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  • World-unique tire testing capability saves millions for warfighters

    Predicting aircraft tire wear is a complex, time-intensive phenomenon, highly dependent on multiple variables. Historically, testers focused on the structural integrity of a tire prior to fielding and use. However, the ability to quickly and accurately predict tire wear remained a challenge across

  • 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron gives back during COVID-19

    “When the United States began to be impacted by Coronavirus, we knew there must be something we can do to help,” said Airman 1st Class Stephen Criss, a software tester for the 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron.In response to COVID-19, the 552nd ACNS took their own initiative to hand sew more than

  • AFMC seeks innovative ideas through Ideascale Campaign

    To support the drive to deliver what the Air Force needs at the speed of relevance, Airmen and civilians from across the Air Force Materiel Command enterprise are invited to submit innovative ideas and solutions to improve the AFMC mission through the U.S Air Force Ideation Platform, or Ideascale,

  • 552nd Air Control Wing integrates with Australia

    Time zones couldn’t stop the 552nd Air Control Wing from visiting the Royal Australian Air Force in September 2019.The 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron represented the 552nd ACW and traveled to RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia to integrate and train with the RAAF after they visited Tinker Air

  • Commentary: Innovation 'advances the ball'

    What does an organization need to do to ensure its Airmen are able to innovate at the enterprise level? How can the Air Force continue to nurture and grow an innovative mindset across the mission set? In support of the Air Force Materiel Command's 2019 Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force

  • CPI office augments mission effectiveness, efficiency

    The Air Force Materiel Command Continued Process Improvement program leverages Airmen innovation and new technologies to create a continuous cycle of process improvement and change in the service culture. The goal of the program is to improve mission execution while reducing costs, which ultimately

  • Hanscom hangs out ‘help wanted’ sign for engineers

    Program Executive Office Digital has about 40 engineering vacancies at six locations, and PEO Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks has about 35 engineering vacancies at three locations. The federal hiring process requires a longer onboarding timeline than private industry, so

  • Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

    To launch the Air Force Materiel Command Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, AFMC deputy commander, offers his perspectives on innovation and the innovation culture required to research, develop, test, field and sustain Air Force systems and platforms to outpace the

  • 552nd ACW Fuel Systems Creates New Tool in 12 Hours

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – “What’s the game plan,” said the Accessories Flight Chief. “Well Sir, I do not think you are going to like it… we are going to have to do something that has never been done before,” replied Tech. Sgt. Marquis Gaines.This was the conversation that led to the creation of