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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest and most important installations. It is the birthplace, home and future of aerospace. Huffman Prairie Flying Field, located adjacent to the base’s main runway is the site of the world’s first operational airfield and where the Wright-Brothers, in their own words, “really learned to fly.”

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base News

AFLCMC activated at Wright-Patt

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July 20, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center activation was officially recognized during a ceremony here July 20. The center consolidates the management of three former centers, including Aeronautical System Center here.

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated as command of the center was handed to Lt. Gen C.D. Moore II.

As the Air Force's focal point for cradle to grave management of Air Force aircraft, communications, armaments, cyber and other systems, the center is part of an AFMC construct that consolidates the command's number of centers from 12 to five.
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Col. Barlow takes command

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July 20, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base welcomed a new commander July 17 as Col. Cassie B. Barlow succeeded Col. Amanda W. Gladney during a change of command ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Lt. Gen. Tom Owen, Aeronautical Systems Center commander, presided over the ceremony.

Colonel Barlow now commands more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian and contractor employees. The wing provides support and services to one of the largest, most diverse and most organizationally complex bases in the Air Force, including a major acquisition center, research and development laboratories, a major command headquarters, an airlift wing and the world's largest military air museum. The base is home to more than 27,000 personnel.
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Air Force Marathon looking for more volunteers

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July 19, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force Marathon requires 2,100 volunteers to put on the event and officials say there are still spots open.

"We really need volunteers for the expo," said Jeanette Monaghan, volunteer coordinator of the marathon. "Typically, everyone associates the event with race day, but there many more events beforehand."

Volunteers help not only on race day, but also with the Sports & Fitness Expo held on Thursday , Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14, Volunteers also help with race-day preparations, hydration stations during the race, clean-up and in many other capacities.
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Eglin missions remain, but under new names

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July 19, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The diverse Air Armament Center missions here officially became part of two other Air Force Materiel Command centers during a ceremony July 18.

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated the ceremony.

Eglin's air armament development and acquisition mission aligned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. LCMC is led by Lt. Gen. C. D. Moore, a former 46th Test Wing Operations Group commander. Eglin's test mission is now part of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards AFB, Calif. That center's commander, Brig. Gen. Arnold Bunch, was the Air Armament Center vice commander from June 2008 to March 2010.
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Warner Robins Air Logistics Center re-designated a complex

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July 19, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Warner Robins Air Logistics Center was re-designated a complex and became part of the Air Force Sustainment Center during a ceremony here Tuesday.

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, officiated the ceremony.

The re-designation as an air logistics complex and consolidation with the AFSC is part of an AFMC effort that reduces the command's number of centers from 12 to five.

Announced in November, it's a major part of AFMC's response to a congressional challenge to find efficiencies and save tax dollars.
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ESC becomes part of AFLCMC; Mission work remains at Hanscom

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July 17, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Electronic Systems Center officially became part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center during a ceremony here July 16.

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated the ceremony.

The change is part of an AFMC effort that consolidates the command's number of centers from 12 to five. Announced in November 2011, it is a major part of AFMC's response to a Congressional challenge to find efficiencies and save tax dollars. By eliminating overhead, the command will improve the way it accomplishes its mission, ultimately providing better support to the warfighter. The restructure will standardize processes and save about $109 million annually.
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AFLCMC activation ceremony set for July 20 at AF Museum

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July 13, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

A ceremony formally marking the activation of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will take place 10 a.m. July 20 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here.

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, will officiate the ceremony during which Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore will be formally recognized as the first commander of AFLCMC. Aeronautical Systems Center will become part of the LCMC, and its commander, Lt. Gen. Tom Owen, will retire.

AFMC officials announced in November 2011 plans to consolidate certain missions and activities, reducing the number of its centers from 12 to five. The plan aims to reduce overhead costs and redundant layers of staff and is expected to generate $109 million annually in Air Force savings.
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Plan to close Ohio 444 moves forward

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July 13, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force has signed the Record of Decision which allows the base to reconfi gure several gates that, when complete, will dramatically change the traffi c fl ow on base.
The fi rst of these changes will be closing the section of Ohio 444 that currently bisects Area A.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled a meeting to share information about its plans, in relationship to the relocation of Ohio 444, at the Fairborn Government Center on July 19 from 6-8 p.m. In the near future, signs will be posted along the current Ohio 444 detailing when it will be rerouted. This project will bring the base perimeter fence across Ohio 444 behind the Exxon Station at the Ohio 444 and Dayton-Yellow Springs Road intersection. Access to this business will not be affected. On the other end, a new gate will be built on Ohio 444 adjacent to the commissary. This gate will become the new Gate 1A.
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One of AFIT’s own designs top app

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July 13, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Wouldn't it be cool to design your own app? And wouldn't it be cool if the app was among the top 50 to be downloaded?

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Maj. (Dr.) Kennard Laviers, an assistant professor of computer science in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), recently developed a new app called Anagram-it, that started out as just a game for his wife to enjoy. The app has achieved a good measure of success.

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ESC readies to transition; PEOs to merge

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July 12, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Electronic Systems Center is in the midst of preparing for two significant changes. First, the Center is preparing to become a part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, or AFLCMC, and the second is a merger between two of the current program executive offices.

"As we execute these transitions, we want to continue to ensure ESC personnel are kept informed, while also ensuring everyone keeps focused on our critical mission," said Rich Lombardi, ESC executive director and acting program executive officer for C3I and Networks. "We want to make sure our personnel can continue to do the great work they do to support the warfighter without interruption."
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AFSC activated at Tinker AFB, OC-ALC becomes logistics complex

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July 12, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force Sustainment Center was officially activated during a ceremony here July 10. In the same ceremony, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center was re-designated a complex and became part of the AFSC.

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated as command of the center was handed to Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, who was also promoted from major general to lieutenant general in the ceremony.

As the Air Force's focal point for sustainment of all Air Force weapon systems, the center is part of an AFMC construct that consolidates the command's number of centers from 12 to five.
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TATTOO cancelled due to storm damage

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June 29, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

At approximately 4:35 p.m. severe storms with heavy rain and high winds passed over the base causing significant damage to the equipment staged to support Freedom's Call Tattoo on the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Base emergency personnel were already on scene and immediately took actions to protect personnel and render first aid. Up to 14 personnel were treated for injuries and six were transported to either the base or local hospitals for additional treatment. All of the injuries were classified as minor.
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Dedication to high standards makes Master Sgt. two-time award winner

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June 29, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

"This is a team award", said Master Sgt. Mark Lyle. "Someone has to stand up front to accept the award, but without my outstanding team, there would be no award--I am blessed to have such a good support system, in both the 445th Airlift Wing and the 88th Air Base Wing".

After competing against all of the Air Force Major Commands, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force selected MSgt Mark Lyle as the 2011 Base Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year for the second time.

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Wing Commander receives new assignment

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June 29, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Col. Amanda W. Gladney, 88th Air Base Wing commander has been selected for a new assignment as Director of Communications for Special Operations Command Europe in Stuttgart, Germany.

The 88th Air Base Wing Change of Command Ceremony is scheduled for July 17, 2012.

Her successor will be Col. Cassie B. Barlow, who currently serves as Director of Manpower and Personnel of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
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Marathon slots available through charity partners

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June 29, 2012 in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by clevine

Time is running out for runners still wanting to register for the sold-out Air Force Marathon.

Through one of the Marathon's eight Charity Partners, slots for the full and half marathon are still available until July 13.

"This is a great way to still get in the race and do something that gives back to the community," said Rob Aguiar, Marathon director.

Interested runners should contact the charity of their choice for registration details. Each charity has different fund raising commitments and requirements.
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