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  • Air Force establishing new office aimed at driving down maintenance costs

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the establishment of the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office today.
  • Security and Protection Category Council proves category management saves millions

    The Security and Protection Category Council has been busy saving the Air Force millions of dollars and fine tuning contracting processes using a structured approach called category management. Established in January 2017, the council has concentrated its efforts on strategically analyzing and managing spending to reduce total cost of ownership. The council has reduced duplication of effort and leveraged "buying as one" spending for five Air Force-wide contracts resulting in $10 million in rate and process savings.
  • AFICA captures $1 billion in savings, cost avoidance

    The Air Force Installation and Contracting Agency recently captured more than $1 billion in budgetary savings and cost avoidance.
  • AF Repair Enhancement Program saves millions of dollars

    The Air Force Repair Enhancement Program here performs marvels all the time. Recently, the four-person shop repaired a $20,000 power supply headed for the trash by replacing a $5 resistor, the equivalent of fixing a $300 phone with an eight-cent paper clip.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA dishes out rewards for ‘maddest’ innovators

    The 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, is the 2016 Innovation Madness champion, earning $175,000 for the highest per capita cost savings in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.
  • Airmen save millions by making repairs

    Deep inside one of the 20th Maintenance Group hangars is a windowless room, where Airmen peer into microscopes and solder electronics as they work to save the 20th Fighter Wing millions of dollars.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA “Innovation Madness” saves $28 million, 115,000 man-hours

    With the presentation of the inaugural Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Innovation Madness trophy to the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, it marked the end of the Innovation Madness contest May 1.
  • ‘Military Saves Week’ highlights personal finance issues

    Defense Department officials have designated Feb. 23-28, as “Military Saves Week” to highlight the need for military families to reduce debt and save for the future, something Pentagon officials emphasize is key to force readiness.
  • Approved innovation submissions projected to save $35 million

    Approved ideas submitted to the Airmen Powered by Innovation (API) program since it launched in April 2014 are projected to save the Air Force at least $35 million, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.
  • New deicing simulator saves money, manpower, increases training

    With the winter months comes freezing temperatures, snow, frost and ice, but despite the inclement weather the mission continues, making aircraft deicing a main priority for maintainers. This year, to increase training capabilities and save money and manpower, the 92nd Maintenance Group installed a deicer simulator, allowing Airmen to train without using deicing equipment and costly resources.
  • AF energy initiatives increase mission readiness

    The Air Force’s top leaders for energy programs highlighted strides the Air Force has taken in energy conservation, and discussed innovative ideas that will lead to even more cost and energy savings, during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast Oct. 8, in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Take 'FIVE' to get free money for your TSP account

    The Thrift Savings Plan has launched the "Take FIVE for Your Future" educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least 5 percent from each paycheck into their account.
  • Leaders continue to tap “innovative” Airmen for energy savings

    Air Force leadership calls upon Airmen to continue coming up with innovative ideas to provide the Air Force an assured energy advantage in air, space and cyberspace. In fiscal year 2012, the Air Force spent $9.2 billion on energy, almost 10 percent of the total budget. In a time of fiscal uncertainty, it is even more important everyone does their part in helping conserve resources, said Kathy Ferguson, Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Logistics acting assistant secretary.
  • Service members should start saving early for retirement

    It's never too soon to start savinge for retirement, Barbara Thompson, the director of the Defense Department's office of family policy/children and youth advised service members today.
  • No money to burn: Air Force Fire Emergency Services makes every dollar count

    Faced with an aging vehicle fleet and the need to modernize equipment, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Fire Emergency Services Division took steps that have earned more than $323 million in actual cost savings and cost avoidance for the Air Force.
  • Air Force Space Command to discontinue space surveillance system

    Due to resource constraints caused by sequestration, Air Force Space Command has directed the 21st Space Wing to prepare to discontinue operations at the Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1.
  • Innovative Airmen modify mobile A/C unit

    Performing in extreme temperatures is the norm for many deployed service members, and adjustments in operations tempos are necessary to complete the mission on time to accommodate heat stress conditions. Two innovative Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron here fabricated a cooling sock attachment for the mobile air
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