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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted May 21, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 21, 2016 by

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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AcqDemo team outlines planned activities related to transition

Posted May 20, 2016 by Ted Singer

In late May to mid-June, Air Force Materiel Command employees who will transition into the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) will receive information detailing their individual conversion into the new pay system.

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Air Force demonstrates key rocket engine technologies for next generation launch systems

Posted May 20, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch.

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AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Posted May 2, 2016 by Kim Bowden

Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted member will end his military career May 6, 2016, closing out what he calls a "wonderful journey" around the world.

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C-17 Drag Reduction testing aims at saving fuel

Posted April 1, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

From testing synthetic biofuels to "vortex surfing," Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is on the forefront of finding new ways to cut fuel costs for the Air Force.

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F-35 program making progress, program chief tells Congress

Posted March 25, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The chief of the F-35 program detailed “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of the Joint Strike Fighter during testimony March 22 before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.

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42 Total Force Airmen selected as KC-46 aircrew

Posted March 25, 2016 by Debbie Gildea

Forty-two officers and enlisted members from active duty Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard have been selected as KC-46 tanker initial operational test and evaluation aircrew, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 17.

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AFMC executive director reflects on career start, successes after 34 years

Posted March 25, 2016 by Monica D. Morales

What began as uncertainty toward the possibility of an Air Force career transformed into a 34-year commitment for Air Force Materiel Command Executive Director Michael A. Gill, who retires April 1 after spending three years in the command’s top civilian post.  “We all talk about retirement, but you don’t realize just how quickly the time…

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AFMC strategic plan to help carry Air Force to Third Offset

Posted March 18, 2016 by Stacey Geiger

Agility and innovation are cornerstones of a new Air Force Materiel Command strategic plan that will deliver war-winning capabilities. Those capabilities will propel the Air Force as a key element of the future national defense strategy known as the Third Offset. The first “offset” came in in the 1950s when the United States looked to tactical…

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