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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Leach, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system journeyman and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discuss the confined space trainer, a new innovation developed by the squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 12, 2018. Secretary Wilson visited RAF Mildenhall to engage with Airmen from the 100th ARW and discuss innovations and strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee) SecAF Wilson returns to RAF Mildenhall, discusses innovation, strategy
When then 2nd Lt. Heather Wilson joined the Air Force in 1985, her very first assignment was to the 3rd Air Force at RAF Mildenhall. Now, Secretary of the Air Force Wilson returned to RAF Mildenhall July 12, to learn about the new innovations the Airmen have since created, and to speak about the National Defense Strategy.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Tech Report: Pilot Training Next
The Air Force is searching for new ways to train pilots more efficiently and quickly. Leveraging virtual and augmented reality is a key part of the experimental Pilot Training Next program. It’s an effort that could help streamline the Air Force effort to quickly get qualified pilots in the air.
0 7/17
2018
Defending base Defenders go mobile with new comm system
Thanks to a recent innovative idea, the 96th Test Wing’s support and defense unit became its latest developmental test squadron.
0 7/16
2018
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein visits Boeing Field in Seattle, where the KC-46 Pegasus tanker is under development. The KC-46 program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery to the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy photo) KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery
The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.
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2018
Tech. Sgt. Brian Virden and Master Sgt. Bryan Riddell,  replace legacy firefighting foam at King Salmon Air Station, Alaska, with Phos-Chek 3 percent, a C6-based Aqueous Film Forming Foam, June 14. The new AFFF protects Airmen, aircraft and infrastructure while reducing the risk of mission-related contamination to drinking water sources. Virden and Riddell are with the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo) Swap complete: AF protects Airmen, environment with new firefighting foam
The transition to an environmentally responsible firefighting foam at King Salmon Air Force Station, Alaska, June 14, 2018, marked the completion of the Air Force’s move to replace legacy foam in fire vehicles and stockpiles across the service.
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2018
Staff Sgt. Hermann Nunez, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, holds the revised version of the “Spline Insert Extractor,” which he helped create. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz) A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money
In early May, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money.
0 6/11
2018
377th MDG uses SIF 377th MDG uses Squadron Innovation Fund to improve quality of care for Airmen
In February 2018, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced that Air Force squadrons would receive funding to be used for Airmen-led innovations that increase readiness, reduce cost, return time back to Airmen or enhance lethality of the force. The Squadron Innovation Fund was designed to reduce resource barriers preventing ingenuity, according to Goldfein, and serve as seed money for squadron-level innovation initiatives.
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2018
Mark Flannery, a welder from Detachment 6 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, welds a steel plate to the bottom of a Jet Petroleum 8 tank in a vehicle management garage at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 27, 2018. Flannery was hand selected to come and repair the tank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua King) Vehicle Management welds fuel tanks back to life
Without fuel, the world’s greatest Air Force doesn’t get aircraft in the air. When the trucks that deliver that fuel start to leak, a multi-team effort is needed to get them fixed and back to delivering fuel to the fight.
0 6/01
2018
Default Air Force Logo Command meets its cost-savings objective for second fiscal year in a row
Air Force Materiel Command captured more than $2.5 billion in cost savings for fiscal year 2017, the second fiscal year in a row the command has achieved its strategic savings objective.
0 5/31
2018
OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment OTS revamps program creating more efficient, effective training environment
Over the past year, Air University’s Officer Training School has been revamping its program in order to provide a more efficient and effective training experience for its cadets. One of the major changes the school has made has been the implementation of pre-requisite courses designed to cover topics, which otherwise would be done during a mass-lecture when the cadets arrive.
0 5/31
2018
Default Air Force Logo AFPC launches database for special trophies, awards information
As the Air Force continues to streamline guidance and target improvements that impact Total Force Airmen in the squadrons, the Air Force’s Personnel Center has implemented an initiative placing all special trophies and award descriptions and eligibility information into a single location for maximum visibility to Airmen, supervisors and commanders in the field.
0 5/22
2018
The 821st CRSS was recently recognized by the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence and Air University Leadership Institute for their innovative leadership development programs and the unit was awarded the 2017 PACE Leadership Impact award. Whole Airman Concept: Leadership development
Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron are using the Whole Airman Concept to find innovative ways to incorporate leadership development into their everyday squadron routine.
0 5/21
2018
Default Air Force Logo ACC to test new wing organization at Mountain Home AFB
Air Combat Command officials announced the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, will test a new wing organizational structure.
0 5/18
2018
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs aerial maneuvers during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2018. Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation during the upcoming air shows. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore) Davis-Monthan named top base in the Air Force
The Office of the Secretary of Defense named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years.
0 5/18
2018
Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Commander Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy talks about the importance of the 2018 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference to senior Air Force leaders and members of the agile combat support community. “What’s great about this event is that it’s a forum for innovation,” Spacy said May 16 in San Antonio. “Our goal is to get ideas from our Airmen into action. We know the ideas are out there – our Airmen are coming up with them.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez) I-WEPTAC delivers innovations to Air Force leaders
Innovation was alive here this week, as senior leaders heard proposals May 16, 2018, to address some of the greatest challenges facing the agile combat support community at the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.
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2018
Hannah Coley, a contractor from Apex Systems, Inc., assigned as a Project Kessel Run software designer works on an application for the Air Operations Center on her first day at the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, May 7 Kessel Run hits hyperdrive
Thirty active duty Airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors gathered in a shared workspace downtown May 7, 2018, for the opening of the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, where they will build the next generation of combat software.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 2
On this look around the Air Force, some changes are made to Enlisted Professional Military Education, Airmen volunteer to clean up areas outside of Latvian children’s centers, and a new acquisition program has the potential to save the Air Force two billion dollars.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force invites innovative solutions in AFWERX Fusion Challenge
The Air Force seeks innovative Airmen, entrepreneurs, industry experts, engineers and academics to participate in the AFWERX Fusion Challenge to enhance security of fixed, temporary and mobile assets.
0 5/01
2018
A young child chases down a paper airplane during a paper plane throwing competition at the Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo at JB Charleston, S.C.  Apr 28, 2018. Space and STEM showcased at JB Charleston Air and Space Expo
In conjunction with several partners, Joint Base Charleston showcased both STEM and space through various booths and interactive exhibits at the 2018 Air and Space Expo. Some of the booths included robotics demonstrations, electricity exhibits, moon rock samples and more.
0 4/30
2018
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, left, and Dr. William Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, center, discuss the April 20 TechStars Autonomous Technology Accelerator for the Air Force Demo Day at the Westin Hotel in Boston with John Beatty, right, executive director of the Massachusetts Military Force. Air Force courts tech startups
An idea that sprang from the minds of four captains at Squadron Officer School led to 10 startup companies pitching their ideas to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, April 20, 2018 in Boston.
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