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  • F-35 mission data programmers recognized by AF

    The 53rd Wing’s 513th Electronic Warfare Squadron was awarded the Outstanding Scientist/Engineer Team of 2017 for their work on the F-35A Lightning II Initial Operational Capability delivery at Eglin Air Force Base, Oct. 25, 2017.
  • AF announces 2016 Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award recipients

    Air Force officials have announced the recipients of the 2016 Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Awards. This Air Force-level award recognizes an individual or team whose actions demonstrate innovation in cost and manpower savings to improve efficiency, operational readiness and replication of the innovation across the Air Force enterprise.
  • USecAF talks modernization during aviation week symposium

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan discussed the importance of rapid modernization and innovation during the 2017 Aviation Week Program Excellence Symposium in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2017.
  • SecAF addresses air and space innovation

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.
  • Innovation saves AMC $2 million annually

    The 437th Airlift Wing began modifying the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft with new mounts for the Electronic Flight Bag Sept. 25, 2017. The new mounts will increase flight safety in C-17s and are estimated to save Air Mobility Command $2 million in repairs annually.
  • Innovator reconfigures, enhances critical intelligence asset

    Among the nearly 30,000 Airmen of 25th Air Force are a multitude of outstanding innovators who, through hard work and diligence, make technological advancements that significantly improve mission and training capabilities.
  • AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics

    The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed. This agile manufacturing approach is just one way Air Force Materiel Command is working to advance Air Force logistics, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC Commander at the 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
  • Airmen receive Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award during AFA

    Process improvements don’t always save the Air Force money, but when they lead to cost saving ideas, senior leaders recognize it. That’s exactly what happened when Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Association president, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright presented the Gen. Larry O. Spencer Award to Master Sgt. Andrew Kehl, from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, during a ceremony at National Harbor, Sept. 18, 2017.
  • Air Force opens applications for dual-purpose technology accelerator program

    The Air Force launched a new startup technology accelerator through its AFwerX community of innovators.
  • AFwerX Vegas opens new doors to innovation

    The men and women of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center will once again be on the leading edge of testing, tactics, and training innovation, establishing the force’s most ambitious knowledge outreach program to date. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the launch of AFwerX during her visit to Nellis Air Force Base July 21, 2018.
  • Iceman born abroad

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Driving in the dead of night, 5-year-old Ivan Alandzak remembers seeing soldiers laying in ditches, random check points and tanks everywhere.
  • AFRL tests high-efficiency engine for unmanned aircraft

    The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, along with Engineered Propulsion Systems and the Arnold Engineering and Development Center, recently concluded ground-based testing of an advanced diesel engine that promises to increase the utility and ease the logistics burden of military aircraft missions.The high efficiency,
  • Air Force senior leaders unveil new priorities

    In a recent letter to the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright released their new priorities and addressed issues Airmen face day to day.
  • SECAF talks Light Attack Experiment, innovation at AFA dinner

    While speaking at an Air Force Association event in Arlington, Va., Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson highlighted the four aircraft that Air Force pilots will fly through a range of combat mission scenarios in the Light Attack Experimentation Campaign at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico next week.
  • Embedded Air Force researchers develop innovative battlefield medical technology

    Imagine the chaos and challenge of delivering life-saving care in a battlefield environment. That’s what faced a group of Air Force researchers as they developed a new electronic patient monitoring tool for use on the battlefield. Overcoming this challenge required an integrated development process, where researchers left the lab and embedded on missions with medical Airmen.
  • SecAF visits Nellis AFB Airmen, experiences Red Flag exercise

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nevada July 17-21, 2017 to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag ,the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere multi-domain integration training exercise.
  • Air Force opens doors to universities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to boost innovation

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the launch of AFwerX July 21, 2017, during her visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • MQ-9 maintainer’s innovation expedites engine training

    In order to enable airpower, the Air Force calls upon skilled and competent maintainers to perform all required functions to keep aircraft ready.
  • Combat metals team innovates repair, saves AF thousands

    You don’t always have everything you want on a deployment. No sixty inch plasma with video game console in your room, so you bring a laptop to play your games. Your cell phone doesn’t have coverage unless you pay exorbitant roaming fees, so you video chat with your family over Wi-Fi when you can instead. You make it work, however you can.
  • Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.
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