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  • Additive manufacturing keeps B-2 in the fight

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.-- Supporting the B-2 Spirit and ensuring the aircraft stays relevant and in the fight for years to come is the mission of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s B-2 Program Office.  In an effort to prevent the unintentional activation of the airframe mounted accessory drive (AMAD) decouple switch located in the
  • AFIT students develop dashboard to track COVID-19 cases around military installations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Students at the Air Force Institute of Technology rapidly developed a predictive modeling app called COVID-19 Health Assessment Dashboard (CHAD) to provide a centralized location for Air Force leadership to receive up-to-date pandemic information specifically tailored to military installations and the
  • JBSA environmental program takes off with UAS technology

    What began as a project to improve land surveying, floodplain mapping, vegetation classification and endangered species management at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis has become a revolutionary innovation that could save the Air Force millions of dollars and countless hours of labor.
  • AFMC launches Spark Tank competition

    Air Force Materiel Command Airmen are invited to submit innovative, game-changing ideas to compete in the AFMC Spark Tank competition.The submitters of the top five, most innovative, game-changing ideas will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during the AFMC Senior Leader Conference this September. This panel will then select the top two ideas
  • Spark Tank 2021 encourages leadership to support Airmen ideas

    The annual campaign is designed to spur and empower innovative ideas from Airmen to further strengthen Air Force culture and capabilities.
  • AFWERX Fusion 2020 registration announced

    In response to the current global health crisis, the annual Fusion event goes virtual this year as a highly engaging and interactive online event packed with unique experiences.
  • International Research Office embraces innovation ecosystem at elite UK university

    LONDON – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL/AFOSR) became the newest tenants June 19 at the Translation and Innovation Hub (I-HUB) at Imperial College’s expansive White City Campus — a move expected to enhance partnerships with academics, industry, non-traditional innovators, and the UK Ministry of
  • AFRL partners with Florida State University to develop reinforced ceramics 3D printing of sensors

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.-- The Air Force Research Laboratory recently partnered with Florida State University to develop reinforced ceramics 3D printing of sensors.The technology of reinforced ceramics 3D printing of sensors uses a new liquid polymer in a 3D printer that can dispense pre-ceramic polymer, which is then pyrolyzed to form
  • Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office to launch sustainment innovation hub

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) is changing how the Air Force delivers new and emerging technology to the Sustainment Enterprise. The RSO’s latest initiative is the creation of the Identify-Apply-Scale (IAS), a first-of-its-kind capability devoted solely to the sustainment of Air Force systems.A
  • AFRL announces Grand Challenges for biotechnology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory announced three Biotechnology Grand Challenges in an effort to spearhead innovation among small businesses for the specific needs of the Department of Defense.These three challenges, which were chosen by AFRL’s team of biotechnology experts, seek advancements in the