WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio — Team AFMC,
As many of you have likely heard or read by now, Secretary of Defense Panetta notified Congress that civilian employee furloughs may occur if budget sequestration takes effect March 1. Civilian employee furloughs, if enacted, would begin late April, following a 30-day notice.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Building on the success of its “Year of the Community College of the Air Force” campaign in 2011 and “Year of Continuing Education” campaign in 2012, Air Force Materiel Command rolled out a plan for the “Year of the Graduate” Jan. 1.
The Year of the Graduate, or YoGrad, will still emphasize continuing education across the command but will also recognize those who have completed degrees during this three-phase education campaign.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The budgetary uncertainties currently facing the Department of Defense, combined with a projected $1.8 billion shortfall in Air Force funding for overseas contingency operations, require prudent steps to mitigate budget execution risks, according to Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander.
The Hilltop Times and the Standard-Examiner sat down with Col. Sarah Zabel, 75th Air Base Wing commander, for a series of questions Jan. 3, before the Change of Command ceremony to be held next week (Jan. 11).
You are moving on?
I am moving on. The change of command is Jan. 11.
Will you be around after that?
Not for long. The timing of this change of command is because I'm going on to a class that all new generals go to. About the time it winds up I'm expecting to move into another job.
January 2012 saw the announcement from Air Force officials of the anticipated reduction of 4,500 civilian positions. This followed the Nov. 2, 2011, Air Force announcement which identified 12,000 of the 16,500 civilian billets that were eliminated to bring the Air Force civilian strength in line with its Financial Year 2012 President's Budget. The Air Force had been working to define the remaining 4,500 positions since then. These reductions would meet the Secretary of Defense's requirement for the civilian workforce to be maintained at FY10 levels.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For many, gathering with friends and family for the holidays often leads to discussions of the things we are thankful for. As you think about the blessings you've enjoyed in the past year, I ask that you also remember the men and women who defend our freedom, one of the greatest gifts of all.
In conjunction with National Energy Awareness/Action Month a basewide contest identified the two oldest government refrigerators in the inventory at Hill Air Force Base.
In an AFMC Commander's Log issued in February 2012, Gen. Donald Hoffman, then-commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, challenged senior leaders to reduce legacy appliances in the workplace. Hoffman noted, "Our ultimate goal is to reduce the number of appliances in the workplace and eliminate inefficient units.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --- Because we are Airmen, and are surrounded by the military on a daily basis, it can sometimes be easy to forget how incredibly significant it is to be a veteran. The approximately 22 million living veterans in this country make up only about 7 percent of the population. And less than 1 percent of Americans actively serve in the military at any time.
Approximately 220 Air Force Materiel Command IG inspectors arrive Saturday, Aug. 4, with 18 of them arriving early to set up preliminary arrangements on Thursday, Aug. 2, for a Consolidated Unit Inspection.
As the base puts out the welcome mat for the AFMC IG inspectors, Lt. Col. Christopher Decker, 75th Mission Support Group deputy, asks that all be aware of the visit and display Team Hill spirit.
All AFMC units and squadrons at the base can expect team member visits.
TINKER AFB, Okla. -- The Air Force Sustainment Center was officially activated during a ceremony July 10. In the same ceremony, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center was re-designated a complex and became part of the AFSC.
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated as command of the center was handed to Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, who was also promoted from major general to lieutenant general in the ceremony.