AFMC Command News

  • AFMC executive directors take meetings on the road

    The senior civilian leaders at the Air Force Materiel Command took their quarterly business meeting to a new location for the first time: on the road to a subordinate center. Lorna Estep, AFMC executive director, said this was an opportunity for herself and the six center executive directors to

  • Test launch demonstrates safe, ready Minuteman III deterrent

    The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter twenty-first century threats and reassure U.S. allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions.

  • Pawlikowski holds Commander's Call at Kirtland AFB

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, recently visited and provided an update on the 2017 AFMC Strategic Plan during a Commander’s Call held for Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory personnel.“Thank you for

  • AFNWC receives Air Force Organizational Excellence award

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the fourth time since the center stood up in 2006. The four awards span seven consecutive years, from 2009 through 2015.Ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are “never doubted and always feared,” AFNWC

  • Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

    An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and

  • Air-launched cruise missile passes tests

    Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H aircrews departed Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, for the

  • AFNWC delivers updated reentry vehicle training simulators for maintainers

    Air Force technicians maintaining nuclear reentry vehicle systems will soon have upgraded training simulators to help them succeed in their mission of strategic deterrence.Thanks to a joint effort between the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and Air Force Global Strike Command, technicians