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Air Force Research Lab working to develop future workforce
Ensuring a steady supply of technical and scientific expertise for American industry and innovation has been a national priority since about 1957 when the Soviet Union launched its first Sputnik. Today, however, with the increasingly rapid pace of high technology, the need to attract young people to the field of advanced technical manufacturing has become even more critical. To meet that need, the Air Force Research Lab recently tasked NextFlex with finding ways to attract students who might not otherwise consider such a career path.
Reduced hiring timelines continue to fulfill AFMC talent needs
The Air Force Materiel Command continues to expedite civilian hiring timelines across the enterprise, ensuring the organization has the skilled manpower it needs now to execute its critical missions in support of the warfighter.
Resilient, ready force focus for new AFMC command chief
Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi assumed the role of AFMC command chief in early October. Excited to serve as the major command senior enlisted leader, Flosi looks forward to the next few years which will offer a myriad of challenges, opportunities and chances to see Airmen achieve and succeed.
AFMC leadership team meets with Space Airmen, discusses MAJCOM servicing role for Space Force
The trip was an opportunity for the team to talk directly to Airmen about what it means for the Air Force Materiel Command to be the servicing major command to U.S. Space Force and answer questions related to how it would impact their career and personal growth as they serve under the newest Department of Defense organization.
Fiscal Year 21 drives innovation, readiness across command, enterprise
The Air Force Materiel Command executed more than $68.5 billion across all funding areas in fiscal year 2021, closing out the year 99.9% obligated despite challenges related to the coronavirus, Operation Allies Refuge and Welcome, underfunded enterprise programs, innovation needs and more.
Command chief honored during retirement ceremony
Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, delivers parting remarks
Re-branded DEIA office targets removing barriers to employment opportunity
Ensuring the current structure is named accordingly for all aspects of opportunity, the command has rebranded the office charged with leading diversity efforts across the enterprise, resulting in a new “DEIA” acronym that encompasses Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility as mission imperatives.
Retirement brings reflections on service, people
Chief Master Sgt. Stanley C. Cadell, the Air Force Materiel Command’s senior enlisted leader, will retire after 30 years of active-duty Air Force service, Oct. 1.
Engineer’s side hustle could fly BAF data capture to new heights
Aleksandr Yarovinskiy, an electronics engineer with the 772nd Test Squadron’s Benefield Anechoic Facility radio frequency measurement team, is building an unmanned aircraft system from scratch in his spare time. This drone will have the capability to position a radio receiver or emitter – or both – at virtually any point inside the BAF without first having to wait for hours while test teams reconfigure sections of the BAF by moving equipment and the radar absorbing material that’s an essential part of running successful tests there.
Behind the scenes of foreign military sales: AFSAC helps international partners overcome airpower supply shortages
Recently, AFSAC worked with a key international partner nation to clear more than a dozen Not Mission Capable Supply cases which inhibited the foreign partner’s aircraft from performing identified missions. When an NMCS code appears for a country’s weapon system, the weapon system is not capable of performing its assigned missions due to lack of critical parts.
Test Pilot School graduates first “production” Space Test Fundamentals class
The Air Force Test Pilot School graduated the latest class of Space Force Fundamentals professionals during a ceremony at base theater on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 20.
Air Force Sustainment Center changes command
Having served previously as the deputy commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the vice commander of the center and the commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Miller is experienced in sustainment center operations and the Art of the Possible methodology used within the center to create efficiencies and eliminate constraints.
CSAF visits Tinker AFB, shares ‘Accelerate Change or Lose’ approach
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and his spouse, Sharene, visited Tinker Air Force Base, learning the installation’s diverse mission and meeting with Airmen.
NF-16D VISTA becomes X-62A
The NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft (VISTA) has been redesignated as the X-62A, effective June 14, 2021.
AFMC funds $5 million in additional AFMC We Need efforts
The Air Force Materiel Command has released an additional $5 million for projects across the enterprise, continuing the drive towards the goals of the AFMC We Need initiative launched in 2019.