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  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Chaplaincy brings VR to Agile Flag 21-1

    Agile Flag 21-1, the first exercise of its kind, is an experimental exercise that tests a new lead wing command design for deployed environments. Naturally, this comes with stress and frustration. The chaplaincy aims to combat that by strengthening Airmen’s minds, bodies and souls while in that environment.
  • Revolutionizing Aircrew training through virtual reality

    The Virtual Reality Procedures Trainer, released during a milestone demonstration of its capabilities on July 7 at StrikeWerx in Bossier City, Louisiana, may even change the entire Air Force bomber community’s approach to training.
  • Dyess AFB Airmen revolutionize C-130 maintenance

    Two maintainers in particular have led the initiative to make the 317th Maintenance Group’s VR lab an immersive, realistic and effective training environment.
  • Travis AFB hosts virtual CSO event

    A CSO is a strategy used by the Department of Defense to acquire innovative commercial items, technologies or services that directly fulfill requirements, close capability gaps, or provide potential technological advances, according to a memorandum from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense.
  • Air Force Recruiting, 4th Fighter Wing fill void at NASCAR iRacing with innovation

    Pilots from the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., performed a virtual flyover as part of a virtual racing event hosted by NASCAR and the Richmond Raceway.
  • 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.
  • 14th FTW innovation flight augments pilot training through VR technology

    Columbus Air Force Base’s Innovation flight created a flexible syllabus containing the essential building block approach of basic mission elements to accommodate each student’s different learning habits while still hitting the intangible aspects of a successful aviator.
  • PMEL introduces a safer, efficient way of teaching

    A new virtual reality training experience, introduced by the 335th Training Squadron, is designed to allow students of the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory career field to train as if they are in a working environment.
  • AETC, AMC team up on VR solutions for modern C-130 training

    Headquarters Air Force, Air Mobility Command, and Air Education and Training Command have been working on a virtual-reality platform for maintenance training through Mass Virtual, a contractor that scans real-world objects to create virtual environments.
  • 23rd Flying Training Squadron revolutionizes pilot training

    The 23rd Flying Training Squadron is responsible for training helicopter pilots and enlisted aircrews, preparing them for their next assignments.
  • Around the Air Force: 25th SecAF, 16th Air Force, Project Da Vinci

    Today's look Around the Air Force features the selection of the 25th Secretary of the Air Force, the activation of the Sixteenth Air Force and how the Air Force is using virtual reality to train helicopter pilots faster.
  • “Project da Vinci” transforms rotary-wing helicopter pilot training

    The first six students to complete the experimental specialized undergraduate pilot training - helicopter, using virtual reality technology graduated Oct. 11, six weeks earlier than normal.
  • Air Force Academy launches new Airmanship Next program

    Launched at the start of the fall semester, Airmanship Next augments live-flight at the airfield with virtual reality training to reach cadets who may have been excluded in the past by scheduling conflicts and infuses more aviation training into the four-year cadet developmental model.
  • DoD, industry collaboration part of Spark Collider 2.0

    The event, dubbed Spark Collider 2.0, invited representatives from Silicon Valley-based tech firms onto Travis AFB with the interest of gleaning firsthand accounts of specific problems facing the base and finding ways in which their companies’ resources could help to solve the problems.
  • The sky's the limit: Sheppard AFB innovation goes from ground up

    Mixed reality used by the 80th Flying Training Wing is a flying environment in a controlled setting that enables students to learn and make mistakes with a safety net. It was created through the use of 360-degree cameras, skilled pilots and actual images from flights over north Texas and southern Oklahoma. The program is able to build instructional content to train students on items such as local aerial procedures and ground operations.
  • Robins AFB sparks innovation: Spark Cell hosts inaugural Pitch Day

    The event is an initial prototype effort to assess the capabilities of current commercially available virtual reality training systems when used in a military environment, particularly within the 461st and 116th Air Control Wings at Robins AFB.
  • Rescue helicopter pilots showcase VR capability to ACC leadership

    The trainer allows four people to don VR headgear and simultaneously enter a server to fly a virtual HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter in simulated training missions. The controls are the same equipment the helicopter uses to add further realism to the VR environment.
  • Goldfein, Wright outline keys to strong leadership, its role in Air Force excellence

    Judging by the conversations and hardware on display, cutting edge technology – virtual reality, 5th generation equipment, hypersonic weapons, cyber capabilities – was the dominant theme at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando.
  • Driving innovation: 97 AMW Fire Department receives new simulators

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Fire Department has made its dedication to innovation clear with the addition of three simulators to assist in training.
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