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AFMC Command News

Undersecretary of the Air Force visits Wright-Patt

  • Published
  • By Hannah Carranza
  • 88 Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, got a look at various organizations and missions Jan. 9 during a daylong tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. 

Jones was also briefed on a variety of topics, ranging from cold-spray technology and strategic transport to sustainment innovations and flying while pregnant. 

Her first stop was the 445th Airlift Wing, where she met with aeromedical evacuation and staging Airmen, as well as crewmembers who delivered an Afghan baby on a C-17 Globemaster III. After that, she made stops at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and National Security Innovation Capital for classified briefings. 

When Jones broke for lunch at the Air Force Institute of Technology, she found time to connect with a few AFIT students. 

After lunch, she made her way to the 711th Human Performance Wing and received briefings on flying while pregnant and a tour of the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory, which focuses on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. 

Jones went from the STRONG lab to the Air Force Research Laboratory and was given a demo on how strategic guidance is driving new technology imperatives. The undersecretary then made her way to the Rapid Sustainment Office where she was able to see firsthand a variety of new RSO innovations. 

Jones ended her tour at a reception in the Wright-Patt Club, where she got a chance to connect with local community leaders from the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition. 

SLIDESHOW

Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (front), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, stand at attention Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, greets Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 as she arrives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. The 445 AW mission is to attain and maintain operational readiness; provide strategic transport of personnel and equipment; conduct aeromedical evacuation; and recruit and train toward these goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones receives a briefing Jan. 9 from Col. Ray Smith, 445th Airlift Wing commander, during her tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It marked one of eight stops during her visit. Others included the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Lt. Col. Dustin Johnson, 89th Airlift Squadron commander, and his crew speak with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, has lunch Jan. 9 with Air Force Institute of Technology students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Tory Woodard (right), U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, introduces Col. Amy Hicks, Aerospace Medical Consultation Services chief, to Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Hicks gave a presentation on the research AMCS had been conducting on Airmen flying while pregnant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Dr. James Christensen, the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Biotechnology for Performance Research and Demonstration Product Line lead, briefs Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones on the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her Jan. 9 visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, learns about the Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training Laboratory during her visit Jan. 9 to the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The STRONG lab is focused on measuring and assessing cognitive and physical biosignatures in order to generate ways to develop training, supplementation and technology for performance enhancement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Capt. Kristina Wood, Rapid Sustainment Office program manager, shows Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones how materials are scanned Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, inspects the cold-spray repair method utilized by the Rapid Sustainment Office’s Advanced Manufacturing Program on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. RSO’s vision is to transform the acquisition approach and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, and Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones prepare to depart the Rapid Sustainment Office on Jan. 9 at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her visit, Jones also toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing and Air Force Research Laboratory. She had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and participated in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Christopher Kershner (center), Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce president, chats with Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones during a reception and social Jan. 9 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During the Wright-Patt Club event, Jones also had an opportunity to connect with Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Col. Christopher Meeker (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Lt. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, salute Jan. 9 as the jet carrying Gina Ortiz Jones, undersecretary of the Air Force, prepares for takeoff from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During her visit, Jones toured the 445th Airlift Wing, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, National Security Innovation Capital, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory and Rapid Sustainment Office. She also had lunch with Air Force Institute of Technology students and took part in a reception at the Wright-Patt Club with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton Development Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Hannah Carranza)

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