Three Air Force Materiel Command personnel—one military and two civilians—will be attending the University of Tennessee’s Aerospace Master of Business Administration program, which is in its second year and in its first year as a USAF sponsored program, say AFMC officials. The Air Force acquisition office believe the program offers “a large payback” with minimal time away from work. The three airmen are: Maj. Wade Jense, Odgen Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah; Roshelle Orgusaar, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla., and Mary Lou Robinson, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The program starts in January.
The Pentagon awarded a contract worth over $2 billion for the next batch of F-35 engines to Pratt & Whitney on June 5. The deal for Lot 17 F135 engines, totaling $2.02 billion, is expected to be completed by December 2025.