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  • Directorate continues to support Presidential travel

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., – When President Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan last November to spend time with U.S. troops over the Thanksgiving holiday, a directorate from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center played a key role in ensuring both VC-25A aircraft, more commonly known as Air Force One, were available for flight.As one
  • AFLCMC Gunsmith shop creates rifle for aircrew

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Air Force Gunsmith Shop – part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Armament Directorate – recently completed delivery of a new rifle for aircrew in most ejection seat aircraft.Known as the Aircrew Self Defense Weapon (GAU-5A), which is a 5.56 mm caliber rifle, was designed by the Gunsmith Shop in
  • New acquisition course builds value in first year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Acquisition Instructor Course (AQIC) has moved to the next phase of its development after the first cohort of acquisition officers finished their research and laid the groundwork for the development of AQIC.Sponsored by Air Force Materiel Command, AQIC was established in 2019 to improve collaboration and
  • Center commander talks changes and challenges

    The commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center spoke about the Center’s mission, challenges it’s facing, along with the future of the Air Force overall during a State of the Center address Feb. 10.
  • Precision Attack Sniper IPT wins DOD level award

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – When most U.S. Air Force fighter and bomber aircraft need to strike a target, they rely on the Sniper Pod, which provides long-range detection/identification of targets, as well as surveillance for all missions, including close air support of ground troops. The Precision Attack Sniper Integrated Product Team, part of
  • Speaker recounts Blackbird legacy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OHIO (AFLCMC) – “I think he’s out spying,” whispered Col. Adelbert "Buz" Carpenter’s 7-year-old daughter to a frantic Director of Operations looking for her “daddy.”While she might not have grasped the full impact and certainly was not privy to his exact location, Carpenter’s daughter had a thumbnail knowledge of the impact
  • Center acquires new executive aircraft

    TINKER AFB, OKLAHOMA (AFLCMC) – On January 30, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Commercial Derivative Aircraft Division, awarded a firm-fixed price sole source delivery order for two C-37B aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, which will deliver by the end of FY21, expanding the current fleet size to 16 aircraft.The delivery
  • Air Force partners with Google to improve IT security

    To continue to provide IT best practices to its users, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded a $2 million experimental Other Transaction Agreement to Google.
  • Digital Directorate sets new pace for Phase II SBIR awards

    The Digital Directorate here recently employed an innovative approach to rapidly award seven Phase II Small Business Innovative Research Program, or SBIR, contracts, enabling startup recipients to advance technologies presented at two 2019 pitch days.