AFMC Command News

  • Partnership streamlines depot maintenance for ICBM wings

    The 309th Missile Maintenance Group and Defense Logistics Agency recently worked together on an initiative to establish a “retail-like” support structure in order to stock, store and distribute parts and supplies to the Air Force’s three ICBM wings.

  • Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

    Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017. He achieved the milestone during a 4.5-hour flight in AF-03, one of the 461st Flight Test Squadron’s Joint Strike Fighters used for developmental test

  • Pawlikowski holds commander's call at Robins AFB

    Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, speaks to members of Team Robins during her commander's call at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar Jan. 18, 2017.

  • 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

  • Airman becomes first resource officer to Eglin Elementary

    Students at Eglin Elementary School will have another friendly face to greet them each morning as they enter the school. Staff Sgt. Justin Hogg from the 96th Security Forces Squadron was recently hired as the elementary's school resource officer.

  • Lagier becomes director of 704th Test Support Squadron

    Col. Andrew Allen, commander of the 704th Test Group, appoints the command responsibility of the 704th Test Support Squadron to Eric Lagier during a change of responsibility ceremony Dec. 19, 2016, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 704 TG is an Arnold Engineering Development Complex

  • JB Charleston tests new equipment, saves Air Force millions

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29, 2016. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on

  • JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release

    The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016 release of the Development request for proposal, or RFP, for the JSTARS Recapitalization program.

  • AFRL, UNM collaborate to mentor undergrads

    The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base and the University of New Mexico have established a successful UNM+AFRL Mentoring program that promises benefits to the community and the nation.The program matches UNM undergraduate students with AFRL scientists and engineers, military or

  • Air Force Marathon registration to open Jan. 2

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – If you missed registering for the sold-out 2016 Air Force Marathon, mark Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. EST on your calendar. That’s when registration will begin for the 2017 event.  Registration will open with special New Year’s resolution discounts, and participants who

  • Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

    All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately. The F-35 contains state-of-the-art tactical data

  • Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

    When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program. The