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Dr. Donald Hoying holds a solid state module on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 29, 2017. Upgrades to missile detection radar earns civilian recognition
Dr. Donald Hoying, the radar’s program manager at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, leads a team of 50 military and government civilians and contractors who are working to upgrade these SSMs while improving the radar’s satellite, space-borne object and missile detection capabilities. In November, Hoying won the 2017 Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Outstanding Civilian Acquisition Program Manager Award for his efforts.
0 12/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Tech Report: Thor Weather System
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – The latest step in a long-running weather prediction arms race is a supercomputer created by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, and used by the 557th Weather Wing to get critical information to warfighters. The Thor Weather System provides accurate weather predictions that save time, resources and
0 10/16
2017
A member of a Cyber Protection Team participates in the Air Force's Exercise Black Demon, designed to validate his ability to protect and defend specific critical missions or assests. Unlike other communications specialists who work to defend and protect an entire network, CPTs have advanced training and skillsets that go deeper into locating and then neutralizing the threats posed to high priority missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia) Acquisition personnel assess Air Force network operations
Acquisition personnel at Hanscom Air force Base are setting up a system to monitor the health of the network enabling all Air Force operations.
0 8/23
2017
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) AFLCMC awards major long range radar contract
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded the Raytheon Company a $52.6 million contract May 11, 2017, for the three-dimensional expeditionary long-range radar system.
0 5/12
2017
F-22 Raptors such as this one will at some point in their operational lifetime now encounter robotic technology newly developed through the Air Force Small Business Research program. Robots are now being placed into operation at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah for the purpose of making the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets much safer for aircraft maintenance personnel. (Courtesy photo/Andrew McMurtrie, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, Ga.) Robotic technology developed for F-22s
Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
0 3/28
2017
A next generation F-35 coatings application booth at Hill Air Force Base is set to become initially operational by October 2017. The state-of-the-art coatings booth project, led by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, is expected to save more than $330,000 annually in energy through the employment of advanced sensors, control logic and sophisticated software analysis tools to monitor and improve performance over the lifetime of the complex. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Next generation coatings booth poised to save Air Force millions in energy
It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is on the front lines of making this happen for the F-35 Lighting ll.
0 3/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF looks to ensure cyber resiliency in weapons systems through new office
The Air Force, through its Life Cycle Management Center, has stood up the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems (CROWS).
0 1/04
2017
Research Analysts assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s operations research team at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, were recognized by the Military Operations Research Society for developing the F-22 Master Plan Scheduling Tool, which is credited with optimizing resources at the F-22 modification lines at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and reducing maintenance delays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker) Research analysts develop F-22 efficiency tool
Operations research analysts assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s operations research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, were recently recognized by the Military Operations Research Society for developing the F-22 master plan scheduling tool, which is credited with optimizing resources at the F-22 Raptor modification lines at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and reducing maintenance delays.
0 8/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Global Hawk gets innovative ISR payload adapter
Using a cooperative research and development agreement, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, partnering with Northrop Grumman and Air Combat Command, has developed an innovative solution to the tricky problem of how to connect existing and future information gathering sensor capabilities, not currently designed for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system, to link with the airframe system.
0 6/17
2016
Base historian Randy Bergeron reviews history files at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., June 14, 2016. Bergeron recently learned that he earned a share of the Dennis F. Casey Award for Excellence in Periodic History in the Albert S. Simpson Category for co-authoring the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s periodic history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Herlihy) Hanscom historian captures share of Air Force-level award
Hanscom Air Force Base historian Randy Bergeron has earned a share of the Dennis F. Casey Award for Excellence in Periodic History in the Albert S. Simpson Category for co-authoring the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's periodic history last year.
0 6/15
2016
A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing takes off from Camp Robinson, Ark., May 13, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin) New C-130J contract to save DOD millions
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Mobility Directorate signed a multiyear contract with Lockheed Martin to procure 78 C-130J Super Hercules with the option to buy up to 83 over the next five years. The agreement is the second multiyear contract for the C-130J and it saves the Defense Department about $680 million and provides the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with important airlift capabilities.
0 6/05
2016
Maj. Gen. Glenn Davis, the mobilization assistant to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, gives opening remarks during a KC-135 Stratotanker customer support visit to the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The group visited Tinker AFB and also Birmingham Air National Guard Base, Alabama, and Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, from March 14-18 to enhance KC-135 customer service between all the agencies. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Maj. Jon Quinlan) Crosstalks aimed at improving KC-135 service
Experts from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the Air Force Reserve, National Guard Bureau and the Legacy Tanker Division conducted a customer support visit to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and at two other bases March 14-18 to listen to unit concerns regarding KC-135 Stratotanker support and logistics.
0 3/28
2016
A KC-46 Pegasus took to the skies for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wa., Sept. 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jet Fabara)

KC-46A tanker completes successful first flight
A KC-46A Pegasus tanker (EMD-2) made history with its first flight Sept. 25 from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, landing a few hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle.
7 9/25
2015
An Air Force Wideband Enterprise Terminal stands poised under a protective covering on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. AFWET terminals communicate with a variety of satellites and keep military branches and other government agencies connected worldwide. The system is currently undergoing its third largest modernization led by a program management team from Hanscom AFB, Mass. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger) 3rd largest wideband enterprise terminal upgrade in progress
A key system that helps ensure the global free flow of information throughout all military branches and other government agencies is undergoing a major overhaul. Led by a team at Hanscom Air Force Base, the Air Force Wideband Enterprise Terminal system is receiving its third largest upgrade to date, known as the Modernization of Enterprise Terminals.
0 7/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo New combat rescue helicopter HH-60W to perform personnel recovery mission
The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter (CRH) as the HH-60W.
0 11/29
2014
During a simulation, 2nd Lt. Ray Grothman monitors leads on an “Ebola patient” while wearing the Breathe Easy Powered Air Purifying Respirator around his waist. The respirator would help keep Grothman, or a medical technician, safe while treating the “patient” and is an example of equipment undergoing tests and evaluation by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel in connection with the transport isolation system. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Scaggs) Life Cycle Management Center helps design transport isolation system
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is playing a unique role in the United States' comprehensive Ebola response efforts in West Africa through the center's involvement in developing a transport isolation system. The system will enable safe aeromedical evacuation of Department of Defense patients in C-130 and C-17 aircraft.
0 11/23
2014
Senior Airman Joseph Fletcher and Airman 1st Class Christopher Kelly inspect a TPS-75 radar March 13, 2012, in Southwest Asia. The radar site contributes to the overall picture that the operators see inside an operations center. Fletcher and Kelly are radar maintenance technicians with the 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon) 3-D long-range radar contract awarded
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's (LCMC) Theater Battle Control Division awarded a contract to the Raytheon Company for the service's next generation of long-range radars Oct. 6.
0 10/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Airmen: The foundation of Air Force weapon systems
How do you build an Air Force organization responsible for the acquisition and support of all aircraft, engines, munitions, and electronic/cyber systems? You start with the people, of course.
3 1/14
2014
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