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An MQ-1 Predator armed with an AGM-114 Hellfire missile flies a training mission.  The MQ-1’s primary mission is interdiction and conducting reconnaissance against critical, time-sensitive targets. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force) Increased unmanned aircraft workload on the horizon thanks to new partnership
The Air Force Sustainment Center and General Atomics have reached an enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement which allows the two organizations to partner in the maintenance of unmanned aircraft systems, including the Predator/Reaper and the Army's version of the aircraft, the "Gray Eagle."The agreement, signed Nov. 9 by Lt. Gen.
0 11/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo CC Message – Thanksgiving reflections
This year has been a struggle for most, but we have a lot to be thankful for as we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are often swamped with demands from work and family; and it's easy to forget how fortunate we are. The upcoming holiday is a time to reflect and recharge.Like many of you, I'm thankful for my family, my country and my ability to
0 11/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFSC, Boeing reach enterprise partnership agreement
The Air Force Sustainment Center and Boeing have reached an enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement which allows the two organizations to more efficiently take on sustainment workload for the warfighter.The agreement, signed Oct. 9 by AFSC Commander, Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, is the first center-wide partnership agreement
0 11/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Congress Passes Bill Reopening Federal Government
President Barack Obama signed legislation late yesterday night bringing federal employees back to work after Congress finally resolved the budget logjam which led to a 16-day shutdown.Senate leaders championed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and remove the threat of government default on its debts. All federal government employees -
0 10/17
2013
Default Air Force Logo CC Message – Keep moving forward
First and foremost, I want everyone to know how much I appreciate the way you have handled the chaos during the last few months. The budget crisis in Washington turned very personal for each and every AFSC member with furloughs, the shutdown, pay issues, and impacts to operations. I know the turmoil has caused difficulties at home and at work. But
0 10/15
2013
Default Air Force Logo Be more vigilant: Protect passwords, government systems
 In an era when identities can be easily stolen and networks compromised, Air Force Sustainment Center officials are urging its network users to be more careful. By adhering to two requests, the number of attempted hacker intrusions and virus downloads can be drastically reduced.Officials stress that AFSC network users should never plug
0 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFSC cements status as strategic asset, efficiency pioneer
The Air Force Sustainment Center is a strategic asset that is not only gaining attention for its ability to generate airpower, but for its business approach as well.Listening to the center's director of logistics and its three air logistics complex commanders, it's clear the center's current successes are the result of an enviable level of
0 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFMC officials share civilian pay update after shutdown
Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Financial Management officials outlined Oct. 8 the pay and entitlement discrepancies civilian employees should anticipate on upcoming paychecks due to the recent government shutdown.The following listing distinguishes civilian categories and what employees within each should expect for the pay dates of Oct.
0 10/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo Government Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions
Below are frequently asked questions about the current government shutdown. Do you have questions you need answered in regard to the government shutdown and its impact on the Air Force? Post them in the comments below. We will research and try to find the answer(s) for you and respond to the post(s) here. Government Shutdown Frequently Asked
0 10/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFSC Commander Message - Potential Government Shutdown
As promised, I'm coming to you with information as I receive it. The Air Force Sustainment Center has been asked to make preparations for a potential government shutdown. The annual funding for the government expires on September 30 and if there is a lapse in appropriations, several government activities will cease due to lack of funding.Military
0 9/27
2013
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