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AFMC Command News

  • AFRL, New York Air National Guard enter operational research partnership 

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, in Rome, has announced a partnership memorandum of understanding with the 152nd Air Operations Group, or AOG, of the New York Air National Guard to expand development, experimentation and integration of artificial intelligence/machine

  • Tyndall breaks ground on flight line facilities for F-35A mission

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the single largest military construction contract on record in the Air Force database was held here, Sept. 13, 2022, as Tyndall began construction on flight line facilities to directly support the F-35A Lightning II aircraft and personnel that will call the base home

  • U.S. Air Force celebrates 50 years of F-15 flight

    Past and present members of the F-15 Program Office, retired F-15 pilots, representatives from The Boeing Co., and senior Air Force leaders gathered in a hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on July 28, to celebrate, share stories and mark the fiftieth anniversary of the F-15’s first flight.

  • 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.

  • Sword Athena drives change in maternity uniform accessibility

    Sword Athena is designed to identify, tackle and present solutions to female and family-centric barriers to readiness using crowd-sourced topics and a Mission Area Working Group model. In response to an outbrief with Air Combat Command commander, Gen. Mark D. Kelly, Sword Athena partnered with Army

  • AF to field new bladder relief device, working toward “suite of options”

    The Air Force is slated to receive the first shipment of the Omni Gen. 3 Skydrate, an improved in-flight bladder relief device, early next month. The Air Force recognized that current devices were not optimized for long-duration sorties, and as a result, aircrew were routinely dehydrating themselves

  • Air Force discusses modernization of operational C2 systems

    The 505th Command and Control Wing hosted a team from the 700th Air Support Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, to familiarize the wing’s units to the Kessel Run All-Domain Operations Suite, or KRADOS, operational command and control tools and discuss the modernization of operational C2

  • F-15EX takes flight

    An F-15EX Eagle II from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 53rd Wing, takes flight for the first time out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 26, 2021, prior to departure for Northern Edge 2021. The F-15EX brings next-generation combat technology to a highly successful fighter airframe that is

  • Air Force provides C2 advisors to operational-level commanders

    With global competition heating up, the need to maximize the agility of U.S. Air Force operational command and control has never been more pressing. Fortunately, the USAF’s Operational Command Training Program is a foundational piece of its current C2 training architecture.

  • F-15C records longest known missile shot

    The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron partnered with the 83d Fighter Weapons Squadron to execute the longest known air-to-air missile shot to date during March 2021.

  • Agile Thunder exercised across the miles

    Exercise Agile Thunder 21-02, a tri-wing exercise, concluded March 13 after multiple active duty Airmen successfully completed their training to rapidly deploy, fight and win.The 552nd Air Control Wing and 72nd Air Base Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, the 75th ABW and 729th Air Control Squadron at

  • Strike Eagle can carry 15 JDAMs on single sortie

    February mission proves "Strike Eagle can now carry enough JDAMs for an active combat mission, land, reload itself and/or another aircraft such as an F-35 or F-22 for additional combat sorties