Edwards Air Force Base Moves To HPCON C

AFMC Command News

  • 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 of discussions, and it’s no different with our service to our country.We all serve what is arguably the greatest nation this world has ever seen. Yet many of us sometimes wonder if we held to our

  • Why does my kid’s school need to know we are military?

    Every year my kid’s school asks me – multiple times – if we are military. It doesn’t matter where we live, they always want to know … during registration, enrollment, and mid-semester! Why do they care? Why does it matter? Should I tell them? For the longest time, I answered “No,” because I figured

  • Invisible Wounds

    Over 3 million men and women have served in the military since 9/11, and yet there is a lack of understanding around invisible wounds.

  • Commentary: Unrest in America

    To the Airmen who are mourning, angry, or weary of the battle against racial prejudice, discrimination, bias, and systemic discrimination, Chief Wright and I recognize your pain. As the Air Force's military leadership, we reflect on and acknowledge that what happens on America's streets is also

  • COMMENTARY: How our leaders can bridge the generation gap

    As leaders, many of you have or will deal with the challenges of working with younger folks that come from a different generation than you did. This is not unique; you were different than the generation before you and so on. Still, the struggle is real and the need to be educated on how to navigate

  • Commentary: Innovation 'advances the ball'

    What does an organization need to do to ensure its Airmen are able to innovate at the enterprise level? How can the Air Force continue to nurture and grow an innovative mindset across the mission set? In support of the Air Force Materiel Command's 2019 Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force

  • Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

    To launch the Air Force Materiel Command Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, AFMC deputy commander, offers his perspectives on innovation and the innovation culture required to research, develop, test, field and sustain Air Force systems and platforms to outpace the

  • Creating high performance through job satisfaction

    Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How you answer those questions can say a lot about your organization. Believe it or not, you can create a better workplace for your Airmen.

  • Commentary: Combating the ‘Insider Threat’ depends on us all

    We have been combating the “insider threat” for decades in the Air Force and in the Department of Defense. As far back as World War I, and especially during times of national conflict, our nation has been compelled to formally address and mitigate potential threat vectors that stemmed from inside

  • Patriot Day is a day of honor

    On Patriot Day, our Nation continues to honor, recognize and remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 17 years ago during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.  This day, which many refer to as simply "9-11,"  the American flag is flown at half-staff at homes, the White House, and all

  • Independence Day is a day of gratitude

    The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. Whether with parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues or enjoying a baseball game, we Americans will soon celebrate our nation’s birthday.