AFMC Command News

  • Marathon registration fees to increase after Independence Day

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With only two months before the Air Force Marathon kicks off, participants can save on their race entry fees if registered by July 5, prior to the scheduled fourth price increase.Registration for the full and half marathons will increase by $10, while the 10K

  • World War II paratroop reenactors land at museum

    The C-47 Skytrains Tico Belle (top) and Placid Lassie approach their drop zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27, 2022, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The two planes were among those used to drop troops on Normandy for D-Day during World War II. (U.S. Air Force

  • Start prepping now to cross finish line

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Sweat, tears, medals and a feeling of accomplishment is what awaits those who cross the finish line at the 2022 Air Force Marathon. Before that, the body should be trained to perform.The Air Force Marathon team provides training programs for the full and half

  • Compass recycling gives old products new life

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Anyone who’s navigated over land in the military has probably used a lensatic compass.Lensatic compasses contain a glow-in-the-dark chemical called tritium, a self-powered lighting source that requires no recharging. The tritium illuminates the compass face

  • Small team, big responsibility

    When one thinks of radioactive material, images of Homer Simpson or the “Back to the Future” flux capacitor may come to mind.

  • Leaders earn Presidential Rank Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Seventeen Department of the Air Force personnel were named 2021 Presidential Rank Award recipients by the Office of Personnel Management. Of those 17, four are from Air Force Materiel Command. Steven Rogers, senior scientist for Automatic Target Recognition

  • New Year brings discount on Air Force Marathon registration

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As this year’s clock ticks away, the Air Force Marathon team prepares for the New Year, and the Air Force’s 75th birthday.When the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, registration opens for all with the chance to save up to $20 through Jan. 3. Active duty,

  • Multi-state ceremony to celebrate first human flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will honor the local foundation of innovation and grit its mission is built upon Dec. 17 at 10 a.m., commemorating the Wright brothers’ accomplishments 118 years ago with the annual First Flight ceremony.“It is important to

  • Giant holiday cards make repeat appearance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Force Support Squadron recently kicked off the return of the giant holiday card display at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.“We talked about starting this back up last year, but we were not able to make it happen,” said Sarah Burkhart, 88 FSS community

  • History & Heritage Race Series returns for second year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The J-3 Piper Cub will be the first historical aircraft featured in the 2022 History & Heritage Race Series, powered by the Air Force Marathon, beginning Jan. 1.The upcoming event marks the first of six virtual races as the series returns for a second

  • Distance does not deter Airmen learning to communicate, connect

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Seven civilian personnel completed a John C. Maxwell Mastermind communication course facilitated by Air Force Materiel Command in September.The course, based on Maxwell’s book, “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect,” was led by Mary Moore, an alternate master

  • Command chief honored during retirement ceremony

    Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, delivers parting remarks during his retirement ceremony Oct. 1, 2021, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Cadell retired after 30 years on active duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)