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  • Team JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response

  • AFMC-wide virtual hiring fair attracts new talent

    The Air Force Materiel Command hosted its first Virtual Hiring Event April 10 to fill more than 400 immediate vacancies across the enterprise footprint. Approximately 30 job offers were made during the event with hiring managers also identifying 60 additional members for subsequent interviews. An

  • Right Start gives newcomers tools for successful life at Robins

    It takes time to learn the ropes when you’re the newcomer in town. Thanks to the Right Start program at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Airmen like Master Sgt. Demetris Redfield, superintendent for the 78th Air Base Wing’s Support Staff, who arrived at Robins in early March, can settle in to

  • Ready at all times: 78 ABW exercise trains wartime skills

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Members from the 78th Air Base Wing tend to Senior Airman Christopher Ramsey, 78th Operations Support Squadron, during the Full Spectrum Readiness exercise at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, April 10, 2019. Ramsey, who received his fake injuries courtesy of moulage

  • Hanscom hangs out ‘help wanted’ sign for engineers

    Program Executive Office Digital has about 40 engineering vacancies at six locations, and PEO Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks has about 35 engineering vacancies at three locations. The federal hiring process requires a longer onboarding timeline than private industry, so

  • Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

    To launch the Air Force Materiel Command Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, AFMC deputy commander, offers his perspectives on innovation and the innovation culture required to research, develop, test, field and sustain Air Force systems and platforms to outpace the

  • Senior NCO creates course to boost enlisted development

    A senior NCO with the 413th Flight Test Group recently partnered with leaders from 10th Air Force to host a pair of first-ever enlisted development courses at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, for members of Air Force Reserve Command’s aviation resource management career

  • Soothsayers: Software group utilizing tools to predict parts failure

    Turns out a crystal ball isn’t necessary for seeing the future. Certainly not in the 402nd Software Maintenance Group where modern software tools are enabling units of the group to predict when an aircraft part will fail before it actually happens. The art is called Preventive Maintenance. The idea: