AFMETCAL logoAFMETCAL manages the Air Force Metrology and Calibration Program and is located in central Ohio in the city of Heath at the former Newark Air Force Base. The unit is part of the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center campus comprising of six of the top 20 contractors for the Department of Defense. The campus is managed and developed by the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority. 

AFMETCAL Leadership

  Mr. John M. FederankoMr. Neil B Erno is the Director of AFLCMC/WNM, AFMETCAL Division, Agile Combat Support Directorate.


Mr. John M. FederankoMr. John M. Federanko is the Deputy Division Chief for AFLCMC/WNM, AFMETCAL Division, Agile Combat Support Directorate.  



About Us

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  For over 30 years, the Air Force Metrology and Calibration (AFMETCAL) Program was managed by the Directorate of Metrology at the Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center (AGMC). In 1993, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission, operating under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act 1990 (Public Law 101-510, Title XXIX), directed that "The Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center (AGMC) depot will be closed; some workload will move to other depot maintenance activities including the private sector."
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Air Force Calibration

  The Air Force Calibration Authority Viewer (AFCAV) is a specialized software viewer for displaying data from Technical Order (T.O.) 33K-1-100-2-CD-1, the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) version T.O. 33K-1-100-3-CD-1 and all authorized Calibration Measurement Summary (CMS) technical orders. AFCAV is distributed with these technical orders. To receive AFCAV, simply requisition the T.O. 33K-1-100-2-CD-1, 33K-1-100-3-CD-1 and/or CMS technical orders as applicable. Upon receipt of the CD, follow the instructions in the readme files to install and run AFCAV.

T.O. 33K-1-100-3-CD-1 (FMS only) is released annually and there are no monthly updates.

Frequently Asked Questions


  Metrology is the science of measurement. Metrology is required to ensure that Air Force systems are accurate and can reliably perform their designated missions. Every system in the Air Force inventory requires some type of accurate and reliable measurement to be made in development or operation. For example, when landing a plane, the pilot counts on the Instrument Landing System to tell him if he's centered on the runway and making his approach at the proper angle. A laser-guided bomb requires both the target designator and the guidance sensor on the bomb to operate at the proper wavelength and at correct power levels for the successful munitions delivery. Finally, the weight of aircraft must be known to ensure that they are not overloaded and that they have the proper amount of fuel for safe flights. The accuracy and reliability of all of these systems can be directly traced to measurements made here at the Air Force Primary Standards Laboratory (AFPSL).
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Common Access Card (CAC) Issuance/Renewal

  The Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS) Work station at AFMETCAL, Heath, Ohio, is currently up and operational for Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and military active duty personnel. Although we are unable to issue military dependent ID cards or any type of retiree cards, the Resources Section is available to assist DoD employees with Common Access Card (CAC) issuance/renewal by appointment only. Appointments will be scheduled Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon only and can be made by calling (740) 788-5041 (DSN 366-5041) or (740) 788-5093 (DSN 366-5093). 


  - AFMETCAL calibration support services are centrally funded.

- Request Program Offices fund the AFMETCAL TDYs for participation at PDRs, CDRs, TRR/AT, final field evaluation and other technical conferences.