Providing the Warfighter's Edge
By Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs / Published September 05, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --
Providing Airmen with the necessary "edge" to effectively fly, fight and win is the focus of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
From leading acquisition and cradle-to-grave product support for nearly all Air Force weapons systems, while simultaneously finding new and innovative solutions to Air Force challenges, the men and women of AFLCMC are dedicated to supporting the nation's warfighters.
Since its activation in July 2012, the center's highly skilled workforce of more than 27,000 people at approximately 77 locations around the world have been charged with assessing the needs of our warfighters and providing them with the tools and capabilities they need to be successful.
From upgrading the venerable B-52 bomber and reinforcing the oxygen system on the F-22 Raptor, to developing the next generation aircraft and acquiring support items such as uniforms and helmets for our Airmen, the AFLCMC team impacts every Airmen every day.
"Our center is very diverse and unlike any organization in the Air Force," said Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II, AFLCMC commander. "The work we do has impacts on all aspects of the Air Force mission, which is very humbling. For our Center, there is no room for error -- we have to get it right every time because ultimately lives depend on the quality and timeliness of our products."
When discussing AFLCMC, Moore highlights the center's work force - what he calls "our most precious resource."
"The most important resource we manage is the pool of incredibly talented people who work throughout our many center locations," said Moore. "Without a doubt, the knowledge, expertise, and dedication of our workforce keep our planes and support systems operating effectively, and that's why our Air Force is second to none."
According to Moore, AFLCMC is postured to succeed despite the challenges of the current fiscal environment.
"AFLCMC stood up to maximize effectiveness and business efficiencies in the management of Air Force systems across their life cycle," he said. "We've done a good job in delivering much needed capabilities at reduced costs, and we are in a great position looking to the future as we continue to acquire and support war winning capabilities."
The mission of AFLCMC is highlighted in the 'Our Story' Part II video located at www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1xgc8_KHng