted to aid a downed Marine AV-8B Harrier jet pilot. According to Capt. Jody Strong, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron aircraft commander, the

  • Kirtland Air Force Base Youth Center receives grant from NFL

    Youth at Kirtland can look forward to a new flag football program at the youth center. Earlier this year, the youth center wrote a grant submission to the Boys and Girls Club of America, requesting the NFL Youth Football Fund grant of $2,500. The youth center was selected out of 400 applicants for