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AFIMSC seeks ideas for Innovation Rodeo
The campaign, open through Dec. 15, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to win part of $1 million in funding and resources to implement their ideas.
Pitch to develop tech for colorblind pilots wins 1st place at Academy innovation competition
A junior cadet at the Air Force Academy took to the stage Oct. 18 during Falcon Tank, an innovation-themed competition, to present an idea on modifying commercially available technology to correct color blindness in Air Force-issued pilot visors.
ACC recognizes innovation, announces Spark Tank finalists
Air Combat Command announced their two 2020 Spark Tank finalists moving on to compete in the finals in Washington, D.C.
“Project da Vinci” transforms rotary-wing helicopter pilot training
The first six students to complete the experimental specialized undergraduate pilot training - helicopter, using virtual reality technology graduated Oct. 11, six weeks earlier than normal.
Environmentally friendly treadmills save money, energy for 786th FSS
Treadmills recently purchased by the 786th Force Support Squadron require no energy to function and as an individual runs on the treadmill, the machine actually transmits energy back into the power grid.
Innovation Hub: Travis AFB partners with VR company to enhance training
A team from Sketchbox Inc., an augmented and virtual reality prototyping company based in San Francisco, took six hours Sept. 6 to obtain multiple 3D scans of the C-5M Super Galaxy at Travis Air Force Base.
Air Force advances innovation at “Spark Collider”
In Air Force-speak, the Spark Collider “will accelerate the matching of Air Force problems with viable solutions” by being equal parts speed dating, tech showcase and pitch sessions. The Air Force’s effort to innovate is part of a central tenet for defending the United States as outlined in the National Defense Strategy.
Airmen, companies tackle mission pain points during AFWERX "Spark Collider"
Over the span of two days, more than 150 Airmen representing 50 bases and 200 entrepreneurs representing 100 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I companies joined together to see which missions could match up to an associated business product.
Air Force brings defense planning into 21st century through modern software
For much of the defense community, the ease and functionality of modern technology is not translated to military planning systems. While cumbersome acquisitions processes, funding issues and security concerns are often valid causes, many Department of Defense processes (and any software associated with them) cannot compete with the technology many Americans use regularly.
Rapid acquisition leads to rapid success for Air Force small business partner
Rapid success in contracting has earned Air Force representatives an invite to the opening of the Nasdaq Stock Market July 3 in New York City.
New course aims to transform Air Force acquisition
During the initial course, which will serve as a validation, the students along with other acquisition experts will create the syllabus for the course.
Technology, AFWERX, helping SF Academy graduates become more lethal, ready
Arguably the most critical skills a Defender must possess – how and when to employ the use of force – the 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse recently acquired six Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulators or MILO, as well as a VR-based training system facilitated through an AFWERX partnership, to help them learn how to employ both lethal and non-lethal force.
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.
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.
Around the Air Force: SECAF visits Offutt AFB / Spark Tank 19
On this look Around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visits Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, to survey flood damage and Lt. Col. Dave Harden talks about how Spark Tank has grown and become more effective. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Braden Anderson.
Spangdahlem AB master sergeant wins Spark Tank competition
Master Sgt. Jonathan Maas assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, was named the 2019 Spark Tank winner during the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 28, in Orlando.
Industry gets schooled on MDC2
Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, projected its quiet power during the Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) Industry Day, Feb. 20, at the Minuteman Educational Center, according to speaker Eileen Vidrine, the Air Force's chief data officer.
AFWERX, Techstars announce 10 companies to participate in tech accelerator
The 10 companies the Air Force and Techstars selected to participate in an in-residence technology accelerator program during the AFWERX 2019 Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator in Boston last month began the program Feb. 18.
AFLCMC team working to acquire next generation fixed-wing helmet
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Human Systems Division working with members of the Advanced Tactical Acquisition Corps or ATAC, one of the center’s premier leadership development programs, are in the early stages of acquiring the next generation helmet for aircrews in fixed-wing aircraft with the exception of the F-35.
19th AF, AFWERX collaborate on “Learning Next” flying training initiatives
Key stakeholders for three 19th Air Force flying training pipelines gathered at the Las Vegas AFWERX facility in January to identify key problem areas and determine executable solutions for the start of the command’s “Learning Next” initiatives.
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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:
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Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It&
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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.