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  • Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award unveiled

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, along with Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer, unveiled the "Innovation Award" named in honor of Spencer during a ceremony in the Airman’s Hall at the Pentagon June 29.
  • Airman improves intelligence career field through innovations

    Tech. Sgt. Kevin from Creech Air Force Base, Neveda, has been an innovator for the intelligence career field with for the past decade. One of his creations, called the Squadron Intelligence Reconnaissance Interface, codenamed SIRI, is an application used by remotely piloted aircraft crew members to execute the mission more efficiently while being more situationally aware.
  • Creech Airman resurrects AGE equipment, saves AF thousands

    With the phrase "do more with less" in the forefront of the minds of today's Airmen, the obligation to save money is still a top priority. For Tech. Sgt. Kasey Hollinger, a 432nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment craftsman, it was this priority that inspired him to try and complete the mission while saving the Air Force nearly $100,000 -- starting with his own duty section first.
  • Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

    n a crowded room of remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators, it would be easy to overlook him, yet his accomplishments scream for attention. His peers have labeled him a 'jack-of-all-trades' and after getting past his quiet first impression, it's easy to see why.
  • Colorado ANG team saves millions, earns national recognition

    While the 233rd Space Communication Squadron may reside in a quiet farming community in Greeley, Colorado, its members are solving problems with huge national impact.
  • AF Research Lab participates in DOD Lab Day

    The Defense Department hosted the first ever DOD Lab Day in the courtyard of the Pentagon, May 14.
  • Utility rate team completes 8-year study, finds millions in potential cost savings

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center recently completed a groundbreaking eight-year review of utility rates for nearly 70 Air Force bases in the continental U.S. and found millions of dollars of potential savings for the service.
  • Repair enhancement program breeds innovation, ingenuity

    A troubleshooter’s mindset, outside-the-box thinking, and raw talent — is what it takes to become a technician in the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program according to Sam Krahn, the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group AFREP manager.
  • 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.
  • Academy wins DARPA challenge

    The U.S. Air Force Academy won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Innovation Challenge for the second year in a row, Academy officials said May 6.
  • Ramstein awarded $250,000 for innovation

    Gen. Frank Gorenc, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, presented the 86th Airlift Wing here a $250,000 check and the Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Trophy May 1, for winning the USAFE-AFAFRICA Innovation Madness tournament.
  • AF Small Business program drives competition, develops industrial base

    Hanscom Air Force Base specializes in acquiring and managing weapons systems used by U.S. warfighters, and like other acquisition-centered installations, there are many aspects that go into developing, deploying and sustaining these vital assets.
  • New AF maintenance technology keeps aging tankers flying

    The 92nd Maintenance Squadron now uses a new technologically advanced parts fabrication machine extending the life of one of the Air Force's oldest airframes -- the KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • NCO banishes mountain of paperwork to the PIT

    As years of logbooks and paper records stacked up in the 436th Airlift Wing Non-destructive Inspection lab, they needed to find a way to improve both their record logging system and their efficiency. Leadership knew they had a young, computer savvy Airman and they turned to him for the answer.
  • AF develops high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating for fighter aircraft

    The Air Force and a small business partner developed an innovative, high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating product that could directly improve the reliability and maintainability of weapon systems across the Air Force, including the F-35 Lightning II.
  • 2015 visionary leadership award winners announced

    Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2015 Brigadier General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award.
  • 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.
  • Maintaining the technological edge

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Larry O. Spencer urged members of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to help the service maintain their technological edge at their winter board meeting Jan. 27.
  • Chief Cody talks innovation with Barksdale Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody spoke with Airmen and leadership during an Airmen's Call and base visit here, Jan. 22-23.
  • Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

    With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership.
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