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  • AFIMSC focuses I-WEPTAC topics on GPC solutions

    The first of two 2024 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conferences concluded May 8 at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center when three teams presented solutions to advance agile combat support operations in an era of Great Power Competition.

  • AFMC Supervisor Toolkit continues to benefit frontline leaders

    The AFMC Supervisor Toolkit is a centralized repository of resources, tools and guidance designed to help supervisors manage teams across the organization. While the main purpose of the toolkit is to assist supervisors, the resources can benefit any military or civilian as they grow and develop

  • Top Airman selected as new AFMC Command Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. James (Bill) E. Fitch II will become the new AFMC Command Chief Master Sergeant, succeeding Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi, who will assume the position of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force in March.

  • FSS leaders meet to tackle force support challenges

    Close to 260 force support squadron commanders and senior enlisted leaders attended the 2023 Force Support Squadron Leadership Conference Oct. 24-27 in San Antonio, sponsored by the Air Force Services Center. The event focused on evaluating the internal functions of force support squadrons from a

  • Air Force pioneering innovative geothermal energy solutions

    Seeking to fortify defense infrastructure, the Department of the Air Force has signed agreements for innovative geothermal energy prototype initiatives at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. These new initiates will lay the groundwork to deliver continuous clean

  • Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept. 15

    Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct.15. The month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Gamers needed to help build Air Force strategy

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is contracting with MITRE to test Airmen and Guardian decision making in a contested environment through video gaming. Registration opened Sept. 6 for military members to participate in eSports tournament GameX: Mission Generation Under Attack at

  • Mission Monday: Financial analysis

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Erin Massie, a financial analyst with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 6 at Wright-Patterson AFB.She provides financial management support to the Air Force Materiel Command’s $1 billion installation

  • Getting to know the new AFIMSC Detachment 1 commander

    The new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander at Detachment 1 believes our nation depends on people from all walks of life, equally dedicated to the principles that make and keep our country free.

  • Tiny fish swims off the endangered species list

    A decades long partnership between the Department of the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has brought one tiny Florida fish back from the brink of extinction.  The Okaloosa darter, a two-inch perch-like fish found only in the streams at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was removed from

  • AFCEC plays vital role in Air Force climate plan initiatives

    AFCEC has a significant role in climate change initiatives intended to enhance resiliency at Air Force installations by addressing the risks severe weather poses to infrastructure, operational capabilities and readiness as outlined in the Department of the Air Force Climate Campaign Plan.

  • AFMC Spark Tank open through Aug. 27

    Air Force Materiel Command uniformed and civilian Airmen and Guardians are invited to submit their game-changing ideas now to compete in the AFMC Spark Tank: Integrated Capabilities Challenge, with the submission window open through Aug. 27.

  • AFIMSC takes three AFMC continuous improvement, innovation awards

    Primary subordinate units from the Air Installation and Mission Support Center won three categories at the 2023 Air Force Materiel Command Continuous Improvement (CPI) and Innovation Awards last month. The awards for 15 individual and team categories recognize significant contributions to 2022 AFMC

  • Air Force transporters deliver agility, lethality

    In recognition of National Defense Transportation Day on May 19, here’s a look at what AFIMSC’s logistics pros bring to the fight. Dominant logistic capabilities that traverse the air and ground are key to the agility and lethality of a superior force. That’s what the transportation teams at the Air

  • Record budget helps Air Force tackle environmental issues

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is bringing this year’s “Invest in Our Planet” Earth Day theme to life as the center’s global environmental team continues to support innovative restoration projects driven by a record-high budget. Within AFIMSC’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center,

  • AFIMSC celebrates 8 years of global I&MS support

    Eight years ago, on April 6, 2015, the Air Force activated the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, one of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. With a mission to deliver globally integrated installation and mission support, AFIMSC combined the strengths,

  • Center senior enlisted leaders integrate, collaborate

    The command chief master sergeants from four of the six centers within AFMC met with Flosi at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Feb. 23 to collaborate and learn more about AFSC and how its mission connects with their own.

  • Air Force environmental restoration chief receives Trailblazer Award

    AFCEC Environmental Restoration Program Management Chief Kenny Johnson was recently awarded the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award during the 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Gala in National Harbor, Maryland. He was one of 23 Department of the Air Force members celebrated for their

  • AFMC executive directors take meetings on the road

    The senior civilian leaders at the Air Force Materiel Command took their quarterly business meeting to a new location for the first time: on the road to a subordinate center. Lorna Estep, AFMC executive director, said this was an opportunity for herself and the six center executive directors to

  • AFIMSC Portrait: Shari Fort

    Shari Fort is passionate about her work because it not only enables the Air Force mission, it has the potential to shape a better future for everyone.

  • #IAMIMSC award winner: Maj. John Nussbaum

    Meet #IAMIMSC award winner Maj. John Nussbaum. Nussbaum is the transportation working capital fund program manager for Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 9, in support of Air Mobility Command, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

  • AFMC releases 2023 Strategic Plan

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released a new Strategic Plan outlining the ways it will work to deliver the advanced, integrated materiel capabilities the Air Force needs to deter aggression and prevail against the modern adversarial threats.

  • Sheppard breaks ground on $27M Child Development Center

    Team Sheppard celebrated the start of construction on a $27 million child development center during a groundbreaking ceremony here Jan. 6, 2022. The new facility will replace the current one built in 1973. Scheduled to open in 2024, the new center’s mission focuses on providing quality, available

  • Robins AFB takes next step in establishing new missions

    Air Force leaders today announced one step forward in the delivery of battlespace command and control after completing two necessary environmental assessments, with a finding of no significant impact, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, a primary subordinate unit

  • 2022 FEHB open enrollment for eligible civilian employees

    The 2022 Federal Benefits Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 14 through Dec. 12. During the annual Open Season, eligible employees can enroll, change plans or

  • ‘Power Hour’ all-call set for Aug. 25

    The Air Force Materiel Command will host a virtual “Power Hour” all-call with the organizational leadership team, Aug. 25 at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Microsoft Teams LIVE.

  • Keeping civilians in fighting shape

    The Civilian Health Promotion Services was established in the Air Force Materiel Command to keep its civilian Airmen as fit as their active-duty counterparts. Its success has led to its recent expansion CONUS-wide.

  • Richardson takes command

    Gen. Duke Z. Richardson assumed leadership of the Air Force Materiel Command during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Air Force, June 13.

  • Air Force announces winners of this year’s DAF art contest

    The Air Force Services Center recently announced the winners of this year’s Air Force Art Contest. More than 2,240 pieces of art submitted from over 1,600 participants of all ages who used a variety of media. After the month-long contest closed March 31, a team of judges evaluated each entrant’s

  • DAF Gaming delivers Gaming Expo, Esports Championship at FORCECON 2022

    Air Force Services Center and the Department of the Air Force Gaming achieved two major firsts Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio – the first Department of Defense Armed Forces Esports Championship and the inaugural Air Force Gaming Minor League Championships. The gaming league was center stage at

  • DAF youth programs gear up for Summer

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas - With kids starting to get excited about summer, many parents are thinking about how to keep their kids active and engaged until the fall.As COVID-19 rates drop around the country in many parts of the country, youth centers across the Department of the Air

  • Air Force Gaming season 3 launches with new competition format

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force Gaming League is back with a new format and a new league for family members and retirees.The new format consists of three unique seasons – spring, summer and fall, expanding opportunities for more competitors to participate,

  • Fairchild joins growing Food 2.0 dining improvement program

    The Air Force Services Center continues to implement its Healthy Food Initiative (HFI) Food 2.0 program to provide improved food options for Airmen and Guardians across the enterprise. The initiative, which includes modernizing dining facilities and new menu options, celebrated its latest grand

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC capstone event accelerates change

    Mission area working groups presented solutions for the Air and Space Forces’ biggest installation and mission support challenges to senior leaders during out-briefs at the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference April 6-7.

  • Application window opens for Olympic hopefuls

    The application window for Airmen, Guardians, Reservists and Guardsmen who dream of Olympic competition is now open. Department of the Air Force and Space Force athletes have 45 days to apply to begin their training with the hopes of competing in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Once

  • Airman makes debut as Winter Olympian, has sights set for 2026

    Imagine being the first black athlete to compete in a sport where you are hurling yourself headfirst down an icy track at speeds over 90 mph. That is exactly what Airman First Class Kelly Curtis did recently as she competed in the skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

  • Aviano Gamer Group Community

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Some Airmen use hiking to destress and for some it’s a face mask with a glass of grape juice, for Airman 1st Class Jason Collier video gaming with others is where he alleviates stress in his life.“I've been gaming, probably since my consciousness came to,” said Collier,

  • Resilient, ready force focus for new AFMC command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. David A. Flosi assumed the role of AFMC command chief in early October. Excited to serve as the major command senior enlisted leader, Flosi looks forward to the next few years which will offer a myriad of challenges, opportunities and chances to see Airmen achieve and succeed.

  • Shutterbugs capture ‘wonderful world’ in photo contest

    The Air Force Services Center recently announced its 2021 Air Force Photo Contest winners. The winners – first, second and third place in five categories – were among more than 950 entries submitted for the annual competition. This year’s theme was “What a Wonderful World.”

  • AFMC Spark Tank finalists announced

    Air Force Materiel Command named its 2022 MAJCOM Spark Tank finalists during the command Senior Leader Conference, Oct. 8. Spark Tank brings forth the innovative knowledge and powers of Airmen and Guardians, reflecting leadership’s continued efforts to empower and provide them with a platform to

  • Air Force installs system to protect drinking water near Luke AFB

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has completed installation and testing of a water filtration system that reduces Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate from drinking water near Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to levels below the Environmental Protection Agency’s lifetime health

  • EPA recognizes AFCEC team for restoration at former Griffiss AFB

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently named former Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, as one of its 2021 National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse award winners. The award recognizes the hard work, innovative thinking and cooperation among the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Base

  • AFIMSC accelerates change across the enterprise with Big Data

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is improving data-driven decision making processes across the Air and Space Forces. The center hosted a Big Data Summit June 15-17 to share the its data management strategy, vision and ongoing efforts with key stakeholders.

  • Air Force announces art contest winners

    The Air Force Services Center recently announced the winners of the annual Air Force Art Contest. The contest ran March 1-31. A team of judges evaluated each entrant’s artwork for impact, creativity, and technical criteria in adult and youth categories.

  • Teams deliver innovative solutions at I-WEPTAC

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Teams tasked with tackling the Air and Space Forces’ most challenging Agile Combat Support issues delivered their recommendations April 21 at the 2021 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference.

  • Tenant feedback drives housing programs improvement

    Department of the Air Force housing program officials are analyzing data from the recently completed 2020 Department of Defense Annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey for trends and ways to improve the enterprise’s privatized and government-owned housing portfolio and tenant experience.