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  • Weather stations save Airmen’s time, units money

    The 412th Force Support Squadron, Sustainment Services Flight, came up with an innovative idea that could save Airmen’s time in regards to making decisions based on the rapidly-changing weather conditions.
  • Air Force Connect App consolidates, centralizes resources

    Remember the time when your math teacher said you would never have a calculator handy all the time? We had to learn how to solve problems for ourselves. Fast-forward to now: We still learn the basics, but now we have access to so many tools to expediently acquire the answer. The most common being our mobile devices. 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.
  • Security Forces initial skills training focus of latest “Developing Mach-21 Airmen” podcast

    Legacy, innovation, technology and an AFWERX partnership at the Security Forces Academy schoolhouse are the focus of episode ten of "Developing Mach-21 Airmen," Air Education and Training Command's professional development podcast series, which released May 28.
  • ‘Gunfighter Dorms’: a must-have app for Airmen

    Finding new, innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for Airmen is on the forefront of the minds of supervisors across the Air Force. A duo of Gunfighter sergeants took this sentiment to heart and started working. Staff Sgt. Alysha Henzler and Tech. Sgt. Daniel Johnson, 366th Fighter Wing Airmen dorm leaders, created an app called “Gunfighter Dorms” to specifically cater to the needs of Airmen in the dorms.
  • 8th IS initiative preps Airmen for life and mission in Hawaii

    The 692nd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group’s 8th Intelligence Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, incorporated Aeronautical Reconnaissance Coverage Geographical Information System Online into their sponsorship program in December 2018.
  • Need for speed: Air Force meets acquisition acceleration “Century Challenge” milestone

    The challenge to streamline and accelerate programs was put forth to the service’s acquisition community as the Air Force focuses on adversaries who are rapidly innovating.
  • WHYTANK professional development speaker series debuts at AFDW

    With innovation and an ever-evolving learning culture at the heart of modern Air Force endeavors, Air Force District of Washington presented the first in a new series known as WHYTANK May 17, featuring the Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr., the proclaimed global ambassador for changemakers.
  • Hanscom and NSIN collaborate to bring innovative ideas forward

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Hanscom teamed with the National Security Innovation Network,
  • Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

    Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.
  • Spark Tank Innovation

    Units from around Kadena Air Base's 18th Wing compete for $146,000 in innovation funding by presenting their best ideas and concepts to a panel of senior leaders who provided feedback and determined the amount of funding awarded.
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