AFMC Command News

  • AFRL eyes development of next-generation textile for DAF uniforms

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, has partnered with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cornell University, Ohio-based contractor UES, Inc. and the Palmer Muskox Farm in Palmer, Alaska to explore the use of synthetic muskox wool keratin fibers in textiles for military-grade

  • AFRL teams with academia to win Phase I of AFRL Grand Challenge

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, has selected a joint research team from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the Phase I winner of AFRL’s Active Artificial Intelligence, or AI, Planners for Chemistry/Materials Optimization and Discovery Grand

  • First E-11A BACN arrives at Robins

    An E-11A BACN, Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, arrived on April 24, 2023, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The arrival of the first BACN, often pronounced bacon, established one of the four new mission sets coming to Robins AFB, and falls under the newly activated 18th Airborne Command

  • 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

  • AFRL division wins award for cold spray robot

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, teamed with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM, Institute to win the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award at the 2022 Defense Manufacturing Conference for the creation of an augmented reality-enabled cold spray robot, nicknamed

  • Maj. Gen. von Hoffman visits Arnold AFB

    Kris Hughes, deputy base civil engineer for Arnold Air Force Base, speaks with Maj. Gen. C. McCauley von Hoffman, director of Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, about the Primary Pumping Station during her visit to Arnold

  • AFRL accepting applications for fully funded graduate internship program

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is accepting applications now through Jan. 20, 2023, for a fully funded, world-class graduate student internship program here. Applicants must U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled full-time in a graduate-level Master of Science or Ph.D. program at an

  • AFMC civic leaders visit Kirtland Air Force Base

    Fourteen Air Force Materiel Command civic leaders joined AFMC Commander, Gen. Duke Z. Richardson, on a visit to Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, where they learned about key AFMC missions at the installation.The trip was

  • Out of the shadows, an Airman’s empowering journey to new life

    Imagine feeling as though you’ve been portraying a fictional character your entire life. That is how Staff Sgt. Bryan Tisdale, the assistant noncommissioned officer in charge in the 72nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, and many other members of the transgender community, have felt.