Talk:Air Force Materiel Command

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Correct Title?[edit]

Should not the word "Materiel" be "Matériel"? (Pardon my pedantry, but the term does come from the French. The accent was certainly in use in Nathan Twining's day!)

Hair Commodore 12:47, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Should the word not be MATERIAL? This makes more sense to me considering what the unit does and it's role in the defence of the country. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigpaudge (talkcontribs) 10:59, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

MIMIC development[edit]

Hi LanceBarber! You have just reverted my insertion about the development of MIMIC at this unit. It is certain that MIMIC was developed by the Systems Engineering Group at the Wright-Patterson AFB.[1] However, I am not sure whether this group was part of the Air Force Materiel Command and of AIMACO. Maybe you can clarify. Cheers.CeeGee 19:31, 4 December 2007 (UTC)


The unit was also frequently called the Air Material Command (AMC). In books I've been reading about the history of Air Force guided missiles, I've never seen it called the "AFMC". Maybe that's the modern name, but not what it was called in the 1950s. DonPMitchell (talk) 05:35, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Sir - if you goto the "History" section on the top of the AFMC page, it lists several "Preceding Units" - one of which is Air Materiel Command (or AMC). It appears that AMC lasted from 1946-1961 (see this page) when it was renamed Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC). AFMC was not stood up as a MAJCOM until 1992 when AFLC and Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) combined. Somewhat ironically, AFSC was created in 1950 when the research and development arm of AMC was split off to form Air Research and Development Command (ARDC). Hope that helps. Take care - Ckruschke (talk) 19:28, 17 June 2014 (UTC)Ckruschke