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Real-world foam test makes for good training opportunity

Posted December 6, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The interior of Hangar 1210 was the site of the baseís most recent emergency scenario exercise that occurred Nov. 26. The hangar, which has 10 large capacity and 2 small capacity foam generators, released approximately 110 gallons of two percent Ansul Jet-Ex foam concentrate that is part of the…

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Renowned artist to paint ‘TPS Generations’

Posted February 21, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation artist Mike Machat (left) examines the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s NF-16D, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) with Calspan operations manager Jason Kirkpatrick (right), looking for any detail that could be lost in his painting. Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th…

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President nominates new AFMC vice commander

Posted March 23, 2012 by Staff

Air Force officials announced March 20, 2012, the president’s nomination of Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with a new assignment.
Pending Senate confirmation, Busch, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, will become…

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AFTC Commander’s Welcome

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.

Team, On the 18th of July we celebrated the beginning of an exciting journey as a unified team in the newly designated Air Force Test Center. The realignment of the 96th Test Wing to the Air Force Test Center...

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AFMC to transition to new energy efficient power strips

Posted November 2, 2012 by Brian Brackens

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante 1st Lt. Rchael Cooper (left), facility energy program manager, Air Force Materiel Command, explains the capabilities of the new smart power strip to Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, AFMC vice commander, Oct. 12. In an effort to reduce its energy consumption, and save $5.4 million over 10 years, Air Force…

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CSAF directs Air Force-wide inspection

Posted December 7, 2012 by

Commanders across the Air Force will conduct health and welfare inspections starting Dec. 5 to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III tasked…

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AF releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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AFMC announces senior leader changes

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Air Force Materiel Command officials announced May 2, 2013, that its executive director, Dr. Steve Butler, will retire effective June 30 after 35 years of service.

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AFMC to focus on Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Posted July 12, 2013 by

As part of its commitment to take care of Airmen and their families, Air Force Materiel Command is embracing the Comprehensive Airman Fitness philosophy established by Headquarters Air Force. CAF provides a framework through which the Air Force can deliver relevant programs and services more effectively across the four pillars of fitness — physical, social,…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted September 6, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas - Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of…

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