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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 aer·o·nau·tic   also aer·o·nau·ti·cal
adj.
Of or relating to aeronautics.



aero·nau
 Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB AFB
abbr.
acid-fast bacillus


AFB Acid-fast bacillus, also 1. Aflatoxin B 2. Aorto-femoral bypass
, Ohio (develops, acquires and sustains aeronautical systems)

** 311th Human Systems Wing Brooks City-Base Brooks City-Base is a former United States Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas, that was established in 1918.

In 2002 Brooks AFB was renamed Brooks City-Base when the property was conveyed to the Brooks Development Authority as part of a unique project between local, state,
, 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 Engineering Development Center (AEDC), located on Arnold Air Force Base in the U.S. state of Tennessee, is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. , 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 mu·ni·tion  
n.
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.

tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with 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 That portion of United States security assistance authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended. This assistance differs from the Military Assistance Program and the International Military Education and Training Program  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 hake: see cod.
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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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