AFMC Command News

  • Innovation, Technology and Gaming collide May 24-29 at FORCECON 2022

    Airmen and Guardians from across the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force are invited to take part in FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming, an interactive industry and academia collider event and gaming competition being held at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio, Texas, May

  • Air Force Networks Align With Industry Practices

    Over the next couple of months, the Air Force will begin transitioning to a new Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network operating system management tool known as Microsoft Windows Update for Business. Once deployed, WUfB will enable computers to receive security updates directly from trusted

  • AFCEC demonstration explores new CE technologies

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Air Force civil engineering experts are continuing to explore and merge new technologies to strengthen the service by accelerating change and enhancing CE capabilities. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Planning and Integration and Readiness Directorates recently

  • AFRL hosts exercise to test search and rescue technology in extreme climates

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – A team of Air Force Research Laboratory researchers recently hosted a Polar Operations exercise to test Search and Rescue (SAR) technology in extreme climates.“The goal of this exercise was to collaborate with international partners to evaluate new

  • 5 Winners Selected for Dragon's Lair 6

    Five servicemembers won the XVIII Airborne Corps Dragon's Lair, Episode 6. The trailblazers created three innovations, which were chosen by a panel of technology experts from across the civilian industry and the Defense Department. In the event’s, first-ever all-service competition, one of the five

  • Air Force, university scientists share vision for unconventional computing

    Conventional computing hardware represents information as ones and zeros, depending on the state of electronic transistors. This creates artificial bottlenecks in the flow of information processing by first requiring that environmental loads be converted into an electronic state and second by

  • DOD Official Says U.S. Faces Climate Change Crisis

    Climate change affects our national security and the Defense Department needs to compete for the energy technologies that will define the future, a senior climate advisor to the secretary of defense said.

  • XQ-58A Valkyrie Tail #1 prepares for transfer to Air Force Museum

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Air Force Research Laboratory engineers prepared the XQ-58A Valkyrie Tail #1 to be transferred to the National Museum of the United States Air Force here June 1.The XQ-58A Valkyrie is a low cost, high performance unmanned air vehicle. Tail #1 was the

  • AFRL testing made Perseverance, the search for life on Mars possible

    On February 18, 2021, NASA’s rover Perseverance touched down on the surface of Mars to begin searching for evidence of past life. The success of this touchdown would not have been possible without the work of a team of researchers who operate unique erosion testing equipment in a windowless bunker