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  • Commentary: Innovation 'advances the ball'

    What does an organization need to do to ensure its Airmen are able to innovate at the enterprise level? How can the Air Force continue to nurture and grow an innovative mindset across the mission set? In support of the Air Force Materiel Command's 2019 Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy offers his perspectives on innovation and what the AFIMSC is doing to ensure they continue to innovate for AFMC and the Air Force future.
  • Air Force gathers innovators for Tyndall rebuild

    Air Force leaders are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the best industry practices and innovations to consider in rebuilding Tyndall AFB, Florida, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
  • AFRL puts new technologies into space aboard world’s most powerful launch vehicle

    The rocket carried 24 experimental satellites into space, including the Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft, which enables the first ever on-orbit demonstration of the AFRL developed Advanced Spacecraft Energetic Non-toxic Propellant.
  • Air Traffic Controller receives Grit Award

    A Team Edwards member was recently given the Grit Award in recognition of the challenges he faced to make his innovative idea into a reality. Senior Airman Oscar Cantu, an Air Traffic Controller with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, innovation idea was a head-mounted display for air traffic controllers. The technology helps air traffic controllers a tool through the use of augmented reality.
  • AFRL’s metals experts receive STAR Team Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Four members from the Metals Branch at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, were designated as an Air Force Office of Scientific Research STAR Team for the years 2019-2021. AFOSR acknowledges researchers who have demonstrated world class scientific or engineering
  • Investment in 3D printing helps Team Edwards’ fleet aloft

    The 412th Maintenance Squadron is leveraging 3D printing technology to help keep Edwards’ aircraft flying, no matter their age.
  • AFRL produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the science fiction film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” is now a reality.With a growing need in the Department of Defense for transparent armor for personnel protection and infrared windows for reconnaissance applications, the Air Force Research
  • Survey team leverages 3-D technology for mission speed, accuracy

    The Radar Survey section of the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently obtained new technology that revolutionizes how they survey terrain and man-made features. That new technology is a 3-D terrestrial laser scanner and according to flight supervisor Jason Kaas.
  • AFRL student challenges inspire innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams of emerging scientists and engineers are developing solutions to some of the Air Force’s most challenging problems, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory competition that harnesses the talents of students and cadets from throughout the country.The AFRL University and Service Academy Challenges are
  • IHA goes live in cloud

    The status of Air Force installation and mission support programs is now just a click away, thanks to the new Installation Health Assessment tool’s cloud analytics capability.
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