Air Force Materiel Command

The Air Force Materiel Command ( AFMC ) is one of ten major commands of the United States Air Force ( USAF), with headquarters at Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, United States. Commander since June 2012 General Janet C. Wolfenbarger.


It is responsible for the development, procurement and maintenance of the technology and equipment of the Air Force responsible. For AFMC also includes the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis - Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, a huge open- air bearings for aircraft mothballed there and partially reactivated years later, cannibalized or scrapped.

The Edwards AFB in California serves as the base of the Air Force Flight Test Center, which tests new aircraft models and weapons systems there.

On the Wright - Patterson AFB also belonging to the AFMC Museum of the U.S. Air Force is housed in addition to various research institutions.

End of September 2006 were among the AFMC to about 20,700 soldiers, plus 58,300 civilian employees and 2,750 reservists.


Since 1917 there was a person responsible for the equipment Equipment Division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. After the First World War, created independent units for research and development on the one hand and logistics on the other hand, however, were merged again in the late 1940s to the Air Materiel Command. In 1950, divided the USAF, responsible for research and development, Air Research and Development Command and reorganized it again from April 1, 1961 as the Air Force Systems Command. At the same time from the Air Materiel Command, the Air Force Logistics Command. These two commands finally merged on 1 July 1992 to the present Air Force Materiel Command.


  • General Ronald W. Yates, 1992-1995
  • General Henry Viccellio Jr., June 1995 to May / June 1997
  • General George T. Babbitt, Jr. May, 1997-2000
  • General Lester Lyles, from May 2000 to October 2003
  • General Gregory S. Martin, 2003-2005
  • General Bruce A. Carlson, 2005-2008
  • General Donald J. Hoffman, 2008-2012
  • General Janet C. Wolfenbarger, since June 2012