WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command was announced the winner of the 2011 Air Force Marathon MAJCOM Challenge in early November at Corona Fall.
This was the fifth year for the challenge, which uses a point system to evaluate both participation and performance from each major command.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This year, flu vaccine will be made available to Air Force Materiel Command's civilian work force in addition to active-duty personnel and their family members.
Given the negative impact of the flu on work force health and work place productivity, AFMC Commander Gen. Donald Hoffman approved the purchase of vaccine for use in immunizing the command's civilian work force during the 2011-2012 influenza season.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OHIO -- Air Force Materiel Command officials have announced that voluntary retirement and separation incentives will not be offered to its civilian workforce during the remainder of fiscal year 2011 which ends Sept 30. Instead, the command will continue using Air Force civilian hiring controls to manage the size and make-up of the force, including the filling of only one civilian vacancy for every two that occur.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force announced July 7, the re-assignment of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger from Air Force Materiel Command vice commander to military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
The Air Force also announced the president's nomination of Maj. Gen. C.D. Moore II, deputy director of the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office in Arlington, Va., for confirmation by the Senate to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as AFMC vice commander.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- We all enjoy a great many freedoms. Over the July 4th weekend, many of us will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family as we celebrate our nation's 235th birthday. While we certainly look forward to those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on exactly why it is we're able to celebrate.
The Team Lean Challenge program received a facelift all across the Air Force Materiel Command this month. The Team Pedometer Challenge (TPC) and focuses on taking the necessary steps for permanent healthy lifestyle changes. It begins April 11 and ends May 20.
"The TPC is a program that doesn't focus solely on weight loss, but being more active, and this was our goal," said Antoinette Greene, Health Promotion coordinator for the AFMC Surgeon General's office.
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --- The week-long court-martial of Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, the former command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, concluded Jan. 28 with a six-member panel of male officers sentencing the chief to 20 months confinement, reduction to rank of E-1 and a dishonorable discharge for 15 violations of the UCMJ.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force is at the forefront of many Department of Defense energy initiatives.
Most are either happening, or are managed, at Wright-Patterson AFB. The Air Force Materiel Command oversees the development and testing of alternative fuels for Air Force aircraft.
The command is seeking more "green" ways to power our fighters, bombers, transports and remotely piloted aircraft. In fact, one of the command's five priorities is to conserve resources.
Here are a few more nuggets of success:
Over $12,000 worth of prizes are available to be won during Air Force Materiel Command's Base Restaurant Winter Meltdown promotion which will take place beginning Monday, Jan. 10 and continuing through Feb. 11.
This customer appreciation promotion features prizes such as 32" plasma TVs, iPod Nanos, Nintendo Wiis, digital cameras, portable DVD players, Nook and Kindle portable readers and free lunches.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Air Force Materiel Command will begin our "Year of the Community College of the Air Force" campaign. John Buchan, a 20th century writer and politician, once said, "The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already." Therefore, I challenge each of you to reap the benefits of formal education during the new year.