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  • Team JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response to a challenge set by leadership. “The supply system could not meet the demand requirements for these cowlings,” said Col. Robert Nash, commander of the 116th Maintenance Group, Georgia Air National Guard. “We needed a sufficient capacity to support the warfighter.”
  • Autonomous vehicles coming to PIRA

    Self-driving vehicles may not be commonplace on city streets yet, but they are headed to the Precision Impact Range Area on Edwards Air Force Base, California. Autonomous Solutions Inc. conducted a site survey to gather information needed to provide their autonomous services to the PIRA, April 16-17.
  • Air Force Transition Accelerator demonstrates fast, smart approach to partnering with small businesses

    DAYTON, Ohio – The team behind the Air Force’s Transition Accelerator hosted its first-ever Demo Day Pitch event April 5, featuring a group of eight technology companies pitching their innovative solutions to real Air Force problems to a live audience.The event, held at the Steam Plant, an authentic downtown Dayton event space, was the highlight of
  • Eglin AFB named Air Force 2019 SECDEF Environmental Award recipient

    Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation Award.
  • New Air Force Science & Technology Strategy puts focus on speed

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies, April 17.
  • New software development system saves time, money and benefits warfighter

    Software engineers in the 517th Software Engineering Squadron have developed a new workflow system and software development methodology to significantly reduce the time it takes to deliver software to customers.
  • Hanscom hangs out ‘help wanted’ sign for engineers

    Program Executive Office Digital has about 40 engineering vacancies at six locations, and PEO Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks has about 35 engineering vacancies at three locations. The federal hiring process requires a longer onboarding timeline than private industry, so Lee’s office must get creative to recruit and land the best candidates in a tight job market.
  • I-WEPTAC delivers third straight year of innovation

    Mission Area Working Groups delivered innovative solutions to the Air Force’s top Agile Combat Support challenges at the 3rd Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference outbrief here April 10.
  • Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

    To launch the Air Force Materiel Command Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, AFMC deputy commander, offers his perspectives on innovation and the innovation culture required to research, develop, test, field and sustain Air Force systems and platforms to outpace the adversary.
  • AFIMSC partners with industry for future success

    Operating at the speed of relevance is key to Air Force future success and that’s not possible without partnering with industry. That was the message delivered April 9 by presenters during the annual Air Force Installation and Mission Support Industry Day held in conjunction with AFIMSC’s Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference.
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