HomeNewsArticle Display

AFMC conducts focus groups across enterprise

Yancy Mailes, Air Force Materiel Command historian, provides background information on the AFMC We Need initiative during cadre training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, July 15. More than 150 AFMC headquarters and center augmentees attended the training to prepare for the implementation of Phase II activities of the AFMC We Need initiative.

Yancy Mailes, Air Force Materiel Command historian, provides background information on the AFMC We Need initiative during training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, July 15, 2019. More than 150 AFMC headquarters and center augmentees attended the training to prepare for the implementation of Phase II activities of the AFMC We Need initiative. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) --

The Air Force Materiel Command’s AFMC We Need team will travel to operating locations across the command to conduct in-person focus groups beginning July 22.

The AFMC We Need enterprise-wide initiative, launched in late June 2019, seeks inputs and recommendations from AFMC civilian and military Airmen that can help posture the command to best support the National Defense Strategy today and in the decades to come.

“We’re nearing the end of phase one of the initiative, which centered on AFMC headquarters and the launch of the online feedback questionnaire,” said Col. Patrick McDonnell, AFMC We Need operational team lead. “To date, we’ve received nearly 2,000 responses and have started the process of analyzing the data to identify trends. Phase two will focus on gathering data from our center and wing personnel. The online questionnaire will remain open for inputs through mid-August.”

Select personnel from across the command will travel to AFMC headquarters for training and to support focus groups at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, July 15-19. Teams will then commence travel to AFMC operating locations July 22, with focus groups at Eglin AFB, Florida, Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, Hanscom AFB, Mass. Gunter-Maxwell AFB, Ala. and Holloman AFB, N.M. July 22-26; Edwards AFB, Calif., Hill AFB, Utah and Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, July 30-Aug. 1; and Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tinker AFB, Okla. and Scott AFB, Ill. Aug. 6-8.

Leadership at each AFMC location has identified individuals to participate in the focus group events. Select AFMC and Air Force leaders will also take part in one-on-one interviews. All AFMC Airmen have the opportunity to provide recommendations and inputs through an online questionnaire.

“This is an opportunity for everyone to participate and help shape our command for the future,” McDonnell said. “We strongly encourage everyone to contribute, either online or in person, should the opportunity arise.”

The AFMC We Need initiative aims to highlight opportunities and challenges across the mission footprint, from research and development to test and evaluation, acquisition, sustainment and installation and mission support. At the end of the study, a series of recommendations will be provided to AFMC leadership for review and potential action.

To learn more about the AFMC We Need study and how to participate, visit the AFMC We Need website. A questionnaire is also available.

Study updates will be posted to the website and across AFMC social media channels as they become available.

website: https://www.afmc.af.mil/About-Us/AFMCweNeed
survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AFMCWeNeed

 

Engage

Facebook Twitter
RT @AETCommand: Airmen from the 29th AMU check over the first MQ-9 Reaper to be transported through ferry flight, Jan. 8, 2020, on @Holloma
RT @DeptofDefense: The cold won’t slow down the @usairforce! The Air Force is working with the @usarmyccdc to test cold weather gear and e…
RT @USAFCENT: GROUND SUPPORT | USAF Airmen assigned to the 379th AEMS worked alongside the 746th EAS to load cargo onto & launch a C-130 at…
RT @USAFHealth: #DidYouKnow, Air Force Expeditionary Medicine brings leading-edge medicine directly into battle providing injured personnel…
As he served, let us serve. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. https://t.co/SuE0D4UAnI
RT @AirNatlGuard: "We talk about lining ourselves up with our sister services and joint efforts to make sure we accomplish our mission; the…
RT @AFResearchLab: The year is 1947. The @usairforce officially broke the sound barrier with the Bell X-1 aircraft. This incredible feat w…
RT @theF35JPO: Congratulations to the @AusAirForce for completing their #F35 training mission at @LukeAFB! 🇦🇺 ⚡ Learn more 🔗 https://t.co/2…
RT @CENTCOM: A French Rafale conducts nighttime air refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary…
RT @DeptofDefense: Jumping from a plane becomes a big step toward friendship. 301 soldiers and airmen from @USArmyReserve, @usairforce, and…
Explosive Disposal Ordnance (EOD) Airmen are often assigned to some of the most dangerous missions and perform tact… https://t.co/xYc9Ip5psn
Start this year by supporting your #Airmen in their pursuit of #resiliency. Learn about common triggers of invisibl… https://t.co/6gJSfJKvcK
RT @OHNationalGuard: The @180thFW hosted members of the Nigerian Air Force recently Officers visited the 180FW in search of #bestpractice
RT @HiAirGuard: Airmen from 154th Security Forces Squadron became first responders during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear…
RT @US_SOCEUR: U.S. #airmen assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing perform maintenance on a CV-22B #Osprey aircraft in Szolnok, #Hung
RT @HQ_AFMC: The @AFResearchLab s X-60A program achieved a key developmental #milestone with the completion of integrated vehicle propulsio…
RT @DeptofDefense: If you want to get there as fast as possible, don’t stop for gas. ⛽ That’s why the @usairforce relies on airmen like Tec…
RT @DeptofDefense: Press ▶️ to learn more about @USAFCENT, the command that provides air & space warfighting capabilities to help defeat v…
Airmen with the Puerto Rico Air National Guard provide support at the “tent cities” to support Task Force South and… https://t.co/zg2yT0LqpS
Even the most advanced aircraft in history requires extensive maintenance performed by Airmen on the ground to kee… https://t.co/Kpv8JlzYIc