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  • Department of the Air Force to allow shorts for maintainers, updates variety of uniform options

    Airmen and Guardians will now have more dress and appearance options with upcoming uniform changes to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Appearance.
  • AF restores military tuition assistance cap, AF COOL funding

    $4,500 per fiscal year and online preparatory course funding for fiscal year 2021, effective immediately.
  • New AFMC supervisor course aims to develop stronger leaders

    The course is a complement to the mandatory supervisor training provided by the Air Force and offers supervisors in-depth knowledge of personnel and workplace policies as well as the opportunity for practical application of concepts through case studies and collaborative learning.
  • ‘AFMC We Need’ continues to drive change

    One year after its launch, the Air Force Materiel Command 'AFMC We Need' initiative continues to drive success across the mission, bringing positive change and improvements, moving the command closer to the ideal set in motion by the operation’s pursuit.
  • Air Force announces Vanguard PEOs

    The Air Force recently announced the Vanguard Program as part of its transformational science and technology portfolio identified in the 2030 strategy for the next decade. Vanguard programs will rapidly advance emerging weapon systems and warfighting concepts through prototyping and experimentation. With these programs, the Air Force aims to
  • Mobile app supports new hire process

    A new mobile application feature aims to make the on-boarding process and first days of work easier for civilian new hires across the Air Force Materiel Command. The “Newcomers” feature on the AFMC instance of the Air Force Connect mobile application provides new employees with step-by-step pre-employment and on-boarding process information, checklists, installation maps, pay and benefits data, and more, making the first days of work easier for the newest members of the AFMC team.
  • AFRL, partners develop innovative tools to accelerate composites certification at new materials research facility

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In partnership with industry, a team of Air Force Research Laboratory/Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) personnel are developing the capability to accelerate certification of advanced manufactured composite structures.Creating a new materials characterization subfacility, known as the Materials
  • USAFSAM operates only device for potential pilot height waiver

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine here operates the only official anthropometric device accepted by the USAF to determine precise measurements of pilot candidates who do not meet the standard height requirements to become pilots.Medical flight standards experts in the schoolhouse, part
  • AFRL creates new modular weapons storage for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations team is at it again.Their current project is an updated gun rack or Modular Weapon Storage System, for the U. S. Air Force C-130 aircraft.The team, known collectively as JFWORX, is a group of volunteer scientists and engineers from
  • AFRL illuminates flight lines with next generation light cart

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 diesel light carts that provide flight line and perimeter illumination. This lighting is a necessity for aircraft maintenance, troubleshooting and perimeter lighting to secure the outskirts of deployed/contingency locations.Flight line aircraft
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