AFMC Command News

  • Data consolidation project enhances Air Force munitions logistics tracking

    Organizations at Hill Air Force Base played a key role in completing a data consolidation project that will enhance the logistics tracking and management of munitions across the Air Force. The new Accountable Property System of Record now accounts for and tracks information by component type and

  • Data consolidation project enhances Air Force munitions logistics tracking

    Organizations at Hill Air Force Base played a key role in completing a data consolidation project that will enhance the logistics tracking and management of munitions across the Air Force. The project, which was initiated in response to a 2020 Headquarters Air Force directive to merge the Integrated

  • AFRL eyes development of next-generation textile for DAF uniforms

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, has partnered with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cornell University, Ohio-based contractor UES, Inc. and the Palmer Muskox Farm in Palmer, Alaska to explore the use of synthetic muskox wool keratin fibers in textiles for military-grade

  • AFMC executive directors take meetings on the road

    The senior civilian leaders at the Air Force Materiel Command took their quarterly business meeting to a new location for the first time: on the road to a subordinate center. Lorna Estep, AFMC executive director, said this was an opportunity for herself and the six center executive directors to

  • Casting new methods of production saves Air Force time, money

    The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, part of the Air Force Sustainment Center, has a new additive manufacturing approach to solve an old problem, sourcing hard to acquire parts for legacy aircraft. By digitally recreating the mold used to create cast parts, instead of building the part from

  • New combat pod system wakes up with software updates during test

    The operational assessment of the Angry Kitten Combat Pod electronic attack system in April demonstrated rapid reprogramming between flights. This combat pod, an updated version of the Georgia Tech Research Institute Angry Kitten pod, simulates enemy electronic attack signals during Air Force test

  • AFRL continues to transform human capital management

    In fall 2021, the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, released its Human Capital Strategy 2021-2030 along with an action plan to achieve the strategy’s goals, embrace the future of work, address workforce expectations and posture the workforce to deliver on the mission of the Lab. In the last

  • Air Force selects future aircrew helmet

    The helmet prototype was chosen after Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft technology, improve pilot longevity, and provide better fitment to diverse aircrews.