AFMC Command News

  • New F-35 canopy facility provides production boost

    The 531st Commodities Maintenance Squadron officially opened their new 24,000 square-foot F-35 canopy shop in building 850 on May 17, allowing for future forecast needs by tripling the former workspace.The shop meticulously refurbishes to perfection, canopies for the Air Force’s F-35A conventional

  • DASD Barron visits Hill AFB

    Patricia Montes Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 5, 2023. During her tour, Barron received updates on the programs and resources available to the base's personnel and their families.

  • ECARS reduces vehicle emissions and Hill fees

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is celebrating a decade of helping installations track vehicle air emissions through its Employee-vehicle Certification and Reporting System, or ECARS.The tool has been estimated to be saving the Air Force more than $11.8 million annually.

  • Hill Security Forces leverage technology for smoother base entrance

    Drivers heading onto Hill AFB through one of the three main gates have a new way to determine what travel times look like via a recently added feature on Hill’s Air Force Connect App.Members from the 75th Security Forces Squadron saw a need and came up with the Gate Travel Times feature as a way to

  • Hill Airman a multi-capable Airman in Operation Allies Refuge

    While forward deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Staff Sgt. Harold Balcom, an air traffic controller supervisor currently assigned to the 75th Operations Support Squadron, was awakened the night of Aug. 17, 2021, and told to pack a 72-hour bag.

  • EOD robots are potential confined space lifesavers

    Generally, Liquid Fuels Maintenance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians don’t perform duties simultaneously for safety’s sake, but that’s what happened Feb. 8 near building 825 on Hill AFB.To avoid sending a human into a potentially dangerous confined space to perform a structural integrity

  • Commentary – Strong Women Shaped My Life

    Women’s History Week originated in Santa Rosa, California in 1978. The week corresponded with International Women’s Day and in 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 affirming March, Women’s History Month.

  • Hill Aerospace Museum receives a Raptor

    Christmas came early for the Hill Aerospace Museum as a wrapped-up F-22 Raptor arrived at Hill Dec. 9 on a C-5 transport aircraft. The F-22 was previously assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and is slated to be added to the collection of aircraft on display at

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Safety

    Thanksgiving provides an amazing opportunity to gather with our families and friends. The holiday weekend is packed with a multitude of traditions. Observing our traditions with safety in mind ensures the imagery, memories and associations we have with this holiday remain positive and can be

  • Missile Mishap Response Team train, focus on future

    When it comes to mishap response and preparedness, training exercises are important, especially in the military, where the phrase “train like you fight” is routinely put into practice.This is why a highly specialized team of military members and civilians with the Minuteman III Systems Directorate

  • 2022 FEHB open enrollment for eligible civilian employees

    The 2022 Federal Benefits Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 14 through Dec. 12. During the annual Open Season, eligible employees can enroll, change plans or

  • Updated statement on F-35 Crash at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – At approximately 6:15 p.m. yesterday, an F-35A Lightning II from the 388th Fighter Wing crashed at the north end of the runway at Hill Air Force Base. On and off-base emergency crews responded immediately.The pilot ejected from the aircraft, was taken to a local hospital