AFMC Command News

  • Hill AFB units reattach wings on repurposed F-35

    Units at Hill Air Force Base recently collaborated to reattach the wings of a damaged F-35A Lightning II aircraft repurposed as a maintenance trainer and test bed for developing new Aircraft Battle Damage Repair (ABDR) procedures and technologies. The aircraft referred to as AF-27 was condemned

  • AFRL engineer honored as AIAA Fellow

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory aerospace engineer was recently named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his distinguished career in the study of high-speed propulsion.An internationally recognized expert, Dr. Campbell

  • AFRL aerodynamics expert honored with Presidential Early Career award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A senior research aerospace engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate was named a recipient of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at a July 25 ceremony in Washington, D.C.Dr. Daniel Garmann is an

  • Air Force, industry meet to discuss rebuilding Tyndall

    Air Force representatives met with more than 450 industry professionals and community leaders Jan. 31 to begin a dialogue and partnership that will eventually lead to the rebuilding of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as an “installation of the future.”

  • Gourds to fly above Wright-Patt at 14th Annual Pumpkin Chuck Nov. 2

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams and individuals are scheduled to launch a hundred pumpkins, thousands of feet at the 14th Annual Wright-Patterson Pumpkin Chuck slated for the grounds behind the National Museum of the United States Air Force Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Entry to the

  • Hill showcases STEM job opportunities

    Future Air Force scientists and engineers visited Hill recently during a Science & Engineering Palace Acquire Operational Training Assignment, which involved a base tour and briefings on Hill’s science and engineering workplaces Sept. 17-22.

  • AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently completed an extensive effort to help certify a maintenance process that could extend the life of aircraft hydraulic system components.Through participation in a rapid innovation fund team led by the

  • Air Force working to break the 'STEM mold'

    In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done. While the title may seem to be a modern-day rallying

  • Office sees increase in FMS construction projects around the world

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Managing multiple construction projects around the world isn’t easy, but it’s a job that the professionals in the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate’s Construction Branch have perfected.The office is supporting 17 foreign military

  • Laser diagnostics key to Tunnel 9 Mach 18 capability development

    Advanced laser diagnostics are paving the way for testing at unprecedented speeds at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland.The new system was developed and demonstrated to better understand the Tunnel 9 flow field thermodynamic properties and inform

  • Air Force Research Laboratory provides support to robot competition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.The annual

  • AFIT prepares nuclear enterprise to deal with any scenario

    With talk of nuclear weapons returning to Americans’ everyday conversations, it might be excusable for the average person to think that the technology somehow had left the mainstream; this couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Young Commander’s Challenge team develops multi-layered drone defense

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Junior engineers and program managers here designed a developmental layered base defense system capable of warding off or destroying suspicious unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory 2016 Commander’s Challenge.A team of six Hanscom