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Air Force Medical Service demonstrates reliable trifecta supporting patients, nation, world
Whether working behind the glass barrier of the pharmacy, the private room of the mental health clinic, or in the lab, medics take care of the vital mission of keeping beneficiaries healthy and service members ready. However, there is much more Air Force medics do.
Department of the Air Force releases findings on Interpersonal Violence survey
After the Secretary of the Air Force established the Interpersonal Violence Task Force in 2020, the team examined a broad range of 81 behaviors along what is known as the “Continuum of Harm” to determine if the DAF is keeping Airmen and Guardians safe, and providing needed support after they experience any kind of interpersonal violence.
AFMC leadership team meets with Space Airmen, discusses MAJCOM servicing role for Space Force
The trip was an opportunity for the team to talk directly to Airmen about what it means for the Air Force Materiel Command to be the servicing major command to U.S. Space Force and answer questions related to how it would impact their career and personal growth as they serve under the newest Department of Defense organization.
US Air Force awards F-15EX engine contract
The United States Air Force awarded a $1,579,662,187 contract to General Electric, GE Edison Works, Cincinnati, Oct. 29, for the purchase of 29 engines — installs and spares — in support of the production of 12 F-15EX Eagle II aircraft.
Fiscal Year 21 drives innovation, readiness across command, enterprise
The Air Force Materiel Command executed more than $68.5 billion across all funding areas in fiscal year 2021, closing out the year 99.9% obligated despite challenges related to the coronavirus, Operation Allies Refuge and Welcome, underfunded enterprise programs, innovation needs and more.
Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month
Energy Awareness Month gives the Department of the Air Force the opportunity every October to look at the critical role energy plays in its combat capabilities and readiness. This year marks the final iteration of the three-year observance theme: “Energy Able, Mission Capable.”
Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths
The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
AFMC Airmen augment alternative fitness beta test
Airmen at four Air Force Materiel Command installations are helping to beta test the new alternative fitness components announced by the Air Force in July 2021.
AFMC Supervisor Toolkit augments new leader success
The Air Force Materiel Command Supervisor Toolkit offers leaders a single location to access information related to employee management. Available on the AFMC SharePoint, the site includes links to human resources information, policy and guidance, civilian disciplinary procedures, recruitment and hiring, hot topics and more.
AFMC funds $5 million in additional AFMC We Need efforts
The Air Force Materiel Command has released an additional $5 million for projects across the enterprise, continuing the drive towards the goals of the AFMC We Need initiative launched in 2019.
‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ offers parallels to Air Force digital journey
The 1979 classic science fiction comedy, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” by Douglas Adams, provided the inspiration for a recent journal publication exploring the quest to understand the digital engineering realm and its implications for the Air Force future.
AFMC plays key role in record Air Force DITPR compliance
The Air Force made history recently by becoming the first agency ever to achieve a 100% compliance rating in the Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository. With nearly 700 IT investments totaling more than $1 billion dollars, Air Force Materiel Command manages one-third of the Air Force portfolio and played a significant part in this history-making achievement for the service.
AFSFC assessment tool improving health, readiness of military working dogs
Renovations to kennel facilities at the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron are enhancing the living conditions and wellbeing of military working dogs at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
CMSAF visits Wright-Patterson AFB
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass often gets things started by 4:30 a.m. before embarking on workdays jam-packed full of office tours, command briefs and meeting with Airmen across various installations, which she calls the “best part of my job ... hands down.”