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AFMC Command News

  • AFWERX, Army partner in first multiservice contracting sprint

    The AFWERX contracting team partnered with two Army organizations to execute the first multiservice Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, contracting sprint. The exercise, in which AFWERX partnered with the Army Futures Command, or AFC, and

  • AFWERX appoints new director to lead AFWERX 3.0 efforts

    Col. Elliott Leigh became director of AFWERX, a directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Department of the Air Force’s innovation arm, during a change of leadership ceremony Dec. 15, 2022, at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

  • DAF transitions from AFWERX 2.0 to 3.0 during livestreamed event

    AFWERX outgoing Director Col. Nathan Diller and Col. Elliott Leigh, the incoming director, discussed the imminent launch of AFWERX 3.0, the next iteration of the innovation organization coming in 2023, during a livestreamed event with 500 virtual attendees at the AFWERX hub in Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 14.

  • Eglin HEXA milestone featured in Around the Air Force

    In this week’s look around the Air Force, new B-21 Raider long-range bomber rolls out for public view, Airmen fly the HEXA, an electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, and the Air Force Research Lab is creating a domestic supply of rubber for aircraft tires using dandelions.

  • AFWERX Refinery supports Airman and Guardian innovators

    The Refinery program, an initiative of AFWERX’s Spark division, will host its seventh cohort of Airmen and Guardians for a four-week, hybrid Accelerator program in February 2023 to target grassroots efforts within the Department of the Air Force and rapidly advance innovative projects that directly

  • Air, Space Forces transition to AFWERX 3.0

    As an innovative learning organization driven to accelerate change in the Department of the Air Force, AFWERX will release a series of new initiatives in support of its 3.0 evolution. Air and Space Force leaders will detail new opportunities for stakeholder engagement during a live broadcast Dec.

  • AFGSC saves millions, increases safety through CSP

    Modernization and innovation make the Air Force always ready, but modernizing takes time and money, while innovating requires new ideas. Air Force Global Strike Command B-2 Requirements division recently expedited this process, saving millions of dollars and six years of work by using AFWERX to

  • AFRL celebrates unified science and technology enterprise

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, recognized the 25th anniversary of one AFRL at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2022, with a celebration led by AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle and Chief Master Sgt. James “Bill” Fitch, AFRL command chief. The event honored the

  • AFWERX AFVentures enhances SBIR/STTR program to increase tech transition

    AFWERX AFVentures began the new fiscal year with multiple enhancements to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR/STTR, Program after Congress reauthorized the program, Sept. 30, 2022. These improvements aim to further encourage domestic small businesses to