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  • Commentary: It's all about context

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s all about context. That’s a byline I have used in a lot
  • Virtual or not, Air Force Marathon still a big draw

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- According to popular running websites, only 1% of the U.S.
  • Human Systems delivers better protection for warfighters in rapid time

    Airmen will soon receive updated and more comfortable body armor thanks to a new program called TEP.
  • Hurst talks Digital Transformation on latest Contracting Experience podcast

    Kyle Hurst talks about the mission of the Digital Transformation Office and why it’s so important for the Air Force to automate unnecessary manual processes and transform digitally in order to compete with near peer adversaries on the latest episode of The Contracting Experience podcast. He also shares what everyday Airmen can do to help address this immediate challenge facing the Air Force.
  • Civil engineers improve Hanscom facilities

    Base civil engineers completed approximately $400,000 in building enhancement projects here in fiscal year 2021 as part of the workplace improvement program.
  • Kessel Run delivers JIGSAW to NATO forces

    Kessel Run recently partnered with Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation (HQ SACT) to deliver a software application, used to plan air-to-air refueling (AAR) operations, to two NATO units as part of a foreign military sale (FMS) earlier this year.
  • AFLCMC Focus Week offers career training, functional skills

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is hosting the third virtual Focus Week of 2021 from October 25-29.
  • AFTC, USSF: a critical link to the future of Space Test

    Space capabilities intended to survive and operate in a warfighting domain require significant changes to how systems are designed, tested and fielded. Because of this, the Air Force Test Center and U.S. Space Force are dedicated partners in leveraging Test Center resources, plans, and processes to help build the space test enterprise of the recently created US Space Force.
  • Hill Airmen participate in AF fitness study

    Airmen from the 649th Munitions Squadron and other units at Hill Air Force Base are taking part in a physical fitness research project to discern if wearable technology could replace the Air Force’s annual fitness test.
  • Virtual reality paint simulator enhances classroom experience

    Aircraft painters in the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex can now hone their trade virtually. Painters with the 588th Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron Corrosion Control shop at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, are some of the first to do their refresher paint training in a virtual paint simulator.
  • AFMC Spark Tank finalists announced

    Air Force Materiel Command named its 2022 MAJCOM Spark Tank finalists during the command Senior Leader Conference, Oct. 8. Spark Tank brings forth the innovative knowledge and powers of Airmen and Guardians, reflecting leadership’s continued efforts to empower and provide them with a platform to pitch innovative solutions to operational problems.
  • Fiscal Year 21 drives innovation, readiness across command, enterprise

    The Air Force Materiel Command executed more than $68.5 billion across all funding areas in fiscal year 2021, closing out the year 99.9% obligated despite challenges related to the coronavirus, Operation Allies Refuge and Welcome, underfunded enterprise programs, innovation needs and more.
  • Two Rocket Planes Highlight Open Aircraft Day Oct. 16

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will continue to provide the unique opportunity for visitors to get an up-close look inside a different aircraft from the collection each month on select days.
  • Maintenance automation effort saves time, costs

    The 526th Electronics Maintenance Squadron, part of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and responsible for the maintenance and overhaul of airborne generators, replaced its process of winding and forming coils by hand with automated equipment in order to save time and money while improving product quality and shop safety.
  • Eglin test squadron releases GBU-72 for first time

    Test series included the first-ever weapons load, flight and release of the weapon July 23. Also included Eglin’s largest-ever arena test, surpassing the previous titleholder by more than double. 
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