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2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners announced
The challenge, which launched in February 2020, focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with Headquarters Air Force to bring Airmen’s voices to ongoing efforts, including solution-generation and beta-testing of cutting-edge technologies that return time to Airmen.
Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo
An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo.
Explore "Next Gen Debrief" and innovation on new "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast
A deep dive into innovation through the lens of a Spark Tank submission called “Next Gen Debrief” is the focus of the latest episode of "The Air Force Starts Here," released Feb. 9.
F-15EX completes first flight
The first F-15EX completed its initial flight in St. Louis Feb. 2. The fighter jet took off and landed from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Missouri.
Digital, Network Directorates gear up for Air Force ‘Digital Wingman” competition
The Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate will co-lead the Air Force-wide “Building Digital Wingman Challenge” that arms participants with the tools to program a robotic work horse that can take over repetitive computer-based tasks, freeing the human user for other missions.
Innovation leads to OSI cold case closure
Two years ago, Patrick Pipkins, Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent, did what his chief of the OSI Cold Case Team called, “some amazing work,” to locate an Air Force deserter who went missing in 1984.
4th CMS hydraulics Airmen design, use apparatus to test stabilator actuators
The F-15E Strike Eagle depends on many parts to maintain operational status. One mission critical part is the stabilator actuator. Without this part, the F-15E cannot fly. The hydraulic actuator, which moves the stabilator of an F-15E, defects collectively for pitch control and differentially to add roll control power to the jet ailerons.
Malmstrom AFB opens Wing1Werx Innovation Lab
The organization responsible for the opening of the Innovation Lab, Wing1Werx, serves as the hub for innovation activity on base. Their overarching goal is improving the daily working lives of Airmen and to serve the mission by improving wing efficiency and lethality.
NY ANG intel officer describes AF Ventures experience
The six-week fellowship places U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense leaders into technology and business ecosystems across Silicon Valley. This program is designed to increase the quality of technology proficient Airmen while maintaining long-lasting relationships between the Air Force and the private sector.
Spark Tank 2021 finalists announced
It’s been nearly a year since Master Sgt. Gabrial Valenzuela, Capt. David Coyle and Lt. Adam Treece were selected as co-winners of Spark Tank 2020 for their Smart Weapons Loading Checklist and Low-Cost Threat Emitter concepts.
Reserve recruiting stays flexible, opportunistic during pandemic
In spite of the pandemic, Reserve recruiting has continued to sponsor a host of sporting events, some with in-person crowds and others that have only a digital or television audience.
Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC MAWG chairs
Meet the 2021 I-WEPTAC (Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference) Mission Area Working Group chairs.
Scott AFB’s innovation hub receives Air Force lab designation
Scott Air Force Base’s innovation hub, Elevate, received Air Force approval to be designated a defense laboratory, Jan. 6. The approval marks Scott AFB as the first Air Force innovation cell to become an official defense lab for technology transfer purposes.
Newly-acquired AFRL test aircraft to aid personnel recovery research
The CubCrafters XCub aircraft was ferried from Yakima, Washington, to Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport near Dayton, on its journey to the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing’s contracted research flight test organization facility, Dec. 21.
AI Copilot: Air Force achieves first military flight with artificial intelligence
Signaling a major leap forward for national defense in the digital age, the Air Force flew with artificial intelligence as a working aircrew member onboard a military aircraft for the first time Dec. 15.
I-WEPTAC chairs to tackle combat support challenges
AFIMSC officials announce the names of the four I-WEPTAC chairs whose teams will help shape the future of Air Force combat support.
AFLCMC team explores supersonic executive transport
On the latest episode of AFLCMC’s Leadership Log podcast, Britton spoke about industry efforts underway now that could reduce flight times by 50% or more.
gatewayONE and attritableONE test moves joint force one step closer to “IoT.mil,” demonstrates F-22, F-35 first secure bi-directional data sharing
This test was the latest demonstration of the transformative warfighting impact of the open architecture underpinning the Advanced Battle Management System.
Around the Air Force: Fitness Assessment Changes, AFWERX Accelerate Event and DoD Housing surveys
This week’s look around the Air Force highlights changes to the Air Force Fitness Assessment timeline along with the removal of the waist measurement requirement, the continuing innovation of AFWERX, and explains the annual Defense Department housing surveys are now available. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Eric Mann)
AFWERX kicks off Accelerate event Dec. 7, launch a universe of opportunity to accelerate change
The inaugural AFWERX Accelerate event, being held virtually, kicks off Dec. 7 at noon EST. The five-day event will highlight how AFWERX is institutionalizing air and space innovation across the Department of the Air Force.
: Acting Secretary Roth testifying to the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense. ⬇️
: A/SecAF Roth,
Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (
Chief of Space Operations G…
Each day military spouses support our Airmen, as they do their part to support the Air Force mission. Today serves…
: From the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, to the
pandemic, nurses are on the front lines of care every day. Thank you…
Airmen from the 18th LRS Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Flight and the 44th AMU's Ghost Team teamed up with Ma…
“Agility Prime is about creating a new path to adopt advanced technologies in the Department of Defense by working…
During a visit to
had the opportunity to see how Airmen maintained operations during the…
Medical Airmen with the 171st Air Refueling Wing honed lifesaving skills as part of an Ability To Survi…
Registration for Hack-A-Sat 2, which enables security researchers of all levels to focus their skills and creativit…
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSA...
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube:
or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes:
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It&
the spirit we fly by!
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth ...
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride alon...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northe...
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given oft...
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it&
not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith&
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are award...
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.