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  • 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.
  • Operation Restore Paradise enhances readiness through adaptive basing

    Airmen deploy all the time, leaving their work centers behind. But what if the Airman stayed and their work centers deployed? The Air Force has two deployable Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories (PMEL) called a Rapid Assistance Support for Calibration (RASCAL) unit. And Mountain Home Air Force Base is trusted with one of them.
  • Innovation works

    The 96th Test Wing innovation office holds a Share and Connect Workshop to promote a culture of innovation.
  • US and Japanese scientists conduct joint composites study

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Dr. Keisuke Umezawa of the Air Systems Research Center in
  • AFRL Tech Expo showcases readiness technologies

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Senior leaders from across the Air Force were at WPAFB April
  • Dorm management takes care of Airmen by mentoring, maintaining, innovating

    Mentoring first-term Airmen, maintaining and improving dorm assets and looking for innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for Airmen in the dorms is a daily grind. An important role of unaccompanied housing (UH) management is running the Bay Orderly (BAYO) program. All first-term Airmen are placed in the program where they clean and upkeep the dormitories they live in for a couple weeks. But it is so much more.
  • SecAF visits Aviano AB

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited with Wyvern Warriors at Aviano Air Base, Italy on April 24. Wilson was able to directly see and experience the many missions of the 31st Fighter Wing and how Aviano supports warfighters and contributes to the national defense strategy.
  • 19 AW Spark Tank ignites innovation

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing participated in a Spark Tank competition at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March, 25, 2019. A total of eight innovations were presented to a judging panel consisting of senior leaders. The contestants were given 10 minutes to “sell” their ideas to the judges and prove how they would benefit the wing by increasing lethality. Team Little Rock received $450,000 as a part of the Air Force-wide squadron innovation fund, which would be used to fund innovative ideas.
  • 2019 LIFT inspires innovation at Fairchild

    Team Fairchild hosted the third annual Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow summit April 19 at the base theater, with this year’s topic focused on inspiring innovation. This year’s summit consisted of seven speakers ranging from retired military, active duty, business executives, and civilians with ties to the local area. Each speaker shared their stories of innovative success and how to develop a culture of innovation.
  • 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.
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