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Air Force Materiel Command.

Mission

Delivers war-winning technology, acquisition support. sustainment and expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter

Responsibilities

Conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapon systems ready for war.
People

Active duty 23,082
 Officers 7,161
 Enlisted 15,921
AFRC 3,403
ANG 9
Civilians 55,781

Total 82,275


Organization

Major Product Centers

* Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (develops, acquires and sustains aeronautical systems)

** 311th Human Systems Wing Brooks City-Base, Texas (ensures weapon systems and people operating them are compatible)

* Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla. (development, acquisition, testing, deployment and sustainment of all air-delivered weapons)

* Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB. Mass. (center for development, acquisition and integration of command and control systems)

** Operations and Sustainment Systems Group, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (acquires develops, integrates, implements and sustains secure combat support information systems and networks)

** Development and Fielding Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (provides rapid response and delivery of weapon systems and support to engineering and acquisition communities)

Test Centers

* Air Force Flight Test Center Edwards AFB, Calif. (provides aerospace research, development, test and evaluation, and support for the United States and its allies)

* Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn. (operates flight simulation test facilities)

Research and Technology

* Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (leading the discovery development and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for air and space forces)

Air Logistics Centers

* Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah (intercontinental ballistic missiles A-10, B-2, C-130, F-4, F-16, KC-135)

* Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla. (B-1, B-2 B-52, E-3, E-6, KC-135, jet engines, air-launched cruise missiles)

* Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga. (C-5, C-130, C-141, F-15, Air Force helicopters)

Specialized Centers

* 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M. (provides munitions maintenance, readiness and base operating support)

* Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (stores preserved aircraft for regeneration and reclamation)

* Air Force Security Assistance Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (negotiates foreign military sales and defense agreements with foreign countries and international organizations)

* National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (preserves heritage of American aviation and showcases the Air Force mission along with the services continuing contribution to national defense)

Commander: Gen. Bruce Carlson

Headquarters: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Command Chief Master Sgt: Chief Master Sgt. Jonathan E. Hake

Web address: http://www.afmc-pub.wpafb.af.mil/
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Author:Hoffman, Bruce P.
Publication:Airman
Article Type:Company Profile
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2006
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