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  • Child care app wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers won the 2020 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 7 in San Antonio.
  • 557th WW integrating with 16th AF missions

    The 557th Weather Wing is working to integrate its strengths into the recently formed 16th Air Force, which brought intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and weather all under one roof. Integration is a key theme for the Air Force’s first information warfare numbered air force. The 557th’s efforts both reinforce the value of the wing’s existing missions, such as providing weather for aviation, but also offer new opportunities for the wing to increase lethality in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions of other 16th AF wings. “The realignment of the 557th WW into the information warfare numbered air force will have a profound effect on the future of weather and environmental intelligence operations, and we intend to bring that future fast,” said Jeffrey Fries, 1st Weather Group chief of operations standards and tactics.
  • 52nd MXG 'checks' into final round of Spark Tank

    The 52nd Maintenance Group’s “smart-weapons-loading checklist” design continued to advance in the third annual Spark Tank and recently landed in the final round where it will be pitched to top Air Force leadership and industry experts at the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 28, 2020.
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate luncheon honors annual awardees

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  – The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems
  • AFPC Hosts Inaugural Innovation Symposium, Launches Idea Campaign

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center’s new Innovation Cell hosted an inaugural innovation symposium Jan. 15-16. The event featured guest speakers, presentations and an expo, and also served as the platform to launch an internal idea crowdsourcing campaign called “Wild Ideas.”
  • Connect to Lead: Innovation in the Air Force

    The Air Force encourages Airmen through education outlets and new technology companies to be catalysts for change by partnering with AFWERX. With this team, and the 136th Airlift Wing's new "Inno Room", Citizen Airmen can begin to implement change.
  • SMC, NASA deploy DoD's STPSat-4 from ISS

    The United States Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and its mission partner, the
  • Edwards Launches Makerspace Targeting High School Students

    The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base introduced its first TechEd High School Makerspace specifically geared for students during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Edwards AFB, January 29.
  • Spark Tank Showcase highlights innovative ideas

    The 412th Test Wing’s SparkED Innovation Team hosted Spark Tank Live at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Jan. 29.
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson mechanic innovates safety solution

    Thanks to the innovation of a mechanic at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, de-icing trucks at the joint installation will feature simple modifications to protect mechanics from falling off the trucks.