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  • Airman designs his career

    Men and women have many reasons for enlisting in the United States Air Force, from school to patriotism.
  • AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the
  • Radar survey team uses new innovation for faster surveys

    The Radar Survey section of the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently obtained new technology that revolutionizes how they survey terrain and man-made features. That new technology is a 3-D terrestrial laser scanner called the Riegl VZ-2000i.
  • Providing access to space through innovation

    The U.S. Air Force and Space Command are powered by innovation. Because of this, Vandenberg Air Force Base is continually making improvements to base facilities, equipment and the way Airmen and mission partners do their job in order to complete the space mission.
  • AFRL student challenges inspire innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams of emerging scientists and engineers are developing
  • Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old parts

    Just like every other aircraft, parts on a B-52H Stratofortress age, get damaged and become unserviceable. One detachment on base has developed a way to take those unusable parts and create hands-on training opportunities for maintainers.
  • Air University phases out Blackboard with new learning management system

    The Air University Communications Directorate has been hard at work over the past 21 months implementing the Canvas learning management system into all Air University schools to improve student and teacher workflows and the gradual phasing out of its old LMS, Blackboard.
  • IHA goes live in cloud

    The status of Air Force installation and mission support programs is now just a click away, thanks to the new Installation Health Assessment tool’s cloud analytics capability.
  • Gunfighter Spark Cell explores new ideas, promotes innovation

    The Mountain Home AFB Gunfighter Spark Innovation Cell hosted a day-long workshop April 2, 2019, in partnership with AFWERX and a specialized Silicon Valley firm, BMNT.
  • Innovation Through Collaboration

    Ellsworth Air Force Base and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) have partnered to develop a solar radiation shield for the B-1B Lancer. 
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