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  • AFMC seeks innovative ideas through Ideascale Campaign

    To support the drive to deliver what the Air Force needs at the speed of relevance, Airmen and civilians from across the Air Force Materiel Command enterprise are invited to submit innovative ideas and solutions to improve the AFMC mission through the U.S Air Force Ideation Platform, or Ideascale,

  • New innovation challenge launches at Edwards

    The 412th Test Wing’s SparkED innovation team conducted a road-trip around the Edwards Air Force Base, California, to launch their new innovation challenge, Nov. 8. This year’s challenge, dubbed Eddie’s Challenge 19.2, is taking aim at innovative ways to increase work flow efficiency and also new

  • Air Traffic Controller receives Grit Award

    A Team Edwards member was recently given the Grit Award in recognition of the challenges he faced to make his innovative idea into a reality.Senior Airman Oscar Cantu, an Air Traffic Controller with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, innovation idea was a head-mounted display for air traffic

  • Weather stations save Airmen’s time, units money

    The 412th Force Support Squadron, Sustainment Services Flight, came up with an innovative idea that could save Airmen’s time in regards to making decisions based on the rapidly-changing weather conditions.

  • Dunkin' with Dragon

    Innovators from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., pose for a photo with Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing Commander, May. 15. The group of innovators all submitted their ideas, although their ideas have been designated as inactive and was asked to further review or refine their ideas for a

  • CPI office augments mission effectiveness, efficiency

    The Air Force Materiel Command Continued Process Improvement program leverages Airmen innovation and new technologies to create a continuous cycle of process improvement and change in the service culture. The goal of the program is to improve mission execution while reducing costs, which ultimately

  • Autonomous vehicles coming to PIRA

    Self-driving vehicles may not be commonplace on city streets yet, but they are headed to the Precision Impact Range Area on Edwards Air Force Base, California. Autonomous Solutions Inc. conducted a site survey to gather information needed to provide their autonomous services to the PIRA, April

  • Skyborg program seeks industry input for artificial intelligence initiative

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force office of Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation at the Air Force Research Laboratory is working on fielding a prototype Autonomous, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as an Early Operational Capability as early as 2023.The program is known

  • Innovative solution reduces cost of runway repair

    After years of heating up in the summer and freezing in the winter, the North Base runway developed severe cracking and was closed in October 2016. Traditional repair methods such as sealing the cracks would only last a few months and full replacement would have cost $20 million. The 412th Civil

  • Innovation success: Reusable containers save thousands

    At the Joshua Tree Dining Facility, Styrofoam containers have been the container of choice for grabbing a meal on the go.Recently, the cost for these containers was set to increase from $8,000 per month to $24,000 per month as a result of an increase in price and usage. In the long run, these costs

  • AFMC unleashes $4.6 million in FY18 Squadron Innovation Funds

    When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018.

  • AFMC civilian hiring pilot program targets efficiency, timeliness

    A two-year pilot program to test strategies to improve the Air Force civilian hiring process will begin Oct. 28. The ultimate goal is to improve civilian hiring timeliness and throughput across the Air Force by providing the Air Force Materiel Command wider opportunities to implement agile and