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  • BLUE: Blueprint to Battlefield

    Getting new technology from the lab bench to the warfighter has taken on new urgency as the Air Force explores innovative ways to move ideas quickly from blueprint to battlefield. Those efforts are already paying off with advancements that are having a direct effect on missions around the world.
  • New Air Force Science & Technology Strategy puts focus on speed

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies, April 17.
  • Vice chief visit focuses on faster, more lethal Air Force

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson visited AFWERX-Austin and Pilot Training Next in Austin, April 9, to see how Air Force innovation initiatives are shaping tomorrow’s Air Force.
  • Around the Air Force: AC-130J Ghostrider / Software engineering

    On this look Around the Air Force, the 4th Special Operations Squadron receives its first AC-130J Ghostrider and the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics shares plans for the future of Air Force software engineering. Hosted by Senior Airman Angelo Rosario
  • Around the Air Force: Bataan Memorial Death March / Expediting contract processes

    On this look Around the Air Force, military members gather at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, for the 30th annual Bataan Memorial Death March, and Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics, talks on expediting contracting processes.
  • International environment, innovation to headline 21st-century pilot training

    The 77th meeting of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Steering Committee, which is the governing body of the world’s only internationally manned and operated pilot training program, was held at Sheppard Air Force Base, March 11-15, to give representatives from partner nations an opportunity to discuss the physical and financial health of the 55-week long program. The committee also took a look at the course syllabus and any possible changes that need to be made, such as employing tools like virtual and mixed realities.
  • PTN innovations move to undergraduate pilot training

    Beginning May 31, 2019, flying training wings across Air Education and Training Command will formally begin integrating innovations from Pilot Training Next into the undergraduate pilot training curriculum, 19th Air Force officials announced at the PTN Technology Expo held March 12-13.
  • Air Force STEM event inspires next generation of innovators, explorers prior to ‘Captain Marvel’ screening

    The Air Force hosted a STEM outreach event to lead into the screening of Disney’s “Captain Marvel” at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum March 7, in Washington, D.C.
  • Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day: New contracts, new partners

    The Air Force awarded 51 companies contracts with a total initial value of $8.75 million in a matter of minutes at the Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day event held March 6-7, in New York City.
  • New AFRL podcast goes behind the scenes

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has launched a new podcast to bring you behind the scenes with the Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technology, today.
  • Air Force invites 59 small businesses, start-ups to Air Force Pitch Day

    The Air Force is inviting 59 small businesses and start-ups to pitch live at the first Air Force Pitch Day hosted in New York March 6 and 7.
  • Faster, smarter: Speed is key in acquisition reform

    Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, spoke about fielding tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter by reforming the acquisition process at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Dec. 28.
  • AFWERX, Techstars announce 10 companies to participate in tech accelerator

    The 10 companies the Air Force and Techstars selected to participate in an in-residence technology accelerator program during the AFWERX 2019 Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator in Boston last month began the program Feb. 18.
  • Donovan: Readiness, force lethality begins with training

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan, the second highest ranking civilian in the Department of the Air Force, visited Sheppard on Feb. 14, 2019, to see how the Air Force’s largest and most diverse technical and undergraduate pilot training base is employing technology to train today’s Airmen for tomorrow.
  • Tech Report: New Tech for Boom Operators

    As the new KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft comes on line, boom operators will have a whole new way of getting the job done.
  • First metallic 3D printed part installed on F-22

    In December, 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainers installed a metallic 3D printed part on an operational F-22 Raptor during depot maintenance at Hill Air Force Base.
  • BLUE: Blueprint to Battlefield

    Getting new technology from the lab bench to the warfighter has taken on new urgency as the Air Force explores innovative ways to move ideas quickly from blueprint to battlefield. Those efforts are already paying off with advancements that are having a direct effect on missions around the world.
  • $40M available for start-ups, small businesses through Air Force Pitch Day

    The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort.
  • 19th AF, AFWERX collaborate on “Learning Next” flying training initiatives

    Key stakeholders for three 19th Air Force flying training pipelines gathered at the Las Vegas AFWERX facility in January to identify key problem areas and determine executable solutions for the start of the command’s “Learning Next” initiatives.
  • Air Force Handbook 1, Enlisted Study Guide podcast now available

    To help Airmen prepare for their upcoming promotion exams, a no-cost audio version of the Air Force Handbook 1 Enlisted Study Guide is now available across a variety of online platforms.
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