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Two USAF Commands Seek to Advance Collaboration Between Program Offices, Operational Wings; Gen. Arnold Bunch Quoted

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Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to create a program to provide operators and program managers an opportunity to gain insight into each other’s missions and share information to improve readiness and lethality, the service branch reported Sunday.

The Weapons Systems Lead Wing Collaboration program will involve biannual immersions to help AFMC personnel better understand sortie generation, back-shop maintenance and other operational activities. 

AFGSC personnel will learn more about acquisition, contracting and other lifecycle management activities related to the development and sustainment of weapons systems through those immersions.

“With today’s near-peer competition and the challenges we face in delivering the technology our Air Force needs to achieve our National Defense Strategy, we need to have a common understanding with the operational units to ensure what we deliver meets their current and emerging needs,” said Gen. Arnold Bunch, commander of AFMC. 

“Strong lines of communication and a robust exchange of information between our operators and acquisition professionals is critical to delivering what the Air Force needs to succeed.”