AFMC Command News

  • From impossible to possible

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Wendi DiBartolomeo was recognized with the Bronze Star Medal, April 15, 2022, for her outstanding efforts as an air traffic controller during Operation Allies Rescue.

  • Compass recycling gives old products new life

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Anyone who’s navigated over land in the military has probably used a lensatic compass.Lensatic compasses contain a glow-in-the-dark chemical called tritium, a self-powered lighting source that requires no recharging. The tritium illuminates the compass face

  • History & Heritage Race Series returns for second year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The J-3 Piper Cub will be the first historical aircraft featured in the 2022 History & Heritage Race Series, powered by the Air Force Marathon, beginning Jan. 1.The upcoming event marks the first of six virtual races as the series returns for a second

  • Donate, volunteer through Combined Federal Campaign

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --The Combined Federal Campaign allows personnel and retirees to pledge monetary support and volunteer time with approved charities. Contributions support thousands of local, regional, national and international organizations.CFC’s next two Causes of the Week

  • Wright-Patt right for upgraded training center

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command held a ribbon cutting Nov. 3 to commemorate the opening of the first of four newly renovated Follow-On Skills Training centers.The airfield operations officer training program was recently evaluated and revamped by the Air Force.

  • Air Force names 2020 Athletes of the Year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s 2020 Male and Female Athletes of the Year both hail from Wright-Patterson AFB.Capt. Amber Hansen, commander of Global Activities Squadron Detachment 4 at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, and Airman 1st Class Michael Mannozzi, who

  • Category Management Council meets at WPAFB

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s Category Management Council met Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to discuss progress and analysis of the program. The council meets every quarter but has not had an in-person session in 18 months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although

  • Commentary: Leading with emotional intelligence

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Being an effective leader in today’s workforce, one must possess emotional intelligence, the ability to understand and manage your own emotions in positive ways.When we operate at a high level of EQ, it helps us communicate effectively, empathize with others,

  • WPAFB Airman selected as one of Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2021

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Staff Sgt. Valerie Graw of the 88th Communications Squadron has added another prestigious honor to her career.After earning the 88th Air Base Wing’s 2020 Airman of the Year Award, she was just selected as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the

  • Breaking barriers among the ranks

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A few years ago, a Jewish officer helped a Muslim judge advocate general applicant get religious-accommodation rules changed, which paved a new path for more Muslims to serve in the Air Force.On the first day she joined up, Capt. Maysaa Ouza, 88th Air Base

  • Security Forces bring out big guns at Army base

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – For heavier weapons such as the M240B, M249, M2 machine gun and M203 grenade launcher, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base combat-arms instructors travel one state over to qualify personnel at an outdoor range.“The 7.62 mm bullets for the M240Bs are too large for our indoor

  • First sergeant overcomes severe wound with resilience

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In December 2004, Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Seekell joined the Air Force in Security Forces as a military working dog handler.In 2011, during his deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Seekell was conducting a routine foot patrol