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  • AFRL 'x-ray vision' tool to reduce costs, time for 3D part qualification

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with the Materials Solutions Network at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source of Cornell University, has developed a tool that can look directly inside of and instantaneously inspect the structure of composite components while they are being manufactured. This new technology uses a combination of phase contrast imaging and micro-beam scanning to produce real-time X-ray scattering images of the component during and post production. The process is expected to save the Air Force millions of dollars in qualification and certification of composite parts used in advanced unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite systems.
  • VCSAF meets with accelerators of change in Boston

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin arrived at Logan International Airport on Monday and stepped off the aircraft with an extra sense of urgency. His flight wasn’t late, nor was he running behind schedule for his meeting in downtown Boston. Allvin’s deliberate stride was appropriate to the stark reality the Air Force faces — the pacing threat China poses to U.S. national defense.
  • AFIMSC units earn Air Force Gear of Government awards

    The award, administered by the Office of Management and Budget, recognizes teams across the federal workforce whose dedication supports key delivery outcomes for the American people.
  • AFSFC innovates to develop virtual visitor passes

    The DBIDS Defense Biometric Identification System Visitor Enrollment System uses smart devices and the current Defense Biometric Identification System’s web-based functionality to link requesters, sponsors and VCCs in a virtual process to issues passes.
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and more than 150 Airmen participated in testing the uniform.
  • Just enough, just in time: AFCEC targets rapid airfield repair solution

    For the past three years, lab experts have been perfecting the technology, equipment and processes to deliver a capability called expedient and expeditionary airfield damage repair, or E-ADR.
  • Accelerating Change Across Air Force in wheelhouse for AETC team

    The “Accelerating Change Across the Air Force,” panel focused on how the Air Force is executing Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.’s action orders to challenge the status quo and make necessary changes in the Air Force today, so that it is are ready for tomorrow.
  • Working groups to present solutions at I-WEPTAC

    Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the conference is the Air Force’s premiere innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force and Space Force support core functions who address mission shortfalls and propose solutions.
  • Hanscom AFB test workshop shifts focus to cybersecurity

    The event will be part of a quarterly series of workshops offered by the detachment, each with a different theme. This quarter’s theme is cybersecurity.
  • Army partners with Air Force’s THOR for base defense

    THOR is a prototype directed energy weapon used to disable the electronics in drones, and specifically engineered to counter multiple targets – such as a drone swarm – with rapid results. The technology is housed in a 20-foot-long shipping container that can be stowed in a military cargo plane and assembled by just two people.
  • AFMC town hall addresses vaccines, telework, command climate

    The 90-minute event yielded more than 500 questions and comments from across the command, with the leadership team providing frank, honest responses across a myriad of subject areas.
  • European home appliance contracts projected to save $85,000 annually

    The collaborative effort between AFIMSC’s Detachment 4 and the Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 764th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron will provide United States Air Forces in Europe installations with brand-name European household appliances for on- and off-base housing residents in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.
  • Charter lays out AFIMSC diversity, inclusion initiatives

    The charter serves as the blueprint for the council, a strategic advisory board of about 40 volunteers from various AFIMSC units around the globe.
  • Flightline of the Future Summit explores Tyndall AFB flightline options

    With a mostly virtual attendance of approximately 60 subject matter experts, the PMO invited key stakeholders to compare strategic plans and share lessons learned — information that is valuable to the program during the initial stages of the project.
  • FYSA: Quantum Possibilities

    FYSA: Quantum Possibilities. For your situational awareness, harnessing the power of quantum will advance technologies that impact the warfighting domain in revolutionary and unprecedented ways. Step into the minds of prominent scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, as they paint a picture of quantum's possibilities and how the Air Force is accelerating it into reality.
  • 5 African American women who made U.S. military history

    February is the celebration of African American history and the accomplishments of Black people around the world. There are many female pioneers in African American history with various accomplishments that come to mind. Some of these pioneers are Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Madam C.J. Walker and Shirley Chisholm. Many black women also broke barriers while serving in the U.S. Military. These women worked on the front lines or provided support to U.S. soldiers and civilian employees.
  • Hanscom AFB branch provides radars to NATO, completes mission

    After delivering MP-RTIP radars for use in similar NATO aircraft in late 2019, the team spent 2020 providing sustainment support to NATO, repurposing spare parts to other branches in the Theater Battle Control Division, and closing out all remaining contracts.
  • New Defender SUVs provide cooler, smoother ride for canines

    The Air Force Security Forces Center’s vehicle program delivered the first of new military working dog patrol vehicles to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, as part of their initiative to modernize Defender equipment across the Air Force.
  • 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.
  • AFIMSC announces 2021 Innovation Rodeo finalists

    The AFIMSC leadership team and Ventures Innovation Office staff picked eight finalists out of more than 370 submissions to compete for a share of $1 million in funding and resources to pursue their ideas.
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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: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
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Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's 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's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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