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  • AFWERX hosts Spark Cell workshop to share ideas, build innovation network

    Airmen from across the Air Force gathered in Austin Dec. 13 and 14 to learn about the Department of Defense’s innovation ecosystem and the best ways to plug into the overall culture of innovation at every level of the total force.
  • AFMC recognizes 2018 AF Weather Annual Award nominees

    Air Force Materiel Command is pleased to announce the following Weather Award candidates who will represent the command at the upcoming Air Force level competition. The nominees, by category, are:Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Jordan Ransom, 78th Operations Support Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia.Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt.
  • Air Force PEAT leverages Civil Air Patrol in Total Force problem solving

    The Air Force Physiological Episodes Action Team is partnering up with the Civil Air Patrol as it continues to work toward solving physiological episodes or events.
  • Hurricane recovery displays Financial Operations' networked capabilities

    After Hurricane Michael unveiled its might by inflicting damage and destruction at Tyndall Air Force Base, AFIMSC’s Financial Operations Division displayed its networked and integrated power through the many ways it supports people impacted by the storm.
  • How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

    Did you know the Air Force is the largest consumer of fuel in the Department of Defense? This may not surprise you, if say, you’ve ever watched a sortie of F-35 Lighting IIs complete an aerial refueling, or witnessed a C-5 Galaxy lift (seemingly) effortlessly into the sky. In fact, the Air Force consumes approximately 2 billion gallons of aviation fuel annually – which is about 81 percent of the total Air Force energy budget (with about 17 percent used for facilities and 2 percent for ground vehicles).
  • Dec. 16 marks 60th anniversary of Vandenberg’s first nuclear-capable ballistic missile launch

    On Nov. 6, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., down the Western Test Range over the Pacific Ocean. The launch was supported by members of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, especially the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Directorate, who provided technological and logistical assistance to the launch and maintenance crews for the test.
  • Holiday safety 101

    When people are busy decorating, shopping, entertaining or traveling during the holiday season, the rush to complete their to-do lists could lead to a lack of emphasis on proper safety practices.
  • 31st TES begins F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

    The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron kicked off the Defense Department’s F-35 Lightning II Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with a large force employment sortie from Edwards AFB, California, Dec. 5.
  • Missed TRICARE Open Season? There’s still time to act!

    If you missed TRICARE Open Season, you still have time to enroll. For this year only, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan through Dec. 31, 2018 for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2019. You may also change your type of enrollment, like switching from individual to family coverage.
  • Robotic system to be competed at 2018 DoD Maintenance Innovation Challenge

    An electrical engineer in Warner Robins-Air Logistics Complex’s 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group recently learned that thinking outside the box pays off. Shane Groves, was named as one of six finalists to compete in the Department of Defense’s Maintenance Innovation Contest at the DOD’s Maintenance Symposium in Tampa, Florida, Dec. 17.
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