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  • AFCEC awarded patent for new runway repair technology

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the Air Force a patent for an innovative runway repair solution developed at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The formula, developed by members of AFCEC’s laboratory at Tyndall AFB, Florida, will allow Rapid Airfield Damage Repair, or RADR, teams to quickly
  • AFICC dashboard to help cleanup custodial costs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Air Force Installation Contracting Center is set to launch a new dashboard in the coming weeks that will help installations save money with custodial services.The Custodial Services Dashboard directly supports category management, a federal government-wide initiative that drives organizations to
  • Capability improvements at transonic wind tunnel leads to approximately $200,000 in savings annually

    An annual savings of close to $200,000 is expected after the facility checkouts of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel, or 16T, at Arnold Air Force Base last September.By leveraging previous upgrades to the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility’s main compressor drive, the 16T wind tunnel can be operated utilizing
  • AFRL teaming with Michigan Tech for maritime rescue solutions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers are collaborating with Michigan Technological University to reimagine life raft designs for mass rescue operations at sea.In support of a Memorandum of Understanding between AFRL and the United States Coast Guard, researchers from the AFRL Junior Force
  • Innovative calibration mitigation effort achieves cost avoidance for AEDC

    Members of the Enterprise Data System team at Arnold Air Force Base implemented a proactive maintenance action to prevent a calibration interval dropping to under six months for digital temperature scanners (DTS), thus preventing an estimated cost of $96,000 in additional man hours for AEDC.According to Randy Prince, an instrumentation, data and
  • Command meets its cost-savings objective for second fiscal year in a row

    Air Force Materiel Command captured more than $2.5 billion in cost savings for fiscal year 2017, the second fiscal year in a row the command has achieved its strategic savings objective.
  • Air Force aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach

    A new acquisition program has the potential to help the Air Force save $2 billion and make it a more lethal fighting force, Air Force acquisition leaders believe.
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