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AFMC Command News

  • Test of Mk21A RV complete after launch aboard Minotaur rocket

    An unarmed Mk21A reentry vehicle was tested June 17-18 after being launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base aboard a Minotaur I rocket. The launch was an in-flight environmental test supporting the development of the Air Force's new Mk21A Reentry Vehicle.

  • AFMC to expand AcqDemo workforce

    The Air Force Materiel Command is expanding its Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project, with a target date for converting all eligible General Schedule (GS) employees by June 2025. Approximately 26,000 AFMC positions will convert.

  • AFMC leadership team visits AEDC facilities at Holloman AFB

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Davis, 746th Test Squadron commander, left, briefs U.S. Air Force Gen. Duke Z. Richardson, Air Force Materiel Command commander, center, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James “Bill” E. Fitch II, AFMC command chief, on the test squadron’s projects and challenges at

  • Hundreds turnout for annual Air Force Assistance Fund Runway 5K

    The 3rd Annual Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) Runway 5k was held at Tinker Air Force Base June 7, 2024. 100% of proceeds went directly to the Air Force Assistance Fund, supporting Department of the Air Force charities that help retirees, spouses, widows, and all Airmen in need.

  • What is D-Day?

    Second Lt. Madison Marsh, crowned Miss America 2024, details the history of D-Day and explains its lasting impact, including what it means for service today, while in Normandy, France on June 6, 2024.

  • Department of the Air Force launches NIPRGPT

    Department of the Air Force chief information officer and the Air Force Research Laboratory is accelerating initiatives to provide the Air Force and Space Force with the ability to responsibly experiment with Generative AI.

  • Commentary: LGBT Pride visibility

    We live in a cultural context referred to as heteronormativity. This means it is expected that everyone you meet is straight and has a desire for, or already has, children. LGBT people on the other hand are often at odds with common cultural milestones due to being excluded from this mindset.

  • DAF leaning forward with PFAS clean-up plan

    Armed with data from nearly 10 years of investigation and response to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance, or PFAS, releases at its installations, the Department of the Air Force is rolling new regulatory standards into its ongoing plan to address PFAS risks.

  • AFCEC safeguards cultural sites, strengthens tribal relations

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center Wildland Support Module specialists at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, are taking action to preserve sacred ceremonial rock art located on the installation to protect the indigenous cultural heritage while supporting the Department of the Air Force’s military