Tag Archives: Air Force Materiel Command

AFMC Now Designated Servicing Command for Space Force-Attached Airmen; Commander Arnold Bunch Quoted

Arnold Bunch

The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) has received the responsibility of being the designated servicing major command (MAJCOM) for airmen with the U.S. Space Force. AFMC will provide USSF-attached airmen with policy guidance, waiver authority, professional development opportunities, functional-specific roles and other support services, the Air Force said Wednesday.

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Air Force Col. Amanda Kato Retires as Nuclear C3 Program Executive Officer; Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. Quoted

Amanda Kato

Amanda Kato, program executive officer for nuclear command, control and communications (NC3) at the U.S. Air Force, officially retired from her 29-year military service at a ceremony that took place June 18th at Hanscom AF Base in Massachusetts. She concurrently served as director of NC3 integration at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and supervised more than 400 civilian, military and contractor personnel. 

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USAF, Navy Test New Approach for Airborne PNT Tech; Maj. Andy Cottle Quoted

AgilePod Sensor Pod

The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy jointly demonstrated a new concept with airborne positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies in Centennial, Colorado. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) worked with the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office to test a mix of PNT technologies in an Agilepod sensor pod across six sorties. 

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Air Force Materiel Command Establishes Digital Transformation Office


Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) has created its own office that would help both the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Air Force pursue digital transformation. AFMC said Tuesday that its new Digital Transformation Office (DTO) will manage digital transformation across the USAF-USSF enterprise and establish a structure for digital governance.

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Military Leaders Discuss Installation Resiliency Initiatives at House Subcommittee Hearing; Maj. Gen. Edward Banta Quoted

Military Installation

Military leaders appeared before lawmakers during a House Armed Services Readiness subcommittee hearing on Friday to discuss about their installation preparedness efforts in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Brig. Gen. John Allen, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, said the service has developed a risk assessment playbook to carry out initial evaluation of exposure in severe weather and climate conditions at major installations.

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USAF Updates ‘Air Force Connect’ App to Centralize Base-Related Information

Air Force Connect

The U.S. Air Force is relaunching the 88th Air Base Wing’s page within the Air Force Connect mobile app to serve as a portal for base information including data on senior officials, directories, and social media. The Air Force said Friday the app is meant to operate as a central interface to sreamline information discovery without the need for multiple websites.

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USAF’s Brig. Gens. Steven Behmer, Jason Lindsey to Lead F-35 Integration, Presidential Airlift


Brig. Gens. Steven Behmer and Jason Lindsey will receive the assignment to become the U.S. Air Force's director of F-35 integration and program executive officer for presidential and executive airlift, respectively. Behmer, who currently leads Air Combat Command's 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, will transfer to USAF's headquarters in Washington, D.C., for his new role. 

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Two USAF Commands Seek to Advance Collaboration Between Program Offices, Operational Wings; Gen. Arnold Bunch Quoted

U.S. Air Force

Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to create a program to provide operators and program managers an opportunity to gain insight into each other’s missions and share information to improve readiness and lethality, the service branch reported Sunday.

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Will Roper: Digital Engineering Can Drive New Capabilities for US Air Force

Will Roper

Will Roper, the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition head and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said during the Air Force Digital Campaign’s first virtual industry event that digital engineering can significantly drive the development of new capabilities. Gen. Arnold Bunch noted that the Digital Campaign initiative comes as part of efforts to align with the National Defense Strategy.

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Air Force to Highlight Digital Transformation Effort on Virtual Event

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is slated to host a virtual industry day Sept. 21 to discuss the service branch's digital transformation initiative and strategy to industry and academia. The industry day will showcase digital engineering efforts from select programs and expound how the Air Force and the U.S. Space Force will conduct business in the future. 

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