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  • Women's History Month Feature: Mrs. Theo Sick

    Mrs. Theo Sick, mother of Air Force Sustainment Center Director of Logistics Jeff Sick, was recruited as a Rosie after finishing high school at age 17. “My mother still remembers working on the factory floor, running the rivet guns and working with raw metal, forms and dies, and supporting the war effort,” Sick said. 
  • Virtual ceremony recognizes AFMC’s 'best of the best'

    The Air Force Materiel Command announced the 2020 Annual Excellence Awards recipients during a virtual ceremony, March 26, 2021.
  • F-15 Canopy Shop gives pilots clear view

    The F-15 Canopy Shop’s eye for details gives pilots a clear view of the mission.
  • Tinker organizations improve contractor safety by changing process

    Various units across Tinker Air Force Base are ensuring safety is a top priority for contractors, base employees and service members that work together on base. Implementing Art of the Possible combined with Continuous Process Improvement tools and techniques, members from the Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and the 72nd Air Base Wing are making Tinker AFB a safer place to work by building clear expectations before contracts are signed, identifying gaps in safety plans and encouraging everyone in the workplace to speak out for safety. “There is unlimited potential when you involve all stakeholders in a process with a single focus on making an improvement,” said Connie Davis, OC-ALC strategic deputy director and AoP subject matter expert. “The resulting team is a powerful force for change and standardization.”
  • The Air Force seeks to accelerate efficiency

    As modern warfare continues to evolve, the Air Force has renewed its focus on maintaining secure fuel networks and optimizing operations for maximized combat capability. Over the past year, the Air Force Operational Energy office targeted specific initiatives that aim to increase operational efficiency, incorporate modern technology and processes, and improve sustainment. Furthermore, these efforts have an added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a critical aspect of the Secretary of Defense’s climate change prioritization. Read the breakdown of our latest accomplishments and how we’re bringing 21st century energy solutions to the Air Force.
  • AFMC releases updated telework guidance

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released an updated guide to provide employees and supervisors with a one-stop reference to policies and procedures governing telework activity across the mission set. The 25-page document covers all aspects of telework, to include eligibility, training, pay, leave and absence, equipment, documentation and more, with applicability to all AFMC telework-eligible employees.
  • Sustainment Center’s engineering director helping bring diversity to future STEM force

    The top engineer in Air Force Sustainment Center is determined to demystify Air Force STEM careers, especially among groups currently underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. As one of the volunteers for the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Virtual STEM Conference Feb. 12 and 13, Alphonso Thomas, AFSC Engineering and Technical Management director, was able to reach hundreds of high school students from around the country with the message that an Air Force career in STEM offers opportunities they may not have considered before. “Most people don’t understand the spectrum of jobs we have in the Air Force, both civilian and military,” said Thomas, who participated in a recruiting event, a mentoring session, an engineering panel, and a military service awards banquet during the conference.
  • Tinker reduces energy consumption during energy crisis, preserves mission capability

    Tinker Air Force Base preserved mission capability as 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineers took a proactive stance this week to assist Oklahoma energy partners and the community in finding ways to reduce base energy consumption while still preserving the integrity of industrial facilities. The state of Oklahoma saw multiple winter storms and record-low temperatures this week causing strains across the electrical grid, even resulting in some planned rolling power outages. According to Base Energy Manager Joey Hunter, the storm put an unusual stress on all three of Tinker’s utility providers and their customer base.
  • AFMC town hall addresses vaccines, telework, command climate

    Telework, the coronavirus vaccine, hiring, diversity and more were topics of focus during the Air Force Materiel Command virtual town hall, Feb. 3.
  • WR-ALC breaks ground on 14,800-square foot software building expansion

    The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, partnered with the 78th Civil Engineering Group to break ground on a facility expansion project Jan. 13.
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