HomeNews

News Search

Results:
Category: Innovation
Clear
  • AFRL team selected for Excellence in Tech Transfer Award

    Dr. Brian Simpson, 711 HPW sensory psychologist and one of the inventors of MMC along with Dr. James Kearns, 711 HPW program manager were selected for the successful technology transfer of MMC, which is a system invented to manage complex communication environments.
  • Keesler AFB ensures cyber training continues online

    With the threat of COVID-19 impacting the health and well-being of the technical school students in training on Keesler Air Force Base, leadership has had to develop creative solutions to a unique problem.
  • Scheduling training is about to get easier for C-17 crews

    The digital interface, which will start using live data March 20, enables planners to visualize flight schedules and generates recommended schedules for each crew member while taking into consideration required qualifications, crew rest and conflicting events.
  • Fairchild AFB Airmen create maintenance vehicle of the future

    The base leases utility vans to service aircraft on the flightline, which get replaced every 20 years once they have reached their end of life. These vans, however, have a stripped interior, with the exception of the driver and passenger seats, and come without insulation.
  • AFIMSC innovation project receives $3 million award

    The project uses drones and machine learning to revolutionize how the Air Force Civil Engineer Center collects data for its environmental mission. The initiative is powered by a partnership between AFIMSC, Air Force Innovation Hub Network (AFWERX) and Aerial Applications, a small business providing drone services and mapping software.
  • Air Force pivots to virtually connect defense innovators, announces ‘big bets’

    In the span of three days, the Air Force and its joint partners quickly pivoted to a one-day virtual mega-event including keynotes, presentations and collaborative engagements with more than 2000 on-line and small group attendees across the country from government, industry and academia in collaboration with Capital Factory on March 12.
  • Kessel Run brings new software to Vermont ANG aircraft maintainers

    In the course of two weeks, Kessel Run personnel started with zero Mad Hatter users from the Vermont ANG and grew to 78 user accounts at the 158th Maintenance Group. Airmen were able to recover, service and launch aircraft entirely using Mad Hatter applications, resulting in 10 successful sorties flown.
  • Mountain Home AFB brings future faster with hand-held 3D scanner

    The 366th Maintenance Squadron acquired the HandySCAN 3D, a hand-held 3-D scanner in October 2019 and began training Airmen on the most efficient ways to use the scanner.
  • Arkansas ANG Airman innovates damage assessment solutions and savings with GIS

    When an EF-1 tornado hit Fort Smith in May 2019, Ebbing Air National Guard Base was right along its path. With winds hitting an estimated peak of 105 mph, it was enough to uproot trees, tear off roofs and cause widespread damage across half the city.
  • F-35A Lightning II store separation test completed ahead of schedule, under budget

    In addition to fulfilling the test requirements ahead of the original test schedule, the independent drive system within the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility at Arnold Air Force Base was returned to service in time for the test, providing a substantial cost savings over the Plenum Evacuation System mode that would have otherwise been used to create test conditions at the 4-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel.
  • Jet 87-173: Innovation keeps Air Force legend in the fight

    Many jets become legends for their heroic feats in battle, but they are unable to tell their stories as they experienced them. Legends never tell their own stories.
  • Synergy-centered maintenance key to F-35A reliability, high mission capability rates

    While there have been notable program-wide challenges with F-35A sustainment and the Autonomic Logistics Information System, improvements have been made with continuous system updates and more are in the works.
  • Patriot Express to begin routine flights to and from Guam

    The Patriot Express, also known as the “Rotator” or “Cat B flight”, is a Department of Defense contracted commercial charter flight which provides international support to travelers on official duty and their families.
  • Two teams tie to win Spark Tank 2020

    For the first time, two teams tied to as winners of the Spark Tank 2020 competition at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Feb. 28.
  • Vice Chief’s Challenge is back — to save Airmen time

    That’s the intent of this year‘s Vice Chief’s Challenge, which will allow Airmen to pitch ideas and solve problems related to automation or elimination of menial tasks.
  • Air National Guard unit to launch AFWERX Spark Cell

    Earlier this month, the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada ANG, also known as the "High Rollers," became the newest unit with the creation of "Silver State Spark."
  • AFMC recognizes 2019 Small Business annual award winners

    Air Force Materiel Command has announced the 2019 AFMC Small Business annual award winners. All of the winners and nominees evidenced a strong commitment to achieving mission needs with innovative small business solutions.
  • AETC partners with multiple MAJCOMs to create virtual aircraft maintenance hangars

    As part of its Integrated Technology Platform initiative, virtual training hangars are being built for the classroom and flightline with 3D Aircraft Mission Design Series environments for every airframe in AETC inventory, with robust augmented-reality capabilities and comprehensive instructor tools, with a goal to enable training anywhere and any time.
  • Voting for Spark Tank 2020 opens

    Spark Tank is an annual event in which Airmen pitch innovative ideas that build upon senior leader priorities to restore readiness, cost-effectively modernize and drive innovation.
  • 100th MXS Airman innovates leak detection technology

    Staff Sgt. Patrick Leach, 100th Maintenance Squadron Airman aircraft fuels systems craftsman, created the Pressurized Leak Detection Cup with the help of the aircraft structural maintenance flight.
RSS

Engage

Facebook Twitter
The latest news on the Dept. of the Air Force response to the spread of #COVID19USAF is available at… https://t.co/tuKrhJCl6b
DISA and DOD have renewed anti-virus software license agreements to help teleworkers protect their computers from v… https://t.co/LSE2pfwKOe
RT @cmsaf18: Team, please join @GenDaveGoldfein and I, April 6 at 3:30 pm EST, as we host a #COVIDー19 virtual town hall on the @usairforce
RT @AFResearchLab: With space travel and #tech on the forefront of many minds, let's take a moment to look into what our teams at #AFRL are…
" 'Job one' for the Air Force...has not slowed down though we have adjusted how we go about it.” -CSAF,… https://t.co/awtumDeNqM
Capt. Theresa Snyder, 355th Medical Operations Squadron operational medicine flight commander, dons protective gear… https://t.co/f148f3Shbm
Air Force issues guidance on grooming and fitness for Airmen during #COVID19. https://t.co/OuQSmcKIRv https://t.co/EvxQ2Z8B76
We can't help it when we look fly ✈️ ✈️ #ReadyAF #lethality https://t.co/ma6kLpv3o4
Knowing is half the battle. https://t.co/HbYwFjUqC3
Staff Sgt. Colton Webber with the 735th Air Mobility Squadron fights the spread of #COVID19 as he decontaminates a… https://t.co/IyE2AbqVwp
RT @INDOPACOM: Newborn infants in need of neonatal intensive care are transported from @USAGDaegu to @WRBethesda via Osan Air Base with the…
The latest news on the Dept. of the Air Force response to the spread of #COVID19 is available at… https://t.co/mkzv6FkYNd
U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2020 graduation date moved to April 18, 2020. https://t.co/oPUIhwZ9aY @AF_Academy
Around the world, our medical Airmen have stepped up to ensure proper precautions are being taken to prevent to spr… https://t.co/Jc8khMLzX2
RT @USAF_ACC: Ride in the cockpit with the @F22DemoTeam during this virtual air show! @usairforce | @ACC_Commander | #AimHigh https://t.c…
"They left their homes all across America; rushed to Lackland Air Force Base, in Texas, and other military installa… https://t.co/lUaQ8uvo6j