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  • History office plays key role in OCP emblem-to-patch conversion

    Since early recorded history, warring tribes often carried banners or flags marked with emblems to represent factions and motivate their warriors to fight for the cause. It is to this historical tradition that we can trace the evolution of military emblems and patches. As the Air Force begins transitioning from the current Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Camouflage Pattern, there is a renewed focus on emblems and patches across Air Force units, as Airmen will once again be able to wear unit patches on their sleeves, which had been phased out when the ABU was deployed in 2007.
  • Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will retire from the Air Force following 40 years of service in September. As only the third female to attain the rank of 4-star general in the history of the Air Force, Pawlikowski’s career was marked by extraordinary achievements across the science and engineering domains. This article highlights a number of AFMC accomplishments during Pawlikowski's tenure and concludes with a brief look at her career highlights.
  • Air Force announces retirement of Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

    Air Force officials announced today Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will retire in September.
  • Outstanding WRP employees to be honored at Pentagon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity recognized two individuals from the Air Force Materiel Command for their work in the Workforce Recruitment Program to provide jobs for students with disabilities. The WRP is a national recruitment and referral program that connects
  • Students at STARBASE explore STEM at hands-on camp

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Middle school students across the nation are engaging in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in new ways at STARBASE, a Department of Defense youth program that uses experiential, hands-on learning techniques.DOD STARBASE targets middle school students in 62 locations across the United
  • Collaboration matches unique candidates with jobs on Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - During the month of April, Air Force Materiel Command partnered with Wright State University to launch the Autism at Work Initiative for recent college graduates who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum.This initiative is a year-long internship program that is fully funded by the Department of Defense. It has
  • Headquarters merger streamlines logistics, resources for nuclear enterprise system management

    Two AFMC directorates merged to form a single Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate (A4/10) in an effort to increase synergy and coordination in support of Air Force nuclear modernization efforts.
  • C-STARS visit highlights trauma training

    Assessing and treating critically injured warfighters is no easy task for Air Force medics with two feet firmly planted on the ground. At 35,000 feet in the air, the ability to provide care is even more of a challenge, requiring in-depth, realistic training and readiness for medic team success. The C-STARS is a joint partnership between the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Air Force, with the mission to provide hands-on, realistic training for military medical personnel in trauma and critical care. One of three C-STARS training platforms in the U.S., the Cincinnati C-STARS trains more than 250 military critical care air transport teams (CCATTs) annually, evaluating and certifying that casualty care teams are capable and ready to provide emergency treatment to seriously injured patients at point of injury so they can be transported to military treatment facilities for further care.
  • Employee Assistance Program provides range of assistance for civilian employees

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force’s new Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families with free, confidential resources and support to help manage normal everyday life challenges that may impact job performance and personal wellbeing.The Air Force EAP/Worklife4You bundle of services and resources
  • Nature's hazard: Storms

    Summer has arrived and with it brings the threat of severe storms. Each year the United States averages around 10,000 thunderstorms, and each thunderstorm typically produces heavy rain for 30 minutes to an hour.  According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that
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