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Congratulations to the recipients of these Air Force-level awards at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia!

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LIVE: The innovative Airmen who made it to the SPARK TANK finals are pitching their ideas to our senior leaders and industry professionals, all in hopes of taking home the crown!

Posted by United States Air Force on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the FY 2017 Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs Media Awards! The winners include the following:
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GRAPHIC DESIGN CATEGORIES
- Digital Art
Kent Bingham, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, Hill Air Force Base, Utah

- Identity Design
First Place: David Perry, 75th ABW/PA, Hill AFB, Utah
Second Place: Tommie Horton, 78th ABW/PA, Robins AFB, Georgia
Third Place: Gerald Bryza, 72nd ABW/PA, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

- Layout and Design
Kent Bingham, 75th ABW/PA, Hill AFB, Utah

- Animation
David Perry, 75th ABW/PA, Hill AFB, Utah

- Civilian Graphic Designer of the Year
Kent Bingham, 75th ABW/PA, Hill AFB, Utah
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PHOTO CATEGORIES
- Operational Photo Series
First Place: Gregory Davis, 72nd ABW/PA, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Second Place: Debbie Aragon, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center PA, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas

- Training Photo Series
First Place: Gregory Davis, 72nd ABW/PA, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Second Place: Ilka Cole, 96th Test Wing PA, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Third Place: Wesley Farnsworth, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

- Picture Story
First Place: Linda LaBonte Britt, 66th Air Base Group PA, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Second Place: Samuel King Jr., 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida
Third Place: Wesley Farnsworth, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

- News Photo
First Place: Samuel King Jr., 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida
Second Place: Wesley Farnsworth, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Third Place: Ron Bradshaw, 75th ABW/PA, Hill AFB, Utah

- Feature Photo
First Place: Tommie Horton, 78th ABW/PA, Robins AFB, Georgia
Second Place: Samuel King Jr., 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida
Third Place: Mark Herlihy, 66th ABG/PA, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

- Portrait
First Place: Samuel King Jr., 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida
Second Place: Linda LaBonte Britt, 66th ABG/PA, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Third Place: Wesley Farnsworth, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

- Civilian Photographer of the Year
Samuel King Jr., 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida
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VIDEO CATEGORIES
- Short-form Production Video
First Place: 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Second Place: AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas

- Long-form Production Video
First Place: AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas
Second Place: 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

- Operational Videography
First Place: Ryan Law, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Second Place: James Truitt, AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas

- Training Videography
First Place: Airman 1st Class Johnathon Wines, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Second Place: Paul Wenzel, 78th ABW/PA, Robins AFB, Georgia
Third Place: James Truitt, AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas

- Multimedia Product
First Place: John Harrington, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Second Place: Tommie Horton, 78th ABW/PA, Robins AFB, Georgia
Third Place: James Truitt, AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas

- Video Story
First Place: Ryan Law, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Second Place: Roderick Berry, 66th ABG/PA, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Third Place: James Truitt, AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas

- Video Spot
First Place: Airman 1st Class Holly Ardern, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Second Place: Paul Wenzel, 78th ABW/PA, Robins AFB, Georgia
Third Place: Malcolm McClendon, AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas

- New Videographer of the Year
Airman 1st Class Holly Ardern, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

- Military Videographer of the Year
Airman 1st Class Johnathon Wines, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

- Civilian Videographer of the Year
Ryan Law, 88th ABW/PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
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PRINT CATEGORIES
- Printed Publication
72nd ABW/PA, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

- PDF Publication
First Place: AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas
Second Place: 412th Test Wing PA, Edwards Air Force Base, California

- Media Campaign Plan
72nd ABW/PA, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

- Information Story
First Place: Benjamin Newell, 66th ABG/PA, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Second Place: Samuel King Jr., 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida
Third Place: Kenji Thuloweit, 412th TW/PA, Edwards AFB, Calif.

- Feature Story
First Place: Kristin Stewart, 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida
Second Place: Mark Wyatt, 66th ABG/PA, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Third Place: Debbie Aragon, AFIMSC/PA, JBSA, Texas

- Commentary
Geoff Janes, 78th ABW/PA, Robins AFB, Georgia

- Photojournalism
First Place: Tommie Horton, 78th ABW/PA, Robins AFB, Georgia
Second Place: Kenji Thuloweit, 412th TW/PA, Edwards AFB, California
Third Place: Samuel King Jr., 96th TW/PA, Eglin AFB, Florida

- Civilian Writer of the Year
Kenji Thuloweit, 412th TW/PA, Edwards AFB, California
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Winners will advance to compete at the Air Force level. Air Force winners will then compete for the Department of Defense Media Awards. Best of luck to all!

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#ICYMI | Air Force Services Activity recently announced the winners of the 2017 Air Force Art Contest. Two artists from Hill AFB, Utah, earned repeat wins, while Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, claimed wins in additional youth categories.
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Click below to see all the winners’ works, and congratulations to all!
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cc: MyAirForceLife, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

‘I love knowing that we make progress every day towards providing our military with options other than dropping a bomb or shooting a bullet.’
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Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL's high-power-electromagnetics division chief Mary Lou Robinson talks to InStyle magazine about her work.

FIRST LEGO League Championships

The WPAFB Educational Outreach Office and Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL sponsored the Ohio FIRST LEGO League Robotics State Championship competition this weekend. The annual event encourages students to have fun with math, science, and engineering by competing in a robotics competition. #STEM

Posted by Wright-Patterson AFB on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

#AFMCExercise | Another look at the AFMC commander's visits to facilities around Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, during the command-wide exercise.

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#LessonsInLeadership | FOCUS ON TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS VS. EFFICIENCY

“Are we training individual and/or collective tasks to the right standard in a prioritized, organized manner given the time available? (Effective) Or, are we taking risk with regard to standards in order to get more tasks accomplished in a given period of time? (Efficient … or is it?)
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There’s no one-size-fits-all answer – it’s just something to consider. Our seasoned Airmen should lead that effort at the tactical level. ”

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#LessonsInLeadership | ENGAGE ACTIVELY IN TRAINING

“This is not only about exercises, but also about everything leading up to them and day-to-day operations. This is about leadership, initiative and creativity.
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Take advantage of every available opportunity to train and prepare. That doesn’t always need to be in a classroom or in a training area. It’s about teaching our Airmen that we can still conduct effective training without pristine training facilities and equipment.
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Do our Airmen know why they are there, what they are training for, and what is expected of them? Give clear guidance, outline expectations and define outcomes.”

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#AFMCExercise | An Airman at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, participates in the command-wide exercise at the base's Glenwood Training Area Jan. 31. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Yara Khalil)

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#AFMCExercise | A snapshot of the AFMC commander's visits to facilities around Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, during the command-wide exercise.

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January 31st marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Bien Hoa, one of the most significant ground defense operations in Security Forces history. It was part of Vietnam's Tet Offensive. The Air Force was the sole defense force on the base, and the forces there were outnumbered five to one, but they prevailed. A military working dog team sounded the alarm and the fight raged overnight. We lost four personnel and had 46 wounded, but the valiant efforts of the folks who stepped up that day resulted in 160 enemy forces killed or captured and only two U.S. aircraft destroyed. USAF Defenders were awarded an Air Force Cross, three Silver Stars, and 13 Bronze Stars with valor for their heroism that day.

The Battle of Bien Hoa

January 31st marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Bien Hoa, one of the most significant ground defense operations in Security Forces history. It was part of Vietnam's Tet Offensive. The Air Force was the sole defense force on the base, and the forces there were outnumbered five to one, but they prevailed. A military working dog team sounded the alarm and the fight raged overnight. We lost four personnel and had 46 wounded, but the valiant efforts of the folks who stepped up that day resulted in 160 enemy forces killed or captured and only two U.S. aircraft destroyed. USAF Defenders were awarded an Air Force Cross, three Silver Stars, and 13 Bronze Stars with valor for their heroism that day.

Posted by Air Force Materiel Command on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

#LessonsInLeadership | LEVERAGE EXPERTISE

“Are more experienced Airmen mentoring and sharing their years of expertise within their functional lanes?
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I offer that there are the rare few in our force that have the experience in areas that we’re currently training on. Their active involvement and leadership is critical to effective exercise development, prioritizing training tasks, and developing training solutions to overcome resource challenges and predict where ‘a-ha moments’ might occur.
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When those moments happen, I call upon those Airmen to create solutions and develop recommendations to push up the chain.”

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#DYK? | A Headquarters AFMC captain and his family are expected to appear in an episode of Family Feud that will air tomorrow, Jan. 30.
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Capt. Andrew Beckman (pictured second from left), of the AFMC Directorate of Plans, Programs, Requirements & Analyses, and his family were one of 25 families, selected from a try-out pool of 2,000, picked to compete on the game show.
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Tune-in tomorrow to see if the family will advance in competition, and give them a 'like' to wish them luck!

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During this week, in conjunction with the command-wide exercise, we'll share some #LessonsInLeadership straight from the desk of the #AFMCCommandChief ~
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“What is our commander's intent? Why is it important? What’s an Airman’s role in it? What do we expect of our Airmen, and what does it mean to them at the individual level given his or her functional specialty?
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It’s important to draw the lines back up through the chain so that our Airmen understand their role in the ‘big picture,’ every step of the way. Those with a better grasp on the sight picture must continuously work to share it."

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Congratulations to the recently announced HQ AFMC Staff 2017 Annual Award Winners. The winners are:

AMN of the Year: SrA Kayla Hoffman (A1)
NCO of the Year: TSgt Elizabeth Esterline (JA)
SNCO of the Year: MSgt Matt Morey (A3/6)
CGO of the Year: Capt Andrew Beckman (A5/8/9)
FGO of the Year: Maj John Hein (SG)
Civilian CAT I: Kimberly Pritchett (SG)
Civilian CAT II: Lisa Hames (JA)
Civilian CAT III: David Rohlinger (PK)

Congratulations to our winners and all the nominees. Best of luck in the command-wide Excellence Awards competition in March.

Keep up the great work!

UPDATE:

The President has signed the Continuing Resolution, and we have received notification from the Office of Management and Budget to reopen the government. All federal employees are to return to work.

Supervisors will be in contact with employees via a telephone call to provide official notification. Due to the late hour, the calls will be initiated before 0800L, 23 Jan.

For bargaining employees, the expectation is that they will return to work not less than 12 hours from notification; for non-bargaining employees the expectation is that they will return within two hours, if there is time in the duty day. If there is not time during the current scheduled duty day, employees will report during the next scheduled duty day. Shift workers should consult their supervisors.

As many of you have seen, a deal appears imminent for the government to re-open. Employees should not return to work until notified through command channels, after official guidance is received.

For bargaining unit employees the expectation is that they will return to work 12 hours after notification; for non-bargaining employees the expectation is that they will return in two hours, if there is time in the scheduled duty day. For those on shift work, check with your supervisor for specific details.

Further, it is unclear how pay and leave may be impacted from the shutdown. We’ll continue to provide information as it becomes available.

We understand this has been distressing to our civilian teammates who are suffering through furlough again. Every member of the Air Force team is critical to accomplishing our mission—especially in AFMC! Continue to be good wingmen and help each other through these uncertain times.

Continue to be good wingmen through this stressful time. http://www.af.mil/mobile/News/Article/1420175/secafcsaf-letter-to-airmen-government-shutdown/

Due to the government shutdown the National Museum of the Air Force is closed. It will remain closed until further notice. Continue to check their Facebook page for updates.

Details from DoD on the shutdown. As a reminder, all employees should report to work on their next regularly scheduled duty day to begin orderly shutdown procedures. The government will remain partially closed until Congress approves an appropriations bill. Https://www.defense.gov

Invent the Future

How will you help the United States Air Force invent the future?Join us: https://www.AFResearchLab.com/2030#AF2030

Posted by Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL on Thursday, January 18, 2018

United States Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Summit LIVE from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine #AF2030

Posted by Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL on Thursday, January 18, 2018

#AF2030 | Don't forget to watch the live stream today!

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Check out the livestream tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.!

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