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AFMC Command News

  • Special Study: Operation ALLIED FORCE

    One of the most successful campaigns in the history of air power was Operation Allied Force (OAF). Perhaps the goal was not victory alone, for that is not really what most of the air power proponents meant, but rather that someday air power “alone” would form the tip of the spear. However, it is a

  • 75th Anniversary of the P-80

    History in Two articles provide a quick overview of historical milestones in AFMC and the Air Force. The first edition focuses on the 75th Anniversary of the P-80.

  • Operation RED, WHITE, and BLUE: Eglin AFB and the Mariel Boatlift

    What role did the Air Force, specifically Eglin Air Force Base and the antecedents of Air Force Materiel Command, play in the Mariel Boatlift? In a time when immigration is a hot button topic, it is useful to review history to understand how the Air Force has responded to such events in the past.

  • Obenland Memorial Award commemorates engineer, hero

    An engineering officer at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the recipient of the 2018 Roland R.Obenland Memorial Award. The award honors a company grade engineering officer with less than seven years of total active commissioned service who exhibits

  • Science at War: Early Guided Missiles

    “Science at War: Early Guided Missiles,” takes the reader into the experimenting and science of the early guided missiles, from just prior to World War I and its beginnings here in Dayton, Ohio, through World War II and guidance technology in glide bombs. Flashbacks are short, informative readings

  • 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

  • History office plays key role in OCP emblem-to-patch conversion

    Since early recorded history, warring tribes often carried banners or flags marked with emblems to represent factions and motivate their warriors to fight for the cause. It is to this historical tradition that we can trace the evolution of military emblems and patches. As the Air Force begins

  • FLASHBACK: “Battle of Kansas” and the Birth of the Superfortress

    Flashbacks are short, informative reading that “flashback” to a period of time within the history of Air Force Materiel Command utilizing primary source document(s) held within the HQ AFMC/HO’s archives. This introductory issue of AFMC Flashbacks, "Battle of Kansas” and Birth of the Superfortress,”

  • Event honors past, present, future Airmen

    The African-American and Black History Month Committee held an event at the Minuteman Commons here Feb. 22 that featured Airmen in times of war from the past, present and future.