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  • CPI office augments mission effectiveness, efficiency

    Sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to discover a new way of thinking about a work process to make it more efficient and effective in execution. For the Air Force Materiel Command Continued Process Improvement team, the ‘outsider perspective’ is the heart and soul of their Air Force mission, which is to help AFMC teams to improve functions and processes across the command footprint.
  • AERONet prototype could provide combat insight to allies

    The Airborne Extensible Relay Over-Horizon Network, or AERONet, digitally links friendly forces, providing them with their own location, the location of other friendly forces and real-time enemy movement updates. It will be showcased to partner nations at the Bold Quest exercise in Finland this month. AERONet is a version of systems used by law enforcement to patrol borders and track and combat smugglers. First responders use similar systems while fighting wildfires in the mountain states.
  • Air Force successfully launches satellites from New Zealand on Electron Rocket

    The DoD Space Test Program, under Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, procured the mission in partnership with Defense Innovation Unit as part of the Rapid Agile Launch Initiative. This initiative leveraged DIU’s Commercial Solutions Opening process to competitively and rapidly award DoD launch service agreements with non-traditional, venture-class companies. The Rocket Lab USA launch is one of several planned launches in 2019 that will demonstrate the ability of the emerging launch industry to provide responsive, affordable space access for the Air Force and DoD.
  • Air Force releases proposal request for the Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement Contract

    The Space and Missile Systems Center, in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, released a request for proposals May 3, for the purpose of competitively awarding firm fixed-price, indefinite-delivery requirements contracts to two domestic launch service providers. These “Launch Service Procurement” contracts are for National Security Space launch service procurements in fiscal year 2020 through 2024 for missions launching through 2027.
  • Exercise Rapid Weasel enhances 52nd Fighter Wing innovation, readiness

    “Rapid Weasel was a demonstration of the 52nd FW’s ability to rapidly project combat power by opening an airfield, refueling and re-arming fighter aircraft, then quickly departing to other locations,” said Lt. Col. Leonardo Tongko, 435th Contingency Response Squadron commander.
  • JSTARS design fixture tool, saves Air Force estimated $500K yearly

    The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response to a challenge set by leadership.
  • Sustaining Global Supremacy

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson talks about adaptation and innovation in the Air Force throughout its history and how both play a key role in sustaining global supremacy. The speech was given Feb 28, 2019, at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
  • Innovation is in our DNA

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson talks about Air Force adaptation and innovation.
  • AFMETCAL updates NextGen

    The updates included fixes to software bugs and automated support capability for pieces of old and new Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment.
  • Beale AFB ISR group connects Airmen to commercial innovators at Collider Demo

    Obstacles plague Airmen from all ranks and occupations across the operational Air Force; some obstacles require simple solutions and others need assistance from an outside source.
  • 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.
  • Air Force announces Electronic Warfare, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team results

    In January 2018, the Air Force assembled a cross-functional group known as an Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team to explore how the service will ensure electromagnetic spectrum superiority.
  • 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.
  • Using dynamite and TNT to enhance nuclear mission

    With the assistance and expertise of explosive ordnance disposal Airmen from the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, AFTAC’s Systems Development Directorate personnel tested a new system to determine if their creative ingenuity could be operationally deployed in the field.
  • AFIMSC partners with industry for future success

    That was the message delivered by presenters during the annual Air Force Installation and Mission Support Industry Day held in conjunction with AFIMSC’s Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 9.
  • New mobile app enables, engages, empowers Airmen

    The Air Force now has an enterprise-wide mobile app designed to provide Airmen with streamlined access to information they need for their lives and careers.
  • Ensuring unity of effort moving wounded warfighters from combat to care

    Optimizing the care and safe transport of wounded warfighters while moving from point of injury to the final destination was the focus of the more than 200 participants attending the annual Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board held at Scott Air Force Base, April 2.
  • CSAF stresses importance of mission support role at I-WEPTAC

    The Air Force’s top general stressed the installation and mission support community’s role in the National Defense Strategy when he kicked off the 3rd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, or I-WEPTAC, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, April 8.
  • Robotic system advances minimally invasive surgery

    The 99th Surgical Operations Squadron, or MSGS, performed their first robotic general surgery using the da Vinci Surgery System, April 3, at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base.
  • Military to bring eye care to front lines with mobile app

    Eye injuries in a deployed setting can be a significant setback for any Airman, but new telemedicine capabilities are helping to keep them in the fight. With funding from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Air Force and Army medical researchers are developing a HIPAA-compliant smart phone application to connect providers downrange with on-call ophthalmologists either in-theater or at a clinic.
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