JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Registration for the fourth annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference opened Tuesday.
Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the annual event is the Air Force’s only innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force combat support core functions to address I&MS shortfalls and help shape and propose solutions. This year’s conference will be held March 30 through April 8 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
“We’re gathering the brightest minds from across the force to help us develop innovative solutions for today’s warfighter challenges,” said Brig. Gen. Stewart Hammons, director of expeditionary support and innovation at AFIMSC.
I-WEPTAC leverages the expertise of Airmen on cross-functional teams called Mission Area Working Groups. The MAWGs study, develop and recommend courses of action for specific mission topics. The teams will present their findings at the I-WEPTAC out-brief April 8.
The theme for the 2020 I-WEPTAC conference is Targeted Agile Combat Support … Offsetting Risk. This year’s topics are:
• Installation Air Base Air Defense
• Passive Defense Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
• Right Size the Foundation: Optimize Base Operating Support for the Air Force We Need
• Leveraging Contracting and Logistics to Enable Agile Operations
U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians with a secret clearance can attend the I-WEPTAC out-brief on April 8 by registering at https://org2.eis.af.mil/sites/13946/I-WEPTAC/SitePages/Home.aspx#/home.
I-WEPTAC was established a year after more than 150 I&MS capabilities centralized at AFIMSC. Because of the Center’s mission execution across the entire Agile Combat Support enterprise, I-WEPTAC was a natural extension of that mission in support of commanders and Airmen in the field. The conference has delivered more than 30 recommendations to the Air Force as a result of the three previous I-WEPTACs, such as the combat support wing concept and development of multi-function Airmen.