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  • AFCEC project hopes to land Airmen in 'hot water'

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is embracing innovation and a partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in an effort to bring off-the-grid electricity and hot water to Airmen in difficult deployments around the world.
  • Dover AFB partners with AFRL to innovate in fuel efficiency

    The Air Force Research Laboratory's Advanced Power Technology Office from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, collaborated with Dover AFB Airmen and private companies on programs to make the entire C-17 Globemaster III fleet lighter, safer and more fuel efficient Jan. 30, 2018.
  • AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system

    Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications.
  • AF connects ISR Airmen with industry leaders

    Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance leaders hosted an industry day Feb. 2, 2018, at the National Reconnaissance Office to discuss needs for future warfare. Airmen analysts presented many of the needs themselves.
  • Robotic surgery training program aims at improving patient outcomes

    As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.
  • Breaking the status quo: USAFA educator develops program based on mountaineering, special ops background

    If you told Lt. Col. Rob Marshall leadership starts at the top, he’d take you literally. Part mountaineer, part special operations pilot, he’s spent a lot of time living his life at high altitudes.
  • Air Force announces Spark Tank finalists

    The Air Force announced the six Spark Tank finalists who will showcase their innovative ideas to Air Force senior leaders Feb. 23, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium.
  • Two innovative Space Command ideas are in Air Force competition

    Air Force Space Command recently nominated two innovative ideas for the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition.
  • AF announces new innovation workshops at Science, Technology Forum

    The Air Force announced dates and locations of the 14 upcoming innovation workshops open to the public during the Science and Technology 2030 Summit in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18.
  • Air Force leaders implement new warfighting planning process

    Air Force leaders directed the implementation of a new approach to planning to better meet future threats. The team focused on this effort will be led by Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier.
  • AFWERX-Vegas provides creative toolbox to give life to innovative ideas

    The opening of the Air Force AFWERX-Vegas storefront marks an official invitation for innovators and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to congregate, ideate and fabricate solutions for today’s warfighter.
  • Ramstein AB Airman ignites innovation with spark of genius

    One 86th Communications Squadron Airman assigned to Ramstein Air Base took second place in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s Spark Tank competition. Airman 1st Class John Willman, 86th CS cyber defense analyst, won a $2,500 prize and a chance to win more and have the Air Force institute his idea at the headquarters Air Force competition later this year.
  • AMC journeys through the Cloud

    Air Mobility Command senior leaders gathered at the Scott Event Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Jan. 8, 2018, for an experiential activity simulating key events of an organization’s cloud migration.
  • First AFWERX storefront opens in Las Vegas

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, along with guest of honor Vice President Mike Pence as well as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, opened the AFWERX-Vegas storefront Jan. 11 at the Howard Hughes Center in Las Vegas.
  • AFWERX is smart risk for innovative solutions

    Today, the Air Force is formally expanding this call for innovation through the AFWERX program, which encourages partnerships with academic institutions, science and technology communities and private industries with an invested interest in solving complex security issues.
  • Vice President Mike Pence visits Nellis AFB

    Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Las Vegas Jan. 11, 2018, to attend the grand opening of the first AFWERX facility and visit the men and women of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Confined space trainer redefines training plan

    Aircraft fuels systems Airmen assigned to the 100th Maintenance Squadron have to become familiar with claustrophobic work spaces, such as the fuel tanks within the wings of an aircraft, in order to do their jobs. A team of Airmen within the 100th MXG, each contributing from their different sections and line of expertise, addressed the need to better prepare their personnel by creating a standalone confined space trainer.
  • AFWERX-Vegas Innovation Promo

    The AFWERX-Vegas innovation hub will bring innovation tools and resources together and act as a "first stop" access node for the public.
  • AFRL's advanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space

    Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft.A collaborative effort between the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing and Space Vehicles Directorates, the Space Industrial Base Working Group and
  • Nomination window open for 2018 USAF Alison Award for Character and Innovation

    Nomination packages for the 2018 U.S. Air Force Alison Award for Character and Innovation are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by May 31, 2018.
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