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  • Japanese AWACS fleet to get $208 million in upgrades

    Mission computing upgrades will give Japanese AWACS better interoperability with U.S. systems and improve their standalone command and control capability. AFLCMC’s International Airborne Battle Management Command and Control Division at Hanscom, which awarded the contract, expects the first delivery in late 2019.
  • BES PEO highlights directorate's impact on Air Force

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – For the past two years, Richard Aldridge, Program Executive Officer of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate has been at the helm of the organization responsible for acquiring, operating, and sustaining information technology systems for the Air Force and Department of Defense. During this time, the
  • AFRL-AFLCMC collaborate on real-time air quality sensor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When most think of hypoxia-like physiological events (PEs) some pilots have experienced in the cockpits of aircraft such as the recent propeller-driven T-6, the common assumption is an issue with the on-board oxygen generating system supplying oxygen to the pilot. But there are several other variables to
  • AFLCMC wins multiple DOD, Air Force and National FM awards

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Members of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Financial Management community will take home the “gold” at the end of the month, during the annual American Society of Military Comptrollers event to be held in Denver, Colo., where they will be recognized for winning multiple Department of Defense, Air
  • Holocaust survivor speaks at BES event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For many people, April 30, 2018, was just another day. For Samuel Heider, it marked the 73rd anniversary of his liberation by American forces from years of starvation, abuse, denial of his human rights and the murder of his family during the Holocaust in World War II.Heider served as the guest speaker at an
  • F-16 Service Life Extension Program a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

    An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.
  • Down to one, Hanscom employee waits for a kidney

    Though any available option could grant him healthy years, he’s hoping for a donation from a living organ donor, because they last longer than cadaver kidneys harvested from deceased organ donors.
  • Team helps keep KC-135 fleet viable and relevant

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – America’s longest serving tanker aircraft, the KC-135 celebrates its 62nd birthday this year marking a key milestone for an Air Force ‘workhorse’ that has seen action in every conflict since Vietnam and is the reason there’s no place in the world the Air Force can’t reach.Weighing in at approximately 300,000 pounds
  • BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

    Making BACN a program of record is a way to formalize requirements and set up a predictable budget. The change happened officially March 30. For a system that has proved its value to warfighters for nearly a decade, becoming a POR means the program office here can bring better communications to any theater, while performing training, experimentation and testing to make the system more effective and user-friendly.
  • AFLCMC Combat Rescue Helicopter Team earns DOD Environmental Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Combat Rescue Helicopter team here was recognized as the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winner in a Department of Defense announcement April 20, 2018. The CRH Program team was named winner of Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition