Air Force Featured Stories

  • 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners announced

    The challenge, which launched in February 2020, focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with

  • Optimize aviation fuel? The Air Force wants your ideas

    In partnership with AFWERX, Air Force Operational Energy has launched an Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge to solicit ideas on how to optimize aviation fuel for the Air Force, enabling greater combat capability, range and more efficient operations.

  • AETC announces 2020 Spark Tank winner

    The 381st Training Group’s idea to transform low-fidelity training into a student-centered, solid foundation for space warfighters and Air University’s “give makerspace” idea that enables creative, innovative Airmen to devise solutions in a dedicated makerspace by providing physical space to work

  • Air Force to radically reduce instructions

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the Air Force will rescind, review and rewrite the more than 1,300 Air Force Instructions over the next 24 months in order to allow greater flexibility and mission focus.

  • Airmen Powered by Innovation projected to save over $120M

    The Air Force secretary, while championing change across the service, has made the Make Every Dollar Count campaign one of her top three priorities. At the heart of the campaign is the Airmen Powered by Innovation program. Since 2014, API has received 6,791 ideas from Airmen. Of those submissions,

  • Making every dollar count through Airmen Powered by Innovation

    The Air Force has initiated the Make Every Dollar Count program, aimed at creating a culture focused on minimizing costs, harnessing efficiencies and redefining Air Force business paradigms. Currently, the MEDC portfolio consists of 13 Headquarters Air Force-level programs and 26 major

  • Academy, Kirtland Airmen rewarded for API ideas

    A human resources assistant at the Air Force Academy and an Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) officer at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, will be among the first to receive financial rewards from the Airmen Powered by Innovation program.

  • In their own words: Airmen Powered by Innovation -- the video series

    We are the world’s greatest Air Force because we have the world's greatest Airmen. The ingenuity and enthusiasm each of you bring to the fight are how we continue to dominate the air, space, and cyber domains.In April of last year, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of

  • Nellis AFB - Airmen Powered by Innovation - the video series

    In December 2013, certain variants of the F-16 Fighting Falcon had their ejection seats' oxygen system modified, which created a new requirement for oxygen bottle testing.The new change improved overall pilot safety, but also brought with it a hefty price tag -- which inspired Master Sgt. Shane

  • Airmen can change how the Air Force does business

    Creative, motivated Airmen are the key to changing how the Air Force does business, and every Airman has an equal opportunity to make a lasting contribution through the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.